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  • 1. March 28, 2009 - Spring 2009 ED 480 Educational Technology Northern Marianas College Jovannalyn C. Mafnas
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    • Also known as m-learning, means learning that is enhance with mobile tools and mobile communication.
    • Many see it as a follow up to e-learning, which is teaching and learning through the use of computers and the internet.
    • Researchers, developers, and practitioners in the field of education have presented interest in using mobile tools for teaching and learning.
    • With the growth of mobile phones, educators have started to think that they could utilize the technology that students are already carrying with them.
    • Several schools and universities are already using mobile phones to manage learning related tasks.
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    • It is enabled by wireless access in learning spaces and offers new opportunities for engaging learners.
    • In a study, researchers found that:
    • Integrating wireless laptops into general psychology courses had a positive impact on students’ motivation and test scores.
    • Also, on material covered and notes taken during class lectures.
    • Wireless in learning environments improved communication and collaboration in the classroom.
    • Increased student engagement in learning activities in classroom and non-classroom settings.
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    • In the classroom, mobile learning gives instructors and learners increased flexibility and new opportunities for interaction.
    • Mobile technologies support learning experiences that are collaborative, accessible, and integrated with the world beyond the classroom.
    • Wireless access in learning spaces:
    • Integrates technology into teaching without taking up classroom space or requiring students to move from the classroom to lab.
    • Fosters group work by students and communication between students and instructors.
    • Allows learners to easily take classroom activities, presentations, and notes with them after class.
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    • Mobile learning encourages around the clock ownership and use of the mobile handheld computer by the learner.
    • The device goes home when normal school finishes and also can be used at the home and on weekends for school associated work and normal leisure pursuits.
    • Students are able to:
    • Use the device on outdoor field trips
    • Read e-books anywhere and anytime
    • Personalize the device
    • Share work and other things on the device with family members
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    • The Learning2Go project has identified the benefits of mLearning as:
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    • In the Learning2Go project, the learners themselves have identified the benefits of mLearning as empowering for the learner because they can:
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    • PDA – Personal Digital Assistant
    • It is a computer that fits in your hand.
    • Handheld computer that is also known as a palmtop computer.
    • Today, the vast majority of PDAs sold are Smartphones, and sell more than the stand alone PDAs.
    • Typical features include:
    • Touch screen
    • Wireless connectivity
    • Synchronization
    • Wired connectivity
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    • Tablet PCs are a cross between a notebook PC and a personal digital assistant (PDA).
    • Is a wireless personal computer (PC) that allows a user to takes notes using natural handwriting with a stylus, digital pen, or on a touch screen.
    • It can wirelessly connect to the internet and other PCs and is intended to provide the power of a notebook in hand-held form.
    • The main feature of the tablet PC is portability.
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    • Learning2Go
    • Technology Enhanced Learning Research
    • Mobile Knowledge for Social Change
    • Tech Target Networking Media
    • Tech Faq – What is a PDA?
    • Educause Learning Initiative
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    • Learning2Go . Wolverhampton LA Mobile Learning
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    • Mobile Learning – What is it? Mobile Knowledge for Social Change. Share
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    • What is a PDA? Tech Faq.
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    • What is Tablet PC . R. Kayne. Wise Geek.
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