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ERIC Number: ED557230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-989-8704-02-3
The Motivating Power of Social Obligation: An Investigation into the Pedagogical Affordances of Mobile Learning Integrated with Facebook
Sazalli, Nurhasmiza; Wegerif, Rupert; Kleine-Staarman, Judith
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 (10th, Madrid, Spain, Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014)
We report on the provisional findings of an ongoing research project investigating the pedagogical affordances of mobile learning in combination with Web 2.0 tools for the learning of English for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Using Design Based Research (DBR) as an approach to conduct this study, this paper will first present the research that has completed so far, including preliminary results. We developed an initial design framework from the literature and tested and developed this through a series of iterations, each one focusing on particular affordances. The impact of each iteration was evaluated using interviews and qualitative data analysis. One of our findings is the impact of a sense of social obligation whereby participants feel under pressure from their peers to post and to participate. This social obligation effect can have both positive and negative consequences for learning. Our future research will focus on exploring ways in which pedagogical designs for m-learning with social networking can take this social obligation effect into account in order to avoid its negative consequences and make best use of its positive consequences. [For the full proceedings see ED557171.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia; United Kingdom