Visions About Mobile Technologies in Elementary Education

  • Harri Ketamo
  • Jarkko Alajääski
  • Jari Multisilta
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Abstract

Mobile and wireless communication technologies are developing rapidly. These technologies could be used to support a pedagogical meaningful, place-and-time independent learning process. At the Pori School of Technology and Economics, Finland, we have started a research and development project in wireless communication’s capabilities in primary and early childhood education. In this paper we present a scenario for a problem-based learning in the wireless environment. The mobile devices may become a major communication devices within all kinds of electronic communication and they might displace traditional computer networks in some areas of learning. These technologies have to evaluate today in order to implement the next generation mobile eLearning.

Keywords

learning environments mobile communication future visions elementary education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harri Ketamo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jarkko Alajääski
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jari Multisilta
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Pori School of Technology and EconomicsTampere University of TechnologyPoriFinland
  2. 2.Department of Teacher Education in RaumaUniversity of TurkuRaumaFinland
  3. 3.Pori School of Technology and EconomicsTampere University of TechnologyPoriFinland

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