Friday, November 27, 2009

Book > Mobile Learning In Higher Education

Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New Technologies, New Pedagogies: Mobile Learning In Higher Education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138 p. ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9


While mobile technologies such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and digital music players (mp3 players) have permeated popular culture, they have not found widespread acceptance as pedagogical tools in higher education.

The purpose of this e-book is to explore the use of mobile devices in learning in higher education, and to provide examples of good pedagogy. We are sure that the rich variety of examples of mobile learning found in this book will provide the reader with the inspiration to teach their own subjects and courses in ways that employ mobile devices in authentic and creative ways. This book is made up of a collection of double blind peer-reviewed chapters written by participants in the project New technologies, new pedagogies: Using mobile technologies to develop new ways of teaching and learning.

The book begins with an introductory chapter that describes the overall project, its aims and methods. The second chapter describes the professional development process that was used for the teacher participants involved in the project. This is followed by 10 chapters, each describing a mobile learning pedagogy that was employed in the context of a subject area within a Faculty of Education. The final chapter presents guidelines or design principles for the use of mobile learning in higher education learning environments.

We wish to acknowledge the support provided for the project on which this book is based by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. This research was also funded by generous support from the Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wollongong. Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney & Brian Ferry, April 2009

Table of Contents

1 - Introduction: Using mobile technologies to develop new ways of teaching and learning /  Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry

2 - Professional development: Faculty development for new technologies: Putting mobile learning in the hands of the teachers / Geraldine Lefoe, Ian Olney, Rob Wright and Anthony Herrington

3 - Adult education: Using a smartphone to create digital teaching episodes as resources in adult education /  Anthony Herrington

4 - Early childhood education: Digital story telling using iPods / Ian Olney, Jan Herrington and Irina Verenikina

5 - Environmental education: Using mobile phones to enhance teacher learning in environmental education / Brian Ferry

6 - Information technology education: Incorporating mobile technologies within constructivist-based curriculum resources / Anthony Herrington

7 - Language and literacy education: Using iPods to capture professional dialogue between early career teachers to enrich reflective practice /  Jessica Mantei and Lisa Kervin

8 - Mathematics education: Role of mobile digital technology in fostering the construction of pedagogical and content knowledge of mathematics / Mohan Chinnappan

9 - Physical education: Using iPods to enhance the teaching of games in physical education / Greg Forrest

10 - Reflective practice: Collaborative gathering, evaluating and communicating ‘wisdom’ using iPods / Lisa Kervin and Jessica Mantei

11 - Science education: Using mobile phone cameras to capture images for slowmations: Student-generated science animations / Garry Hoban

12 - Visual arts education: Art on the move: Mobility – a way of life / Ian Brown

13 - Design principles: Design principles for mobile learning / Anthony Herrington, Jan Herrington and Jessica Mantei

Full Text OF Entire Book And Individual Chapters Available At


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  1. Best book, Thanks a lot. Specially, the mobile learning pedagogy is new for me. Anyway, many thanks for authors.....

  2. Your blog is always a great reference to know about best practices in using mobile technologies for knowledge sharing. It is an honour for us to get our Mobile Learning EOI Android project being cited by you :) Thanks.

    We are working with Android mobile free software, Google Apps and Moodle to get our studentes connected in a learning environment.

    We´ll be glad to tell you more about this project if you are interested in getting more details.

    Best regards,


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