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M-Learning Landscapes: e-Learning for ubiquitous school science education


Fluck, A, M-Learning Landscapes: e-Learning for ubiquitous school science education, Australian Educational Computing, 23, (1) pp. 24-32. ISSN 0816-9020 (2008) [Refereed Article]


This paper describes the use of handheld computers in the Science classrooms of four Tasmanian schools over a year. Analysis was informed by theories of innovation and assisted by ecological perspectives. Teachers demonstrated a range of attitudes to innovative pedagogies associated with the devices, and these corresponded to student achievements. The results from the four parallel classes were dramatically different in terms of learning achievements, student acceptance of the handhelds and teacher reflections. These differences were not attributed to equipment attributes, but to variations In innovation adoption techniques and pedagogical integration strategies. The paper draws conclusions about the change agenda for technology in education, and accompanying processes of curriculum transformation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:53663
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2008-12-19
Last Modified:2014-12-02

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