Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies: Techniques and Technologies

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Ryu, Hokyoung, Parsons, David
IGI Global, Oct 31, 2008 - Computers - 434 pages

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

Enhancing Individual Learning Experiences
47
Enhancing Collaborative Learning Experiences
122
Enhancing Situated Learning Experiences
215
Challenges and Future Mobile Learning
301
Glossary
364
Compilation of References
371
About the Contributors
404
Index
412
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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 National Postgraduate Director at The Mind Lab by Unitec, 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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