Transforming Pedagogy Using Mobile Web 2.0

Transforming Pedagogy Using Mobile Web 2.0

Thomas Cochrane (Unitec, New Zealand) and Roger Bateman (Unitec, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-963-7.ch046
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Abstract

Blogs, wikis, podcasting, and a host of free, easy to useWeb 2.0 social software provide opportunities for creating social constructivist learning environments focusing on student-centred learning and end-user content creation and sharing. Building on this foundation, mobile Web 2.0has emerged as a viable teaching and learning tool, facilitating engaging learning environments that bridge multiple contexts. Today’s dual 3G and wifi-enabled smartphones provide a ubiquitous connection to mobileWeb 2.0 social software and the ability to view, create, edit, upload, and share user generated Web 2.0 content. This article outlines how a Product Design course has moved from a traditional face-to-face, studio-based learning environment to one using mobile Web 2.0technologies to enhance and engage students in a social constructivist learning paradigm.

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