International Association for Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Futures – Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning

Laurel Evelyn Dyson, Wan Ng & Jennifer Fergusson (Eds.)

15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2016

Sydney, Australia, October 24-26, 2016

Conference Proceedings

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Table of Contents

Organization of mLearn 2016

Section I: PAPERS

Faculty Attitudes towards the Use of Mobile Devices in EFL Teaching in a Saudi Arabian Setting
Radhi Alshammari, Vicente Chua Reyes Jr and Mitchell Parkes

The Use of Wearable Technologies in Australian Universities: Examples from Environmental Science, Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Teacher Training
Victor Alvarez, Matt Bower, Sara de Freitas, Sue Gregory and Bianca de Wit

Ariane: A Web-Based and Mobile Tool to Guide the Design of Augmented Reality Learning Activities
Victor Alvarez, Juan Ramón Pérez-Pérez, MPuerto Paule and Sara de Freitas

Survive with the VUVU on the Vaal: Eyetracking Findings of a User Interface Evaluation of a Mobile Serious Game for Statistics Education
A. Seugnet Blignaut, Gordon Matthew and Lizanne Fitchat

Perceived Utility and Feasibility of Wearable Technologies in Higher Education
Matt Bower, Daniel Sturman, Victor Alvarez

Nurturing Collaborative Networks of Practice
Thomas Cochrane and Vickel Narayan

Location-Based Mobile Learning Games: Motivation for and Engagement with the Learning Process
Roger Edmonds and Simon Smith

Investigating Children‘s E-Reading Behaviour and Engagement using iPads in First and Second Grade
Seyedeh Ghazal Ghalebandi and Noorhidawati Abdullah

Negotiating Cultural Spaces in an International Mobile and Blended Learning Project
Charlotte N. Gunawardena, Agnieszka Palalas, Nicole Berezin, Caitlin Legere, Gretchen Kramer and Godwin Amo-Kwao

Landscape and Literacy on Aboriginal Country
Olivia Guntarik and Aramiha Harwood

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Student Writing
Susan Gwee and Shalini Damodaran

Teaching Digital Citizenship in Higher Education
Boris Handal, Sandra Lynch, Kevin Watson, Marguerite Maher and Grace Hellyer

Flipped Learning Approach for a University EFL Course: Utilizing an Online Communication System
Yasushige Ishikawa, Yasushi Tsubota, Craig Smith, Masayuki Murakami, Mutsumi Kondo, Ayako Suto, Koichi Nishiyama, and Motoki Tsuda

A Mobile Learning Framework for Developing Educational Games and Its Pilot Study for Secondary Mathematics Education
Yanguo Jing and Alastair Craig

Designing an Engaging Healthcare Simulation Game
Tuulikki Keskitalo and Hanna Vuojärvi

A Mobile Reader for Language Learners
Jemma König, Ian Witten and Shaoqun Wu

Mobile Learning as a Tool for Indigenous Language Revitalization and Sustainability in Canada: Who Will the Pipe Holders Be?
Marguerite Koole and Kevin wâsakâyâsiw Lewis

Mobile Learning in Practical-based Subjects: A Developing Country Perspective
Suzaan Le Roux

Learning beyond Classroom Walls: A Case Study on Engaging Learners with Mobile Devices in Dance and Drama
Zihao Li

Reboot Your Course – From Beta to Better
Zoe Lynch and Michael Sankey

A Theory-ology of Mobile Learning: Operationalizing Learning Theories with Mobile Activities
Kathryn MacCallum and David Parsons

Responsive Web Design: Experience at the National Distance University of Costa Rica
Seidy Maroto-Alfaro and Yeudrin Durán-Gutiérrez

Analysing Student-Generated Digital Explanations
Wendy Nielsen, Helen Georgiou, Annette Turney and Pauline Jones

Changing Use of Social Media Tools by Preservice Primary Teachers to Learn Science
Wendy Nielsen, Amir Rezaaee and Rachel Moll

Encouraging Faculty Development through Micro-Credentialing
Lisa O‘Neill

A Mobile Sensor Activity for Ad-Hoc Groups
David Parsons, Herbert Thomas, Milla Inkila

Conserv-AR: A Virtual and Augmented Reality Mobile Game to Enhance Students‘ Awareness of Wildlife Conservation in Western Australia
Luke Phipps, Victor Alvarez, Sara de Freitas, Kevin Wong, Michael Baker and Justin Pettit

Bring-Your-Own-Device or Prescribed Mobile Technology? Investigating Student Device Preferences for Mobile Learning
David Reid and Ekaterina Pechenkina

How a Blended, M-Learning Approach to Student Evaluations Increases Participation Rates
Chris Tisdell and Alex Usachev

Using Cloud Drive for Collaborative Learning in Adult Training
Hwee Leng Toh-Heng

A Theory of Enhancement of Professional Learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pre-service Teachers in Very Remote Communities through Mobile Learning
Philip Townsend

Enhancing Workplace Learning through Mobile Technology: Barriers and Opportunities to the Use of Mobile Devices on Placement in the Healthcare and Education Fields
Franziska Trede, Peter Goodyear, Susie Macfarlane, Lina Markauskaite, Celina McEwen and Freny Tayebjee

Does the Mobility of Mobile Learners across Locations Affect Memory?
Chrysanthi Tseloudi and Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez

Let‘s Learn Business Japanese with Learning Log System and E-book
Noriko Uosaki, Mahiro Kiyota, Kousuke Mouri, Hiroaki Ogata and Chengjiu Yin

Introducing Mobile Videos for Academic Support
Mari van Wyk and Linda van Ryneveld

Learning Official Crisis Communication through Decentralized Simulations enabled by Mobile ICTs
Hanna Vuojärvi and Tuulikki Keskitalo

Location-Based Vocabulary Learning App
Shaoqun Wu, Karun Pammi and Alex Yu

Learning Collocations with FLAX Apps
Alex Yu, Shaoqun Wu, Ian Witten and Jemma König

Factors in Designing an Augmented Reality M-Learning Trail with Place-based Pedagogy in Residential Education
Kevin K. Yue, Lisa Y. Law, Hiu Ling Chan, Jade B. Chan, Elaine Y. Wong, Theresa F. Kwong and Eva Y. Wong


Designing Physics Courses to Increase Student Engagement for Online and Mobile Environments
Elizabeth Angstmann, John Reddin and Matthew Burley

Building a Campus-Wide Mobile Platform that Focuses on Enhancing Student Effectiveness and Learning
Matthew Burley, Alexander Roche and John Reddin

Designing for Mobile Learning
Lucila Carvalho and Pippa Yeoman

Lighting a FUSE Program for Student Engagement and Differentiated Learning with Mobile Technologies
Scott Diamond and Andrew Brown

Pedagogy GO: Enhancing Educational Experiences with Location-Based Mobile Learning Games
Roger Edmonds and Simon Smith

Mobile Learning: An Innovative Approach that Puts the Control of the Internet of Things into the Hands of Primary School Students
Deborah Evans and Alix Spillane

Teaching Arabic Alphabet using EBook Widgets
Hany Fazza

Integrating iPads into Science Teaching and Learning
Heidi Hammond and Linda Clutterbuck

Google Classroom in My Classroom
Nicole Holgersson

Sustaining Mobile Learning Pedagogies with High Possibility Classrooms: A Vision for Teacher Education in Australian Universities
Jane Hunter and Ariane Skapetis

Why Gamified Learning and Using Games to Teach are not the Same Thing
Michael Kasumovic

Using Mobile Serious Games Technology to Enhance Student Engagement and Learning in a Postgraduate Ethics Classroom: A Case Study
Gillian McGregor and Emma Bartle Our ‗Have a go, Share and eValuate‘

iPad Learning Journey: From Implementation to Acceptance
Damien McGuire

Mobile Phone Potential in Secondary School Classrooms
Gus McLean

A Global Classroom: The ACO Music & Art Program
Vicki Norton and Zoe Arthur

Accepting the Challenge of Adapting Traditional Faculty Development to Online and Mobile Environments
Lisa O‘Neill

How Does a Mobile App Incorporate Facebook-Style Social Connectivity within a Learning Platform?
Alexander Roche, Josephine Chan, Anthony Chung and Matthew Burley

How Does a Mobile Platform Address TEQSA and Other Regulatory Compliance for Online Courses?
Alexander Roche, Josephine Chan, Anthony Chung and Matthew Burley

Online Tutorials and GeoGebra as Mobile Learning Tools
Norman J. Wildberger and Joshua Capel


Teachers as Digital Citizens: Investigation of Variables Influencing Teachers‘ Perceptions of Digital Citizenship
Dean Cristol, Moonsun Choi and Belinda Gimbert

Using Mobile Technology to Increase Engagement and Learning in Lectures
Stephanie Dowdell, Gary Velan, Nicholas Hawkins, Nalini Pather, Betty Leung and Patrick de Permentier

Choosing between a Student-Generated Animation or Written Assignment: Students Know What They Want and Why
Hardy Ernst and Laurel Evelyn Dyson

Using OffLine Personal Devices to Enable Access to Higher Education in Prisons
Helen Farley, Louise Patching, John Macdonald, Kyle Murphy, Jared Wright, Christopher Lee, Stephen Seymour

WhatsApp in mLearning: The (Learning) Medium is the Message(r)
Christopher Pang

On the Path to Situated Learning: Embedding Academic Integrity via Mobile Augmented Reality Learning Trails
Mark Pegrum, Eva Wong and Theresa Kwong

Understanding the Relationship between Augmented Reality Games and Educational Pedagogies
Christine Redman and Joanne Blannin

The Use of Facebook to Enhance the Teaching of Writing among Secondary School Students in Malaysia
Nurhasmiza Sazalli and Shafinaz Adam

Using an iPad in the Classroom to Make Students‘ Worked Exercises the Centre of Learning
James Wakefield, Jonathan Tyler, Laurel Evelyn Dyson and Jessica K. Frawley

Debating the Future for Mobile Learning in Schools
Jocelyn Wishart

Using the myStudyMate App to Understand how Medical Students Learn during Work Integrated Learning
Yu Zhao, Anne Morris, Ben Marais,, Abelardo Pardo and Karen Scott


Designing a Mobile Learning Tookit for Teacher Educators
Kevin Burden and Matthew Kearney

Improving IT Career Awareness through Student-Generated Vodcasts
Laurel Evelyn Dyson and Jessica K. Frawley

Mobile-Supported Fieldwork for First-Year Information Systems Students: A Way of Engaging Students in the Real World Context
Laurel Evelyn Dyson and Jessica K. Frawley

Location-Based Mobile Learning Games: Motivation for and Engagement with the Learning Process
Roger Edmonds and Simon Smith

Achieving Sustainability through Student-Generated Screencasts
Jessica K. Frawley, James Wakefield, Laurel Evelyn Dyson and Jonathan Tyler

Teaching Jobseekers to Reduce the Mismatch between Their Online Social Footprint and Employers‘ Perception
Stéphanie Gauttier, Chrysanthi Tseloudi and Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez

The Use of Mobile Instant Messenger Application for English Interaction in the Korean EFL Context
Jieun Hwang

Responding to Increased Mobile Device Usage by Students at the National Distance University of Costa Rica
Seidy Maroto-Alfaro and Yeudrin Durán-Gutiérrez

How can Mobile Devices Improve Learning by Enabling Instant and Scaled Feedback, and Adaptive Teaching?
Katherine Tay

A Web-Based Interactive Classroom System as a Sustainable Alternative to Clickers in Large Classes
Jonathan Tyler, Jessica K. Frawley, Laurel Evelyn Dyson and James Wakefield

Shifting the Focus of Learning in Tutorials to Students using Tablet PCs: Possibilities and Challenges
James Wakefield, Jonathan Tyler, Jessica K. Frawley and Laurel Evelyn Dyson

A Mobile Learning Activity Exploring the Integration of Theory and Clinical Practice of the Health Assessment in an Undergraduate Nursing Program
Juliana Willemse, Karien Jooste and Vivienne Bozalek


Science Learning and Engagement in the Digital Age: Understanding the Effect of Mobile Technology on Adult Engagement Experiences at a Natural History Museum
Sarah Kounaves, Louise Archer, Heather King and Emma Pegram

Tablet Technologies and Language Socialization: A Study of First Generation Hungarian Immigrant Families Living in Sydney
Maria Gabriella Peter

The Affordances of Mobile Learning for an Undergraduate Nursing Program: A Design-Based Study
Juliana Willemse, Karien Jooste and Vivienne Bozalek

Section VI: PANELS

Preparing for a Transparent World –Wearable Technologies in Education
Victor Alvarez, Matt Bower, Sara de Freitas, Sue Gregory, Bianca de Wit, Mikhail Fominykh, Carl Smith, Fridolin Wild and Marcus Specht

Mobile Learning Futures: Theory and Practice
Kevin Burden, Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Matthew Kearney, Damian Maher, Deborah Evans and Simon Bogert

Indigenous People and Mobile Learning
Laurel Evelyn Dyson, Marguerite Koole, Kevin wâsakâyâsiw Lewis, Suzaan Le Roux and Philip Townsend

Re-Imagining Feedback in the Classroom
Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Sonia Sharp and Ben Barnett


The Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning & Future Possibilities
Aimee Zhang and Dean Cristol