Mobile Collaborative Informal Learning Design: Study of collaborative effectiveness using Activity Theory

Hasnain Zafar Baloch, Azizah Abdul Rahman, Noorminshah A Ihad

Abstract


Smart Mobile Devices (SMD) are there for many years but using them as learning tools started to emerge as new research area. The trend to merge collaborative learning methodology by using mobile devices in informal context is important for implementation of Learner Centric Learning (LCL). Survey and numerous studies show that more than 95% of students in colleges are users of these smart mobile devices in developed world. Developing counties are also catching up and we can see this percentage is almost same in university level in these countries. Students are using SMDs for learning in some form. Higher education Institutions also try to embark their E-learning to Mobile learning (ML). The aim of this paper is to do propose operational framework for designing Mobile Collaborative Informal learning activities using SMDs. Show results of experimental and case study done to study the Mobile Collaborative Informal learning using Activity Theory (AT). Core Components of framework are Mobile Learning Activities/Objects, Wireless/Mobile Smart devices, Collaborative knowledge and Collaborative learning. The research mention here is its infancy stage.

Keywords


Mobile Learning Design, Mobile Collaborative learning Objects, Collaborative learning, Informal learning.

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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