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ERIC Number: EJ957490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1469-7874
Learning Spaces in Mobile Learning Environments
Solvberg, Astrid M.; Rismark, Marit
Active Learning in Higher Education, v13 n1 p23-33 Mar 2012
Mobile learning (m-learning) environments open a wide range of new and exciting learning opportunities, and envision students who are continually on the move, learn across space and time, and move from topic to topic and in and out of interaction with technology. In this article we present findings from a study of how students manoeuvre and study within an m-learning environment. The students in the study were enthusiastic about the new learning options provided by the mobile technologies, and they reported that the learning environment offered new study opportunities. One major asset was the flexibility of being able to study at any time and any place. The students engaged in learning activities within three learning spaces: attending lectures, on-campus activities and off-campus activities. Each learning space had different features when it came to how the students worked with the course material. Interactions between the participants, how they used the mobile technologies and their perceptions of the student role also differed across the learning spaces. To realize the valuable affordances provided by m-learning environments, educators will need to undertake complex pedagogical reasoning in their planning and teaching and must take into account how students act within various learning spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway