Investigating Mobile Learning in Higher Education in Laos PDR and Cambodia

Starasts, Ann and Xiong, Maiyer and Tyneth, Ly (2017) Investigating Mobile Learning in Higher Education in Laos PDR and Cambodia. In: Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies. Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 40. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 151-172. ISBN 9789811049439

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Mobile learning technologies have the potential to change higher education teaching, participation and learning now and in the future. This chapter investigates contributing factors and how these are positioned and considered within higher education in Lao PDR and Cambodian universities. It investigates the cases of two university-based agriculture courses. In particular, it explores the issues under consideration by educators as they develop degree programmes that enhance flexibility and learning outcomes through the incorporation of mobile technologies. Literacies, access, barriers and participation associated with adopting mobile learning technologies in higher education in these two countries are explored from the perspectives of the student and the lecturer. The chapter considers the functional aspects of mobile learning relevant to participation and learning including dissemination and access to information and communications, enabling person-to-person connections in education and connecting and intersecting learning content with the situated contexts of the learner. Access issues and barriers to the use of the technology within programmes are considered. Key insights associated with mobile learning adoption within these universities are highlighted at each of pedagogical, technical and organisational levels.

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Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2020 04:30
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 04:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile learning, adoption, barrier, higher education
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
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