Advantages and Disadvantages of Mobile Learning in Overseas Fieldwork Using an iPod Touch
Recorded: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm HST
Duration: 20 mins
This session will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile learning in overseas fieldwork using an iPod Touch. Mobile devices are powerful tools for experiential learning such as a fieldwork. Students may record their observations and reflect upon their experiences at any time and in any place. However, there have been a few reports that expressed concern for how there are used. Therefore, we will attempt to clarify what and how mobile devices are used by students in fieldwork based on a case study in India. The results show that the iPod touch was mainly been used for three purposes: for surveys, communication and reflection.