‘Enhancing Workplace Learning through Mobile Technology’ was a two-year project funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), led by Charles Sturt University in collaboration with The University of Sydney, Deakin University and Western Sydney University.
This project explored how students navigate the intersection of university education and workplace learning (WPL) using mobile technology. It sought to address the question: How can mobile technology be creatively integrated into workplace learning to meet the needs of different kinds of students and unique discipline and organisational contexts? Pragmatically, it focused on developing a conceptual framework and resources to improve students’ use of personal mobile devices (PMDs) for learning on placement.
The development of the framework and resources was informed by data from participants from the four partner universities as well as other universities around Australia and overseas. It was also informed by advice provided by reference groups within each partner university and an international advisory group consisting of: Prof Monika Bærøe Nerland (University of Olso), Prof Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren (Linköping University), Prof Allison Littlejohn (The Open University) and Mrs Sonia Ferns (Curtin University & ACEN).
The team wishes to thank all the participants and reference group members for contributing to this project and the external evaluator, Prof Ian Goulter, for his advice and support.
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