Mobile technologies and rich media: expanding tertiary education opportunities in developing countries

Andrews, Trish and Smyth, Robyn and Tynan, Belinda and Berriman, Andrew and Vale, Deborah and Caladine, Richard (2011) Mobile technologies and rich media: expanding tertiary education opportunities in developing countries. In: Mobile information communication technologies adoption in developing countries: effects and implications. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA., United States, pp. 103-116. ISBN 978-1-61692-818-6


This chapter focuses on the emerging possibilities and issues arising from the rapid adoption of mobile technologies for learning in tertiary and higher education contexts in developing countries. In particular, it explores the implications for developing nations of the rapid proliferation of mobile devices. Many opportunities are forecast along with some lessons learned from an Australian investigation into the use of rich media technologies in higher education.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 8. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 02:42
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 00:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance learning; elaearning; mlearning; developing countries; higher education; mobile technologies
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-818-6.ch008

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