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

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E-Book Readers and PDAs for Work-Based Learners

Ming Nie, Terese Bird, and Palitha Edirisingha

Work-based learning plays an important role in the development of students’ professional and social skills and, therefore, has a positive impact on increasing the employability of university graduates (Clamp & Warr, 2002; Hills, Robertson, Walker, Adey, & Nixon, 2003). Many higher-education (HE) institutions in the UK have already included work-based learners as a vital segment of their target audience in their teaching and learning agendas. The University of Leicester, for example, is a sector leader in postgraduate distance education. The university currently has over 7,000 students on 40 distance learning programs offered by 13 departments. Most ...

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