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Presentation
Facilitating Mobile App Design Through a Virtual Learning Community
App Inventor Summit, MIT Center for Mobile Learning @ The Media Lab (2012)
  • Yu-Chang Hsu, Boise State University
Abstract
I will share my experiences of how to facilitate mobile app design in an fully online course consisted of graduate students mostly with limited programming experiences. I will present the students’ experiences of learning by doing and their reflective practice in a virtual learning community. The learning activities and scaffolding included: 1) developing practice apps with progressively advanced customizations; 2) testing and critiquing app customizations; 3) developing individual app design proposals; 4) prototyping and developing one’s own apps; and 5) keeping app design journals for self-reflection and community learning. From the activities, I collected rich data to delineate the dynamic nature of the virtual learning community of mobile app design. I will share instructional implications, implementation suggestions, and challenges during my presentation.
Publication Date
July 13, 2012
Citation Information
Yu-Chang Hsu. "Facilitating Mobile App Design Through a Virtual Learning Community" App Inventor Summit, MIT Center for Mobile Learning @ The Media Lab (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yuchang_hsu/18/