The Learning Activity Design Framework to Support Mobile Learning in Primary School

The Learning Activity Design Framework to Support Mobile Learning in Primary School

Publication Type:
article-journal
Date Issued:
2016
Authors:
Jalal Nouri , Daniel Spikol , Teresa Pargman Cerratto
Publisher:
Stockholm University Press
Language:
eng
Page:
1-12
DOI:
10.16993/dfl.67
Abstract:

This article introduces the Learning Activity Design (LEAD) framework for the development and implementation of mobile learning activities in primary schools. The LEAD framework is grounded in 4 design projects conducted over a period of 6 years. It contributes with a new understanding of the intricacies and multifaceted aspects of the design-process characterizing the development and implementation of mobile devices (i.e. smart phones and tablets) into curricular activities conducted in Swedish primary schools. The LEAD framework draws on methodological perspectives suggested by design-based research and interaction design, in the specific field of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). This framework intends to provide both designers and researchers with methodological tools that take account of pedagogical foundations of technologically-based educational interventions, usability issues related to the interaction with the mobile application developed, multiple data streams generated during the design project, multiple stakeholders involved in the design process, and sustainability aspects of the mobile learning activities implemented in the school classroom.

Keywords:
Design-based research Interaction design Mobile learning Methodology