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Webliography 4

Webliography 4

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Running head: WEBLIOGRAPHY #4 1Webliography #4Joseph C. GreeneLiberty University
 
WEBLIOGRAPHY #4 2
 
Summary
Authors El-Hussain and Cronje (2010) surveyed the available literature in an attempt topresent a valid definition of mobile learning. The authors did an online search of international journals on the topic of mobile learning. They then selected sources based on how they deal withthe growth of mobile learning in higher education. Finally, themes and sub-themes were countedand common themes were clustered for further study to aid in developing the definition.The authors came to the belief that any definition of mobile learning had to be based on acombination of the following: (1) mobility of the technology, (2) mobility of the learner, and (3)mobility of the learning. The mobility of the technology was described as it being able to goanywhere and have multiple functionalities. The mobility of the learner was described as thembeing remote from the instructor and in charge of where, when and how they access the material.The mobility of the learning was described as having value in that the learner experiences thel
earning in their own context. The final, decided definition was, “Any type of learning that takes
place in learning environments and spaces that take account of the mobility of technology,
mobility of learners, and mobility of learning.”
 
Critique
 The authors took an interesting approach in trying to nail down a definition for a specificaspect of the educational technology field. The authors fall into the camp of supporting mobiledevices, specifically in the way that they are changing everyday life, being allowed to changehow we do and define education. The thought is beyond mere enhancement and adjustment andseems to go all the way to creating new pedagogy. This author feels that goes a bit farther thanthe current research warrants. Until such a time as the evidence shows greater learning is

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