Mobile Personal Learning Environments: An Exploration of Interactivity in a South African Architectural Technology Context

ID: 53013 Type: Full Paper: Research
  1. Patricia Harpur and Johannes Cronjé, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  2. Franci Cronjé, Vega School of Brand Leadership, South Africa

Tuesday, June 26 4:45 PM-5:15 PM Location: De Dam 2 View on map

Presider: Pedro Isaias, The University of Queensland, Australia

Abstract: This study investigates aspects of mobile personal learning environments (MPLEs) where on-the-move, higher education stakeholders – academics, lecturers and students are purported to use mobile devices and applications to learn informally. The study proposes considerations that support effectiveness of MPLEs in an Architectural Technology context. Pertinent literature and empirical data was sequentially analyzed and categorized as learning management systems; technological requirements; and socially-driven mobile education. Four emergent themes were noted – user experience; socially-driven mobile education; mobile productivity; and patterns of personalization. Future research opportunities include the exploration of personal social networking technologies; digital differences; and types of learning associated with MPLEs.


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