This paper takes a look at the MOOC format as a possible pedagogical approach to fit mobile learning (mLearning) based on mutual affordances of both contemporary learning/teaching formats. The paper presents a case study of how MobiMOOC, a course created using the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) format, demonstrates the synergistic characteristics between the MOOC format and mLearning, making a combination of both fields ideal for contemporary, digital, collaborative learning and knowledge construction. MobiMOOC was a six-week online course focusing on mLearning that ran in April and May 2011. MobiMOOC was freely available and saw 556 learners join the supporting Google Group. An end-of course survey provides insight that supports the synergies between MOOCs and mLearning. The paper zooms in on the time and location independency, contextual learning, collaborative learning, the potential of interdisciplinary information exchange and contemporary technology for learning online eg social media, mobile devices.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||mLearn 2011: 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Beijing, China - Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China|
Duration: 7 Oct 2011 → …
|Conference||mLearn 2011: 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Beijing, China|
|Period||7/10/11 → …|
- mobile learning
- open learning