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

Palmo Thinley, Shlomo Geva, James Reye

Abstract


With the proliferation of mobile devices, educational institutions have experimented with various mobile devices to implement mobile learning (M-Learning). Mobile devices have been used to facilitate, support, and enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning. Although there are very few empirically evaluated studies on M-Learning projects, these studies reported that mobile devices brought a transformation to the educational process. To be able to view M-Learning as a rich, collaborative and conversational experience, whether in the classroom or outside we need good mobile applications. Studies have revealed that effective learning happens when teachers and learners are actively participating in the knowledge building process. Therefore, there is a need for applications that create effective learning environments which are learner-centred, knowledge-centred, assessment-centred and community-centred.

Keywords


M-Learning, Tablets, Social Constructive Learning.

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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