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

  1. Patricia Harpur, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  2. Johannes Cronjé, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  3. Franci Cronjé, Vega School of Brand Leadership, South Africa
Tuesday, June 26 4:45 PM-5:15 PM De Dam 2

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 ...