This presentation merges the benefits from mobile learning and MOOCs. The presentation was given during one of ADL Interagency Mobile Learning Webinars on 16 July 2013 by Inge Ignatia de Waard.
Research: mobile learners enter into more interactions => more reflection A mobile accessible course will result in more learner interactions (more reflections, leading to knowledge creation). Results (very brief):
• Mobile users engage more frequently in learner interactions than the non-mobile users in a MOOC. Additionally mobile users engage more in follow-up messages leading to increased understanding.
• Mobile users engaged more in learner interaction, which they also find of more importance. Self-regulated learning was more present in mobile learners (easier to manage time and balance work/life/family), mobile users were less dependent on time and location to access the course.
• Ubiquity results in the learners selecting the tool they feel most comfortable with to access the course (heightens ownership).
The full mobile impact on MOOCs thesis : ANALYZING THE IMPACT OF MOBILE ACCESS ON LEARNER INTERACTIONS IN A MOOC