Sunday, September 6, 2009

Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies

Edited By > Hokyoung Ryu, Massey University, New Zealand; David Parsons, Massey University - Auckland, New Zealand

ISBN: 978-1-60566-062-2 / Hard Cover / Publisher> Information Science Reference / Release Date > 2009 / Pages > 434 / List Price > $195

Description > 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.



Topics Covered:
  • Collaborative learning
  • Collaborative technology
  • Distributed learning environments
  • Enhanced individual learning experiences
  • Handheld educational applications
  • Innovative mobile learning activities
  • Integrated learning approach
  • Interactive SMS
  • Mobile learning
  • Mobile multimedia learning environments
  • Mobile technologies
  • Pedagogical innovation
  • Personalized mobile environment
  • Pervasive games
  • Situated learning experiences


Table Of Contents

Foreword – Kinshuk (Athabasca University, Canada)

Preface – Hokyoung Ryu (Massey University, New Zealand) and David Parsons (Massey University, New Zealand)


Section I: Introduction

Section I: Theoretical Foundations of Mobile Learning Experiences

Chapter IDesigning Learning Activities with Mobile Technologies / Hokyoung Ryu and David Parsons (Massey University, New Zealand)

Chapter II – Transforming the Practice of Mobile Learning: Promoting Pedagogical Innovation through Educational Principles and Strategies that Work / Patrick Danaher, Raj Gururajan and Abdul Hafeez-Baig (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)

Section II: Introduction

Section II: Enhancing Individual Learning Experiences

Chapter III – Understanding the Value of Interactive SMS for Large Classes / Eusebio Scornavacca, Sid Huff, and Stephen Marshall (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Chapter IV – Learning by Pervasive Games: An Empirical Study / Christian Kittl, Francika Edegger, and Otto Petrovic (Karl-Franzens University, Austria)

Chapter V – iPods as Mobile Multimedia Learning Environments: Individual Differences and Instructional Design / Peter Dolittle, Danielle Lusk, C. Noel Byrd, and Gina Mariano (Virginia Tech, U.S.A)

Chapter VI – From Individual learning to Collaborative learning - Location, Fun and Games: Place, Context and Identity in Mobile Learning / Martin Owen (Medrus Learning, U.K)

Section III: Introduction

Section III: Enhancing Collaborative Learning Experiences

Chapter VII – Collaborative Technology Impacts in Distributed Learning Environments / Martha Grabowski, Greg Lepak, and George Kulick (LeMoyne College, U.S.A)

Chapter VIII – Constructing Mobile Technology-Enabled Environments for an Integrated Learning Approach / María Felisa Verdejo, Carlos Celorrio, Emilio Julio Lorenzo, Marta Millán, Sergio Prades, and Javier Vélez (National Distance Learning University, Spain)

Chapter IX – Collaboration in Context as a Framework for Designing Innovative Mobile Learning Activities / Daniel Spikol, Arianit Kurti, and Marcelo Milrad (Växjö University, Sweden)

Chapter X – Participatory Simulation for Collaborative Learning Experiences / Chengjiu Yin, Hiroaki Ogata, and Yoneo Yano (University of Tokushima, Japan)

Section IV: Introduction

Section IV: Enhancing Situated Learning Experiences

Chapter XI – Situated Learning with Sketchmap / Sosuke Miura, Pamela Ravasio, and Masanori Sugimoto (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter XII – An Architecture for a Personalised Mobile Environment to Facilitate Contextual Lifelong Learning /Dionisios Dimakopoulos and George Magoulas (University of London, U.K)

Chapter XIII – Designing Situated Learning Experiences / Hokyoung Ryu (Massey University, New Zealand)

Chapter XIV – Professional learning environment/ Ana Dzartevska (Sandfield Information Systems, New Zealand)

Section V: Introduction

Section V: Challenges and Future Mobile Learning

Chapter XV – Handheld Educational Applications: A Review of the Research / Yanjie Song (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Chapter XVI – Assessing the Benefits of AJAX in Mobile Learning Systems / Feng Xie and David Parsons (Massey University, New Zealand)

Chapter XVII – Recommended Readings and Resources / compiled by Hokyoung Ryu and David Parsons (Massey University, New Zealand)


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