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Innovations in Mobile Educational Technologies and Applications

Book Description

The current educational system continues to face challenges in the wake of new technological advancements in our society. Continuous advances in education technology have provided the mobile learning community with inquiries on how these innovative devices may be used for teaching. Innovations in Mobile Educational Technologies and Applications presents a collection of knowledge on the developments and approaches of mobile educational technology. Bringing together points of view from both technological and pedagogical practices, this book aims to enhance interest in nontraditional approaches to learning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board, Associate Editors and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. Associate Editors
    3. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. MOBILE AND BLENDED LEARNING: A GLOBAL RESEARCH COMMUNITY IN MOTION
    2. THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON MOBILE AND CONTEXTUAL LEARNING (mLEARN)
    3. THE IADIS MOBILE LEARNING CONFERENCE
    4. MOBILE LEARNING RESEARCH AND SYSTEMS DESIGN METHODOLOGIES
    5. MOBILE LEARNING RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. MOBILE LEARNING DESIGN SOLUTIONS AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
    7. MOBILE LEARNING SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT
    8. EVALUATING MOBILE LEARNING INTERVENTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION: IMMEDIATE AND DISTANCE OUTCOMES
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Mobile Learning Research Directions
    1. Chapter 1: Mobile Learning
      1. 1. INTRODUCTION
      2. 2. THE FIRST ACHIEVEMENT: ENHANCING LEARNING
      3. 3. THE SECOND ACHIEVEMENT: REACHING OUT
      4. 4. THE THIRD ACHIEVEMENT: THEORY BUILDING
      5. 5. THE FOURTH ACHIEVEMENT: MOTIVATION
      6. 6. THE FIFTH ACHIEVEMENT: COMMUNITY
      7. 7. THE CHALLENGES
      8. 8. THE WIDER CHALLENGES
    2. Chapter 2: A Survey of Research Methods and Purposes in Mobile Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH METHODS
      4. RESEARCH PURPOSES
      5. CLASSIFICATION OF MOBILE LEARNING RESEARCH
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX: FULL PAPERS
    3. Chapter 3: Mobile Technology and Student Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    4. Chapter 4: Empirical Research on Learners’ Thoughts About the Impact of Mobile Technology on Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEARNERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS MOBILE LEARNING
    5. Chapter 8: Audio Active
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SCENARIO-BASED DESIGN: THE GENERATION, SHARING AND EVALUATION OF IDEAS
      5. SIX MOBILE AUDIO LEARNING SCENARIOS
      6. SIX MOBILE AUDIO SCENARIOS DISCUSSED
      7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Mobile Learning Design Solutions and Theoretical Frameworks
    1. Chapter 5: Mobile Devices as Support Rather than Distraction for Mobile Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. ANALYSIS OF VISUAL FOCUS ON DEVICES
      6. RESULTS: DESIGN GUIDELINES
      7. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE WORK
    2. Chapter 6: Unearthing Invisible Buildings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. INVISIBLE BUILDINGS
      4. 2. DESIGN ASPECTS
      5. 3. EVALUATION
      6. 4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      7. 5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Guidelines for the Design of Location-Based Audio for Mobile Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TYPES OF AUDIO EXPERIENCE
      4. AUDIO VIGNETTES
      5. MOVEMENT-BASED GUIDES
      6. MOBILE NARRATIVES
      7. GUIDELINES FOR EFFECTIVE AUDIO EXPERIENCES
      8. CASE STUDY: A CHAOTIC ENCOUNTER
      9. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK
    4. Chapter 9: Listening to an Educational Podcast While Walking or Jogging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. MOBILE LEARNING AND PODCASTING
      3. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    5. Chapter 10: Advancing Collaboration between M-Learning Researchers and Practitioners through an Online Portal and Web 2.0 Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Mobile Learning Solution Development
    1. Chapter 11: Involving the End-Users in the Development of Language Learning Material
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DIDACTICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. INVOLVING CHILDREN IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
      6. TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE
      7. RESULTS
      8. CHOICE OF DIGITAL CONTENT
      9. “WHEN DO WE GET THE PHONES?!”
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. INVOLVING THE USERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
      12. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Identifying the Potential of Mobile Phone Cameras in Science Teaching and Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Exploring the Challenges of Supporting Collaborative Mobile Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH METHOD
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: Evaluating Mobile Learning Interventions
    1. Chapter 14: Reflections on 4 Years of mLearning Implementation (2007-2010)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE 2009 MLEARNING PROJECTS
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: Mature Students using Mobile Devices in Life and Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
      4. PARTICIPANTS
      5. INTERNATIONAL SURVEY
      6. SURVEY FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION AND REFLECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 16: The Role of Gender in Mobile Game-Based Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 17: Empowered Learner Identity Through M-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 18: E-Learning and M-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 19: An Investigation Into Mobile Learning for High School Mathematics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
      6. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONTRIBUTION
      10. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. Chapter 20: Empirical Research into Students’ Mobile Phones and Their Use for Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SURVEY RESULTS: STUDENT MOBILE PHONES AND THEIR USE
      4. CASE STUDIES OF STUDENT MOBILE PHONE USE FOR LEARNING
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors