Location-based mobile learning for higher education students - devloping an application to support critical thinking

Alnuaim, A., Caleb-Solly, P. and Perry, C. (2012) Location-based mobile learning for higher education students - devloping an application to support critical thinking. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012, Helsinki, Finland, October 16 -18, 2012. Helsinki, Finland: UNSPECIFIED Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/19701

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The increasing adoption of smart phones and tablets has opened up many opportunities for the use of new technologies in ways that can benefit. The challenge is to try and match the technology to educational activities that can be adapted to students’ current practices and levels of ability, thus enriching their learning experience. Many higher education students’ assignments require critical thinking and analysis and students with rudimentary skills need a high level of guidance and support. This paper presents the background to an intervention, which is currently in the early stages of design, to develop students’ critical thinking skills using location-based mobile learning. It is hoped that this intervention, which will involve the use of a mobile application, will enrich students’ independent learning experiences by providing contextually relevant knowledge to enhance their analysisin various situations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:location-based, critical thinking, mobile application
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:19701
Deposited By: A. Alnuaim
Deposited On:16 Apr 2013 12:48
Last Modified:17 Nov 2016 03:08

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