Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Big picture and Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 3-27
    3. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 29-72
    4. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 95-153
    5. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 155-171
  3. Mobile Devices as Resources for Learning: A Socio-Cultural Ecological Analysis of the Mobile Complex

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 172-172
    2. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 175-184
    3. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 205-222
    4. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 223-248
    5. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 249-272
    6. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 273-296
    7. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 297-311
  4. Perspectives for Mobile Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 312-312
    2. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 315-317
    3. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 319-338
    4. Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook
      Pages 339-346
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-382

About this book

Introduction

As with television and computers before it, today’s mobile technology challenges educators to respond and ensure their work is relevant to students. What’s changed is that this portable, cross-contextual way of engaging with the world is driving a more proactive approach to learning on the part of young people.

The first full-length authored treatment of the relationship between the centrality of technological development in daily life and its potential as a means of education, Mobile Learning charts the rapid emergence of new forms of mass communication and their potential for gathering, shaping, and analyzing information, studying their transformative capability and learning potential in the contexts of school and socio-cultural change. The focus is on mobile/cell phones, PDAs, and to a lesser extent gaming devices and music players, not as "the next new thing" but meaningfully integrated into education, without objectifying the devices or technology itself. And the book fully grounds readers by offering theoretical and conceptual models, an analytical framework for understanding the issues, recommendations for specialized resources, and practical examples of mobile learning in formal as well as informal educational settings, particularly with at-risk students. Among the topics covered:

• Core issues in mobile learning

• Mobile devices as educational resources

• Socioeconomic approaches to mobile learning

• Creating situations that promote mobile learning

• Ubiquitous mobility and its implications for pedagogy

• Bridging the digital divide at the policy level

Mobile Learning is a groundbreaking volume, sure to stimulate both discussion and innovation among educational professionals interested in technology in the context of teaching and learning.

Keywords

Activity Theory At-Risk Learners Educational Technology M-learning School culture Smartphone communication context awareness information learner-generated context learning mobile Learning mobile complex reflexive situated learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Norbert Pachler
    • 1
  • Ben Bachmair
    • 2
  • John Cook
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. EducationUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.FB Erziehungswissenschaft/Universität KasselKasselGermany
  3. 3.London Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0585-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0584-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0585-7
  • About this book