M-Learning and Pervasive Student-Centred Learning: Is Learning Always 'On' for New Generations of Students?
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This paper outlines several of the preliminary outcomes of a study undertaken in 2008 to investigate whether the mobility afforded by laptop and tablet computers supports student engagement in pervasive student-centred m-learning. The literature indicates that many educators believe that mobility, access to wireless networks, and flexibility of learning with laptops offer students more opportunities to engage in learning and supports their learning by offering access to communities of learners, the ability to multitask and access to a wide range of online resources.Net generation students, their laptops and tablet computers now feature prominently in many university classes. It is hoped that finding out more about how net generation students approach learning and use their mobile technologies to support their learning will assist university educators in making decisions when developing learning designs and resources for this generation yet still meeting the needs of the more traditional learners. The study focused on students involved in m-learning with laptops or tablets at three Australian Universities and this paper reports on a sample of first year net generation students and their views and experiences of m-learning.
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