A Sociocultural Ecological Frame for Mobile Learning

Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, and John Cook

The increasing normalization of mobile devices in everyday life, including the lifeworlds of young people, raises questions about their potential for learning. Attempts to appropriate media from the world of work, as well as everyday life, have a long tradition in education and tend to be discussed under the guise of ‘technology-enhanced learning’. A certain degree of optimism has tended to surround new media resources – be they from mass communication, such as video, or from business, such as the computer – and their meaningful integration into teaching and learning in schools. Of course, the question of whether new media resources are appropriate ...

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