Learning with Mobiles in Developing Countries: Technology, Language, and Literacy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620477
Title:
Learning with Mobiles in Developing Countries: Technology, Language, and Literacy
Authors:
Traxler, John ( 0000-0002-5284-709X )
Abstract:
In the countries of the global South, the challenges of fixed infrastructure and environment, the apparent universality of mobile hardware, software and network technologies and the rhetoric of the global knowledge economy have slowed or impoverished the development of appropriate theoretical discourses to underpin learning with mobiles. This paper addresses one specific and fundamental component of such discourses, namely the role of language and literacy as they interact with mobile technology. The paper makes three points, that mobile technology is culturally and linguistically specific, not universal or culturally-neutral; that mobile technology does not merely store and transmit language(s) and literacy within communities, it disturbs and transforms them, and that the digital literacy agenda that might underpin learning with mobiles has not yet been developed in relation to mobile technology or in relation to the global South. These are the foundations of understanding learning with mobiles in the global South.
Citation:
Learning with Mobiles in Developing Countries 2017, 9 (2):1 International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
Publisher:
IGI Global
Journal:
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
Issue Date:
Apr-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620477
DOI:
10.4018/IJMBL.2017040101
Additional Links:
http://services.igi-global.com/resolvedoi/resolve.aspx?doi=10.4018/IJMBL.2017040101
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1941-8647
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorTraxler, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-18T10:55:54Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-18T10:55:54Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-
dc.identifier.citationLearning with Mobiles in Developing Countries 2017, 9 (2):1 International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learningen
dc.identifier.issn1941-8647en
dc.identifier.doi10.4018/IJMBL.2017040101-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620477-
dc.description.abstractIn the countries of the global South, the challenges of fixed infrastructure and environment, the apparent universality of mobile hardware, software and network technologies and the rhetoric of the global knowledge economy have slowed or impoverished the development of appropriate theoretical discourses to underpin learning with mobiles. This paper addresses one specific and fundamental component of such discourses, namely the role of language and literacy as they interact with mobile technology. The paper makes three points, that mobile technology is culturally and linguistically specific, not universal or culturally-neutral; that mobile technology does not merely store and transmit language(s) and literacy within communities, it disturbs and transforms them, and that the digital literacy agenda that might underpin learning with mobiles has not yet been developed in relation to mobile technology or in relation to the global South. These are the foundations of understanding learning with mobiles in the global South.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIGI Globalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://services.igi-global.com/resolvedoi/resolve.aspx?doi=10.4018/IJMBL.2017040101en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learningen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectDigital Literacyen
dc.subjectGlobal Southen
dc.subjectInterface and Handset Technologyen
dc.subjectLanguageen
dc.subjectMobile learningen
dc.titleLearning with Mobiles in Developing Countries: Technology, Language, and Literacyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Mobile and Blended Learningen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Education, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK-
dc.date.accepted2016-09-25-
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW180517JTen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-26en
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