Date of this Version

1-1-2012

Document Type

Research Report

Publication Details

Published Version.

Brand, J., Kinash, S., Mathew, T., & Kordyban, R. (2012). Bond Padagogy Project. Presented at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

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© Copyright Jeffrey Brand, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew & Ron Kordyban, 2012

Abstract

Extract:

Background and Literature:

There are two components of the coupled term, mobile learning. Mobility refers to the untethered nature of the student experience. Devices such as smart phones, tablets, net-books, and iPads make learning materials light-weight and portable. Mobility also means that students can access the internet anywhere, anytime, provided that they also have access to a wireless or 3G network. "Mobile devices open up new opportunities for independent investigations, practical fieldwork, professional updating and on-the-spot access to knowledge" *Kukulska-Hulme & Traxler, (2005), p.26+. Mobile access to the internet affords the opportunity for the constructivist educator to engage students in hands-on inquiry (Cavus & Uzuboylu, 2009; Chao & Chen, 2009; Chen et al., 2008; David et al., 2009; Motiwalla, 2007). These tasks are part of the pedagogy of the higher educator and intended to promote learning.

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