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Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning by Manuela Repetto, Guglielmo Trentin

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Tapping the motivational potential of mobile handhelds: defining the research agenda

Cathy Tran, Mark Warschauer and AnneMarie M. Conley

Abstract:

As mobile technology becomes increasingly prevalent, educators are looking for ways to tap its educational potential. This chapter argues that one of the biggest strengths of handheld mobile devices is their potential to increase motivation for learning. Elements such as their small size, geolocation awareness, instant information access and tactile features contribute to a portable and personal experience that has the potential to motivate learners. The chapter makes the link between motivation and technology by first reviewing existing literature on the motivational implications of educational ...

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