Exploring the Role of Mobile Learning in Global Education

Exploring the Role of Mobile Learning in Global Education

Kijpokin Kasemsap (Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2399-4.ch027
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Abstract

This chapter describes the current trends of mobile devices in education, the applications of mobile technologies in learning, the overview of Mobile Learning (m-learning), and the importance of m-learning in global education. M-learning encourages both blended learning and collaborative learning, thus allowing the learners at different locations to get in touch with their peers or others teams to discuss and learn. The m-learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics. Given the convenience of m-learning, there is less time spent getting trained, and the overall costs are lowered as a results. With m-learning, learners are able to learn in their own style at their own pace. M-learning provides easy access to the learning at any place and any time, which is more convenient to the learners.
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Important Aspects Of Mobile Learning In Global Education

This section emphasizes the current trends of mobile devices in education, the applications of mobile technologies in learning, the overview of m-learning, and the importance of m-learning in global education.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Education: The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning.

Learning: The activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something.

Technology: The application of science, especially to the industrial or commercial objectives.

Mobile Learning: The type of learning that takes place through a portable electronic device.

Social media: The sharing of information and communication between people on the Internet or using mobile devices.

Information Technology: The technology involving the development, maintenance, and utilization of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data.

Internet: The single worldwide computer network that interconnects other computer networks.

Electronic Learning: The course that is specifically delivered through the Internet to somewhere other than the traditional classroom where the professor is teaching.

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