Seamless Learning Environments in Higher Education with Mobile Devices and Examples
Victoria Marín, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain ; Päivikki Jääskelä, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland ; Päivi Häkkinen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland ; Merja Juntunen, Helena Rasku-Puttonen, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland ; Mikko Vesisenaho, Agora Center, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
IJMBL Volume 8, Number 1, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
The use of seamless learning environments that have the potential to support lifelong learning anytime and anywhere has become a reality. In this sense, many educational institutions have started to consider introducing seamless learning environments into their programs. The aim of this study is to analyze how various educational university programs implement the design elements for seamless learning environments with mobile devices. For that purpose, three cases involved in a Finnish teaching development project are explored by conducting semi-structured interviews with key participants. The themes of the interviews were related to the theoretical background for (mobile) seamless learning environments from previous literature. This paper describes the findings of the three cases as common aspects for designing mobile, seamless learning environments; and it proposes a research agenda on challenges related to designing seamless learning environments with the integrated use of mobile devices in the curricula.
Marín, V., Jääskelä, P., Häkkinen, P., Juntunen, M., Rasku-Puttonen, H. & Vesisenaho, M. (2016). Seamless Learning Environments in Higher Education with Mobile Devices and Examples. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 8(1), 51-68. IGI Global.