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

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Network and mobile technologies in education: a call for e-teachers

Guglielmo Trentin

Abstract:

There are still barriers hindering the widespread use of network and mobile technologies (NMTs) at school. The main issue is the diffusion of the new pedagogical approaches required to best exploit that technology for the improvement of learning processes. Take for example so-called ‘e-pedagogy’, which relies greatly on learning-by-doing, connectivity and the strong integration of formal education with the informal learning processes which are typical of peer-learning, experiential learning, etc. At least two conditions favour wide propagation of e-pedagogy: (a) an organisational development of the school institution to foster didactic innovation ...

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