Mobile computing, visual diaries, learning and communication: Changes to the communicative ecology of design students through mobile computing

Berry, M and Hamilton, M 2006, 'Mobile computing, visual diaries, learning and communication: Changes to the communicative ecology of design students through mobile computing', in Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2006), Hobart, Tas., 16-19 January 2006, pp. 35-44.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Mobile computing, visual diaries, learning and communication: Changes to the communicative ecology of design students through mobile computing
Author(s) Berry, M
Hamilton, M
Year 2006
Conference name Computing Education 2006
Conference location Hobart, Tas.
Conference dates 16-19 January 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Eighth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2006)
Publisher Australian Computer Society
Place of publication Sydney
Start page 35
End page 44
Total pages 10
Abstract How students learn and what encourages them to communicate and reflect on their learning provide continual challenges for teachers. If we can find ways to enlighten this process, we can encourage and foster a better learning environment for all concerned. In this paper, we discuss the influence that Tablet PCs have had on the way multimedia students learn concepts and approach their design development work through their communicative ecology. As part of their course, these students are required to write visual diaries as reflective practice on their design process. Among other things, access to the Tablet PCs greatly enhances their contributions to their visual diaries by allowing them to develop their draft diagrams quickly and easily and integrate them into their blogs to achieve a comprehensive work portfolio..
Subjects Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Keyword(s) Tablet PCs
Blogs
Communicative ecology
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