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The “Reflective Student”

The Use of Mobile Devices Through Seamless Educational Spaces and Authentic Learning Scenarios

Maria Cinque

The use of mobile devices—mobile phones, MP3 players, Tablet PCs, iPods, and iPads— has grown so much in recent years that their spread now exceeds that of personal computers in most modern professional and social contexts. However, it seems that these tools are used less in learning contexts, and some authors (for example, Herrington, Herrington, Mantei, Olney, & Ferry, 2009; Kukulska-Hulme, 2007) point out that there isn’t a pedagogical theory for ubiquitous learning or m-learning. Although the so-called early adopters are willing to use new technologies for educational purposes, it is still unclear whether ...

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