Ubiquitous learning: issues in the Australian higher education context

Andrews, Trish and Tynan, Belinda and Stewart, Cherry (2011) Ubiquitous learning: issues in the Australian higher education context. In: Ubiquitous learning: strategies for pedagogy, course design and technology. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC. United States, pp. 41-60. ISBN 978-1-61735-436-6

Abstract

The notion of ubiquitous learning is one that poses both opportunity and challenge to Australian higher education institutions, staff, and students. Pervasive technology ownership, reliable broadband networks, changing students' expectations, and government policy arc all fuelling a push toward more ubiquitous learning. While the notion of 'anyhow, anywhere, anytime', learning can be seen to have obvious attractions and benefits for learners, it also creates obvious challenges for higher education providers. In most cases, institutions arc ill-prepared for the level of flexibility required to provide and support ubiquitous learning. Appropriate infrastructure can be lacking, and staff and students demonstrate considerable diversity in their digital literacy. This chapter explores the opportunities and challenges of ubiquitous learning in the Australian context.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 3. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 371.33 Ubi.
Depositing User: Professor Belinda Tynan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 01:50
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; technology; learning and teaching
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21113

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