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Mobile social media on student owned devices for bridging the digital divide

T Cochrane, L James (ed.)

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE | Published : 2012

Abstract

This session explores the potential of mobile social media to act as catalysts of pedagogical change in tertiary education. Mobile computing has emerged as a significant platform, with worldwide uptake dwarfing traditional desktop and laptop computing. According to the International Telecommunication Union (Acharya and Teltscher, 2010), at the end of 2010, 76% of the world’s population owned mobile phones (116% in developed countries, and 68% in developing countries), and mobile broadband subscriptions to the Internet (940 million) outnumbered fixed broadband connections (555 million). The advent of the iPhone, the iPad, and Android-based smartphones have driven the explosion of mobile appli..

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