Mobile Learning

New Approach, New Theory

Authored by: Helen Crompton

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.ch5

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Abstract

The use of technologies is becoming ubiquitous throughout today’s society. As philosophies and practice move toward learner-centered pedagogies, technology, in a parallel move, is now able to provide new affordances to the learner, such as learning that is personalized, contextualized, and unrestricted by temporal and spatial constraints. The unique attributes of mobile learning (m-learning) provide a new approach to learning, which requires a new theory.

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