Student engagement, mobile technologies, and changing curriculum delivery

Boehm, J.D and Glen, N (2019) 'Student engagement, mobile technologies, and changing curriculum delivery.' In: Ørngreen, R, Buhl, M and Meyer, B, eds. Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on e-Learning: ECEL 2019. ACPI, Reading, pp. 86-92. ISBN 9781912764419

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Abstract

This paper is a case study describing the roles of students in research implementing mobile technologies in acting, dance, and visual arts classrooms at a creative arts university in Southwest England. Students and staff worked with the researchers implementing mobile technologies in a variety of classroom settings, including demonstration and performance studios. Using notions of community, consumption, exchange, and division of labour from Engstrom’s Activity Theory as the basis for our approach, we worked alongside students and staff in active settings, developing and then adapting implementation in a fluid exchange between the members of each classroom community. Students were involved in at least three ways: as classroom participants providing verbal feedback, as classroom participants utilising the tools, and as Student Fellows (SF). The methods for obtaining student feedback ranged from semi-structured verbal feedback (which was recorded on video), feedback obtained while the tools were being used, and post-session observations from the Student Fellows. Class activities were also recorded using a static video camera. The tools included: iPhones, iPads, Android tablets, projection devices (projectors and large-screen TV’s), and the virtual learning environment. In this paper we explain the three primary phases of our research, then we examine the various ways in which we engaged students to further develop the implementation of the technologies, and lastly, ways in which we saw development of the delivery of the curriculum.

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The conference was hosted by Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark and took place on 7-8 November 2019.

Keywords: mobile technologies, student engagement, activity theory, visual arts, performing arts
Divisions: School of Creative Industries
Research & Academic Management
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 12:57
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 16:29
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