Mobile Learning

The Next Generation

Edited by John Traxler, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

© 2016 – Routledge

236 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Mobile Learning: The Next Generation documents the most innovative projects in context-aware mobile learning in order to develop a richer theoretical understanding of learning in modern mobile-connected societies. Context-aware mobile learning takes advantage of cell phone, mobile, and pervasive personal technologies to design learning experiences that exploit the richness of both indoor and outdoor environments. These technologies detect a learner’s presence in a particular place, the learner’s history in that place or in relation to other people and objects nearby, and adapt learning experiences accordingly, enabling and encouraging learners to use personal and social technologies to capture aspects of the environment as learning resources, and to share their reactions to them.


"Comprehensive and timely, this book is a must-read for any researchers interested in mobile learning. Traxler and Kukulska-Hulme have brought together an interesting and varied set of chapters that cover a wide range of issues and technologies. The future of context-aware mobile learning is challenging, as Mobile Learning: The Next Generation makes clear, but the chapters in this book go a long way towards unpacking many of these challenges."

--Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at the London Knowledge Lab, University College London, UK

"Mobile Learning provides a rich, deep analysis and a wider understanding of learning with mobile technologies in connected societies. One of the greatest values and exciting strengths of the book is that it reflects existing terms, considering MOOCS, BYOD, flipped classrooms, learning analytics, big data, ethics, OER, and more, looking beyond these phenomena and ‘seeing’ that there is no clear separation any longer between acting online and being offline. This book pushes the reflective thinking and development of the field and lays the foundation for a third generation journey."

--Dr. Isa Jahnke, Director of Research for the Information Experience Lab and Associate Professor of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri, USA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Next Generation of Mobile Learning by John Traxler & Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

Chapter 2: Technologies and Applications for Context-aware Mobile Learning by David Metcalf and Angela Hamilton

Chapter 3: Integrating Mobile Technologies in the Italian Educational Context by Marco Arrigo, Giovanni Fulantelli, Manuel Gentile, and Davide Taibi

Chapter 4: Mobile Informal Learning through Geocaching by Gill Clough

Chapter 5: Learning-through-Touring: A Methodology for Mobilising Learners by Juliet Sprake

Chapter 6: Technology Integration in Next Generation Mobile Learning by Teemu H. Laine and Eeva Nygren

Chapter 7: Exploring the potentials of mobile learning for stroke patients: RehabMaster Mobile by Ahreum Lee, Jieun Kim, and Hokyoung Ryu

Chapter 8: Analyzing Context for Mobile Augmented Reality Prototypes in Education by Brenda Bannan

Chapter 9: Making Sense of Context for Mobile Learning by Mike Sharples

Chapter 10: Beyond Innovation in Mobile Learning: Towards Sustainability in Schools by Teresa Cerratto-Pargman and Marcelo Milrad

Chapter 11: Challenges and Barriers for Mobile Learning in Security and Defense Organizations by Christian Glahn

Chapter 12: Context Reconsidered by John Traxler

Conclusion: Contextual Challenges for the Next Generation


About the Editors

John Traxler was Professor of Mobile Learning (the world’s first) and is now Professor of Digital Learning in the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is a Founding Director and current Vice-President of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and of Interactive Learning Environments.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme is Past-President of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK, and Programme Manager for the Next Generation Distance Learning research programme in the institute.

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