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ERIC Number: EJ1094676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-4820
Four Cases of a Sociocultural Approach to Mobile Learning in "La Clase Mágica," an Afterschool Technology Club
Prieto, Linda; Arreguín-Anderson, María G.; Yuen, Timothy T.; Ek, Lucila D.; Sánchez, Patricia; Machado-Casas, Margarita; García, Adriana
Interactive Learning Environments, v24 n2 p345-356 2016
This paper presents four projects in which mobile devices are used to support authentic learning in an afterschool technology club, "La Clase Mágica" (LCM@UTSA), designed to motivate underrepresented elementary school children in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The implementation of mobile devices into our LCM@UTSA is based on a sociocultural approach to mobile learning in which we use mobile devices to bridge school and home lives in order to make learning authentic and meaningful. This approach uses mobile devices to facilitate generative themes, and multiple contexts. This paper describes four tablet-based projects in LCM@UTSA since 2012, which follow this sociocultural approach to mobile learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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