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International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning

April 2016 Volume 8, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Barriers and Challenges Facing Pre-Service Teachers use of Mobile Technologies for Teaching and Learning

    Kevin Burden & Paul Hopkins, Faculty of Education, The University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom

    This study examined the perceptions, attitudes and beliefs of pre-service teachers using the iPad for their professional learning purposes and for teaching during their school placements. The... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. iTE: Student Teachers using iPad on a Second Level Initial Teacher Education Programme

    Sinéad Ghuidhir, Brendan Mac Mahon & Seán Grádaigh, School of Education, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

    Research on the use of iPad in initial teacher education is limited. This paper outlines a study to examine how the professional learning and pedagogical knowledge development of student teachers... More

    pp. 21-34

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  3. Engaging Preservice Teachers in Professional Development about iPads

    Katheryn Shannon & Theresa Cullen, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States

    The iEducate mini-conference was a professional development approach used in a college of education that has a one to one iPad initiative. Students were strongly encouraged to attend workshops on... More

    pp. 35-43

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  4. School in a Box in Low Resource Primary School in Mozambique: Practical Application of Zone of Proximal Development in Teacher Training with Mobile Technology

    Linda O'Sullivan, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland; N. Seabra, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

    The new Sustainable Development Goals call for quality education for all. This study aims to examine the role of mobile educational technology, through the School in a Box intervention,... More

    pp. 44-54

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  5. Urban Games: How to Increase the Motivation, Interaction and Perceived Learning of Students in the Schools

    Liliana Vieira & Clara Coutinho, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal

    Mobile technologies are increasingly rooted in society and, therefore, intuitively, teachers begin to take advantage of devices that students carry with them daily in a logic of 1:1 bring your own ... More

    pp. 55-71

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  6. Proactive, Preventive or Indifference?: Reaction Modes of Faculty towards Use of Personal Mobile Devices in Courses

    Alona Forkosh-Baruch, Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel; Hagit Meishar-Tal, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel

    Students enter classes with mobile devices and use them for learning; however, these are also distracting devices. Some teacher educators display positive attitudes; others display negative... More

    pp. 72-84

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  7. Mobile Technologies as Boundary Objects in the Hands of Student Teachers of Languages Inside and Outside the University

    Elżbieta Gajek, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

    This paper presents the use of mobile devices by students of linguistics, future foreign language teachers, outside the university and in-campus, and their vision of the potential usefulness of... More

    pp. 85-92

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