Innovations in Mobile Educational Technologies and Applications

Innovations in Mobile Educational Technologies and Applications

David Parsons (The Mind Lab by Unitec, New Zealand)
Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 483
ISBN13: 9781466621398|ISBN10: 1466621397|EISBN13: 9781466621404|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2139-8


The current educational system continues to face challenges in the wake of new technological advancements in our society. Continuous advances in education technology have provided the mobile learning community with inquiries on how these innovative devices may be used for teaching.

Innovations in Mobile Educational Technologies and Applications presents a collection of knowledge on the developments and approaches of mobile educational technology. Bringing together points of view from both technological and pedagogical practices, this book aims to enhance interest in nontraditional approaches to learning.

Topics Covered

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

  • Blended Learning
  • E-Learning
  • Evaluation of Mobile or Blended Learning in Practice
  • Future of Mobile or Blended Learning
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Learner Interaction/Collaborative Learning
  • Mobile Games for Learning
  • Mobile or Blended Learning Applications
  • Pedagogical Approaches
  • Privacy and Security Issues

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

David Parsons is National Postgraduate Director at The Mind Lab by Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand. He has a PhD in Information Technology from Nottingham Trent University (UK) and has wide experience in both academia and industry. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and author of a number of texts on computer programming, web application development and mobile learning. His work has been published in many international journals, including Computers & Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies and Software Practice and Experience. 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 is a member of the International Association for Mobile Learning and a professional member of the British Computer Society.