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ERIC Number: ED562429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
It's Not Just the Pedagogy: Challenges in Scaling Mobile Learning Applications into Institution-Wide Learning Technologies
Bird, Peter; Stubbs, Mark
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 (11th, Madeira, Portugal, Mar 14-16, 2015)
Whilst m-learning pedagogy has received considerable attention (e.g. Sharples et. al. 2007, Kukulska-Hulme, 2012), the process of adopting this potentially disruptive innovation within universities has been neglected. Based on a PhD thesis (Bird, 2014), this paper presents some of the findings from a longitudinal study which examined the adoption of m-learning projects in five UK higher education institutions in the period 2008 to 2011. Many m-learning projects have been started as pilots often as a result of external research funding. Using Actor-Network Theory to model embedding trajectories, this paper looks at how the outputs of these projects are encapsulated into wider institutional IT strategy to become institutionally embedded learning technologies. [For complete proceedings, see ED562096.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom