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Integrating mobile learning, digital storytelling and social media in vocational learning

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Arts and Entertainment: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781466661158, 1466661143, 9781466661141
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


In this chapter, the focus falls on integrating mobile learning, digital storytelling, and social media into vocational learning practices. The literature review introduces the development of mobile learning and digital storytelling and presents ways in which these concepts can piggyback the interactive features of social media. A case study during which participating students used mobile phones and videos with a mobile social video application (MoViE) to design and produce representative digital stories based on local tourism attractions is also presented. Twenty-five students participated in the internet inquiry about student attitudes towards the use of social media as part of their vocational expertise and their learning experiences with mobile devices and MoViE. This chapter illustrates the benefits as well as the shortcomings of the used learning concept in order to produce more concrete knowledge of the use of mobile devices and social video applications in learning.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland