Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies: Techniques and Technologies

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Ryu, Hokyoung
IGI Global, Oct 31, 2008 - Computers - 434 pages
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Academia and industry have only begun to explore the vast capabilities that the emerging field of mobile learning has to enrich education. To help researchers and practitioners drive the realization of the potential benefits of mobile learning technology to the next level, a thorough survey of the state of knowledge in this ascending field is vital.

Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies is the first book to comprehensively set out opportunities presented by mobile learning technologies, collecting incisive research articles from leading international experts. Covering field challenges, practical experiences, and current technological advances, this unique contribution to the current research will benefit academics and students in a variety of education and technology-related disciplines, as well as industry specialists in the field mobile technology.

 

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Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgment
Designing Learning Activities with Mobile Technologies
Promoting Pedagogical Innovation through Educational Principles and Strategies that Work
Understanding the Value of Interactive SMS for Large Classes
An Empirical Study
Individual Differences and Instructional Design
Situated Learning with SketchMap
An Architecture for a Personalized Mobile Environment to Facilitate Contextual Lifelong Learning
Designing Situated Learning Experiences
Developing a Mobile Learning Platform for a Professional Environment
A Review of the Research
Assessing the Benefits of AJAX in Mobile Learning Systems Design
Recommended Readings and Resources
Glossary

Place Context and Identity in Mobile Learning
Collaborative Technology Impacts in Distributed Learning Environments
Constructing Mobile TechnologyEnabled Environments for an Integrated Learning Approach
Collaboration in Context as a Framework for Designing Innovative Mobile Learning Activities
Participatory Simulation for Collaborative Learning Experiences
Compilation of References
About the Contributors
Index
Copyright

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Hokyoung Ryu holds a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea (1999) and a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of York, U.K. (2004). His current role is as a Lecturer in Information Technology, at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), mobile usability and mobile learning, publishing more than hundred peer-reviewed articles in conferences, journals, and book chapters. He is currently preparing to edit another mobile learning book tentatively entitled “Designing Themes in Mobile Learning”. He is also authoring two books – "Mobile User Interface Analysis and Design" and “Affordance Design”, and currently an associate editor of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation. Dr. Ryu is a member of the British Computer Society’s HCI group and the Centre for Mobile Computing at Massey University

David Parsons is Associate Professor of Information Technology at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. He has a PhD in Information Technology from Nottingham Trent University (UK) and has wide experience in both academia and industry. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and author of a number of texts on computer programming, web application development and mobile learning. His work has been published in many international journals, including Computers & Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies and Software Practice and Experience. He chaired the Conference on Mobile Learning Technologies and Applications in 2007 and was co-editor of Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies (Information Science Reference, 2009). He is a member of the International Association for Mobile Learning and a professional member of the British Computer Society. [Editor]

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