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ERIC Number: ED562375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Walking towards Instrumental Appropriation of Mobile Devices. A Comparison of Studies
Hernandez Serrano, Maria José; Yang, Lingling
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning (Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 14-16, 2013)
The study of instrumental appropriation is considered a relevant outstanding and productive perspective in the arena of Mobile ICT and learning. This paper seeks for the consolidation of this perspective at a theoretical and analytical level. Regarding the theoretical level, two characteristics of mobile devices--flexibility and mobility--are explored in order to make explicit the relevance of the instrumental appropriation. Also, the division of the instrumental appropriation into two levels (external and cognitive) is discussed. Regarding the analytical level, a comparison of European studies are presented, in order to analyze what is the level of application of the "appropriation perspective" that may be found in the pre-existent studies. Results from this comparison revealed that the consideration of this perspective was limited and unspecific. For a better understanding about the educational impact of the instrumental appropriation more research is needed, specifically regarding the division of the appropriation into the practical level and the human cognitive level. [For the full proceedings, see ED562140.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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