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.

– ProtoView Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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.