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ERIC Number: EJ1020946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1479-4403
Mobile Learning: A Kaleidoscope
Kruger, Marlena; Bester, Riana
Electronic Journal of e-Learning, v12 n1 p52-76 2014
CTI is an accredited private higher education institution (university) with the Higher Education Council (HEC) in South Africa. Its head office is in Fourways, Johannesburg. CTI has 12 campuses nationwide and offers higher certificates and degrees in commerce and information technology. These BCom and BSc degrees were rolled out to all 12 campuses from January 2013. All first year students received 10" Samsung tablets with their textbooks and course materials in digital format. We've worked closely with all role-players to ensure that all pillars for successful implementation of the e-book tablet project are in place. Timeous completion and conversion of course materials and e-textbooks for the start of the academic year in 2013 took extra time and focus of a dedicated project manager and multi-disciplinary team members. Several aspects were focused on during the conceptual, preparation and planning phases in 2012 (phase 1). This phase included aspects such as the student pilot project to establish the most suitable tablet to procure for students and lecturers, upgrading of infrastructure on campuses, lecturer training and the development of support materials, guidelines and rules for user standards. Phase 2 started in January 2013 with the implementation of a design-based research project which includes several planned interventions to ensure continuous development and support of lecturers and students with the focus on enhancing the academic experience of students. During this phase qualitative and quantitative methodologies were implemented and included the sharing of experiences using different digital media, tools and instruments to gather data from lecturers, students and other role-players. Data was analysed and compared with different theoretical frameworks for using integrating innovative technologies in learning environments. Changes that took place in teaching and learning practices will be discussed by way of using the technology integration matrix and other measurements to determine the development and movement of teaching and learning practices towards emerging pedagogies for the information age. More detail of research methodologies, actions and interventions as well as data gathering methods during project will be focused on and shared in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa