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Handbook of Mobile Learning by Lin Muilenburg, Zane L. Berge

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Learning and Teaching as Communicative Actions

A Theory for Mobile Education

Scott J. Warren and Jenny S. Wakefield

As mobile devices and applications have increasingly been employed to support formal and informal learning, theories used to guide such implementations have come from traditional sources: information processing, social and radical constructivism, and even behaviorist traditions. However, what differentiates these mobile tools from other technologies used for learning is that they stem from the primary purpose of the devices: communication. This communication comes from multiple avenues, ranging from voice calls and text messaging to global positioning systems that situate learning in the local space by embedding metadata and learning ...

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