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Assessing the m-learning hype: Do mobile technologies enhance the overall learning experience? PROCEEDINGS

, , Ryerson University, Canada

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Global penetration rates of mobile devices is driving the evolution of e-learning to mobile learning but research on the impact of m-technologies on the learning process is still limited. Mobile devices are finding their way to the classroom, and educators need to qualify the m-learning hype to construct sound pedagogy. Research to date warns of a new mode of teaching, as learners become nomads no longer bound by the confines of a classroom. Mobile technologies create an experience that is seamless and life-long, bridging informal and formal learning spheres into a continuum available anywhere, anytime. M-learning demonstrates potential through its ability to create a culture of collaboration that engages the student in active learning. This paper delves into the details of how mobile technologies impact the learning process, providing educators a holistic view of current research, along with design considerations of how to align mobile technologies with appropriate pedagogies.

Citation

Munawar, M. & Cukier, W. (2011). Assessing the m-learning hype: Do mobile technologies enhance the overall learning experience?. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 792-807). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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