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Towards a Didactical Design Using Mobile Devices to Encourage Creativity
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Interactive Media and Learning (IML).
Duisburg-Essen University, Centre for Higher Education and Quality Development (ZFH), Germany.
2013 (English)In: Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, ISSN 1756-848X, Vol. 5, no 1, 51-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Mobile devices (iPods) were used to investigate whether technical devices can support students in terms of group co-ordination and work organisation. The investigation involved a postgraduate course in industrial design at a German university. During one phase of the project, spread over some weeks, the student task required collaborative work connected to the corporate practice of an industrial firm. However, the implementation of the iPod project was deemed a failure. In this article we outline the study and give explanations as to why the mobile device usage did not seem to support learning. The project failure arose from limited ‘anywhere–anytime didactics’ and an apparently incorrect interpretation of the students’ needs. This has led to the formulation of a new ‘creativity-supported didactic’ to enhance learning with mobile devices which can be usedin further work.

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The Higher Education Academy , 2013. Vol. 5, no 1, 51-64 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84477DOI: 10.11120/elss.2013.05010051OAI: diva2:684391
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-02-26Bibliographically approved

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