Title

Engaging Students in Higher Education Through Mobile Learning: Lessons Learnt in a Chinese Entrepreneurship Course

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

This evaluative–exploratory case study reports pedagogical experiences with using mobiles phones, wikis, and other mobile learning approaches such as podcasts and walking tours as educational tools in the context of an undergraduate course on Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks taught at a university in Singapore. Conceptualized as mobile learning, the paper argues that information and communication technologies (ICT) devices used by Gen Y students as part of their everyday life such as hand phones in combination with social media platforms such as course wikis and other proven pedagogical methods such as mini lectures, field visits, and walking tours can greatly enrich learners’ experience and produce valuable learning outcomes on the basis of blended learning provided their usage is easy and effectively integrated into the respective instructional strategy.

Keywords

Mobile learning, Teaching, Social media, Web 2.0, Higher education, Singapore

Discipline

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Higher Education

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Educational Research for Policy and Practice

Volume

11

Issue

3

First Page

471

Last Page

487

ISSN

1570-2081

Identifier

10.1007/s10671-011-9123-8

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Additional URL

http://www.springerlink.com/content/17670512305152h6/?MUD=MP