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A New Model to Measure Student Engagement with a Mobile Learning Tool Integrating CoI and FRAME PROCEEDINGS

, , , , University of the Rockies, United States

Global TIME, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The University of the Rockies is developing a model to measure student engagement with a mobile learning tool that integrates the Community of Inquiry Model ([CoI], Garrison, Anderson, & Archer 2000, 2001) and Framework for the Rational Analysis of Mobile Education ([FRAME], Koole 2009, Koole & Ally 2006). This work will address a literature gap pertaining to research on CoI and mobile users’ behaviors/preferences. Exploratory data collected in the qualitative phase of an exploratory mixed methods study informed the quantitative phase, which is underway. Understanding how use of the mobile device supports teaching, cognitive, and social presences, and how device usability, learner, and social aspects support engagement in learning will address a gap in the research literature. Leaders of academic institutions can use the findings to create new applications, add new features, and make improvements to the learning platform to increase student engagement in learning.

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Parscal, T., Sherman, K., Heitner, K. & Lucas, G. (2012). A New Model to Measure Student Engagement with a Mobile Learning Tool Integrating CoI and FRAME. In Proceedings of Global TIME 2012 (pp. 31-37). AACE.

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