Transforming the practice of mobile learning: promoting pedagogical innovation through educational principles and strategies that work

Danaher, Patrick and Gururajan, Raj and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul (2009) Transforming the practice of mobile learning: promoting pedagogical innovation through educational principles and strategies that work. In: Innovative mobile learning: techniques and technologies. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey PA, USA, pp. 21-46. ISBN 978-1-60566-062-2

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Abstract

This chapter deploys Denning’s (2004) powerful assertion that “an innovation is a transformation of practice in a community” (p. 1) through the elaboration of three key educational principles: engagement; presence; and flexibility. Each principle is accompanied by an elicitation of practical strategies that have proved effective in implementing the principles sustainably within particular courses and programs of study, as well as factors that inhibit that implementation. The authors use these principles and strategies that work as an evaluative lens for examining the pedagogical innovativeness of mobile learning and teaching environments. The application of that lens highlights a set of challenges and opportunities facing those technologies and their proponents, specifically in the authors’ host institution and in higher education more broadly. Provided that those technologies can be used to engage with those challenges and opportunities, mobile learning can indeed contribute simultaneously to pedagogical innovation and to transformed practice in university learning and teaching.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 658.3 Inn.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Raj Gururajan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2009 00:32
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 05:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile learning; e-learning; online learning; flexibility; interaction
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4714

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