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ERIC Number: ED562401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Media Creation and Sharing in Informal, Situated, Authentic Mobile Learning for Local Cultural Diversity Investigation
Walinski, Jacek
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning (Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 14-16, 2013)
New media shape the intensity of intercultural contacts not only through content consumption but also through content creation with modern technologies. Enabling citizens to participate in the content exchange via the Web 2.0 paradigm (audiences as both media consumers and media creators, which is prevalent in modern online services) results in greater than ever before heterogeneity of modern societies. This study demonstrates an application of portable multimedia devices (smartphones) for content creation and sharing in the context of situated, in-the-field cultural diversity investigation aimed at intercultural competence development in the context of local environment, i.e. a location familiar to students. The paper shows how m-learning can be employed to create new forms of acquiring knowledge by application of mobile devices in Linguistic Landscape examination of multilingualism. The application is shown from the pedagogical perspective of situated, authentic, informal learning tasks conducted in the framework of connectivism. This study presents a ready-made scenario of m-learning activities that demonstrate that cultural awareness is often biased by personal perspectives and stereotypes. Conducting such activities results in the change of learners' attitudes toward other cultures, which is a sound starting point for further intercultural competence development. [For the full proceedings, see ED562140.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland