ASU 2010 Research Assistant:Mobile Learning Project

Research Assistant, Learning Science Research Lab, ASU
February 2009 – Present
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Atkinson, Associated Professor.
Projects: Mobile and Affective Learning Environments



Mobile device ownership has seen an exponential growth throughout the world in the last decade. In light of this fact, instructional designers, both in private and public industry, are looking for ways to create and deliver instruction for mobile devices. They are motivated by the ability of mobile devices to deliver complex, high-quality, interactive, efficient, effective, and engaging instruction, to a large audience of users and the social implications of this.
Unfortunately research to empirically define the best use practices for developing instruction for mobile devices has not kept pace with the hardware and software improvements of mobile devices. Most instruction developed for mobile devices are developed using the guidelines and best practices defined through research on e-learning.
The purpose of this project is to begin the process of formulizing a framework for delivering interactive multi-media instruction through mobile devices. Through this project we are considering and discussing (1) The feasibility and utility of mobile learning as a platform for delivering complex, high-quality, interactive, efficient, effective, and multi-media instruction. (2) The need for the development of meaningful metrics in the domain of m-learning. (3) The design and development a proof-of-concept m-learning application, based on Apple technology (iOS platform). And, (4) forecasting the future trends in the field of m-learning.
As we move ahead, the findings from this project will have implications for higher education and K-12 educators as well. Both are looking for innovative ways to efficiently develop instruction that motivates and engages learners, but at the same time encourages the learning process in combination with the enhancement and enrichment of learner’s skills and meta-skills.

Research Team

Dr. Robert Atkinson, Andre Denham, Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez, Robert Christopherson, and Maria-Elena Chavez-Echeagaray

My work

I am responsible for developing software (proof-of-concept) for mobile devices (iOS platform).

Mobile Learning Blog

You can read more about this project in our mobile learning blog.