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Meeting the Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning: A 3-level Evaluation Framework

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posted on 30.06.2010, 09:27 by Giasemi N. Vavoula, Mike Sharples
We propose six challenges in evaluating mobile learning: capturing and analyzing learning in context and across contexts, measuring mobile learning processes and outcomes, respecting learner/participant privacy, assessing mobile technology utility and usability, considering the wider organizational and socio-cultural context of learning, and assessing in/formality. A three-level framework for evaluating mobile learning is proposed, comprising a micro level concerned with usability, a meso level concerned with the learning experience, and a macro level concerned with integration within existing educational and organizational contexts. The article concludes with a discussion of how the framework meets the evaluation challenges and with suggestions for further extensions.



International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2009, 1 (2), pp. 54-75

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This is the final publisher edited version of the paper published as International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2009, 1 (2), pp. 54-75. This version was first published at, Doi: 10.4018/jmbl.2009040104.