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Mobile Computing in Higher Education

Mobile Computing in Higher Education
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Author(s): Raymond S. Pastore (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA), Susan M. Land (Pennsylvania State University, USA) and Eun Ju Jung (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 14
Source title: Technology Integration in Higher Education: Social and Organizational Aspects
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Daniel W. Surry (University of South Alabama, USA), Robert M. Gray Jr. (University of South Alabama, USA) and James R. Stefurak (University of South Alabama, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-147-8.ch012

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Abstract

This chapter examines research on mobile learning, its impact in higher education, and the technologies being used as mobile learning devices. Mobile learning includes devices that have the capability to be site and/or job specific, such that learners can access content immediately regardless of their location. Mobile learning is being successfully employed in many higher education classrooms throughout the world, as it enables new methods of learning and for redefining learner interactions. New teaching methods may now be possible that allow for exchange and creation of information in novel learning contexts. Social and organizational issues of mobile learning are analyzed and presented.

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