Learning with Mobile Technologies, Handheld Devices, and Smart Phones: Innovative Methods: Innovative Methods

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Lu, Zhongyu (Joan)
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2012 - Education - 272 pages
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Mobile Learning is a new trend in pedagogical communities. It matches the speed of fast moving methodologies in pedagogical world. The theories of activity-based learning, problem-based learning, work-based learning, and opinion-based learning, learner-centered learning, and so forth, can be integrated with these tiny handheld devices. Students and teachers communicate effectively and efficiently with these simple clicks to obtain the formative/informative and summative feedbacks. The learning outcomes for both ability and knowledge can be smartly measured and observed through the latest ICT technologies.

Learning with Mobile Technologies, Handheld Devices and Smart Phones: Innovative Methods presents a collection of innovative research which focuses on learning in the digital world with advanced mobile technologies. This reference will aim to bring researchers, professors, and lectures and industrial training associations together to introduce a new era of teaching and learning societies.


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Zhongyu (Joan) Lu is Professor in Informatics at the University of Huddersfield (UK). Her extensive research covers information access, retrieval and visualization, XML technology, object oriented technologies, agent technology, data management systems, security issues and Internet computing. She has been an invited speaker for industrial-oriented events and published 5 academic books and more than 160 papers. Professor Lu has acted as the founder and a program chair for the International XML Technology workshop and XMLTech (USA) for 11 years (2003-2011). She also serves as Chair of 5 separate international conferences, is a regular reviewer for several international journals, and a committee member for 16 international conferences. She specializes in XML technology and mobile computing with image retrieval through the latest wireless devices. Professor Lu serves as a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), BCS examiner of Advanced Database Management Systems, and fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Information Retrieval Research. [Editor]

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