LSL/OER Talk: Investigating Mediating Artefacts in Student Activities For Learning of Culture in a Mobile Seamless Learning Environment

LSL/OER Talk: Investigating Mediating Artefacts in Student Activities For Learning of Culture in a Mobile Seamless Learning Environment

Date & Time

26 November 2015, 00:00

Venue

NIE5-B3-38

Department

Learning Sciences Lab (LSL)
Office of Education Research (OER)

Category

Talks

Events Details

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate how mobile seamless learning can be used to enhance culture learning for non-Chinese students are taking up Mandarin as a foreign language. The curriculum of the course is designed to provide students with basic information about various aspects of Chinese culture.  Activities are then designed around these focus areas for students to explore and understand more through independent learning. Students with internet-enabled mobile devices were given assignments which would require them to obtain information from the authentic environment out of the classroom. They would use the mobile devices to collect information, record learning and source for extra resources.

This research studies the mediation and artefacts creation process during learning, and the case study research is conducted throughout the entire semester. Both formal and informal learning of the students are monitored to identify the mediating artefacts and the factors that either enhance or hinder the seamless learning process.