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Mobile learning in review: Opportunities and challenges for learners, teachers, and institutions

Cobcroft, Rachel S., Towers, Stephen J., Smith, Judith E., & Bruns, Axel (2006) Mobile learning in review: Opportunities and challenges for learners, teachers, and institutions. In Online Learning and Teaching (OLT) Conference 2006, 26 September 2006, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Abstract

Opportunities and challenges are emerging for learners, teachers and institutions from the increasing availability of low-cost mobile and wireless devices and associated infrastructure. In order to ascertain the current state of knowledge and research, an extensive review and synthesis of the literature in mobile learning has been undertaken to identify and harness potential factors and gaps in implementation. This paper presents the findings of this review. It seeks to facilitate the inquiry into 'What is possible in m-learning?' and 'Why is it necessary to pursue these possibilities?' A central theme is identified as the need to develop overarching principles and realistic visions for m-learning approaches, moving beyond specific implementations and branded technologies to examine global trends. This paper advocates the development of a best-practice framework to guide future action and thinking.

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ID Code: 5399
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: best practice, collaboration, creativity, literacy, mobile learning, social constructivism, student engagement
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (The authors)
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:18

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