Title: Mobilising learning: intentional disruption – harnessing the potential of social software tools in higher education using wireless mobile devices

Authors: Thomas Cochrane

Addresses: Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation, Unitec, New Zealand

Abstract: This paper introduces a research project that explores the integration of Web2 and wireless mobile devices (WMDs) in tertiary education. It discusses the results of the first mobile learning trial undertaken as part of the research. The paper argues that WMDs can be used to intentionally create disruptive learning environments that facilitate a social constructivist approach to teaching and learning.

Keywords: mobile learning; m-learning; social software; Web2; social networking; higher education; tertiary education; wireless mobile devices; WMDs; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning; disruptive learning environments; social constructivism; New Zealand.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2009.027456

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.399 - 419

Published online: 26 Jul 2009 *

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