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Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education

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In recent years, the use of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, along with the evolving needs of students, professionals, and academics, has grown rapidly. New ways of bringing learning content to students, new learning environments, and new teaching practices are necessary to keep up with these changes. Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education provides a comprehensive understanding of m-learning processes by discussing challenges in higher education and the role of information technologies for effective learning. This reference book offers both real experiences and theoretical input for academicians, professionals, students, practitioners, policymakers, and managers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. KNOWLEDGE, IT, AND UNIVERSITIES: KEY FACTORS FOR COMPETING IN A GLOBALISED ECONOMY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. KNOWLEDGE, NEW LABOUR MARKET, AND UNIVERSITIES
    4. CONTENTS OF THE BOOK
    5. REFERENCES
  7. Chapter 1: Distance Learning in Architecture/Planning Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONCEPT AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF DISTANCE LEARNING
    4. DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES
    5. CASE STUDY: DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AT SELCUK UNIVERSITY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 2: A Comparative Study of Business and Engineering Students' Attitude to Mobile Technologies in Distance Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. EMPIRICAL STUDY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Using iPads in University Mathematics Classes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND TO BOTH STUDIES
    4. STUDY ONE
    5. STUDY TWO
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 4: Leveraging Asynchronous Online Instruction to Develop Elementary School Mathematics Teacher-Leaders
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS PROGRAM
    4. COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM
    5. COURSES
    6. METHODS
    7. RESEARCH QUESTION THREE: AREAS TO IMPROVE THE ONLINE PROGRAM
    8. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. Appendix: Rubrics for Student Learning Outcomes
  11. Chapter 5: Evaluation of Mobile Learning Project at the UAE University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEVELOPING UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTUTRE AT UAEU
    4. LAPTOP PROJECT TEN YEARS LATER
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. SURVEY RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMENDATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX A
    11. APPENDIX B
    12. APPENDIX C
    13. APPENDIX D
  12. Chapter 6: Challenges and Opportunities for Virtual Universities in the 21st Century
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VIRTUAL UNIVERSITIES: SOME KEY REMARKS
    4. DIMENSIONS OF ONLINE LEARNING
    5. VIRTUAL UNIVERSITIES: ADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES ON THE GLOBAL EDUCATION MARKET IN XXI CENTURY
    6. QUALITY CHALLENGES
    7. OPEN UNIVERSITY - PORTUGAL
    8. E-LEARNING AND THE VIRTUAL PEDAGOGICAL MODE
    9. CONCLUDING REMARKS AND GOOD PRACTICES
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 7: Promoting Interaction in an Asynchronous E-Learning Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERACTION IN ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    4. A PILOT E-LEARNING COURSE FOR EDUCATORS OF ROMA IN GREECE
    5. E-MAIL
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: M-Learning in the Middle East
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE ORIGINS AND CONCEPTS OF E-LEARNING AND M-LEARNING
    4. SURVEY IN M-LEARNING
    5. CONCLUSIONS
    6. IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 9: Mobile Education Mitigating the Heavy Magnitude of Illiteracy in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 10: The Role of Internet Technology in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 11: Internet Technology and its Application in Competence Development of Highly Educated Staff
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMPETENCE
    4. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    5. TOWARDS AN ANALYSIS OF COMPETENCIES
    6. PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND CORE PROBLEMS
    7. COMPETENCE ACCORDING TO KESSELS
    8. INPUT AND OUTCOMES MODELS
    9. COMPETENCIES
    10. COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT
    11. THE TRANSFER OF COMPETENCIES
    12. DISCUSSION
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 12: Google Educational Apps as a Collaborative Learning Tool among Computer Science Learners
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 13: Factors Influencing Behavior of Selecting Touch Screen Mobile Phones
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 14: Mobile Wireless Technologies Application in Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MOBILE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES
    4. MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES ACCESS TO NETWORK RESOURCES
    5. HOW CAN MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES BE SIGNIFICANT TO EDUCATION?
    6. MOBILE LEARNING WITH AN ACTIVITY-BASED APPROACH
    7. IMPLICATIONS FOR LEARNERS, TEACHERS AND DEVELOPERS
    8. THE EVOLUTION TO UBIQUITOUS LEARNING
    9. TECHNOLOGICAL ATTRIBUTES AND PEDAGOGICAL AFFORDANCES
    10. LIMITATIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS
    11. TRANSACTIONAL DISTANCE THEORY
    12. A PEDAGOGICAL FRAMEWORK OF MOBILE LEARNING
    13. MOBILE LEARNING EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION
    14. EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
    15. BENEFITS OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    16. IMPLEMENTING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR EARLY LEARNERS
    17. THE FUTURE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION
    18. REFERENCES
    19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors