Journal article

Using Smartphones and Mobile Web 2.0 to Create a Mobile Computing Platform for Tertiary Education

I Flitta, T Cochrane, R Bateman

Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Learning and Teaching) | Published : 2009

Abstract

Today’s smartphones are mobile multimedia computers, in Nokia’s words: “It’s what computers have become”. Smartphone manufacturers have seen the potential to partner with online social software (Web2.0) sites (e.g. Flickr, YouTube, Vox, Ovi etc...) to produce a mobile computing platform to capture and share our daily lives with friends and family, anywhere, anytime. These tools can be utilized within tertiary education to create context independent collaborative learning environments. Pedagogical design of learning experiences using mobile web2.0 allows a tutor to create rich learning environments for students beyond the classroom or lecture theatre. This paper illustrates this by analysing ..

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