ERIC Number: EJ726269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Mobile Technology in Educational Services
Chen, Jueming; Kinshuk
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v14 n1 p89-107 Jan 2005
The use of computers and the Internet has successfully enabled educational institutions to provide their students and staff members with various online educational services. With the recent developments in mobile technology, further possibilities are emerging to provide such services through mobile devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. By extending the educational services to wireless medium, the educational institutions can potentially bring great convenience to those off-campus learners who do not always have time to find Internet enabled computers to get the important information from their academic institutions. With the mobile educational services, both the learners and the teachers can access the services anytime and anywhere they want. This article first discusses those educational services that can be moved to the mobile platform and then describes a mock-up system to integrate these services into the mobile platform. The article will conclude with a description of the formative evaluation of the mock-up system.
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Technology Integration, Access to Computers
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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