Learning with Mobile and Handheld Technologies

Author: John Galloway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131758435X
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As technology evolves we are ever more reliant on the use of handheld and mobile devices, yet what do we know about their impact on learning? While there is a lot of interest in mobile technology, many schools still aren’t sure how to best use it for learning and teaching. Learning with Handhelds and Mobiles explores this landscape and offers examples of how these technologies have been used for learning, how the problems that have arisen are being addressed, and offers ideas for the future. This invaluable book gives a voice to teachers and educators using mobiles and technology-enhanced learning in and out of schools, for regular school work and for innovative projects through exciting partnerships like Apps for Good. Learning with Handhelds and Mobiles shows the changes that are taking place within schools as a direct result of these emerging technologies, and contains case studies with accounts of best practice in a variety of settings including primary, secondary, and special schools, and learning beyond their boundaries. The book also explores themes of pedagogy, communication and affordances, collaborative learning, individual creativity and expression, self-directed and informal learning and outdoor education. The learning potential of handheld and mobile devices has excited teachers and educators, but until now there has been no structured, systematic overview available along with reflections on how this technology is changing educational practice. This book brings these together to provide a clearer picture of what is currently a fragmented area, and offers expert views of how we can understand these, and where it may take us next.

Mobile Technologies and Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning Research and Pedagogy

Author: Ng, Wan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1616928514
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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.

Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience

Author: Loïc Tallon
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759112371
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Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience explores the potential of mobile technologies (cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, PDAs) for visitor interaction and learning in museums.

Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning

Author: Guglielmo Trentin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780633629
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An ever-widening gap exists between how students and schools use communication technology. Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning introduces new methods (inspired by ‘pedagogy 2.0’) of harnessing the potential of communication technologies for teaching and learning. This book considers how attitudes towards network and mobile technology (NMT) gained outside the school can be shunted into new educational paradigms combining formal and informal learning processes. It begins with an overview of these paradigms, and their sustainability. It then considers the pedagogical dimension of formal/informal integration through NMT, moving on to teachers’ professional development. Next, the organizational development of schools in the context of formal and informal learning is detailed. Finally, the book covers the role of technologies supporting formal/informal integration into subject-oriented education. Includes a framework for the sustainability of new educational paradigms based on the combination of formal and informal learning processes supported by network and mobile technology (NMT) Provides a series of recommendations on how to use attitudes towards NMT gained outside the school to integrate formal and informal learning Gives a teacher training approach on how to use network and mobile technology-based informal learning to enhance formal learning pathways

Going Mobile

Author: Darrell M. West
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815726260
Format: PDF
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The world is going mobile at an astounding pace. Estimates show 80 percent of global Internet access will take place through mobile devices by 2016. Smartphones, tablets, and handheld devices have reshaped communications, the global economy, and the very way in which we live. The revolution is an electronic nirvana: for the first time in human history we have sophisticated digital applications to help us learn, access financial and health care records, connect with others, and build businesses. But the one trillion dollar mobile industry is still relatively young. Leaders in both the public and private sectors need to figure out how to apply mobile technologies or mobile devices to optimize education, health care, public safety, disaster preparedness, and economic development. And the ever-expanding mobile frontier presents new challenges to law, policy, and regulations and introduces new tensions; one person's idea of cautious deliberation can be another's idea of a barrier to innovation. In Going Mobile, Darrell M. West breaks down the mobile revolution and shows how to maximize its overall benefits in both developed and emerging markets. Contents 1. The Emergence of Mobile Technology 2. Driving Global Entrepreneurship 3. Alleviating Poverty 4. Invention and the Mobile Economy 5. Mobile Learning 6. Improving Health Care 7. Medical Devices and Sensors 8. Shaping Campaigns and Public Outreach 9. Disaster Relief and Public Safety 10. Looking Ahead

Handheld Computing for Mobile Commerce Applications Concepts and Technologies

Author: Hu, Wen-Chen
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615207627
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"This book looks at theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of handheld computing under four themes: handheld computing for mobile commerce, handheld computing research and technologies, wireless networks and handheld/mobile security, and handheld images and videos"--Provided by publisher.

Innovative Mobile Learning Techniques and Technologies

Author: Ryu, Hokyoung
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605660639
Format: PDF
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"This book includes the challenges and practical experience of the design of M-Learning environments, covering current developments in M-learning experiences in both academia and industry"--Provided by publisher.

Wearable Technology and Mobile Innovations for Next Generation Education

Author: Holland, Janet
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522500707
Format: PDF, ePub
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Advances in technology continue to alter the ways in which we conduct our lives, from the private sphere to how we interact with others in public. As these innovations become more integrated into modern society, their applications become increasingly relevant in various facets of life. Wearable Technology and Mobile Innovations for Next-Generation Education is an authoritative reference source on the development and implementation of wearables within learning and training environments, emphasizing the valuable resources offered by these advances. Focusing on technical considerations, lessons learned, and real-world examples, this book is ideally designed for instructors, researchers, upper-level students, and policy makers interested in the effectiveness of wearable applications.

Innovative Mobile Learning Techniques and Technologies

Author: Ryu, Hokyoung
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605660639
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book includes the challenges and practical experience of the design of M-Learning environments, covering current developments in M-learning experiences in both academia and industry"--Provided by publisher.