Application Scenarios of Mobile Learning in Vocational Training: A Case Study of Ach So! in the Construction Sector

Marjo Virnes, Janna Thiele, Markus Mannhart, Stefan Thalmann

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Abstract

This study explored the application scenarios of a mobile app called Ach So! for workplace learning of construction work apprentices. The mobile application was used for piloting new technology-enhanced learning practices in vocational apprenticeship training at construction sites in Finland and in a training center in Germany. Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted after the pilot test periods. The interview data served as the data source for the concept- driven framework analysis that employed theoretical concepts on mobile learning as well as workplace learning. Case studies showed the applicability of mobile learning to vocational training and education at construction sites and demonstrated possibility to improve the effectiveness of learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdMedia
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology
EditorsJoyce P. Johnston
Place of PublicationWaynesville
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages74-83
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-939797-29-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology - Westin Alexandria Hotel, Washington, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 201723 Jun 2017
http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology
Abbreviated titleEdMedia
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period20/06/201723/06/2017
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