A Great Resource for Mobile Learning

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I’ve been doing some research for a paper I’m writing on mobile learning for distribution within my company. As I went through all of the resources I’ve collected, I came back across one that I really think is worthwhile for learning professoinals to have a look at. The book is called “Innovative Mobile Learning Techniques and Technologies” and it’s a collection of studies and resources put together by Hokyoung Ryu and David Parsons at Massey University in New Zealand. The book is available at http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=8262, and I believe it can also be purchased from Amazon. The real value in the book comes from the wide array of studies represented. Everything from text message based quiz systems, podcasts, simulations and mobile games are represented. The pouplations also vary from k-12 students to warehouse employees. I think this book would be great for those who are looking for a set of in-depth studies of mobile learning effectiveness and attitudes about mobile learning. I pasted the table of contents in below so you can see what’s available and that should help you determine whether the book would help you in your project.

Section I
Theoretical Foundations of Mobile Learning Experiences
Chapter I
Designing Learning Activities with Mobile Technologies …………………………………………………………… 1
Hokyoung Ryu, Massey University, New Zealand
David Parsons, Massey University, New Zealand
Chapter II
Transforming the Practice of Mobile Learning: Promoting Pedagogical Innovation through
Educational Principles and Strategies that Work ………………………………………………………………………. 21
Patrick Danaher, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Raj Gururajan, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Abdul Hafeez-Baig, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Section II
Enhancing Individual Learning Experiences
Chapter III
Understanding the Value of Interactive SMS for Large Classes …………………………………………………. 48
Eusebio Scornavacca, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Sid Huff, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Table of Contents
Chapter IV
Learning by Pervasive Gaming: An Empirical Study ………………………………………………………………… 60
Christian Kittl, evolaris Privatstiftung, Austria & Karl-Franzens University, Austria
Francika Edegger, evolaris Privatstiftung, Austria
Otto Petrovic, evolaris Privatstiftung, Austria & Karl-Franzens University, Austria
Chapter V
iPods as Mobile Multimedia Learning Environments: Individual Differences and
Instructional Design…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 83
Peter E. Dolittle, Virginia Tech, USA
Danielle L. Lusk, Virginia Tech, USA
C. Noel Byrd, Virginia Tech, USA
Gina J. Mariano, Virginia Tech, USA
Chapter VI
From Individual Learning to Collaborative Learning—Location, Fun, and Games: Place, Context,
and Identity in Mobile Learning …………………………………………………………………………………………… 102
Martin Owen, Medrus Learning, UK

Section III
Enhancing Collaborative Learning Experiences
Chapter VII
Collaborative Technology Impacts in Distributed Learning Environments ………………………………… 123
Martha Grabowski, Le Moyne College, USA & Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Greg Lepak, Le Moyne College, USA
George Kulick, Le Moyne College, USA
Chapter VIII
Constructing Mobile Technology-Enabled Environments for an Integrated Learning
Approach ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 145
María Felisa Verdejo, Dep. LSI. LTCS Group, UNED, Spain
Carlos Celorrio, Dep. LSI. LTCS Group, UNED, Spain
Emilio Julio Lorenzo, Dep. LSI. LTCS Group, UNED, Spain
Marta Millán, IES Diego Velázquez, Spain
Sergio Prades, Dep. LSI. LTCS Group, UNED, Spain
Javier Vélez, Dep. LSI. LTCS Group, UNED, Spain
Chapter IX
Collaboration in Context as a Framework for Designing Innovative Mobile Learning Activities …. 172
Daniel Spikol, Växjö University, Sweden
Arianit Kurti, Växjö University, Sweden
Marcelo Milrad, Växjö University, Sweden
Chapter X
Participatory Simulation for Collaborative Learning Experiences …………………………………………….. 197
Chengjiu Yin, University of Kyushu, Japan
Hiroaki Ogata, University of Tokushima, Japan
Yoneo Yano, University of Tokushima, Japan

Section IV
Enhancing Situated Learning Experiences
Chapter XI
Situated Learning with SketchMap………………………………………………………………………………………… 216
Sosuke Miura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Pamela Ravasio, University of Tokyo, Japan
Masanori Sugimoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Chapter XII
An Architecture for a Personalized Mobile Environment to Facilitate Contextual Lifelong
Learning …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 232
Dionisios N. Dimakopoulos, London Knowledge Lab, UK
George D. Magoulas, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Chapter XIII
Designing Situated Learning Experiences ……………………………………………………………………………… 255
Hokyoung Ryu, Massey University, New Zealand
Chapter XIV
Developing a Mobile Learning Platform for a Professional Environment…………………………………… 273
Ana Dzartevska, Sand.eld Information Systems, New Zealand

Section V
Challenges and Future Mobile Learning
Chapter XV
Handheld Educational Applications: A Review of the Research ……………………………………………….. 302
Yanjie Song, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chapter XVI
Assessing the Bene.ts of AJAX in Mobile Learning Systems Design……………………………………….. 324
Feng Xie, Massey University, New Zealand
David Parsons, Massey University, New Zealand
Chapter XVII

Recommended Readings and Resources ……………………………………………………………………………….. 356
Hokyoung Ryu, Massey University, New Zealand
David Parsons, Massey University, New Zealand
Glossary…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 364
Compilation of References ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 371
About the Contributors …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 404
Index………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 412

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5 comments so far

  1. Daeng on

    Thanks for your info 🙂

  2. dameHumilis on

    I am too doing research for oppportunities on mobile learning for working class South Sfrica. your info has been helpful. many thanks:)

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  4. hasnainzafar on

    Yes its very useful resource as i am also doing Mobile Collaborative learning. i am going to explore factors which will affect the collaboration using smart devices in small groups at university level. Any input or comment highly appreciated.

  5. hasnainzafar on

    Any other resources can help us please put thanks


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