Ch 6: An mLearning Toolset

Authors

David Parsons1 (david@themindlab.com) and Kathryn MacCallum2 (KMacCallum@eit.ac.nz)

  1. The Mind Lab by Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, New Zealand

Abstract

The development of effective mobile learning activities requires the careful selection of, and emphasis on, appropriate learning theory. However, operationalising the various principles of learning theories in mobile learning activity design can be challenging due to the dynamic changes in technology and learning environments taking place in education and the broad range of theories that can potentially be applied. This e-chapter introduces and discusses a set of resources (six evaluation rubrics, a Mobile Learning Activity Analyser tool and three worked examples) that have been created to help support educators in the development and evaluation of mobile learning activities. These resources will assist educators to align their activity designs with appropriate learning theories and principles.

Author Introduction