Title: Anywhere, anytime, with any device: scenario-based mobile learning in biomedical sciences

Authors: Hardy Ernst; John Harrison; David Griffin

Addresses: School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia ' School of Journalism and Communication, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia ' School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Abstract: This paper reports on The Virtual Human Body (VHB), the latest project of a long running mlearning undertaking at The University of Queensland, Australia, in the use of scenario-based mobile learning in biomedical sciences. Improved learning outcomes coupled with enjoyable learning experiences suggests that the VHB is learning effective while offering active 'anywhere, anytime, with any device' learning opportunities. The project's web-based design system allows the leverage of diverse, student-owned technology for academic benefit, permitting easy adaptation to new technologies, while literally providing a template for curriculum innovation, in terms of both flexibility of delivery, and dissemination to other curricula.

Keywords: mobile learning; interactive learning; active m-learning; scenario-based m-learning; biomedical sciences; emerging mobile technologies; smartphones; smartphone interfaces; virtual human body; learning outcomes; learning experience.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2013.055617

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2013 Vol.7 No.2, pp.99 - 112

Published online: 30 Jul 2013 *

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