Mlearning a catalyst for pedagogical change

Airserverapp on MBA for dual-screening demos
Twitter: #mlib12

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Why MLearning?


Mobile Devices are everywhere:

Prezi: Why What Where How?

Polleverywhere Mobile - what mobile devices do u own?
Socrative demo - what mobile social media do u use?

Transforming Classroom Interaction

Chirp app demo - audio QRCode!
Dual screen iPhones (send/receive)
Send photo of auditorium

Audience Interaction - demo your favourite Apps
AirPlay audience mirroring demo
My favourite App: Wikitude
Wikitude & GMaps conference presentations demo
Google Maps View

Think Different: Moving towards HEUTAGOGY

  • Beyond teacher-generated content
  • rethinking collaboration and assessment
  • Digital Myopia
  • Designing Learning Tony Bates
  • Reeves (2005) - Design-Based research

Theoretical Frameworks:

  • Social Constructivism (Vygotsky, 1978):
  • enabling student-generated content and student-generated learning contexts
  • Authentic Learning & Digital Myopia (Herrington et al., 2005, 2009)
  • Laurillard (2007, 2011, 2012) Conversational Framework & Collaborative Design
  • Learner Generated Contexts & the Pedagogy-Andragogy-Heutagogy continuum
  • (Garnett, 2010, Luckin et al., 2010).
  • Communities of Practice (Wenger et al., 2005, 2009)

Mobile Social Media Curation:

Student Generated Content

Student Generated Contexts

Example Projects

Project Contexts 2006-2012


  • Build trust and support via communities of practice
    • Build and nurture community
  • Explore and experience mobile social media
    • More than a series of workshops
    • Collaboration between educational designers and academics
  • Reclaim mobile and social media from purely social domain to enabling education
  • Collaborative curriculum redesign
    • Google Docs
  • Focus upon enabling Student-generated content and Student-generated contexts
    • Student-owned devices
    • Don't assume they know how!
  • Create a foundation based upon Student eportfolios
    • Student blogs as rich-media base
  • Student-owned spaces that lecturers and peers are then invited into!
    • Manage via RSS
  • Build in authentic team-based collaboration
    • Model the use of tools such as Twitter
  • Build-in room for Student-negotiation of assessment and outcomes or process
  • Celebrate and share Student work
    • Curation via Storify etc...
  • Reflect and refine projects via peer-reviewed publication
    • Google Docs


#icollab11 & icollab12:

Facilitating International Collaboration

Journalism 2.0


Author contact details:


Cochrane, T., Sissons, H., & Mulrennan, D. (2012). Journalism 2.0: Exploring the impact of Mobile and Social Media on Journalism Education. In I. A. Sánchez & P. Isaias (Eds.), Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning 2012 (pp. 165-172). Berlin, Germany: IADIS International Association for Development of the Information Society.

Cochrane, T., & Antonczak, L. (2012). Heutagogial approaches to mlearning: from student-generated content to international co-production. In J. Multisilta (Ed.), Mlearn 2012: the 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (pp. in review). Helsinki, Finland: IAmLearn.

Cochrane, T., & Rhodes, D. (2011). iArchi[tech]ture: Heutagogical Approaches to Education Facilitated by Mlearning Integration. In K. Fernstrom & C. Tsolakidis (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education ICICTE 2011 (pp. 112-121). Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece: University of the Fraser Valley and the University of the Aegean.

Cochrane, T., Bateman, R., Buchem, I., Camacho, M., Gordon, A., Keegan, H., et al. (2011). Mlearning 2.0: Fostering International Collaboration. In I. Candel Torres, L. Gomez Chova & A. Lopez Martinez (Eds.), ICERI2011: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovations (pp. 42-51). Madrid, Spain: IATED.

Garnett, F. (2010, 18th November). Heutagogy and The Craft of Teaching. The Heutagogic Archives Retrieved 19th November, 2010, from

Herrington, J., Herrington, A., Mantei, J., Olney, I., & Ferry, B. (Eds.). (2009). New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education. Wollongong: Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong.

Herrington, J., Reeves, T., & Oliver, R. (2005). Online learning as information delivery: Digital myopia. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 16(4), 353-367.

Laurillard, D. (2007). Pedagogcal forms of mobile learning: framing research questions. In N. Pachler (Ed.), Mobile learning: towards a research agenda (pp. 33-54). London: WLE Centre, Institute of Education.

Laurillard, D. (2012). Teaching as a design science: Building pedagogical patterns for learning and technology. New York: Routledge.

Laurillard, D., Charlton, P., Craft, B., Dimakopoulos, D., Ljubojevic, D., Magoulas, G. (2011). A constructionist learning environment for teachers to model learning designs. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Pre-Publication(Early View online), in pre-print. Retrieved from doi:10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00458.x

Luckin, R., Clark, W., Garnett, F., Whitworth, A., Akass, J., Cook, J. (2010). Learner-Generated Contexts: A Framework to Support the Effective Use of Technology for Learning. In M. Lee & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching (pp. 70-84). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Reeves, T. (2005). No significant differences revisited: A historical perspective on the research informing contemporary online learning. In G. Kearsley (Ed.), Online learning: Personal reflections on the transformation of education (pp. 299-308). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

Reeves, T., Herrington, J., & Oliver, R. (2005). Design research: a socially responsible approach to instructional technology research in higher education. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 16(2), 97-116.

Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wenger, E., White, N., & Smith, J. (2009). Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities. Portland, Oregon: CPsquare.

Wenger, E., White, N., Smith, J., & Rowe, K. (2005). Technology for Communities. In L. Langelier (Ed.), Working, Learning and Collaborating in a Network: Guide to the implementation and leadership of intentional communities of practice (pp. 71-94). Quebec City: CEFIRO.