Addressing the cost barriers to mobile learning in higher education

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Laurel en_US
dc.contributor.author Raban, Ryszard en_US
dc.contributor.author Litchfield, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.author Lawrence, Elaine en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:58:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:58:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009001840 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dyson Laurel et al. 2009, 'Addressing the cost barriers to mobile learning in higher education', Inderscience publishers, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 381-398. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1746-725X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11802
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses one of the main barriers to the widespread adoption of mobile learning in higher education, that of cost. Usage charges billed by telecommunications providers and the cost of mobile hardware are identified as the key cost issues. However, opportunities to overcome this barrier include the high rate of ownership of mobile phones by university students and technological solutions such as packet transmission technologies. The authors describe two experiments in low-cost mobile learning: one that uses packet technology (mobile WAP/WML) to build low-cost interactivity in the classroom and the second that involves mobile-supported fieldwork using several cost-saving strategies en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience publishers en_US
dc.title Addressing the cost barriers to mobile learning in higher education en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 381 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 398 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Software en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130300 en_US
dc.personcode 991167 en_US
dc.personcode 890423 en_US
dc.personcode 020473 en_US
dc.personcode 905040 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Specialist Studies in Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords low cost learning; mobile learning; m-learning; educational technology; cost barriers; sustainability; interactive classrooms; fieldwork; higher education; budget constraints; mobile phones; cell phones; packet technology; mobile WAP-WML; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning. en_US
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dc.staffid 905040 en_US


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