Blending student technology experiences in formal and informal learning

Lai, K.-W., Khaddage, Ferial and Knezek, Gerald 2013, Blending student technology experiences in formal and informal learning, Journal of computer assisted learning, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 414-425, doi: 10.1111/jcal.12030.

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Title Blending student technology experiences in formal and informal learning
Author(s) Lai, K.-W.
Khaddage, Ferial
Knezek, Gerald
Journal name Journal of computer assisted learning
Volume number 29
Issue number 5
Start page 414
End page 425
Total pages 12
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013-10
ISSN 1365-2729
Keyword(s) ICT and pedagogy
informal learning
learning ecology
mobile technologies
Summary In this article, we discuss the importance of recognizing students' technology-enhanced informal learning experiences and develop pedagogies to connect students' formal and informal learning experiences, in order to meet the demands of the knowledge society. The Mobile-Blended Collaborative Learning model is proposed as a framework to bridge the gap between formal and informal learning and blend them together to form a portable, flexible, collaborative and creative learning environment. Using this model, three categories of mobile application tools, namely tools for collaboration, tools for coordination and tools for communication, have been identified as pertinent in blending formal and informal learning, and they can be connected seamlessly to provide an effective learning mechanism to support the learning process.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/jcal.12030
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
080502 Mobile Technologies
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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