Students’ agency is an important enabler of productive learning in complex, unpredictable workplace environments. In the study presented here, we explored how mobile technology can help students enhance their workplace learning experiences and develop their capacity to act as learners and future practitioners. We collected survey and interview data from 312 participants, which informed the development of Mobile Technology Capacity Building Framework that comprises thematic resources for students, academics and workplace educators. Its development draws on two sets of theoretical ideas: the importance of agentic learning that enables students to develop their practice capabilities; and the use of activity-centred learning design to distinguish between what can be designed ahead of time and what should be left to students’ agency. This study and Framework contribute to understanding how the productive use of technologies can foster students’ agency and development of deliberate professionals with a high sense of adaptive expertise.
|Title of host publication||ASCILITE Adelaide 2016 Show Me The Learning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conference proceedings - 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education|
|Place of Publication||Tugun QLD, Australia|
|Publisher||Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||ASCILITE 2016: 33rd International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 28 Nov 2016 → 30 Nov 2016
https://2016conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2016-Conference-Handbook.pdf (Conference program)
|Abbreviated title||Show Me The Learning|
|Period||28/11/16 → 30/11/16|
|Other||We invite and welcome you to meet experts, share your research, learn about the future of educational technology and become part of a vibrant global community at the 33rd annual ASCILITE conference hosted by University of South Australia in Adelaide.|
This year ASCILITE is collaborating with the Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI) which is the main forum in Australia for exchange of knowledge, innovation, and experiences in the area of Learning Analytics. The event offers a great opportunity to learn about analytics in education, showcase your activities and benchmark results through exposure to the thinking, experiences and feedback of other practitioners and researchers in the field. ALASI will be hosted at The University of South Australia on November 27 (the day before ASCILITE).