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Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings

Book Description

Mobile phones have become an integral part of society, as their convenience has helped democratize and revolutionize communication and the marketplace of ideas. Because of their ubiquity in higher education, undergraduate classrooms have begun to utilize smartphones and tablets as tools for learning. The Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings explores and fosters new perspectives on the use of mobile applications in a classroom context. This timely publication will demonstrate the challenges that universities face when introducing new technologies to students and instructors, as well as the rewards of doing so in a thoughtful manner. This book is meant to present the latest research and become a source of inspiration for educators, administrators, researchers, app developers, and students of education and technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    2. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Development Challenges of a Full Integrated App in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MOBILE DEVICES AS A STRATEGY FOR PROMOTING STUDENT WELLBEING
    5. BIOFEEDBACK CONTRIBUTION
    6. GAMIFICATION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  10. Chapter 2: Do Mobile Technologies Have a Place in Universities?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE TAM MODEL
    4. THE TAM MODEL IN THE EDUCATIONAL FIELD
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: Information Sharing and Communications with Mobile Cloud Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. APPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES
    5. SUMMARY
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 4: Framework to Develop a Learning Analytics System for Smartphone Blended Learning Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. DEVELOPMENT OF SMARTPHONE LEARNING ANALYTICS FRAMEWORK
    6. PROPOSED SMART LEARNING ANALYTICS FRAMEWORK (SLAF) LIFE CYCLE
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 5: Net Generation Features that Enhance Mobile Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. MOBILE DEVICES
    5. MOBILE LEARNING AND TEACHING RESOURCES
    6. CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING RESOURCES
    7. METHODOLOGY
    8. RESULTS
    9. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    14. APPENDIX
  14. Chapter 6: Academic Libraries' Mobile Initiatives and Research from 2010 to the Present
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE LITERATURE REVIEW METHOD AND FINDINGS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: The Global Change App
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 8: Virtual Territorial Heritage in Education through mLearning Resources
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES AND HERITAGE WITH AR MPN
    5. SOLUTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: A Research Contribution to the Analysis of Mobile Devices in Higher Education from Medical Students' Point of View
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. SUMMARY OF RESULTS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: Bespoke Mobile Application Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MOBILE APPS IN EDUCATION
    4. DEVELOPING BESPOKE MOBILE APPLICATIONS
    5. THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING A BESPOKE MOBILE APPLICATION
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 11: The Effect of Using Mobile Devices on Students' Performance in Writing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHOD
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH AND RECOMMENDATION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Student Use of Cell Phones to Conduct Real-Time Polling
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESEARCH QUESTION #1: CONCRETE EXPERIENCE (CE)
    6. RESEARCH QUESTION #2: REFLECTIVE OBSERVATION (RO)
    7. RESEARCH QUESTION #3: ABSTRACT CONCEPTUALIZATION (AC)
    8. RESEARCH QUESTION #4: ACTIVE EXPERIMENTATION (AE)
    9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    14. APPENDIX
  21. Chapter 13: Universities' Point of View to Introduce Mobile Devices in their Classrooms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FOCUS OF CHAPTER
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Mobile Journalism, Cellphilms, and the Use of the StoryMaker Multimedia Software at a Zimbabwean Media Training University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A NOTE ON METHODOLOGY
    5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE STUDY
    6. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    7. FINDINGS FROM STUDENTS’ CELLPHILM AND MOJO PRODUCTIONS
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  23. Chapter 15: Stump
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. HOW DATA WAS OBTAINED
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. APPENDIX 1
    10. APPENDIX 2
    11. APPENDIX 3
  24. Chapter 16: The Impact of Social Media on Instruction in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TRANSFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION
    4. SOCIAL MEDIA
    5. ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
    6. CHALLENGES
    7. PEDAGOGY 2.0
    8. GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA USE
    9. USE OF SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
    10. CONCLUSION REGARDING COMMON PROMISING PRACTICES
    11. REFERENCES
  25. Chapter 17: Mobile Learning among Students and Lecturers in the Developing World
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 18: Engaging Students to Learn Physics and Mathematics through Short High Quality M-Learning Resources
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGNING EDUCATIONAL VIDEO-CAPSULES
    5. PRODUCTION OF VIDEO-CAPSULES
    6. EXPERIMENT DESIGN
    7. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    9. REFERENCES
  27. Chapter 19: Applied Competences for Students by Using M-Learning Devices in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE CASE STUDY
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX 1
    11. APPENDIX 2
    12. APPENDIX 3
  28. Chapter 20: Exploring the Use of Mobile Devices and Applications to Support Field Experience in Teacher Education Courses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. APPROACH AND STUDY DESIGN
    5. THE THREE DESIGN CYCLES
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
  29. Chapter 21: Instructor Perceptions and Intentions to Use a Tablet PC for Mobile Learning in a Ghanaian University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    7. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTE
    12. APPENDIX
  30. Compilation of References
  31. About the Contributors