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Mobile Learning and Higher Education
Challenges in Context

ISBN 9781138238770
Published December 6, 2017 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

Mobile Learning and Higher Education provides case studies of mobile learning in higher education settings to showcase how devices can transform learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With the rapid diffusion of networked technologies among the adult populations of many countries and the supersession of the once-ubiquitous lecture approach with active learner-centered teaching for deep understanding, mobile devices are increasingly used in higher education classrooms to offer unique and effective new approaches to teaching and learning. A cutting-edge research volume, this collection also provides a springboard for building better practices in higher education institutions.

Table of Contents


1. The iPad six years on: Progress and Problems for Enhancing Mobile Learning with Special Reference to Fieldwork Education

2. Mainstreaming Mobile Learning in Journalism Education

3. Creating Time and Responsive Dimensions in Science with Mobile Technology

4. Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning: Theoretical Foundations and Implementation

5. Improving Assessment and Feedback through Virtual Reality Mobile Learning for Higher Degree Apprentices in the Workplace

6. A Glimpse into Mobile Learning in Open Distance Learning (South Africa)

7. The Death of "Mobile Learning"

8. Online Students’ Perspectives of Connectivity, Navigation, and Experiences with Mobile Devices

9. Integrating Mobile Technologies for Learning: Thoughts from Educators Who Followed The 12 Apps of Christmas Course @DIT

10. Mainstreaming Mobile Teaching Innovation in a Resource-Constrained Context: Changing Access, Shifting Practice.

11. Mobile Learning Transformation in a National Higher Education System

12. KakaoTalk meets the Ministry of Education: Mobile Learning in South Korean Higher Education

13. Emancipating Education in Craft Apprenticeships Using Mobile Learning

14. Mobile Learning and Social Studies Higher Education: A Thematic Review of Recent Research

15. Cultures of Mobile Learning: A Review of Learning Effectiveness in Mobile-Rich Classrooms

Conclusion - Mobile Learning in Higher Education: The Challenges in Context

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Helen Crompton is Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University, USA.

John Traxler is Professor of Digital Learning and Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.


"Helen Crompton and John Traxler deserve our thanks for assembling Mobile Learning and Higher Education. They have brought together a wonderfully rich mix of scholars who examine the varying dimensions of mobile learning, including the roles of devices in augmented reality, mobile-based navigation, mobile journalism, mobile social studies education, assessment and feedback, and more. The book will position readers to better understand the vast potential of mobile communication to transform and emancipate learning as mobile-rich classrooms become the norm."

—Richard Ling, Shaw Foundation Professor of Media Technology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

"Mobile devices are everywhere, except at the heart of higher education. This book demonstrates how smartphones and tablets, when combined with active and learner-centred pedagogies, have the potential to transform learning. It also highlights why universities must find new ways to engage with mobile and networked learners if they are to survive in global education."

—Mike Sharples, Chair in Educational Technology, The Open University, UK