Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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MOHICANS: Mobile Learning Teaching Model for Next Gen Learners
Zhen Zhen Leow, Jason Chui, Cally Ng

Last modified: 25-06-2019

Abstract


The proliferation of mobile devices among especially the younger (aka Next Gen) learners has led to a change in expectations when it comes to learning. These learners prefer to learn "on-the-go" and to have the learning contents at their fingertips. However, design strategies for mobile learning are still in nascent development stages. This research builds on existing literature in the field of mobile learning pedagogy to propose a novel teaching model for mobile learning which instructors can use to design their own courses.The research is conducted on 120 identified learners from 2 faculties, School of IT and School of Health Sciences who were undertaking their respective core modules. The participating instructors designed and implemented mobile learning packages in accordance with the proposed teaching model. The authors collected feedback from learners via survey questionnaires on a four-point Likert scale to measure the level of learners’ satisfaction with the mobile learning packages. The authors also examined the module learning outcomes to gauge the level of instructors' satisfaction as well as the competency levels achieved by the learners. Both qualitative data and sentiments collected from survey and classroom observations have been encouraging, showing that the teaching model proposed is effective.

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