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iClassroom : Opportunities for Touch Screen Handheld Technologies in Learning and Teaching

iClassroom : Opportunities for Touch Screen Handheld Technologies in Learning and Teaching
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Author(s): Eugene F. M. O’Loughlin (National College of Ireland, Ireland)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 16
Source title: Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Roisin Donnelly (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Jen Harvey (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) and Kevin O'Rourke (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-879-1.ch009

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Abstract

Hand-held technologies such as Apple’s iPod/iTouch/iPhone devices are now capable of being used for educational purposes as well as for entertainment. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the issues, content authoring, usage, workload, and pedagogical consequences of creating an iClassroom for mobile learning based on these devices. Use of podcasts and vodcasts by students, and their rate of success are varied as shown by studies reviewed from the literature and carried out by the author for this chapter. Several strategies for reducing workload at an individual and institutional level are proposed for adoption by educators. Key recommendations from this chapter are an increased emphasis on evaluation, usage of models for developing content, and an inclusion of iPod/iTouch/iPhone devices as part of an overall architecture for m-learning.

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