The academy goes mobile: an overview of mobile applications in higher education

Adam Craig


When taken together, smartphone technology and social applications like Twitter and Facebook create an environment which is not only conducive to conversation but to conversation that is no longer limited by physical space. Essentially, we can be connected to one another at any time and in any place. Leveraging the idea of instantaneous social interactions and ongoing collaboration can be an effective means of enhancing teaching and learning at the post-secondary level. This chapter looks at two specific examples of platforms that integrate ideas from social media for mobile learning, as well as a potential means of bridging the gap between ...

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