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

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Teachers’ Tools

Designing Customizable Applications for M-Learning Activities

Sara Price, Paul Davies, and William Farr

The functionality of mobile technologies makes them potentially important tools in the current and future landscape of teaching and learning. Although research has established learning opportunities that mobile technologies may provide for students (e.g., Klopfer & Squire, 2007; Kanjo et al., 2008; Rogers & Price, 2008; Franckel, Bonsignore, & Druin, 2010), successful integration into educational contexts requires a focus on teachers’ use of technology. Although mobile tools to support classroom teaching for various purposes exist (e.g., Ratto, Shapiro, Truong, & Griswold, 2003), uptake in educational contexts remains limited. ...

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