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ERIC Number: EJ849006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
M-Learning Landscapes: e-Learning for Ubiquitous School Science Education
Fluck, Andrew E.
Australian Educational Computing, v23 n1 p24-32 Jun 2008
This paper describes the use of handheld computers in the Science classrooms of four Tasmanian schools over a year. Analysis was informed by theories of innovation and assisted by ecological perspectives. Teachers demonstrated a range of attitudes to innovative pedagogies associated with the devices, and these corresponded to student achievements. The results from the four parallel classes were dramatically different in terms of learning achievements, student acceptance of the handhelds and teacher reflections. These differences were not attributed to equipment attributes, but to variations in innovation adoption techniques and pedagogical integration strategies. The paper draws conclusions about the change agenda for technology in education, and accompanying processes of curriculum transformation. (Contains 6 tables.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. PO Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616 Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site: http://www.acce.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia