Reflective Practices To Explore Postgraduate Students Learning Experience In Mobile Learning Platform
Keywords:Mobile learning experience, FutureLearn (MOOCs) platform, Reflective practice, Task centered activity.
Mobile Learning (M-learning) has great potential to be an effective learning tool in creating meaningful learning experiences. The purpose of this study is to explore postgraduate students M-learning experiences in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform. Reflective practice is used to measure the students M-learning experience based on mobile-based task-centered activity. This study is qualitative in nature employed thematic analysis method. Therefore, 34 postgraduate students from a public university in Malaysia were selected for this purposive sampling. The postgraduate students were initially introduced to M-learning course content in FutureLearn platform followed by reflective practices. Pre-reflective practice happened before students are enlisted into the M-learning process, During-reflective process in FutureLearn platform and Post-reflective upon completion of task-centered activity. The findings revealed that majority of these students were unsure of M-learning platform during the pre-reflective stage. This is due to lack of prior knowledge and experience in M-learning platform using mobile devices as real time hindered the students from exploring. However, most of them progress to gained positive M-learning experiences as their able to monitoring and self-evaluate their own learning development throughout this learning process and completed the task-centered activity successfully. Therefore, the reflective approach practice has given students insight on their meaningful learning experience and their own learning capabilities.
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