A Meta-model Describing the Development Process of Mobile Learning

  • Anna Wingkvist
  • Morgan Ericsson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5686)

Abstract

This paper presents a meta-model to describe the development process of mobile learning initiatives. These initiatives are often small scale trials that are not integrated in the intended setting, but carried out outside of the setting. This results in sustainability issues, i.e., problems to integrate the results of the initiative as learning aids. In order to address the sustainability issues, and in turn help to understand the scaling process, a meta-model is introduced. This meta-model divides the development into four areas of concern, and the life cycle of any mobile learning initiative into four stages. The meta-model was developed by analyzing and describing how a podcasting initiative was developed, and is currently being evaluated as a tool to both describe and evaluate mobile learning initiatives. The meta-model was developed based on a mobile learning initiative, but the meta-model itself is extendible to other forms of technology-enhanced learning.

Keywords

development process meta-model mobile learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Wingkvist
    • 1
  • Morgan Ericsson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Systems EngineeringVäxjö UniversityVäxjöSweden

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