THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOBILE LEARNING APPROACH: TEACHING-LEARNING MOBILE MODEL (TLMM) FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION LEVEL
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Towards the last years have observed a rapid expansion in the possession and use of smartphones and portable devices in general, especially among the younger generation. These technological resources gather round them a great of previously separate applications in different formats, such as cellular, text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messaging service, wireless Internet, capture/playback/editing of voice, images and videos, computer programs, access to social networks, among others. In turn, differ from the static technologies from its portability, connectivity, mobility, spontaneity and immediacy of use, among other features. This phenomenon has attracted the attention of researchers in education, emerged what has been called mobile learning or m-learning. Despite its incipient development theoretical, research on this phenomenon threatens to disrupt the basis on which lie the teaching-learning practices today, mainly in the higher educational level. This article explores the state of the art in the research field of mobile learning, discusses some theoretical models that have been developed, and proposes a Teaching-Learning Mobile Model (TLMM) for the higher education level. The TLMM, with the support of smartphone features, suggests the emergence of new forms of interaction with information´s bodies and new forms of social interaction between students and teachers, which directly impacts the development of teaching-learning processes. Is recognized the interrelationship between three main aspects: i) mobile technology (technical characteristics and applications), II) students (forms for use of mobile technology, learning process, interactivity and interaction), and teachers (forms for use of mobile technology, teaching process, interactivity and interaction). Is observed a new scenario for the development of independent, creative, informal and continuous learning, which overcomes the space-time barriers of formal education and assigns new roles and skills to students and teachers.
Keywords: Mobile learning, pedagogical use of smartphones.