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The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES

A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age
A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age
Mike SharplesJosie TaylorGiasemi Vavoula

Throughout the world, people are learning in new ways due in part to the proliferation of mobile technologies and media. Increasingly, in technologically developed countries, learning resources are ‘just there', ready at hand, with users of mobile devices forming complex patterns of mobility, interaction and collaboration. In developing countries lacking an infrastructure of phone lines and cables, mobile devices offer the only means to find information and share knowledge at a distance. Yet, mobile learning involves far more than accessing educational content on small devices; it compels us to reconsider the experience and context of a mobilised learner, the role of teacher and technology in supporting ...

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