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Mobile Learning As A Vehicle To Change Higher Education
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Institution of education. (HEALTH)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Institution of education. (HEALTH)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Institution of education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4398-5394
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During recent decades the society has gone through rapid technological changes. New ways of communicating has emerged while the old ones still have its place in everyday life. Scholars sometimes label the state of the current society as a networked society, with emphasis on social aspects of being networked. However, this development of the society has affected the organisation of higher education (HE). In Swedish HE this is visible in many ways. Students enrolled on courses labelled online, or distance, education has risen from a few percentages of the student population in the early 1990’s to reach approximately 30 per cent in 2010. Moreover, computer-mediated communication is a phenomenon that is relevant to different modes of HE, e.g. campus-based, distance, and online education. The development has come so far that boundaries between these modes in Swedish HE have dissolved and now mainly serves as a marketing issue. In 2009/2010 Mid Sweden University, one of the biggest Swedish providers of online and distance education, approximately 75 per cent of the students were enrolled as distance/online students. In the teacher-training programme more than 90 per cent of the students were enrolled in such modes. To emphasis the importance of computerised communication, our university’s educational strategy for the years 2011-2015 focuses even more on development of e-learning. Various e-learning projects, for example in mobile learning, are funded to help the university to defend its position as a high-quality provider of distance and online education. Three mobile learning projects, unfold below, could help the university to reach the next level. In one of these projects tablets have been acquired for teachers and students at the teacher-training programme to learn how to implement mobile technologies in the practice of teaching. In the Mid Sweden University and Mobile Learning project, students and teachers in two programmes will perform experimental teaching by deploying smartphones and tablets in its courses. A third project, SMILE, is planned to start during the autumn semester of 2012, where the local upper secondary school collaborates with the university to transform them into a networked and mobile school of tomorrow. These projects build on a tradition of distance education with technology support, e.g. an experiment using iPods to facilitate learning through blogs and podcasts in a mobile setting. More recently the authors have been guiding the university’s pedagogical process for selecting a new learning management system.

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2012.
Keyword [en]
e-learning, mobile learning, higher education, online education, computer-mediated communication
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-17002DiVA: diva2:551583
Conference
Rwanda International Conference on Technology in Education, 5-7 September, Kigali
Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2012-10-01Bibliographically approved

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