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Mike Sharples, Josie Taylor & Giasemi Vavoula

In: The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research

Chapter 4: A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age

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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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