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Designing Learning Ecosystems for Mobile Social Media

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education
EditorsAnders D. Olofsson, J. Ola Lindberg
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)978-1-61350-080-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


Social media has gained interest not only in entertainment applications, but also with learning and business applications; however, there are not many research frameworks available for designing learning activities for learning ecosystems based on mobile social media. In this chapter, a framework for designing and analyzing learning activities in learning ecosystems that are based on mobile and social media is presented. The framework is based on Activity Theory (AT) and Experiential Learning Theory (ELT). In the chapter the existing research on e-learning, mobile learning, and multimodal learning are discussed and reviewed. The research on learning ecosystems based on mobile social media is also positioned to this multi-scientific research field. Finally, two examples of using the framework for designing, learning, and analyzing learning activities in mobile social media learning ecosystems are presented.


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