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IJEEEE 2019 Vol.9(1): 54-60 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2019.9.1.54-60

The Seven Traits of a Learning Environment: A Framework for Evaluating Mobile Learning Engagement

Bradley A. Arnold
Abstract—Mobile technology is increasingly used both in and out of school classrooms by students to remain actively engaged in learning and extend their learning. Developments in mobile technology have made it possible to access and interact with learning resources, other learners and teachers in ways not possible just a few years ago. Instructional designers and teachers struggle to maintain understandings of how changes in technology impact student interactions and learning engagement. Instead of focusing on particular tools, instructional designers and teachers should focus on the design of the learning environment to gain understanding of what students are doing while engaged in learning. The Seven-Traits of a Learning Environment framework is introduced here to help educators develop more effective and engaging instructional design for mobile learning environments. The SAMR technology integration model is discussed as a potential tool to help measure student engagement through the lens of the 7-Traits framework.

Index Terms—Cognitive load theory, connectivism, engagement, learning environment, mobile learning, reciprocal determinism, SAMR.

The author is with Khartoum International Community School, Khartoum, Sudan (email: bradley.arnold@kics.sd).

Cite: Bradley A. Arnold, "The Seven Traits of a Learning Environment: A Framework for Evaluating Mobile Learning Engagement," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 54-60, 2019.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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