MoViE: Experiences and attitudes—Learning with a mobile social video application

Pauliina Tuomi & Jari Multisilta
Published Online: Oct 15, 2010
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Abstract

Digital media is increasingly finding its way into the discussions of the classroom. Particularly interest is placed on mobile learning—the learning and teaching practices done with or via different mobile devices. Learning with the help of mobile devices is increasingly common and it is considered to be one of the 21st century skills children should adapt already in early stages in schools. The article presents both qualitative and quantitative study on mobile social video application, MoViE, as a part of teaching in biology and geography in 8th and 9th grades. The multidisciplinary data was processed to answer the following question: How did the use of mobile videos promote learning? The actual research question is however twofold: On one hand, it studies the use of mobile videos in mobile learning. On the other hand, it sets out to investigate the implementation of mobile video sharing as a part of the teaching and learning activities.

Keywords: Mobile learning, mobile social media, MoViE video sharing application, SEA framework

Biographical Statements

Jari Multisilta is a professor of multimedia at the Tampere University of Technology, Information Technology in Pori, Finland.  He got his M. Sc from the University of Tampere (1992) in Mathematics and his Dr. Tech. at the Tampere University of Technology (1996).  The topic of his doctoral thesis was Hypermedia Learning Environment for Mathematics.  Currently, his research interests include networked and mobile learning, and mobile social media.  Professor Multisilta has published over 80 international conference papers and journal articles in his research area.  Multisilta has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Stanford, H-STAR Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Nokia Research Center.

Pauliina Tuomi, Master of Arts, is a PhD student in Digital Culture, at the University of Turku.  Currently Tuomi works as a researcher at the Tampere University of Technology in “Educational Technology in Everyday Life at School”—project.  Her doctoral thesis concentrates on interactive TV and it is set to define the different characteristic elements of participatory and intermedial TV culture in the 21st century.  Her research interests include iTV-entertainment, participatory media culture and mediated communication, especially in the field of social media and mobile learning.

Email: pauliina.tuomi@tut.fi


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