Promoting Active Learning through the Integration of Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies

Promoting Active Learning through the Integration of Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 331
ISBN13: 9781466663435|ISBN10: 146666343X|EISBN13: 9781466663442|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6343-5


Once considered disruptive to learning, technology has increasingly become an integrated and valued part of the modern classroom. In particular, mobile technologies provide the ability to encourage evocative student learning through new experiences.

Promoting Active Learning through the Integration of Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies showcases the widely varied ways that technology can be applied to enhance classroom learning. Closely examining and critiquing the best methods in assimilating technologies, this publication is a valuable resource for faculty, teachers, administrators, technology staff, directors of learning centers, and other education technology leaders interested in incorporating new technologies within the classroom for engaging student learning.

Topics Covered

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

  • Classroom Learning
  • Education Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Innovative Teaching Approaches
  • Mobile applications
  • Mobile Technology
  • Student Learning
  • Virtual Learning Environments

Reviews and Testimonials

An international group of education and technology scholars presents 15 chapters on the challenges, benefits, perspectives, and practices for using and integrating mobile and ubiquitous technologies in teaching and learning. They address how this technology requires a new pedagogical framework focusing on the teacher; the impact of mobile devices on teaching and learning; “bring your own device” programs; mobile technologies in education in Sub-Saharan Africa; professional development for educators using mobile technology; using mobile devices to support program outcomes in blended bachelors of education programs; mobile technology and hierarchical mentoring in active learning environments.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor of Education at the University of North Dakota, USA. 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 over 100 publications in journals, edited books, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His primary research interests focus on mobile technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. Prof. Keengwe’s work was honored with the 2011 UND McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was also awarded the North Dakota Faculty Spirit Award in recognition of significant contributions to teaching, research, and service, and the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award. 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.