Concepts and Cases
Edited By Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer and Judith Seipold
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Section 2 Learning and work processes: Providing information on demand Claudia de Witt, Sonja Ganguin, Maciej Kuszpa and Sandro Mengel 7 Mobile learning in the process of work: Participation, knowledge and experience for professional development1 Abstract Today’s workforce is increasingly required to learn continuously and within a f lexible timeframe. At present, however, there exists little research on the potential benefits of mobile learning in the process of work. Never- theless, we can draw on experiences in the field of e-learning and profes- sional development. With its technical features, mobile learning of fers new didactical potentials. In this chapter some scenarios for the use of mobile learning are presented. Two target groups, professional drivers and appren- tice electronics engineers, are characterised. Mobile learning scenarios are developed, implemented and evaluated within a research project for these occupational groups. Starting points for the design of didactic scenarios are learning practices and requirements, strategies as well as media use of the target groups. On the basis of this data concrete conclusions are drawn for the didactic and methodological realisation of the project. The evaluation design of the research process is explained with respect to the phases of planning, implementation and execution. Initial results support the view that, comparable to e-learning, the conceptual design strongly depends on the needs analysis of target groups; in addition, mobile learning in the process of work has to be aligned with the specifics of the respective work situation. 1 This chapter was translated from German into English by...
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