ERIC Number: EJ1050626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
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Should Mobile Learning Be Compulsory for Preparing Students for Learning in the Workplace?
Fuller, Richard; Joynes, Viktoria
British Journal of Educational Technology, v46 n1 p153-158 Jan 2015
From the contexts of current social, educational and health policy, there appears to be an increasingly inevitable "mobilisation" of resources in medicine and health as the use mobile technology devices and applications becomes widespread and culturally "normed" in workplaces. Over the past 8 years, students from the University of Leeds Medical School have been loaned mobile devices and smartphones and been given access to mobile-based resources to assist them with learning and assessments as part of clinical activity in placement settings. Our experiences lead us to suggest that educators should be focusing less on whether mobile learning "should" be implemented and more on developing mobile learning in curricula that is comprehensive, sustainable, meaningful and compulsory, in order to prepare students for accessing and using such resources in their working lives.
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Workplace Learning, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Educational Needs, Education Work Relationship, Medical Education, Medical Students, Clinical Experience, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Education, Degree Requirements, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Leeds)