Tablets (iPad) for M-Learning in the Context of Social Constructivism to Institute an Effective Learning Environment

Palmo Thinley

Abstract

With the proliferation of mobile devices, educational institutions have experimented with it to implement mobile learning (M-Learning). Studies have revealed that effective learning happens when teachers and learners are actively participating in the knowledge building process. Therefore, there is need for mobile applications that create effective learning environments which are learner-centred, knowledge-centred, assessment-centred and community-centred. Mobile applications used by educational institutes have been categorised and mapped to respective learning theories that it supports. From these it can be observed that none of the existing applications demonstrate social constructive perspective of learning theory.

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Thinley P. (2013). Tablets (iPad) for M-Learning in the Context of Social Constructivism to Institute an Effective Learning Environment . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 692-695. DOI: 10.5220/0004411806920695


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@conference{csedu13,
author={Palmo Thinley},
title={Tablets (iPad) for M-Learning in the Context of Social Constructivism to Institute an Effective Learning Environment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2013},
pages={692-695},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004411806920695},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Tablets (iPad) for M-Learning in the Context of Social Constructivism to Institute an Effective Learning Environment
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Thinley P.
PY - 2013
SP - 692
EP - 695
DO - 10.5220/0004411806920695