M-education: Bridging the gap of mobile and desktop computing

Umer Farooq, Wendy Schafer, Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

Mobile education or M-Education is a new conceptual paradigm in the use of mobile and wireless technologies for education. M-Education encourages distributed peer collaboration over wireless devices and desktop computers to create opportunities for discovery and education in the field and community. It is a project-oriented approach that will use a wireless virtual community to facilitate the learning activities of teachers, students, and peers through collaboration in a distributed environment. M-Education is significantly different from existing mobile learning systems in that it leverages its collaborative activities from an existing desktop-based online virtual community (MOOsburg), and thus offers a range of collaboration opportunities, such as synchronous and asynchronous interactions with peers, and viewing or changes to persistent data. In this paper, an innovative use of wireless and mobile technologies in education is explored as part of a scenario-based design process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2002
Pages91-94
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2002 - Vaxjo, Sweden
Duration: Aug 29 2002Aug 30 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, WMTE 2002
Country/TerritorySweden
CityVaxjo
Period8/29/028/30/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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