Considering the potential of connected mobile learning

James Mundie, Simon Hooper

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In this paper, we present a connectivist view of mobile learning-one that attempts to understand mobile learning based on the learners’ ability to use mobile technology to cultivate and exploit connected networks of information for problem solving. Through the cultivation of knowledge networks, learners develop skills such as finding and filtering information in order to construct solutions to problems and evaluate their effectiveness. From this perspective, mobile technology can be understood as a means for learners to dramatically expand the kind of meaningful information (information model) in context with the total information (information space) available for problem solving. Mobile learning, in this context, then becomes an act that is determined by the learner, as they use mobile technology to create and exploit knowledge networks to support their learning goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe New Landscape of Mobile Learning
Subtitle of host publicationRedesigning Education in an App-Based World
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781136265761
ISBN (Print)9780415539234
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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