Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Global Japanese Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2013/11
Type International Conference
Title Designing Overseas Fieldwork Using a Mobile Device for Enhancing Students’ Reflective Learning
Contribution Type Co-authored (first author)
Journal International Conference on Computers in Education
Author and coauthor Makiko KISHI,Takayuki, Konno, Masayuki, Murakami
Details In this research, the authors attempted to clarify how mobile devices are best utilized in overseas fieldwork in higher education to enhance reflective learning, especially in developing countries where wireless connectivity is NOT stable. Mobile devices can be used to promote reflective learning in fieldwork from the following two aspects, (1) to promote personalized and collaborative reflective learning and (2) to help students create conceptual perspectives based on the data collected from various resources such as field notes. However, in many cases, students do fieldwork where wireless connectivity is NOT stable. Students may develop skills to use mobile devices effectively to reflect upon their learning and develop conceptual perspectives about another culture.