Is this an iPad Revolution or Mobile Learning Revolution?A Global Perspective across Countries: “ iWorld, iLearn”

ID: 38273 Type: Panel
  1. Ferial Khaddage, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment School of I.T Deakin University, Australia
  2. Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education,, Israel
  3. Melda Yildiz, Kean University, United States
  4. Christoph Lattemann, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  5. Adalheidur Reed, University of North Texas, United States
  6. Eric Bray, Yokkaichi University Central Japan., Japan

Thursday, March 28 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Location: Grand Ballroom E View on map

No presider for this session.

Abstract: This evolution of mobile technologies and application integration in education across the world has provided a shift to a new learning environment via various mobile platforms.Educational institutions globally are missing to identify specific mobile technologies initiatives and strategies as a method to evaluate these mobile technologies and to expose both students and teachers to the potential it engenders.This panel will undertake a cross country comparison among culturally diverse countries: Turkey,UAE,USA,Lebanon,Iceland,Israel,Japan,Germany.Questions will be raised such as:Why some countries are branding mobile learning and their integration of these technologies has been made device specific, app specific and operating system specific?Is this the right approach?The digital gap between countries will be discussed?Availability access, barriers and limitations for some countries are described.We will try to figure out similarities,differences and challenges among these countries.

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