ERIC Number: ED564077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education
Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia, Ed.; Tennyson, Robert D., Ed.; Lytras, Miltiadis D., Ed.
In recent years, the use of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, along with the evolving needs of students, professionals, and academics, has grown rapidly. New ways of bringing learning content to students, new learning environments, and new teaching practices are necessary to keep up with these changes. "Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education" provides a comprehensive understanding of m-learning processes by discussing challenges in higher education and the role of information technologies for effective learning. This reference book offers both real experiences and theoretical input for academicians, professionals, students, practitioners, policymakers, and managers. Contents contain: A Preface (Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson, and Miltiadis D. Lytras), and fourteen chapters: (1) Distance Learning in Architecture/Planning Education: A Case Study in the Faculty of Architecture at Selcuk University (H. Filiz Alkan Meshur and Havva Alkan Bala); (2) A Comparative Study of Business and Engineering Students' Attitude to Mobile Technologies in Distance Learning (Andreas Ahrens and Jelena Zašcerinska); (3) Using iPads in University Mathematics Classes: What Do the Students Think? (Rim Gouia, Cindy Gunn, and Diana Audi); (4) Leveraging Asynchronous Online Instruction to Develop Elementary School Mathematics Teacher-Leaders (Drew Polly); (5) Evaluation of Mobile Learning Project at the UAE University: College of Engineering Case Study (Mousa. I. Hussein); (6) Challenges and Opportunities for Virtual Universities in the 21st Century (Luísa Margarida Cagica Carvalho); (7) Promoting Interaction in an Asynchronous E-Learning Environment (Maria Pavlis Korres); (8) M-Learning in the Middle East: The Case of Bahrain (Evangelia Marinakou and Charalampos Giousmpasoglou); (9) Mobile Education Mitigating the Heavy Magnitude of Illiteracy in India (Kshama Pandey); (10) The Role of Internet Technology in Higher Education: A Complex Responsive Systems Paradigm (Robert J. Blomme); (11) Internet Technology and its Application in Competence Development of Highly Educated Staff: The Role of Transfer (Robert J. Blomme); (12) Google Educational Apps as a Collaborative Learning Tool among Computer Science Learners (Vasileios Paliktzoglou, Tasos Stylianou, and Jarkko Suhonen); (13) Factors Influencing Behavior of Selecting Touch Screen Mobile Phones (Muhammad Khalique and Senorita Lokie Tunggau); and (14) Mobile Wireless Technologies Application in Education (Maryam Haghshenas, Abouzar Sadeghzadeh, Roghayeh Shahbazi, and Mojtaba Nassiriyar). A compilation of references, a section about the contributors, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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