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International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning

April 2013 Volume 5, Number 2

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Number of articles: 5

  1. An Interactive Mobile Lecturing Model: Enhancing Student Engagement with Face-To-Face Sessions

    Olutayo Boyinbode, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Dick Ng’ambi, Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Antoine Bagula, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

    Although use of podcasts and vodcasts are increasingly becoming popular in higher education, their use is usually unidirectional and therefore replicates the transmission mode of traditional face... More

    pp. 1-21

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  2. Journalism 2.0: Exploring the Impact of Mobile and Social Media on Journalism Education

    Thomas Cochrane, Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; Helen Sissons, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; Danni Mulrennan, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; Richard Pamatatau, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

    This paper explores the impact of social media upon journalism education from two perspectives: both from the pedagogical changes Web 2.0 and mobile devices enable, and within the context of the... More

    pp. 22-38

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  3. Blended Learning in Personalized Assistive Learning Environments

    Catherine Marinagi, Department of Logistics, Technological Educational Institute of Chalkis, Thiva, Greece; Christos Skourlas, Department of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece

    In this paper, the special needs/requirements of disabled students and cost-benefits for applying blended learning in Personalized Educational Learning Environments (PELE) in Higher Education are... More

    pp. 39-59

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  4. Measuring the Difficult to Measure: Teaching and Learning with an iPad

    Jace Hargis & Cathy Cavanaugh, Abu Dhabi Women’s College (ADWC), Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Abu Dhabi; Tayeb Kamali, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Abu Dhabi; Melissa Soto, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States

    This study applies a comprehensive set of measures to document teaching practice and instructor responses when integrating new mobile technology devices in the classroom. The triangulated measures ... More

    pp. 60-77

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  5. ‘It’s Almost like Talking to a Person’: Student Disclosure to Pedagogical Agents in Sensitive Settings

    Maggi Savin-Baden & Gemma Tombs, Coventry University, Coventry, England, United Kingdom; David Burden, Daden, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom; Clare Wood, Coventry University, Coventry, England, United Kingdom

    This paper presents findings of a pilot study which used pedagogical agents to examine disclosure in educational settings. The study used responsive evaluation to explore how use of pedagogical... More

    pp. 78-93

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