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Environments for Mobile Learning

Environments for Mobile Learning
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Author(s): Han-Chieh Chao (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan), Tin-Yu Wu (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan) and Michelle T.C. Kao (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 5
Source title: Mobile Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): David Taniar (Monash University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-054-7.ch011

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Abstract

As we enter the electronic age, technologies enabling e-learning have increased flexibility of learning location. Wireless communication technologies further increase the options for learning location (Johnson & Maltz, 1996; Wu, Huang & Chao, 2004). Advances in wireless communication technologies have recently provided the opportunity for educators to create new educational models. With the aid of wireless communication technology, educational practice can be embedded into mobile life without wired-based communication. With the trend of the educational media becoming more mobilized, portable and individualized, the learning form is being modified spectacularly. The mobile learning environment possesses many unique characteristics (Chen, Kao & Sheu, 2003).

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