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M-Learning – Innovations and Initiatives: Finding a place for mobile technologies within tertiary educational settings

Duncan-Howell, Jennifer A. & Lee, Kar-Tin (2007) M-Learning – Innovations and Initiatives: Finding a place for mobile technologies within tertiary educational settings. In Atkinson, Roger, McBeath, Clare, Soong Swee Kit, Alan, & Cheers, Chris (Eds.) Ascilite 2007, 2-5 December 2005, Singapore.

Abstract

Today's students have grown up with enormous access to digital technology in the last decades of the 20th century. As educators we are left to grapple with what form and shape learning will look like in tertiary settings in the next few decades? The use of M-Learning tools themselves does not guarantee their potential being realised. The key to success is the ability of educators to design and develop pedagogically sound opportunities and environments that enhances learning. This presentation will provide an overview of what is currently happening regarding M-Learning in tertiary institutions and it will look at the conclusions of these initiatives. It will highlight the challenges and issues confronting tertiary educators when planning and catering for the needs, preferences, attitudes and habits of young Generation C mobile technology users and look at the potential applications or uses of M-Learning in the tertiary context. It will present a brief description of M-Learning initiatives currently being trialed at Queensland University of Technology. The paper will conclude with a brief examination of educational policy developments regarding M-Learning around the world and a summary of the changes facing tertiary educational settings.

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ID Code: 12323
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: HERN
ISBN: 9789810595784
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Ascilite and (The authors)
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:56

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