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International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning

October 2011 Volume 3, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Unearthing Invisible Buildings: Device Focus and Device Sharing in a Collaborative Mobile Learning Activity

    Lyn Pemberton & Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

    Recent research has identified excessive device focus as a serious problem in collaborative mobile learning as it undermines key ideas of learners engaging with their co-learners in context-rich... More

    pp. 1-18

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  2. The Role of Gender in Mobile Game-Based Learning

    Ek Tan, Yam San Chee & Susan Gwee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    This paper investigates whether there are gender differences in gameplay time and learning outcomes in a social studies mobile game-based curriculum. Seventeen boys and 24 girls from a ninth-grade ... More

    pp. 19-37

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  3. Empirical Research into Students’ Mobile Phones and their Use for Learning

    Claire Bradley, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; Debbie Holley, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

    This paper reports on empirical research conducted to find out about higher education students’ mobile phone ownership, and the ways in which they are using their mobiles for learning. A survey... More

    pp. 38-53

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  4. Exploring the Challenges of Supporting Collaborative Mobile Learning

    Johan Eliasson, Jalal Nouri, Robert Ramberg & Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University, Sweden

    Mobile technology opens up opportunities for collaborative learning in otherwise remote contexts outside the classroom. A successful realization of these opportunities relies, however, on mobile... More

    pp. 54-69

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  5. Guidelines for the Design of Location-Based Audio for Mobile Learning

    Mike Sharples, Elizabeth FitzGerald, Robert Jones & Gary Priestnall, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

    A consistent finding of research into mobile learning guides and outdoor learning games has been the value of audio as a medium of communication. This paper discusses the value of location-based... More

    pp. 70-85

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