In-Time On-Place Learning

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture | A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
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Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014
The aim of this short paper is to look at how mobile video recording devices could support learning related to physical practices or places and situations at work. This paper discusses particular kind of workplace learning, namely learning using short video clips that are related to physical environment and tasks preformed in situ. The paper presents challenges of supporting learning as part of work practices taking place in the workplace, because learning has different attributes during work than in formal educational contexts: e.g. it is informal, just in time and social. The theoretical framework of the design is the tradition of pragmatism. We start with the concepts of experience, change of practices / habits and reflection, claiming that living through experiences suggest changes for practices and these trigger reflective processing of the situations. We present an Android application ‘Ach So!’ for creating and annotating short videos as potential solution for informal learning for physical work practices. The paper ends in proposing future steps in the development of the application. The co-design process for the application is lean and iterative, where the design receives feedback from the project partners, skilled workers, apprentices and managers of SMEs targeted to be the main users of the application.
mobile, learning, workplace, learning, experience, video, pragmatism
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Bauters, Merja & Purma, Jukka & Leinonen, Teemu. 2014. In-Time On-Place Learning. 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014. 5. 978-989-8704-02-3 (electronic).