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An Examination of the Impact of Emerging Technologies on eLearning PROCEEDINGS

, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

eLearning has, to date, mostly been a matter of content being displayed on PCs running Windows, Linux, or MAC OS. Emerging technologies have recently, however, expanded the capabilities and scope of portable and mobile devices to such a degree that it is possible to use them as eLearning media much more effectively than it was even a year ago. Devices such as PDAS with high resolution screens, Phones with higher bandwidth for image and video exchange, iPod and other portable video players, and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity have significantly altered the eLearning system designer's job and responsibilities. New interface ideas, taking into account the need for engaging and multi-modal access to eLearning content, have added to the possibilities for eLearning systems.

Citation

McDaniel, B. (2007). An Examination of the Impact of Emerging Technologies on eLearning. In R. Carlsen et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 2047-2050). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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