Mobile Learning: The Philosophical Challenges, Problems and Implications of Defining and Theorising

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621194
Title:
Mobile Learning: The Philosophical Challenges, Problems and Implications of Defining and Theorising
Authors:
Traxler, John ( 0000-0002-5284-709X )
Abstract:
This essay uses the popular and perennial topic of definition as a way to explore differing perspectives and expectations amongst the various communities whose interests and activities overlap in what has come to be called mobile learning, and to discuss the role and choice of theory in mobile learning. The purpose of the paper is to add to the academic foundations of mobile learning. These communities continue to make progress and continue also to make mistakes; the researchers continue to provide ideas and examples for practitioners, policy-makers, activists and developers, but often on assumptions, logic and inferences that are not transparent or robust. This is the problem being addressed. Here we seek to add greater critical rigour to the language and expectations being deployed. The essay is by nature not definitive, but seeks merely to expose some of the lack of clarity when mobile learning is discussed and promoted.
Citation:
Mobile Learning: The Philosophical Challenges, Problems and Implications of Defining and Theorising 2018 Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice
Publisher:
Unisa Press
Journal:
Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice
Issue Date:
8-Jan-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621194
DOI:
10.25159/0256-8853/1785
Additional Links:
http://www.upjournals.co.za/index.php/Progressio/article/view/1785
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0256-8853
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorTraxler, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-20T14:54:25Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-20T14:54:25Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-08-
dc.identifier.citationMobile Learning: The Philosophical Challenges, Problems and Implications of Defining and Theorising 2018 Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practiceen
dc.identifier.issn0256-8853en
dc.identifier.doi10.25159/0256-8853/1785-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621194-
dc.description.abstractThis essay uses the popular and perennial topic of definition as a way to explore differing perspectives and expectations amongst the various communities whose interests and activities overlap in what has come to be called mobile learning, and to discuss the role and choice of theory in mobile learning. The purpose of the paper is to add to the academic foundations of mobile learning. These communities continue to make progress and continue also to make mistakes; the researchers continue to provide ideas and examples for practitioners, policy-makers, activists and developers, but often on assumptions, logic and inferences that are not transparent or robust. This is the problem being addressed. Here we seek to add greater critical rigour to the language and expectations being deployed. The essay is by nature not definitive, but seeks merely to expose some of the lack of clarity when mobile learning is discussed and promoted.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUnisa Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.upjournals.co.za/index.php/Progressio/article/view/1785en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practiceen
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dc.subjectmobile learningen
dc.subjectchoice of theoryen
dc.subjectacademic foundationsen
dc.subjectassumptionsen
dc.subjectgenusen
dc.subjectdifferentiaen
dc.titleMobile Learning: The Philosophical Challenges, Problems and Implications of Defining and Theorisingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalProgressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practiceen
dc.date.accepted2017-10-
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