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Mobile Learning

Structures, Agency, Practices

Authors: Pachler, Norbert, Bachmair, Ben, Cook, John

Editors: Kress, Gunther (Ed.)

  • The only text available dealing with mobile learning in formal education
  • Deals with ICT as a key aspect of educational policy and practice world wide
  • Focus on at risk groups in formal education and how portable technologies can support them
  • Sound interdisciplinary theoretical foundation supported by case studies and examples
  • Breaks new ground--market leader
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As with television and computers before it, today’s mobile technology challenges educators to respond and ensure their work is relevant to students. What’s changed is that this portable, cross-contextual way of engaging with the world is driving a more proactive approach to learning on the part of young people.

The first full-length authored treatment of the relationship between the centrality of technological development in daily life and its potential as a means of education, Mobile Learning charts the rapid emergence of new forms of mass communication and their potential for gathering, shaping, and analyzing information, studying their transformative capability and learning potential in the contexts of school and socio-cultural change. The focus is on mobile/cell phones, PDAs, and to a lesser extent gaming devices and music players, not as "the next new thing" but meaningfully integrated into education, without objectifying the devices or technology itself. And the book fully grounds readers by offering theoretical and conceptual models, an analytical framework for understanding the issues, recommendations for specialized resources, and practical examples of mobile learning in formal as well as informal educational settings, particularly with at-risk students. Among the topics covered:

• Core issues in mobile learning

• Mobile devices as educational resources

• Socioeconomic approaches to mobile learning

• Creating situations that promote mobile learning

• Ubiquitous mobility and its implications for pedagogy

• Bridging the digital divide at the policy level

Mobile Learning is a groundbreaking volume, sure to stimulate both discussion and innovation among educational professionals interested in technology in the context of teaching and learning.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Charting the Conceptual Space

    Pachler, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Mobile Learning: A Topography

    Pachler, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 29-72

  • Mobile Devices as Resources for Learning: Adoption Trends, Characteristics, Constraints and Challenges

    Pachler, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

  • Cases of Mobile Learning

    Pachler, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 95-153

  • Whither a Socio-Cultural Ecology of Learning with Mobile Devices

    Pachler, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 155-171

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0585-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0584-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobile Learning
Book Subtitle
Structures, Agency, Practices
Authors
Editors
  • Gunther Kress
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0585-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0585-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0584-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 382
Topics