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[publication] Learning and Teaching with Mobile Devices: An Approach in Higher Secondary Education in Ghana

Our publication about „Learning and Teaching with Mobile Devices: An Approach in Higher Secondary Education in Ghana“ got published in the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning.
Abstract:

While many developing nations find Internet-based e-learning unsuitable for their needs mobile learning methods – specifically those involving the use of mobile-phones for both formal and informal learning – hold great promise for them (Grimus et al, 2013b). In this paper chances and challenges introduced by mobile devices to support improvement and transformation of education in a Senior High School in Ghana are examined. The field-study draws attention to the local situation, looking at infrastructure and teachers and students attitudes in using digital learning material. This paper presents results of a pilot project at a Senior High Technical School in Ghana, by addressing the issue how mobile devices can be integrated in learning and teaching. Based on our results we conclude that teachers and students hold great promise for using mobile devices for learning. Together they developed content based on the national curriculum, available for eReaders and mobile phones.

Reference: Grimus, M., Ebner, M. (2015) Learning and Teaching with Mobile Devices: An Approach in Higher Secondary Education in Ghana. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 7(2), 17-32. doi:10.4018/ijmbl.2015040102

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