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Work-Based Mobile Learning

Concepts and Cases

Edited By Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer and Judith Seipold

The increasing use of mobile devices in work contexts has the potential to alter our work and learning practices. This is particularly true for knowledge workers. In addressing the implications of this transformation the book offers a multi-faceted collection of different concepts and cases of mobile learning in work environments from international contexts. The contributions are centred on the question of how individual users and organisations can harness mobile devices for learning and education. The range of examples presented in this book demonstrates that mobile devices foster situated approaches to learning in and across work contexts. The book is targeted at both practitioners – trainers or managers in charge of in-company training – and researchers, who are interested in designing, implementing or evaluating work-based mobile learning.


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List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Introduction 1 Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer and Judith Seipold 1 Work-based mobile learning: an overview 3 Karen Evans 2 Work-based learning: Setting the scene 27 Section 1 Assessment and identity formation: Collecting, sharing and ref lecting 49 Ceridwen Coulby, Julie Laxton, Stuart Boomer and Nancy Davies 3 Mobile technology and assessment: A case study from the ALPS programme 51 Lucy Stone 4 The WoLF project: Work-based Learners in Further Education 71 Selena Chan 5 Becoming a baker: Using mobile phones to compile e-portfolios 91 vi Ruth Wallace 6 The af fordances of mobile learning that can engage disenfranchised learner identities in formal education 117 Section 2 Learning and work processes: Providing information on demand 145 Claudia de Witt, Sonja Ganguin, Maciej Kuszpa and Sandro Mengel 7 Mobile learning in the process of work: Participation, knowledge and experience for professional development 147 GeofF Stead and Martin Good 8 Mobile learning in vocational settings: Lessons from the E-Ten BLOOM project 173 Liza Wohlfart, Simone Martinetz and Alexander Schletz 9 From know-how to knowledge: Exploring Web 2.0 concepts for sharing hands-on service expertise 197 Section 3 Mobile simulations and laboratories: Preparing learners for work 217 Michael E. Auer, Arthur Edwards and Danilo Garbi Zutin 10 Online laboratories in interactive mobile learning environments 219 Sarah Cornelius and Phil Marston 11 Work-based simulations: Using text messaging and the role of the virtual context 249 vii Section 4 Ethical issues relevant for (researching) mobile learning 275 Kevin Burden,...

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