Reflections on ways forward for addressing ethical concerns in mobile learning research

Jocelyn Wishart

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This paper reflects on a decade of discussions about the range of ethical issues arising in mobile learning research. Research into the educational potential of mobile, handheld technologies to enhance teaching and learning has been regularly frustrated by lecturers’ and teachers’ concerns about how their students might use such devices. At other times researchers have been surprised by the extent of the personal information made available to them. It presents the use of co-created ethics frameworks and scenario generation as a potential way forward that is more aligned with participatory research ethics than the traditional one-off pre-project approval by an ethics committee.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2016
EditorsInmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Pedro Isaías
PublisherIADIS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789898533494
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 12th international Conference on Mobile Learning - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 9 Apr 201611 Apr 2016
Conference number: 12


Conference2016 12th international Conference on Mobile Learning
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Internet address


  • Ethics
  • mobile learning
  • participatory research


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