Mobile Technologies and Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning: Research and Pedagogy, 1st Edition

  • Wan Ng
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  • ISBN-10: 1616928514
  • ISBN-13: 9781616928513
  • DDC: 371.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 362 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Ubiquitous learning is able to situate the learner in both the real and virtual world, regardless of time and place, where questions encountered in the real world can be immediately answered individually by accessing and conducting research on the Internet or collaboratively through text messages, twittering or posting online. MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND HANDHELD DEVICES FOR UBIQUITOUS LEARNING: RESEARCH AND PEDAGOGY provides readers with a rich collection of research-informed ideas for integrating mobile technologies into learning and teaching. Each chapter looks critically at the issues, related benefits and limitations of learning ubiquitously within the context of the research reported. New and emerging technologies present challenges for education causing educators to have to rethink pedagogy, boundaries and curriculum if they continue to embrace mobile technologies in their teaching.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Theories and Frameworks.
2: The Digital Revolution in Education: Digital Citizenship and Multi–Literacy of Mobile Technology.
3: Visualizing Knowledge Awareness Support in Ubiquitous Learning.
4: Ubiquitous Computing Does Not Guarantee Ubiquitous Learning in Schools: The Case of Handheld Computers.
5: Beyond Mobile Learning: Identity Construction and the Development of Social Awareness.
6: Activity in a Mobile Learning Environment: Ubiquitous Personalized Learning Using Context and Social Presence Awareness.
7: Insights into Students' Thinking with Handheld Computers.
8: Using Mobile Technologies as Research Tools: Pragmatics, Possibilities and Problems.
9: Design and Implementation.
10: Mobile Phones, Developing Countries and Learning.
11: Historic Monument Education: The Impact of a Collaborative Inquiry-Based Mobile Learning Strategy on Social Relationship Development.
12: Implementation of Mobile Learning at the Open University Malaysia.
13: Educational Podcasts at University Campus Suffolk.
14: Research and Innovative Pedagogy.
15: Imagine Mobile Learning in Your Pocket.
16: Using Mobile Phones for Teaching, Learning and Assessing Irish in Ireland: Processes, Benefits and Challenges.
17: The Pedagogy of Mobility.
18: Formal and Informal Use of Handhelds by Australian and British Students: A Comparative Case Study.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.