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Page: 174 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.0104

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

ENGAGE > MAKE > CAST > RATE: IMAGINING NEW WAYS FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGY IN THE MOBILE AGE

M. Pete

Durban University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
During this presentation I will showcase aspects of an eLearning collection that I curated over three years. The collection houses best practices. I will also reflect on the project’s goals and process. As learning technologist at a university of technology in South Africa, I investigated how I could remain a step ahead and help grow eLearning practices without distracting teaching staff who juggle large classes, overloaded timetables, curriculum renewal and research projects.

There is a proportion of educators who feel they have insufficient exposure and this impacts on their confidence. On the other hand, some continue to innovate under trying circumstances. I searched for ways to enable sharing, recognition and modelling.

Over three annual cycles, combining methodologies such as design thinking, auto-ethnography and poetic inquiry, I developed {engage > make > cast > rate}. This is an adaptation and extension of the Stanford d.school’s {empathise > define > ideate > prototype > test}.

Rating the work showed the following benefits, among others:
ENGAGE: Restricting my work to a tablet and phone taught me to grasp cloud concepts and mobile ecologies. Becoming guerilla technologist and technology ethnographer, I understood users’ frustrations, challenges and dreams. I learnt about writing engaging stories.
MAKE: I made an eLearning collection to promote a spectrum of solutions to a range of educational problems. These nuances don’t show up in analytics. I learnt the craft of curating open educational resources.
CAST: By promoting practitioners’ work through asynchronous, synchronous and face-to-face modes, they became aware of each other’s work. Sharing occurred across disciplines, campuses and continents. The eLearning collection is available for posterity. Casting / promoting fits into the communities of practice and “working out loud” ethos.

The paper is embedded in epistemologies of hope and imagination. The investigation generated thick data, then I employed auto-reflexivity as method of analysis to share tips, obstacles and design criteria. At times poetic analysis is used to gain insight into auto-ethnographic observations -- a student’s voice about the digital divide and my own observations on academic life in the mobile age here at a South African university of technology.
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author = {Pete, M.},
title = {ENGAGE > MAKE > CAST > RATE: IMAGINING NEW WAYS FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGY IN THE MOBILE AGE},
series = {11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2018 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/iceri.2018.0104},
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M. Pete (2018) ENGAGE > MAKE > CAST > RATE: IMAGINING NEW WAYS FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGY IN THE MOBILE AGE, ICERI2018 Proceedings, p. 174.
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