Adaptive ethnography: Methodologies for the study of mobile learning in youth culture

Mette Berth

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    This paper focuses on the use of an adaptive ethnography when studying such phenomena as young people's use of mobile media in a learning perspective. Mobile media such as PDAs and mobile phones have a number of affordances which make them potential tools for learning. However, before we begin to design and develop educational materials for mobile media platforms we must first understand everyday use and behaviour with a medium such as a mobile phone. The paper outlines the research design for a PhD project on mobile learning which focuses on mobile phones as a way to bridge the gap between formal and informal learning contexts. The paper also proposes several adaptive methodological techniques for studying young people's interaction with mobiles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference Seeing, Learning, Understanding in the Mobile Age, Budapest 28-30 April 2005
    EditorsKristof Nyiri
    Number of pages7
    PublisherInstitute of Philosophy, University of Budapest
    Publication date2005
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventSeeing, Learning, Understanding in the Mobile Age - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 28 Apr 200530 Apr 2005


    ConferenceSeeing, Learning, Understanding in the Mobile Age

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