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Tell Your Story About History: A Mobile Seamless Learning Approach to Support Mobile Digital Storytelling (mDS)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Media Technology. (Center for Learning and Knowledge Technologies, CeLeKT)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Media Technology. (Center for Learning and Knowledge Technologies, CeLeKT)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6937-345X
2015 (English)In: Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity / [ed] Wong, Lung-Hsiang, Milrad, Marcelo, Specht, Marcus, Singapore: Springer, 2015, p. 353-376Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes our efforts toward finalizing an all-embracing workflow for a mobile seamless learning approach supporting mobile digital storytelling (mDS) for educational purposes. Considering the factors of locality, formality and time as well as the design of the activity and assignments, we have chosen five dimensions of the mobile seamless learning framework to guide our work. In addition to the main mobile application used for mDS, we have also developed and integrated complementary software solutions well in line with the mDS framework, which support the overall learning experience. Here, we present our main three main pilot studies which have provided us with outcomes and insights on technical and methodological requirements, as well as on the importance of an active teacher involvement in order to introduce and implement ideas, inspiration and routines from the mDS workflow into everyday educational practices. Applying the principles of codesign and design-based research (DBR) we have collaborated closely with involved teachers and other stakeholders, devoting an extensive amount of time to introduce the five phases of the mDS workflow and the different technologies. The primary remainder of the challenges for concluding the mDS workflow will be to further refine all software components involved and to fully integrate them into one single social computing platform in which the chosen MSL dimensions and the learning activities in the different phases act as the interconnecting glue. This platform will also serve as a repository and a sharing option for all procedures related to mDS and the mDS activity outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2015. p. 353-376
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34115DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-113-8_18Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84942887411ISBN: 978-981-287-112-1 (print)ISBN: 978-981-287-113-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-34115DiVA, id: diva2:716004
Available from: 2014-05-07 Created: 2014-05-07 Last updated: 2018-10-31Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. A Multimodal Seamless Learning Approach Supported by Mobile Digital Storytelling (mDS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Multimodal Seamless Learning Approach Supported by Mobile Digital Storytelling (mDS)
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The use of digital tools such as smartphones, tablets and laptops have shown potential to enhance teaching and learning in a wide variety of contexts. 21st century skills such as creativity, problem-solving and innovation as means for supporting learning and knowledge creation, are considered fundamental proficiencies in today's technology- driven society, and they are therefore considered essential to promote, already from the earliest of school years. Hence, there are a number of challenges related to how to design and implement innovative and varied strategies

for teaching and learning supported by mobile technologies in educational settings. Moreover, it is also crucial to think about how to actively involve teachers into the processes mentioned above, inspiring and inviting them to implement new methods and technologies into their everyday educational practices.

The work presented in this thesis embodies a series of co-design and design-based research efforts aiming at exploring the interplay between design, information and communication technologies and learning through mobile digital storytelling, guided by the theoretical frameworks of constructivism, multimodality, new media literacies, mobile seamless learning, and technology enhanced learning. Two main research questions have been identified as formulated below, and have served as

the basis that guided my efforts:

What design features are necessary to scaffold mobile seamless learning approaches with the support of mobile digital storytelling?

Considering the role of mobile digital storytelling for educational settings: which design factors and learning requirements could guide and support similar initiatives?

Over the years of my doctoral studies, a progression of research interventions involving teachers, pupils, and museum staff have been co-designed, developed, tested and validated. These efforts have resulted in a method, a mobile application, and a web service for mobile digital storytelling in educational contexts, named the mobile digital storytelling (mDS) system.

The mDS system introduces learning technology approaches aiming to support teacher and pupil digital inclusion, mobile seamless learning and multimodal aspects, and serves as a reflective instrument for both collaborative and individual work. The validation of mDS in different educational settings indicates that it can be independent of subject matter, user age, locality and previous knowledge of technology enhanced learning, and is easy to access and manage for teachers as well as pupils. Hence, it proposes several innovative means on multiple levels for meeting the 21st century skills required for supporting contemporary learning and knowledge creation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2018. p. 168
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations ; 336
Keywords
co-design, constructivism, design-based research, digital cultural heritage, mobile digital storytelling, mobile learning, mobile seamless learning, multimodality, new media literacies, technology enhanced learning
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science; Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Media Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78583 (URN)978-91-88898-16-6 (ISBN)978-91-88898-17-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-11-23, Sal Myrdal, Universitetsplatsen 1, Växjö, 09:30 (English)
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Available from: 2018-11-06 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved

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