Wherever You Are: There You Can Learn; Mobile Devices for Informal and Lifelong Learning

Virtual Brief Paper ID: 29699
  1. Ruby Bohannon
    University of North Texas

Abstract: The world of work and living relies on collaboration, creativity, definition and framing of problems, dealing with uncertainty, change and distributed cognition. Education from a lifelong learning perspective should help learners enhance their abilities to learn, engage in meaningful activities, and exploit the power new technologies. At the end of formal education, mobile devices can help learners keep abreast of the latest developments in their careers as well as other personal interests, thus continuing to learn all through their life. As the “shelf life” of information continues to decrease the importance of being able to access the most current information becomes especially important, and this can be accomplished through the use of mobile devices. In this article, literature related to the use of mobile devices in learning will be reviewed with a focus on the use of these devices in informal learning settings.


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