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ERIC Number: EJ947442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Developing Digital Fluency through Ubiquitous Mobile Devices: Findings from a Small-Scale Study
Wang, RuoLan; Wiesemes, Rolf; Gibbons, Cathy
Computers & Education, v58 n1 p570-578 Jan 2012
As part of the Visual Learning Lab's initiative of promoting visual learning supported through technologies in Higher Education, this VLL funded study explored part-time mature doctoral students' use and perceptions of a mobile device in support of their research activities. The study was conducted by the Graduate School in collaboration with the School of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Six students participated in the study for a period of six months. The methodology was qualitative and included semi-structured exit interviews. By re-analysing the original study (Gibbons, 2009), this paper raises a vital question about what constitutes a meaningful mobile learning experience which takes into account the different biographical and life stage factors. It challenges the ongoing debate on generational issues on uses of mobile or other digital technologies and leads to discussion of the concept of digital fluency with all learners. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Nottingham)