Mobile Learning Beyond Tablets and Smartphones: How Mobile and Networked Devices Enable New Mobile Learning Scenarios
There is a growing set of mobile and networked devices, which can be used to design, develop, and implement mobile learning scenarios in schools, enterprises, and public institutions such a museums and libraries. Networked objects with iBeacon, radio-frequency identification (RFID), Bluetooth, and other technologies are located in buildings and communicate with users who approach them. This chapter will give an introduction to this new possibility to create mobile and networked learning scenarios and present a range of examples from schools, enterprises, and public institutions. The chapter is a first glimpse into new applications and possibilities of mobile learning based on an extended understanding, which goes beyond tablets and smartphones. Some ideas are still sketches and basic descriptions. The goal is to encourage one’s own experience and to explore new ways of teaching and learning with mobile technologies.
KeywordsSituated mobile learning Ubiquitous computing Internet of Things Critical thinking Experience-based learning
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