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Exploring mobile technology in the classroom

Ireland, Chris and Jabbar, Abdul (2012) Exploring mobile technology in the classroom. In: 9th ALDinHE Conference: University of Leeds "Learning Development in a digital age: emerging literacies and learning spaces", 03-04 Apr 2012, University of Leeds. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Technology is constantly evolving and the way we access and consume information is in a constant flux. This cycle of innovation requires academics to adapt to new methods and mechanisms of pedagogy. For many this is a step into the unknown and a challenge that forces them out of their comfort zone. MacCallum & Jeffrey (2009) citing Abrami (2001) include a lack of confidence or skills in using technology and enthusiasm towards technology as reasons why educators do not adopt technology in the classroom.

A further barrier to the use of technology in our classrooms has been the absence of a clearly defined supporting pedagogy. Dias et al., (2008) note that “*o+ne of the main challenges impeding widespread adoption of MLearning is pedagogy”, while Garrison and Anderson (2003) suggest that “*t+o realise the potential of eLearning it is essential that we rethink our pedagogy”. Mishra and Koehler (2006) have proposed a framework which brings technological, pedagogical and content knowledge together. However a framework alone will not provide a solution and practitioners need to think through how technology can support teaching.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Business Education Research Group
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Dias, A., Carvalho, J., Keegan, D., Kismihok, G., Mileva, N., Nix, J., & Rekkedal, T. (2008). An Introduction to Mobile Learning. http://www.ericsson.com/ericsson/corpinfo/programs/the_role_of_mobile_learning_in_european_education/products/wp/socrates_wp1_english.pdf [Accessed on 26 March 2012].

Garrison D. R., Anderson T. (2003) E-Learning in the 21st Century. Routledge Falmer.

MacCallum, K., & Jeffrey, L. (2009). Identifying discriminating variables that determine mobile learning adoption by educators: An initial study. Same places, different spaces. Proceedings Ascilite Auckland. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland09/procs/maccallum.pdf [Accessed on 26 March 2012].

Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108 (6), 1017-1054. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.91.7990&rep=rep1&type=pdf [Accessed on 26 March 2012].

Depositing User: Christopher Ireland
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2012 15:54
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 12:34
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13276

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