Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for Improved Learning Outcomes

Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for Improved Learning Outcomes

David Parsons (The Mind Lab by Unitec, New Zealand)
Release Date: May, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 366
ISBN13: 9781522503590|ISBN10: 1522503595|EISBN13: 9781522503606|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0359-0


The integration of technology into educational settings has revolutionized classroom instruction in recent years. By properly utilizing available digital resources, students’ learning experiences can be significantly enhanced.

Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for Improved Learning Outcomes is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on the use and benefits of technological tools in contemporary classrooms and showcases how these devices improve the overall learning process. Highlighting the distinctions and interactions between mobile and blended education, this book is ideally designed for practitioners, professionals, academicians, and students interested in the effective implementation of modern technology in the classroom.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Learner Interaction
  • MOOCs
  • Social Networks

Reviews and Testimonials

Parsons and his contributors address the types of mobile and blended learning innovations that might lead to improved learning outcomes. They explore the key characteristics of both blended and mobile learning and find through their analyses that both types of learning encompass complex interactions between technologies, pedagogies, contexts and individuals, providing an almost limitless set of opportunities for innovative work that explores new ways to teach and learn.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
David Parsons
Chapter 1
Marva Mirabolghasemi, Noorminshah A. Iahad
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model has been used for exploring various aspects of blended learning courses using technology such as Course... Sample PDF
Evaluating Learning Experience through Educational Social Network Support in Blended Learning
Chapter 2
Virendra Gawande
Higher Education in developing countries like Oman offers several unique circumstances that suggest curriculum delivery using Blended Learning is a... Sample PDF
Blended Learning: Confronting the Challenges of Higher Education in Oman
Chapter 3
Michel Plaisent, Filomena Dayagbil, Angeline M. Pogoy, Prosper Bernard
This chapter presents an overview of the challenges facing teachers and education students with regard to the growing interest in the flipped... Sample PDF
Is Flipped Classroom a Tendency or a Fad?: The Point of View of Future Teachers in the Philippines
Chapter 4
Margaret Anne Carter, Paul Pagliano, Cecily Knight, Donna Goldie
The digital age together with the political and economic agenda to make higher education more accessible and cost effective are challenging teaching... Sample PDF
Learning about Blended Learning through Students' Experiences: An Exploratory Study in Postgraduate Guidance and Counselling Programs in a University with Campuses in Australia and Singapore
Chapter 5
Kathryn MacCallum, Heather R. Bell
This chapter discusses the findings of an ethnographic case study investigating the implementation of mobile learning at an early childhood centre... Sample PDF
Improving Teaching Practice in Early Childhood Supported by Mobile Technology
Chapter 6
Katja Lehmann, Matthias Söllner, Jan Marco Leimeister
Universities face increasing numbers of students leading to increasingly large lectures, and decreasing interaction and feedback, which are... Sample PDF
Increasing Learner Interaction in Large-Scale Lectures by Using a Mobile Learning Application
Chapter 7
Priscila Cadorin Nicolete, Juarez Bento da Silva, Marta Adriana da Silva Cristiano, Simone Meister Sommer Bilessimo, Giovanni Ferreira de Farias, Silvio Serafim da Luz Filho
The STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are very important for education, but the lack of experimental laboratories... Sample PDF
A Remote Mobile Experiment in Brazilian Public Basic Education
Chapter 8
Shamsul Arrieya Ariffin
With the advent of mobile technology, students and academics are using mobile devices, such as mobile phones, for personal daily activities. Due to... Sample PDF
Investigating the Daily Use of Mobile Phones as Tools to Enhance mLearning for Local Cultural Subjects in the Context of Malaysian Universities
Chapter 9
Maria Ranieri, Isabella Bruni
This chapter explores the potential of mobile learning for creativity in formal and informal contexts of learning with a focus on media production... Sample PDF
Create, Transform, and Share: Empowering Creativity and Self-Expression through Mobile Learning
Chapter 10
Thomas Cochrane, Helen Sissons, Danielle L. Mulrennan, Vernon Rive
This chapter extends the authors' 2013 IJMBL article that covered the establishment of a lecturer Community Of Practice (COP) leading to two... Sample PDF
Journalism and Law 2.0: Collaborative Curriculum Redesign
Chapter 11
Francisco Javier Delgado-Cepeda
Quality and diffusion of science and engineering education is a world challenge for the coming decades. It will require better and differentiated... Sample PDF
Upgrading a Numerical Methods Course into New Mobile Technologies for Mathematical Education: An Approach Based on Flexibility and Skill Development
Chapter 12
Sonal Dekhane, Mai Yin Tsoi, Cynthia Johnson
The ubiquity of mobile devices, their portability and their unique gesture recognition features make them an apt educational tool, especially in the... Sample PDF
Mobile Application Development by Students to Support Student Learning
Chapter 13
Serçin Karataş, Onur Ceran, Ülkü Ülker, Ezgi Tosik Gün, Nimet Özgül Ünsal Köse, Mustafa Kılıç, Gökçe Akçayır, Zeynel Abidin Tok
The aim of this study is to determine current tendencies regarding mobile learning in published research between 2010 and 2015. In this study, 221... Sample PDF
A Trend Analysis of Mobile Learning
Chapter 14
Rosiney Rocha Almeida, Carlos Fernando Araújo Jr.
This chapter, the authors analyze mobile learning literature addressing formal teaching situations in the field of science/mathematics education.... Sample PDF
Mobile Learning in Science and Mathematics Teaching: A Systematic Review
Chapter 15
Samantha Briggs, Helen Crompton
Technological opportunities are opening new ways for educators to enhance K-12 instruction. While many educators are incorporating digital... Sample PDF
Taking Advantage of MOOCs in K-12 Education: A Blended Approach
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

David Parsons is National Postgraduate Director for The Mind Lab by Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand. He holds a PhD in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and has wide experience in both academia and the IT industry. He is the founding editor in chief of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) and author of a number of texts on computer programming, web application development and mobile learning. He chaired the Conference on Mobile Learning Technologies and Applications in 2007 and was co-editor of ‘Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies’ (Information Science Reference, 2009). He also edits the annual compilations of papers from IJMBL that are published as a regular series of books. He is a member of the International Association for Mobile Learning and a professional member of the British Computer Society.