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mobile Performance Support System for Vocational Education and Training

Mobile devices are popular and well used by many people within ourtarget groups, but not for learning. With the current rate of developmentmobile devices will have the capability of delivering high quality, multimediacontent at affordable prices within next years. Performancecentred approach has been proven to be more effective than thetraditional lecture-practice-test (expository inductive) in training higherorder skills, for preparing learners for self-learning, improving, adaptingfor changing jobs. This project applies performance-centred approach inmobile learning management system. Results: Performance-centredMobile Learning Model (PML Model); Mobile Performance SupportSystem (mPSS) presents mlearning as a form of performance supportsystem for educational and training purposes. ; Modules, courses inmPSS - A set of learning resources; description of adaptive scenarios;performance centred assessment methods and criteria for evaluation;experts’ advices; Evaluation plan/strategy and the measurementinstruments are aimed at measuring the effect of mPSS on knowledge,skills and attitudes of students and trainees. In addition, it is going toassess the attitudes of teachers and trainers towards using mPSS as adesign and delivery platform for education and training support. ; Reporton the findings of the pedagogical research, data analysis fromevaluation and effectiveness of mPSS. The impact for trainees arederived from providing learners with a job aid in the context of their work:Puts training and performance support where the actual work takesplace; Allows new skills or knowledge to be immediately applied; Enablestraining when it is needed; Allows use of rich media when appropriate.The impact for students from vocational education institutions: Studentswill have more flexibility and choice in where and when they learn;Students will use the technology in their study that would enhance theirreadiness for tomorrow’s workplace where employers want graduateswho know how to use technology for learning and working; Given thetrend to lifelong learning, many “students” are working adults with full- orpart-time jobs. Mobility offers them an opportunity to maximize learningtime.
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