Use of Emerging Mobile Technologies in Portfolio Development

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Abstract

In the UK, implementing personal development planning (PDP) is an obligatory requirement across all Higher Education awards. This has led to a number of institutions requiring students to produce electronic portfolios to meet this requirement. However, far too little attention has been paid to utilising the powerful functionalities and high levels of connectivity of emerging mobile technology. This social study seeks to discover a potential role of emerging mobile technology in portfolio development and its effects on students’ reflective capacity and engagement with PDP. To raise students’ engagement with PDP, a mobile application (HUD iPDP) for Apple mobile devices was developed with fifty-one undergraduate students participating in this study. The data collected was both qualitative and quantitative. Results revealed a high level of interest among students and the potential for mobile technology to enhance the process of PDP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMOBILITY 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe First International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users
EditorsFilipe Pinto, In-Young Ko, Josef Noll
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)
Pages81-85
Number of pages5
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781612081649
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe First International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Oct 201129 Oct 2011
Conference number: 1
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Conference

ConferenceThe First International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users
Abbreviated titleMOBILITY 2011
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/10/1129/10/11
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Ahmed, E., Ward, R., White, S., & Jabbar, A. (2011). Use of Emerging Mobile Technologies in Portfolio Development. In F. Pinto, I-Y. Ko, & J. Noll (Eds.), MOBILITY 2011: The First International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users (1 ed., pp. 81-85). Barcelona, Spain: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).