Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms

Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms

Dominic Mentor (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
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Release Date: June, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 475
ISBN13: 9781522502517|ISBN10: 1522502513|EISBN13: 9781522502524|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0251-7

Description

It is the responsibility of educators to utilize contemporary avenues in order to reach their students in ways familiar to them. When teaching digital natives, new techniques are necessary for making new information relevant to their experience. One way to do this is through the use of mobile devices in curricula. This integration can make education accessible anywhere and to anyone, personalized to each student's schedule and needs.

The Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms expounds the current research on m-learning and strategies to leverage mobile devices in educational contexts. It also addresses the importance of communication, community, and mobility in modern classrooms, while offering a comprehensive overview of the theory and pedagogy associated with this new technology. Nonprofit organizers, K-12 educators, administrators, policy makers, students of education, and developers will find this book to be an important research companion.

Topics Covered

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

  • App-Based Teaching
  • M-Learning in K-12
  • M-Learning in Work Environments
  • Mobile Activism
  • Mobile Gaming
  • Mobile Journalism
  • Mobile Learning
  • Wearable Technology

Reviews and Testimonials

This work unites US and international contributors (many affiliated with Columbia University) in instructional technology, education, disabilities, cognitive studies, software development, teaching, and educational games. They give examples of how smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices can be used for learning at all levels, from apps to teach cooking to preschoolers, to training for mobile journalism. The book’s 19 chapters deal with topics such as mobile-assisted language learning, mobile devices for qualitative formative assessment, augmented reality technologies in education, collaboration via technology in the K-12 classroom, and mobile learning for sales force development. Of special interest is a case study of learning apps for a curriculum on film noir. The book includes b&w photos and process diagrams.

– ProtoView Reviews

The Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classroomms is a useful resource to help educators and researchers begin to navigate the brave new world of mobile learning in the contemporary classroom. Understanding that the contemporary classroom is not limited to the four walls that surround a school, the handbook, compiled in 2016, contains 19 entries by different signed authors, and includes chapters such as mobile learning for language learning, mobile learning for assessment, mobile games that may be conducive to learning, and mobile learning for social change.

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– Sara Mofford

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dominic Mentor (Ed.D.) is an Adjunct Asst. Prof. at Teachers College, Columbia University. He initiated and co-designed the USA’s first mLearning graduate class and a social media fellowship for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Adult Education. He received the Optimas Gold Vision 2014 award from Workforce Magazine for his work in the non-profit sector, developing young talent and won First Prize in the Blended Learning category of the 2015 International E-Learning Awards for E&M Learning -Connected Collaborative Teaching and Learning Communities. He was panel speaker at the inaugural 2015 Global MindED conference, keynote speaker at the 2014 Educational Technology summit in South Africa and 2012 Technology in Education conference at William Patterson University. Other presentations include African Center for Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Adelphi University, Baruch College and TEDx, UNESCO Mobile Learning (Paris, France),Harvard’s 21st Century Academic Forum Conference (Boston, USA), and eLearning in the Workplace 2014 conference. Recent publications: A chapter in Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications, and Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior. Other publications include articles in Educause 1. Teaching America’s First Course on Mobile Phone Learning and 2. Supporting Students’ Connectedness via Texting.

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