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International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning

April 2012 Volume 4, Number 2

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Smartphone-Based Mobile Learning with Physician Trainees in Botswana

    Aileen Chang, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana; Ryan Littman-Quinn, Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana; Dineo Ketshogileng, Amit Chandra & Taatske Rijken, University of Botswana, Botswana; Sankalpo Ghose, Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana; Andrea Kyer, University of Pennsylvania, United States; Anne Seymour & Carrie Kovarik, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana

    In recent years, mobile learning in medicine has been utilized to increase healthcare providers’ access to health information. This has improved healthcare providers’ ability to make appropriate... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. Dr Math: A Mobile Scaffolding Environment

    A.Botha & L. Butgereit, CSIR Meraka Institute, South Africa

    Dr Math is an online math tutoring service hosted by the CSIR Meraka Institute in South Africa, which aims to support secondary school learners with Mathematics. The service is predominantly... More

    pp. 15-29

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  3. Motivations for Play in the UFractions Mobile Game in Three Countries

    Eeva Nygren & Erkki Sutinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland; A. Blignaut, North West University Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa; Teemu Laine, University of Eastern Finland, Finland; Christo Els, North West University Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

    UFractions (Ubiquitous fractions) is a storytelling mobile game that utilizes fraction rods in solving real life related math problems. The prototype of UFractions was tested during the period... More

    pp. 30-48

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  4. Social Media-Enhanced Phones for Productive Learning of South African Postgraduate Students

    Patient Rambe, University of the Free State, South Africa

    Despite growing interest in knowledge sharing processes in informal spaces, there is a paucity of research on technology-mediated learning in these spaces. Yet the surge in student use of Social... More

    pp. 49-66

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  5. Using a Participatory Action Research Approach to Design a Lecture Podcasting System

    Dick Ng’ambi & Gary Marsden, University of Cape Town, South Africa; John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom; Raymond Mugwanya, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Although podcasting is popular in higher education, there is limited research on podcasting in developing institutions or resource constrained environments. There are fragmented implementations of ... More

    pp. 67-86

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