Mobile Learning
296 pages, 6 x 9
75 illustrations
Release Date:01 Mar 2009

Mobile Learning

Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training

Edited by Mohamed Ally
Athabasca University Press
This collection is for anyone interested in the use of mobile technology for various distance learning applications. Readers will discover how to design learning materials for delivery on mobile technology and become familiar with the best practices of other educators, trainers, and researchers in the field, as well as the most recent initiatives in mobile learning research. Businesses and governments can learn how to deliver timely information to staff using mobile devices. Professors can use this book as a textbook for courses on distance education, mobile learning, and educational technology.
We can only transform our world through education, but many can not be reached through conventional means. Mobile learning is bringing enormous opportunity where previously there was little. Ally travels the world tirelessly investigating, absorbing, and prescribing best practices for this new field. His work is transformative for education in many countries. Mary Lou Jepsen, founding CTO of One Laptop per Child
Mohamed Ally is a professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University in Canada. He is on the board of both the International Association of Mobile Learning and the International Federation of Training and Development.




PART ONE: Advances in Mobile Learning

Chapter 1

Current State of Mobile Learning / John Traxler

Chapter 2

A Model for Framing Mobile Learning / Marguerite L. Koole

PART TWO: Research on Mobile Learning

Chapter 3

Mobile Distance Learning with PDAs: Development and Testing of Pedagogical and System Solutions Supporting Mobile Distance Learners / Torstein Rekkedal and Aleksander Dye

Chapter 4

Using Mobile Learning to Enhance the Quality of Nursing Practice Education / Richard F. Kenny, Caroline Park, Jocelyne M. C. Van Neste-Kenny, Pamela A. Burton, and Jan Meiers

Chapter 5

Informal Learning Evidence in Online Communities of Mobile Device Enthusiasts / Gill Clough, Ann C. Jones, Patrick McAndrew, and Eileen Scanlon

Chapter 6

M-learning: Positioning Educators for a Mobile, Connected Future / Kristine Peters

PART THREE: Applications of Mobile Learning

Chapter 7

Practitioners as Innovators: Emergent Practice in Personal Mobile Teaching, Learning, Work, and Leisure / Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and John Pettit

Chapter 8

Design and Development of Multimedia Learning Objects for Mobile Phones / Claire Bradley, Richard Haynes, John Cook, Tom Boyle, and Carl Smith

Chapter 9

From E-learning to Mobile Learning: New Opportunities / Michelle Pieri and Davide Diamantini

Chapter 10

MobilED – Mobile Tools and Services Platform for Formal and Informal Learning / Merryl Ford and Teemu Leinonen

Chapter 11

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of M-learning within an International Distance Education Programme / Jon Gregson and Dolf Jordaan

Chapter 12

Using Mobile Technologies for Multimedia Tours in a Traditional Museum Setting / Laura Naismith and M. Paul Smith

Chapter 13

Use of Mobile Technology for Teacher Training / Jocelyn Wishart





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