Mobile Learning International Network (m-LIN)
- Keywords: mobile learning, tablet based education, formal and informal context of education, habitus of learning
- RU’s Coordinator and members: prof. Maria Ranieri (Coordinator), prof. Dino Giuli (Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, IT), prof. Norbert Pachler (Institute of Education, UK), prof. John Cook (University of the West of England, UK), dr. Maria Chiara Pettenati (INDIRE, IT),PhD Student Liana Peria (Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, IT)
- Involved Departments: Department of Education and Psychology (University of Florence) and Department of Information Engineering (University of Florence)
- Research Issues: The Research Unit focuses mainly on the following research areas:
- Technology enhanced learning with a particular focus on pedagogical aspects and didactic methods in the field of mobile learning and social network for education.
- Tablet education in the K-12 cycle: learning scenarios, sustainable solutions, inclusive approaches.
- Research & Development of digital accessible and usable solutions to support learning with mobile devices.
- New research areas in ICT in education, particularly in the field of Design based research.
- Aims and objectives: The Research Unit aims at promoting research activities and scientific events with the following objectives:
- Designing and testing sustainable and inclusive scenarios for mobile learning in the various contexts (school, informal education, workbased learning, higher education);
- Develop technical solutions to support mobile learning through a variety of platforms;
- Investigate the potential of Design based research in the field of mobile learning and tablet based education.
- Current projects:
- Studies and research activities within the Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios (an international network including academics, researchers and teachers)
- Studies and research activities within the London Mobile learning Group promoted by Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair and John Cook
- Management of the eEAV funded project
- Studies on the potential of tablet for writing skills improvement
last update: 18-Dec-2017