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Integrated and Networked Mobile Devices for Learning and Instruction

Mobile devices considered here refer to multipurpose portable computers, including laptops, notebook computers, tablets, and smartphones, that may be used for learning and instruction. Typically, mobile devices have a rectangular form, even if they have rounded corners. Whereas laptops and notebooks typically have a monitor that closes over the top of a keyboard, tablets and smartphones have no such cover and generally do not have a keyboard. For tablets and most smartphones, the touchscreen monitor is the primary physical characteristic of the device, which enables both input and output. One notable exception to the standard rectangular form of a mobile device is the integration of the computer into eyeglasses.

Software developers have created a wide variety of application software for mobile devices, commonly referred to as ...

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