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Current state of the art and future challenges of mobile learning: Bridging formal education and home environments
Research Areas
  • Information and communication technology (ict) in education,
  • Educational sciences
As competition increases, educational institutions are under extreme pressure to increase the quality of teaching and learning. Advances in mobile technologies, together with better and more powerful personal digital devices and a growing mobile ecosystem are key enablers of the next big wave in education: mobile learning (m-learning). Students, who are digital natives, and educators are already using mobile technologies in diverse contexts, but turning m-learning into a widespread practice requires planning and knowledge about its pros and cons, demonstrating its usefulness and adequacy to all skeptical audiences, and designing learning in a different way, with new knowledge and skills. This study describes the main characteristics of m-learning, and outlines the potential of mobile technologies for education. Similarly, the research presents criteria for successful integration of mobile technologies in learning environments. The study also offers an overview of the main barriers to m-learning adoption, presenting the main challenges and trends ?from both technological and educational perspectives? in digital mobile contexts. In sum, the research analyzes the current state of m-learning and offers a critical assessment of its potential for bridging formal and informal learning, inside and outside educational institutions, including home environments.
Congreso Internacional de Nuevas tecnologías y tendencias en la Educación (CINTE '16)
Bilbao (España)
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Teknologia berriak eta Hezkuntza joerak - Nuevas tecnologías y tendencias en la Educación
  • Autor: Julen Castillo Apraiz (Universidad de País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
  • Autor: Jesús Matey de Antonio (Universidad de País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
  • Autor: Angel Hernandez Garcia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Innovación, Propiedad industrial y Política tecnológica (INNOPRO)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Domótica Integral, CEDINT
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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