Mobile Learning: Didactical Scenarios in the Context of Learning on the Job

Mobile Learning: Didactical Scenarios in the Context of Learning on the Job

Sandro Mengel (University of Dortmund, Germany), Maciej Kuszpa (University of Hagen, Germany) and Claudia de Witt (University of Hagen, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-678-0.ch013
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Abstract

Mobile learning extends the media dissemination of knowledge and learning in extremely varying educational contexts with mobility and independence of location. The chapter describes possibilities of mobile learning for situation-oriented, personalised and collaborative learning. It explains on the one hand existing conceptions and application scenarios with regard to learning theory backgrounds, and on the other thematises possibilities of Web 2.0 for mobile learning. In doing this, it presents in particular didactical scenarios for mobile learning situations in the context of learning on the job.
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2 Mobile Learning

If we look at the subject of ‘mobile learning’ (also: mobile computer-based learning, m-learning, mobile education, m-education, ubiquitous learning or microlearning), two different aspects have to be taken into account. The term ‘mobile’ illuminates the technological and the term ‘learning’ the didactical side of the aspect. The word ‘mobile’ can be assigned initially to the area of ‘mobile communication’. Mobile communication is used to describe in general individual, group and mass communication that take place via portable, wirebound and wireless devices (cf. Schiller, 2003).

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