Creating Learning Opportunities On-the-Go
This chapter addresses the question: How could mobile devices help students develop deep authentic engagement with professional knowledge work and the capacity to be practitioners and learners on-the-go? It specifically focuses on how mobile technologies could be used to engage students in active (co-)construction of shared professional knowledge. First, this chapter discusses the relationship between mobile work, mobile learning and knowledge creation for, and in, practice. Then, it discusses how students’ authentic development of various professional knowledge artefacts, such as digital professional learning resources or shareable representations of their professional practice, can help students learn from the specificity of a given work environment and contribute to the learning of others. After, the chapter discusses what it means to learn on-the-go and offers a set of pedagogical strategies to support the development of students’ capacities for learning on-the-go throughout their professional career. These pedagogical strategies engage students in (co-)creation of digital professional knowledge artefacts.
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