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ERIC Number: ED475184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 24
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The Use of Mobile-Wireless Technology for Education.
Altalib, Hasan
This paper focuses on the use of mobile-wireless technology for education. The first section is an introduction which provides a definition of the terms. The second section discusses implementation of mobile-wireless technology in schools, providing examples from Latrobe Junior High School, where wireless laptops were issued to students and River Hill High School, where personal data assistants (PDAs) were issued to students. The next section focuses on use of mobile-wireless technology in higher education; the cases of Wake Forest School of Medicine, New York Law School, and the Wharton School of Business, are provided to offer an insight into how these institutions are using this technology to enhance their learning environment and offer students a real world perspective. The fourth section examines mobile-wireless technology and constructivism, providing a definition of constructivist learning. This section provides highlights from the Pilot Laptop Program, conducted jointly by the Microsoft Corporation and Toshiba America, which saw the benefits in providing and facilitating "anytime, anywhere" learning by helping schools acquire laptop computers and software tools for students and teachers; findings of the Rockman Study, research commissioned to assess the Pilot Laptop Program's success, are also summarized. The paper concludes that the advantages of integrating mobile-wireless devices in learning environments have become evident. As technologies emerge and as learning becomes more mobile, these new devices will become commonplace in schools and universities around the world. As educational environments slowly move toward more constructivist approaches to learning, mobile-wireless devices will help provide the technological tools for it to happen. (Contains 17 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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