Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods

Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA) and Marian B. Maxfield (Ashland University, USA)
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Release Date: July, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 364|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6284-1
ISBN13: 9781466662841|ISBN10: 1466662840|EISBN13: 9781466662858


Rapid advancements in technology are creating new opportunities for educators to enhance their classroom techniques with digital learning resources. Once used solely outside of the classroom, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers are becoming common in many school settings.

Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods examines the implementation and success of mobile digital learning tools. With the inclusion of data on specific learning environments enhanced by ubiquitous educational technologies, this publication emphasizes the benefits of exploration and discovery in and out of the classroom. This book is an essential reference source for academicians, professionals, education researchers, school administrators, faculty, technology staff, and upper-level students interested in understanding the future of higher education.

Topics Covered

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

  • Constructivist Classroom
  • Global Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Pedagogical Frameworks
  • Social Communications
  • Social Media
  • Teacher Development

Reviews and Testimonials

Education researchers who study and professionals who apply mobile technologies in educational settings share paradigms, perspectives, challenges, and effective models. They also assess the effectiveness of mobile technologies in 21st-century classrooms and the constructivist or inquiry-based learning environment. Among the topics are a guide for department chairs on developing faculty to use mobile learning technologies in college classes, using mobile technology for student teaching observations of special education candidates, a case study of mobile technologies in higher education pedagogy in Africa, promoting strategic reading using the iBooks author application, and integrating mobile technologies in multi-cultural multi-lingual multi-media projects.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

An excellent resource to be introduced to m-Learning literature. The theoretical, pedagogical, and practical frameworks it presents empower the content and are not elusive to the reader. It stands out as a tremendously useful guide not only for teachers, but also for students in collegiate classes and/or master’s programs. I highly recommend this book.

– Seda Khadimally, MEd, ALM, EdD Candidate, California College of Communications, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.
Marian B. Maxfield is an Assistant Professor at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, USA. Dr. Maxfield received a B.A.Ed. in Secondary Education English, psychology, and sociology from The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio USA. She holds a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA. Dr. Maxfield has over a decade of experience teaching online in K-20. She designed online K-12 curriculum for First Ladies National Library and taught technology to international teachers through the IREX grant. She was the chair of the AERA Division H dissertation awards committee in 2013. Dr. Maxfield’s research interests include technology integration for pre-service teachers and K-20 professional development, mobile technologies, problem-based learning, electronic portfolios, discussion forums, information literacy, and medical education. Her scholarly work has won awards, including 2012 AERA dissertation second place, and appeared in multiple national and international peer-reviewed educational and medical journals, proceedings, and magazines.