Recommended citation: Ally, M. & Prieto-Blázquez, J. (2014). What is the future of mobile learning in education? Mobile Lear- ning Applications in Higher Education [Special Section]. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conoci- miento (RUSC). Vol. 11, No 1. pp. 142-151. doi http://doi.dx.org/10.7238/rusc.v11i1.2033

The evolution of wireless technologies and the development of applications for mobile devices in higher education have been spectacular. For many educators, mobile technology in the field of tea- ching and learning has recently become one of the most important areas of research. Today, mobile learning is a strategic topic for many organizations concerned with education. In the future, more research should be conducted to transform education using mobile learning. The advent of new types of devices is disruptive to education, no matter what educators and education institutions do. Therefore, a thorough analysis, from a pedagogical and technological perspective, is key to ensuring appropriate usage and implementation of mobile learning.

This Special Section of RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal presents a general over- view of successful mobile learning experiences in higher education. Its aim is to share best practices and create new opportunities in universities. These mobile applications will add another layer to the learning and teaching processes.

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Pesquisa piloto realizada no município de Belterra - cidade localizada no centro-oeste do Estado do Pará – que teve como objetivo avaliar o impacto da internet e do celular nesse município. De caráter quanti-qualitativo, buscou identificar, por meio de entrevistas e da aplicação de questionários, marcadores que indicassem possíveis influências e orientassem futuras investigações sobre o tema. Foram identificados três marcadores: ensino-aprendizagem; trabalho e prestação de serviços; e hábitos e relacionamentos. Parece prudente considerar que a tecnologia não é o feroz inimigo que espreita uma população indefesa. Para os propósitos desta pesquisa, ela funcionou como um instrumento valioso que nos obrigou a perceber que a tecnologia digital aproxima, distancia, especializa ou banaliza, tudo depende do uso que dela é feito.

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Belterra. Celular. Inclusão digital. Inclusão social. Internet.

Keywords
Belterra. Digital inclusion. Internet. Mobile phone. Social inclusion.

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Matthew Kearney a, *, Sandra Schuck a , Kevin Burden b and Peter Aubusson a

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Mobile learning is a relatively new phenomenon and the theoretical basis is currently under development. The paper presents a pedagogical perspective of mobile learning which highlights three central features of mobile learning: authenticity, collaboration and personalisation, embedded in the unique time- space contexts of mobile learning. A pedagogical framework was developed and tested through activities in two mobile learning projects located in teacher education communities: Mobagogy, a project in which faculty staff in an Australian university developed understanding of mobile learning; and The Bird in the Hand Project, which explored the use of smartphones by student teachers and their mentors in the United Kingdom. The framework is used to critique the pedagogy in a selection of reported mobile learning scenarios, enabling an assessment of mobile activities and pedagogical approaches, and consideration of their contributions to learning from a socio-cultural perspective.

Keywords: mobile learning; pedagogy; socio-cultural theory; framework; pedagogical features 

Este artigo apresenta os principais resultados de pesquisa realizada por pesquisadores do Observatório da Cultura Digital do NAP Escola do Futuro/USP (NAP EF/USP), com usuários acima de 60 anos frequentadores do programa de inclusão digital AcessaSP nos anos 2008 e 2009. De caráter qualitativo exploratório, tal estudo de etnografia virtual procurou compreender como os idosos lidam com as novas tecnologias e com que nível de conhecimento se apropriam da informação multimídia. Mapeada a bibliografia em torno do conceito de literacia, orientou- se pelos parâmetros analíticos definidos por Warschauer (2003) como diretriz para coleta e exame dos dados da PONLINE, pesquisa anual on-line feita desde 2003 com os participantes do referido programa. Entre os resultados encontrados, observou-se o impacto positivo da Web na vida da terceira idade, sobretudo em questões relacionadas à saúde, finanças e cidadania, num contexto em que tal público ganha, cada vez mais, autonomia e competência no uso dos recursos digitais.

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This paper presents the results of a research project on the use of computers and mobile phones by Hispanic day laborers at Casa Latina, a non-profit organization in Seattle, Washington. Drawing from over 100 interviews, participatory observations and a focus group, we found that information and communication technologies (ICT) help immigrant day laborers to remain connected with their families and their employers. Mobile phones complement but do not replace the use of computers: mobile phones are used primarily to obtain jobs, while computers and the Internet are used mostly to communicate with family and friends. The results of this study offer new insight regarding the way day laborers use ICT to facilitate their navigation and integration into society as immigrants with precarious existences in the US. This study can also inform programs to help provide better support services and training that can effectively meet the needs of these extremely underserved populations.

 

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