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Mobile Technologies and Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning

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Ubiquitous learning is able to situate the learner in both the real and virtual world, regardless of time and place, where questions encountered in the real world can be immediately answered individually by accessing and conducting research on the Internet or collaboratively through text messages, twittering or posting online.Mobile Technologies and Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning: Research and Pedagogy provides readers with a rich collection of research-informed ideas for integrating mobile technologies into learning and teaching. Each chapter looks critically at the issues, related benefits and limitations of learning ubiquitously within the context of the research reported. New and emerging technologies present challenges for education causing educators to have to rethink pedagogy, boundaries and curriculum if they continue to embrace mobile technologies in their teaching.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. The Influence of Technology on Society
    2. Ubiquitous and Mobile Learning
    3. Overview of the Book
  7. Section 1: Theories and Frameworks
    1. Chapter 1: The Digital Revolution in Education
      1. Abstract
      2. EMERGENCE OF THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION
      3. CURRENT STATUS OF MOBILE DEVICES FOR LEARNING AND LIVING
      4. MOBILE DEVICES AND LEARNING THEORIES
      5. CAPACITIES OF MOBILE DEVICES FOR LEARNING
      6. MULTILITERACIES: PLURALITY OF LITERACIES WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      7. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIPS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Visualizing Knowledge Awareness Support in Ubiquitous Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERSONALIZED KNOWLEDGE AWARENESS MAP
      4. SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
      5. SYSTEM EVALUATION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    3. Chapter 3: Ubiquitous Computing does not Guarantee Ubiquitous Learning in Schools
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE HANDHELD COMPUTER AS A UBIQUITOUS LEARNING TOOL
      4. UBIQUITOUS LEARNING WITH HANDHELD COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM1
      5. THE RESEARCH STUDY
      6. DISCUSSIONS
      7. POSITIONING UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING IN RELATION TO UBIQUITOUS LEARNING
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Beyond Mobile Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH: DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      4. DISCOURSE AS DATA
      5. TO BE OR NOT TO BE AN IPODER: DEFINING ONE’S SELF THROUGH MOBILE LEARNING DEVICES
      6. THE WALTZ OF CONTENT: SHARING AND REINFORCING FORMS OF LIFE
      7. THE WALTZ OF EARPIECES: SHARING AND CONSTRUCTING SOCIAL TIMES
      8. CODIFICATION OF GESTURES IN RULES OF COURTESY
      9. ETHICAL AWARENESS
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Activity in a Mobile Learning Environment
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL UNDERPINNING
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. AWARENESS OF CONTEXT AND SOCIAL PRESENCE: ACTIVITY IN A MOBILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      6. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 6: Insights into Students’ Thinking with Handheld Computers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK UNDERPINNING RESEARCH INTO CAPTURING THINKING WITH HANDHELD COMPUTERS
      4. CAPTURING KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATIONS WITH THE HANDHELD COMPUTERs
      5. RESEARCH METHOD
      6. RESEARCH STUDY 1
      7. RESEARCH STUDY 2
      8. RESEARCH STUDY 3
      9. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      10. Acknowledgment
    7. Chapter 7: Using Mobile Technologies as Research Tools
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USING MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AS RESEARCH TOOLS
      5. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Design and Implementation
    1. Chapter 8: Mobile Phones, Developing Countries and Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. Sharing a Computer in the Classroom: Multiple Input Devices and Single Shared Display
      5. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 9: Historic Monument Education
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Conclusion
      4. Acknowledgment
      5. Appendix A: Pre-Class Questionnaire
    3. Chapter 10: Implementation of Mobile Learning at the Open University Malaysia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOBILE LEARNING
      4. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE LEARNING AT OUM
      5. DESIGNING THE CONTENT FOR MOBILE LEARNING
      6. IMPLEMENTATION
      7. CONCLUDING REMARKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. Acknowledgment
    4. Chapter 11: Educational Podcasts at University Campus Suffolk
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Future Research Directions
      4. Conclusion
      5. APPENDIX A
      6. APPENDIX B
  9. Section 3: Research and Innovative Pedagogy
    1. Chapter 12: Imagine Mobile Learning in your Pocket
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF the CHAPTER
      5. Recommendations and Implications
      6. Future Research Directions
      7. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 13: Using Mobile Phones for Teaching, Learning and Assessing Irish in Ireland
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. Background
      4. 3. Mobile Phones for Teaching and Learning Irish: The Mall and FÓN Projects
      5. 4. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 14: The Pedagogy of Mobility
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Discussion
      4. Conclusion
      5. Acknowledgment
    4. Chapter 15: Formal and Informal Use of Handhelds by Australian and British Students
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Trends in Handheld Usage by Year 7 Australian and English Students at Home and School: Types and Frequencies of Usage
      4. Conclusion and implications
      5. Appendix A: The Research Instrument
      6. Appendix B: Investigating the Heart and Pulse Rates
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index