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ERIC Number: EJ989929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Teaching Digital Natives: Identifying Competencies for Mobile Learning Facilitators in Distance Education
Makoe, M.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v26 n1 p91-104 2012
The use of mobile technologies in education has had a major impact on the pedagogy as known and understood by many academics in distance education institutions. Teaching using new technologies requires a variety of skills that are different from what most teachers are familiar with. Therefore, teachers need to be trained on how to use these new devices and how to integrate them into their own practice. The aim is to ensure that technology is not perceived as an add-on but as an integral part of the curriculum. The purpose of this article therefore is to identify knowledge and skills that are needed to perform the role of a mobile learning facilitator with the aim of developing a professional development programme that is responsive to the competencies required. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa