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Title: Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning
Authors: Vavoula, Giasemi N.
Sharples, Mike
First Published: 2008
Publisher: School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton
Citation: Vavoula, G.N., Sharples, M. ‘Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning’ in Traxler, J., Riordan, B., Dennett, C. (eds) Proceedings of the mLearn 2008 Conference (School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton © 2008) pp. 296-303
Abstract: We propose six challenges in evaluating mobile learning: capturing and analysing learning in context and across contexts, measuring mobile learning processes and outcomes, respecting learner/participant privacy, assessing mobile technology utility and usability, considering the wider organisational and socio-cultural context of learning, and assessing in/formality. A three-level framework for evaluating mobile learning is presented, comprising a micro level concerned with usability, a meso level concerned with the learning experience, and a macro level concerned with integration within existing educational and organisational contexts. The paper concludes with a discussion of how the framework meets the evaluation challenges and with suggestions for further extensions.
ISBN: 9780956027207
Type: Conference paper
Description: This paper was presented at mLearn 2008 Conference, 7-10 Oct, Shropshire, UK and published in the proceedings. The published version is available at
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