Designing a Mobile Technology Capacity Building Framework for Workplace Learning

  • Franziska TredeEmail author
  • Lina Markauskaite
  • Celina McEwen
  • Susie Macfarlane
Part of the Understanding Teaching-Learning Practice book series (UTLP)


Although workplace learning (WPL) and mobile learning are both university priorities, surprisingly they rarely intersect in practice. This chapter reports on a multi-university project that explored how to enhance WPL with mobile technology on placement and resulted in the development of the mobile technology capacity building (MTCB) framework for WPL. We first outline our method for gathering data. We then discuss our findings, which provided evidence that there is value in using mobile technology to enhance WPL and helped us identify seven themes that underpin a productive use of mobile technology for WPL and the five learning dimensions to foster student agency. Finally, we discuss how the seven themes are related to the five learning dimensions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franziska Trede
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lina Markauskaite
    • 2
  • Celina McEwen
    • 1
  • Susie Macfarlane
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  2. 2.The University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Deakin UniversityBurwood, MelbourneAustralia

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