mStories: Exploring Modes of Participation in a Creative Storytelling Project

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anzMLearn Transactions on Mobile Learning, 2012, 1 pp. 10 - 14
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Innovations in information and communication technologies (ICT) have emphasized new `non-text forms of literacy that include still and moving image. To date such new literacy practices have been researched largely within formal learning environments and through the use of typically desktop technologies. However, as mobile devices become increasingly ubiquitous, technologically convergent, and supportive of multimedia practice, there is a need for research and research methods that support understandings of mobile practice and literacies formed outside the classroom. In August 2011 a participatory creative digital storytelling project mStories was established with nine participants from across the UK and Australia. This paper reports on how participation in the project was shaped and structured by its participants and how participatory methods need to be adapted to accommodate the mobile complex and users existing and intended practices
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