Title: Learning experiences of mobile social media

Authors: Kristian Kiili, Jari Multisilta, Marko Suominen, Harri Ketamo

Addresses: Tampere University of Technology, Pohjoisranta 11A, P.O. Box 300, Pori 28101, Finland. ' Tampere University of Technology, Pohjoisranta 11A, P.O. Box 300, Pori 28101, Finland. ' Tampere University of Technology, Pohjoisranta 11A, P.O. Box 300, Pori 28101, Finland. ' Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Tiedepuisto 3, Pori 28600, Finland

Abstract: In this paper, we describe how a mobile social video application (MoViE) was used to teach HCI concepts. The aims of the study were to study the success factors of mobile video blogging and future expectations of mobile video blogging in education. The learning activities in this experiment were analysed using the shared experience and activity framework. The results indicated that video blogging could be an effective method in HCI education. The students experienced social video services as useful learning tools. Mobile video blogging turned out to be a much more effective method of evaluating the students| level of understanding than traditional paper–pencil tests.

Keywords: social media; mobile learning; activity theory; design; user experience; shared experiences; SEA framework; shared experience and activity framework; HCI concepts; human-computer interaction; mobile video blogging; education; m-learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2010.037533

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2010 Vol.4 No.4, pp.346 - 359

Published online: 15 Dec 2010 *

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