E-Book Readers and PDAs for Work-Based Learners

Authored by: Ming Nie , Terese Bird , Palitha Edirisingha

Handbook of Mobile Learning

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415503693
eBook ISBN: 9780203118764
Adobe ISBN: 9781136311536

10.4324/9780203118764.ch21

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Abstract

Work-based learning plays an important role in the development of students’ professional and social skills and, therefore, has a positive impact on increasing the employability of university graduates (Clamp & Warr, 2002; Hills, Robertson, Walker, Adey, & Nixon, 2003). Many higher-education (HE) institutions in the UK have already included work-based learners as a vital segment of their target audience in their teaching and learning agendas. The University of Leicester, for example, is a sector leader in postgraduate distance education. The university currently has over 7,000 students on 40 distance learning programs offered by 13 departments. Most of the students on these programs are part-time, work-based learners.

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