Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach for mLearning

Michael Gallagher, Inge de Waard, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Nilgun Keskin, Sean Abajian, Rebecca Hogue, Osvaldo Rodriguez

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventmLearn 2011: 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Beijing, China - Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Duration: 7 Oct 2011 → …
https://iamlearn.org/mlearn_archive/mlearn2011/

Conference

ConferencemLearn 2011: 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Beijing, China
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/10/11 → …
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Keywords

  • mobile learning
  • MOOC
  • open learning

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