Handheld Educational Applications: A Review of the Research

Handheld Educational Applications: A Review of the Research

Yanjie Song (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-062-2.ch015
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This chapter reviews and discusses research on applications of handheld devices in education. The author classifies these applications into six categories based on their functions: educational communication, managing, multimedia access, games and simulations, data collection, and context-aware applications. Each category is examined individually and the consequences arising from these applications are analyzed. The author posits that handheld educational applications, in many cases, have duplicated traditional practice, and that these uses do not seem to have much impact on educational practices. Continued research is needed to focus on longitudinal studies of how students’ perceive and use handheld devices for their own needs in contexts that change their educational practices.

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Hokyoung Ryu, David Parsons
Chapter 1
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Chapter 15
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Handheld Educational Applications: A Review of the Research
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