EDUC5524 Teaching and Researching with Mobile Technologies

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit explores the use of mobile technologies, including tablets, smartphones and digital media players, and their rapidly increasing role in education. It is framed by Mishra and Koehler's Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework of teacher competencies and Puentedura's Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model of information and communication technology (ICT) integration in education, and underpinned by an overview of contemporary pedagogical approaches, which are translated into the mobile learning context. The unit considers the continuum of pedagogical uses of mobile technologies, ranging from apps and mobloggin to QR codes and augmented reality, it covers broader issues in the implementation of mobile learning, including institutional strategies and policies, BYOD/T (Bring Your Own Device/Technology) models and assessment practices, and it concludes with a focus on mobile educational research.
Students are able to (1) understand the pedagogical approaches which underpin the use of mobile devices in education; (2) appreciate the similarities and differences in approaches and affordances between e-learning and mobile learning; (3) understand how to apply common forms of mobile learning, including apps, moblogging, QR codes and augmented reality in teaching; (4) analyse how mobile learning articulates with governmental and institutional educational policies, including emerging BYOD/T models; (5) understand how to conduct assessment through mobile technologies; (6) know how to conduct mobile educational research; and (7) demonstrate their ability to create a contextually and pedagogically appropriate mobile app or mobile site complete with a statement of rationale which draws on the current research literature, or to curate and provide metacommentary on a collection of contextually and pedagogically appropriate mobile apps or sites, again drawing on the current research literature.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an oral presentation accompanied by peer feedback provided through mobile apps and (2) the creation of an app/mobile site accompanied by a written statement of rationale, or the curation of a collection of mobile apps/sites accompanied by written metacommentary. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology (formerly EDUC5608 E-learning)
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