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Application Scenarios of Mobile Learning in Vocational Training: A Case Study of Ach So! in the Construction Sector

, Aalto University, School of Arts Design and Architecture, Department of Media, Finland ; , , University of Innsbruck, School of Management, Information Systems, Austria ; , Know-Center and Graz University of Technology, Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science, Austria

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Washington, DC ISBN 978-1-939797-29-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This study explored the application scenarios of a mobile app called Ach So! for workplace learning of construction work apprentices. The mobile application was used for piloting new technology-enhanced learning practices in vocational apprenticeship training at construction sites in Finland and in a training center in Germany. Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted after the pilot test periods. The interview data served as the data source for the concept-driven framework analysis that employed theoretical concepts on mobile learning as well as workplace learning. Case studies showed the applicability of mobile learning to vocational training and education at construction sites and demonstrated possibility to improve information literacy.


Virnes, M., Thiele, J., Manhart, M. & Thalmann, S. (2017). Application Scenarios of Mobile Learning in Vocational Training: A Case Study of Ach So! in the Construction Sector. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 89-98). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 18, 2019 from .

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