Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

mLearn

mLearn: Mobile Learning at CSU

The rapid rise of mobile technology has created a raft of challenges and opportunities for universities around the world. CSU has been at the forefront of the investigation into how mobile technologies can be incorporated into our learning and teaching experience. We have been able to explore the concept of mobility in many ways and how it can support our dispersed students and distributed campuses. CSU has established a robust mobile strategy that seeks to harness the technology to provide better and more accessible services and experiences.

CSU's work around mobile can be traced through the following initiatives:

Mobile Hub

CSU's Mobile Hub has been set up to offer a rich resource for staff and students to assist them in integrating mobile technology into their learning, teaching and work practices.

The site will develop a collaborative and open online space for disseminating and sharing resources, tutorials, reviews, research and information regarding the hardware, software and practices for mobile technology. It's open for use by students, professional staff, academics and researchers across the sector.

The Mobile Hub will continue to grow and evolve throughout it life to if you have any feedback, articles or information you would like to see, or you wish to contribute in the future, drop us a line at mlearn@csu.edu.au.

mLearn Project

Between 2011 and 2013 CSU's mLearn project conducted an exploration into the potential for integrating mobile technology into our learning and teaching practices. The initiative covered the mobilise of the Subject Outlines system, running iPad trials across disciplines, the development of mobile friendly learning materials and the development of the Mobile Hub.

The initiative focussed on mobile learning within the unique context of Charles Sturt University, the biggest distance education provider in Australia. The project explored the challenges of a unique and dispersed student population and across a wide range of discipline areas.

The project's sponsor was Philip Uys and the project lead was Tim Klapdor.

A report & further documentation is available online.

Initial Investigation

This investigation formed the basis of the mobile learning project. You can read through the report developed by staff from Divisions of Student Learning, Information Technology, Library and Student Services.