‘I wouldn’t be able to graduate if it wasn’t for my mobile phone.’ The affordances of mobile devices in the construction of complex academic texts

@inproceedings{Barden2017IWB,
  title={‘I wouldn’t be able to graduate if it wasn’t for my mobile phone.’ The affordances of mobile devices in the construction of complex academic texts},
  author={Owen Barden and Mark Bygroves},
  year={2017}
}
AbstractThis is a case study of one student’s mobile device use in HE. We draw on data generated by extended interviews to illustrate the learning practices and dispositions the student, now a co-author, evidenced with his smartphone and other devices whilst producing a third-year undergraduate assignment. We describe the process of assembling a complex academic text across multiple mobile internet-enabled devices. We aim to illuminate some contemporary mobile learning practices, and hence… CONTINUE READING

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