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ERIC Number: EJ909699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
Incorporating Mobile Learning into Athletic Training Education
Davie, Emily
Athletic Training Education Journal, v4 n4 p152-156 Oct-Dec 2009
Objective: To introduce and present techniques for incorporating mobile learning into athletic training education. Background: The matriculation of digital natives into college has stimulated the identification and development of new teaching and learning strategies. Electronic learning (e-learning), including the use of learning management systems, has been combined with traditional classroom lectures and lab activities to address the needs of these technologically savvy students. Learning management systems offer valuable options to students, but still rely on a computer terminal to interface with the material. Restrictions on when and where a student can "plug-in" to learn places limitations on e-learning. Mobile learning (m-learning) is a sub-set of e-learning that uses hand-held devices to allow flexibility in learning at any time and any place. M-learning involves the use of mobile devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and portable media players for the purposes of acquiring and disseminating knowledge. A variety of methods have been identified for incorporating m-learning into higher education. Articles regarding the use of m learning, specifically in health care education, are limited. Description: Descriptions of m learning applications in higher education are presented. Examples of techniques are offered to aid the athletic training instructor in implementing the m-learning principles into the classroom and clinical settings. Application: Athletic training education lends itself well to m learning. Athletic training students can utilize mobile devices to prepare for an upcoming class session, participate during class, review and study course materials, communicate with teachers and peers, enhance clinical education, and document clinical experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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