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A Conceptual Framework for Mobile Learning

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  • Tétard, Franck
  • Patokorpi, Erkki
  • Carlsson, Joanna
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    Several technology projects have been launched to explore the opportunities that mobile technologies bring about when tackling issues of democratic participation and social inclusion through mobile learning. Mobile devices are cheaper than for instance a PC, and their affordance, usability and accessibility are such that they can potentially complement or even replace traditional computer technology. The importance of communication and collaboration features of mobile technologies has been stressed in the framework of ICT-mediated learning. In this paper, a theoretical framework for mobile learning and e-inclusion is developed for people outside the conventional education system. The framework draws upon the fields of pedagogy (constructivist learning in particular), mobile learning objects and sociology.

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    Paper provided by IAMSR, Åbo Akademi in its series Working Papers with number 464.

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    Date of creation: 2008
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    Keywords: Mobile Learning; Digital Divide; Constructivist Pedagogy; Forms Of Capital;

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