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Mobile Learning: The Next Generation documents the most innovative projects in context-aware mobile learning in order to develop a richer theoretical understanding of learning in modern mobile-connected societies. Context-aware mobile learning takes advantage of cell phone, mobile, and pervasive personal technologies to design learning experiences that exploit the richness of both indoor and outdoor environments. These technologies detect a learner’s presence in a particular place, the learner’s history in that place or in relation to other people and objects nearby, and adapt learning experiences accordingly, enabling and encouraging learners to use personal and social technologies to capture aspects of the environment as learning resources, and to share their reactions to them.
Mobile Learning is a powerful professional guide for those interested in taking advantage of mobile and pervasive personal technologies in the design of better learning experiences. Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness, and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects around the world, this book considers:
? the fundamentals of mobile technologies and devices
? the educational foundations of modern networked learning
? the issues that underpin mobile learning and make it accessible for all users
? the challenges of making mobile learning a substantial and sustainable component in colleges, universities, and corporations
? implications and issues for the future
Mobile Learning provides useful, authoritative and comprehensive guidance for professionals in higher and further education and trainers in the business sector who want to learn more about the opportunities offered by new technologies to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning, and training.