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Workshop Call: Exploring Design Methods for Mobile Learning

נשלח 27 במרץ 2011, 16:26 על ידי Yishay Mor

Workshop at MobileHCI 2011, Aug 30–Sept 2, 2011, Stockholm.

http://www.mobilehci2011.org/

Organizers: Chiara Rossitto, Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Daniel Spikol, Leif M. Hokstad 

The use of portable technologies, social media and mobile applications has become pervasive in the field of education. Such burgeoning technological development encourages the exploration of new geographies of learning, in formal and informal settings, at school and within organizations, as well as in leisure, lifelong situations. The goals of this workshop are to promote a dialogue between research on nomadic work and mobile learning. To discuss how different accounts of mobility and mobile interactions can assist in defining the analytical and design issues involved in designing technologies for learning at several locations. Such a conversation becomes relevant as mobile applications and devices are used ubiquitously across contexts and situations, in workplaces and homes, for private and leisure use, and with different ensembles of people.

This workshop will explore how accounts of mobility in work and leisure settings, together with the adoption of Interaction Design and HCI methodologies, could assist in designing technologies for mobile learning. Whereas pedagogical theories provide a set of tenets to frame and organize educational objectives and curricula, we feel that designing supporting technologies could benefit from: i) understanding the nature of the mobile interactions entailed in learning at several sites; ii) reflecting on how to frame and design new models of mobile interactions with technologies and between devices and applications. Such an inter-disciplinary dialogue could assist pedagogical design by bringing to the forefront the social, spatial, temporal and contextual issues related to people's active engagement with the "here" and "now" of learning experiences.

We invite contributions from heterogeneous backgrounds to explore aspects concerning the design of technologies for mobile learning, and the issues arising when different disciplines merge together. Contributors may wish to address a range of topics including, but not restricted to:

§ Aspects related to the use of design methodologies. We invite papers addressing the value of novel methods and techniques – map-drawing exercises, place walkthrough, diary keeping, collection of probes, user self-documenting techniques, sketching, experience prototyping, and other experience-centered methods.

§ Design and pedagogical challenges for learning technologies to be used across locations (i.e. indoors vs outdoors) and settings (i.e. formal vs informal). This could include the reciprocal interactions between design methods for mobile learning and pedagogical approaches to learning.

§ Issues of multi-mediation emerging from using constellations of technologies. Investigations of how Social media and Web 2.0 applications are used within workplaces and leisure time could contribute to research on mobile learning, and help understanding the potential and disadvantages of using them in educational settings.

§ The design of interactions models and how they come to shape, and be shaped by, social interactions among learners. Aspects of meaningful engagement with the range of formal and informal learning practices occurring at different sites are central to this point.

Important dates

April 8, 2011 paper submission.

May 15, 2011 notification of acceptance to authors.

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