Multimedia and Educational Technology, Master's Programme
Language of instruction
On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to
Discuss the fundamentals of mobile learning and explain and demonstrate the educational benefits of current mLearning practices.
Discuss the key drivers and future influences for the future potential of mobile learning 2025.
Critique articles and recommended readings related to emerging mobile learning technologies and approaches.
Use, recommend, or create online resources and portals in a variety of educational settings.
Successfully develop a future scenario for mobile learning.
Have a deep knowledge of the drivers and change agents that will have a definitive impact on instructional design in the future.
Design an innovative mobile learning project related to your field of interest.
Make recommendations regarding mobile learning initiatives, benefits, programs, and strategies for 2025.
Obtain the skills to train/teach the skills and knowledge attained throughout the course using emerging learning technologies and pedagogically effective instructional activities and approaches.
Mobile devices offer many new features to E-learning solutions. Mobile devices are personal; always reachable; offer connectivity wherever a user is; provide geographic position; have long operating time; offer touch and voice based interactions; include photography and video with high quality; enable augmented reality; and are small enough to be carried around. Students learn how to enhance E-learning solutions by including meaningful components that take advantage of mobile technology. The course makes students aware of future opportunities that will be important to follow.
Lectures and group exercises. The course lecturer is available for counselling during group exercises.
Students will enhance an E-learning concept using mobile technology as a final assignment, and present it at a seminar. Estimated student workload: 135 hours.
Students must pass the compulsory group assignment for a new E-learning concept in order to take the examination. Additional information will be given in the LMS at the beginning of the semester.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio assessment. Information about requirements for the portfolio will be given in the LMS. Graded marks.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.