Mobile Learning Communities: Creating New Educational Futures

Mobile Learning Communities: Creating New Educational Futures

by Patrick Alan Danaher, Beverley Moriarty, Geoff Danaher
     
 

Mobile Learning Communities explores the diverse ways traveling groups experience learning "on the run." This book provides empirical evidence that draws on the authors' 17 years of continuing research with international occupational Travelers, engaging with workplace learning, globalization, multiliteracies, and emerging technologies which impinge on the ways

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Mobile Learning Communities explores the diverse ways traveling groups experience learning "on the run." This book provides empirical evidence that draws on the authors' 17 years of continuing research with international occupational Travelers, engaging with workplace learning, globalization, multiliteracies, and emerging technologies which impinge on the ways mobile groups make sense of themselves as learning communities. Dealing with an issue of increasing global significance, this book challenges the simplistic and stereotypical images of traveling groups still found in mainstream media and popular culture.

Mobile Learning Communities brings mobilities and learning communities into a single, comprehensive focus. This text will appeal to scholars in distance education and educational technology, and to researchers in education, cultural studies, and sociology. It will also be of interest to educational instructors, policy-makers, administrators, teacher educators, and pre-service teachers. It tells a vivid story of the experience of mobility through the words of the mobile learners themselves, but also critiques existing notions of learning and suggests ways of creating new educational futures for all learners and educators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415991582
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

List of Acronyms xiii

Introduction: Mobile Learning Communities 1

1 Networks and Partnerships 19

2 Lifelong Learning: From the Cradle to the Grave 39

3 Technologies and Their Users 57

4 Globalization and Interactions with the Outside World 75

5 The Knowledge Economy and Workplace Learning 87

6 Multiliteracies and Meaning-Making 107

7 Communities at Risk: Building Capacities for Sustainability 127

8 Marginalization and Transformation 147

Conclusion: Creating New Educational Futures 171

Glossary of Terms 185

References 189

Index 203

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