Concepts and Cases
Edited By Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer and Judith Seipold
The increasing use of mobile devices in work contexts has the potential to alter our work and learning practices. This is particularly true for knowledge workers. In addressing the implications of this transformation the book offers a multi-faceted collection of different concepts and cases of mobile learning in work environments from international contexts. The contributions are centred on the question of how individual users and organisations can harness mobile devices for learning and education. The range of examples presented in this book demonstrates that mobile devices foster situated approaches to learning in and across work contexts. The book is targeted at both practitioners – trainers or managers in charge of in-company training – and researchers, who are interested in designing, implementing or evaluating work-based mobile learning. Norbert Pachler is Professor of Education and Pro-Director: Professional Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He is also the convenor of the London Mobile Learning Group. His research interests include foreign language pedagogy, teacher education and development, and new technologies in education. He has published widely in these fields. Christoph Pimmer is a research fellow at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. He has worked on several projects in the field of technology-enhanced learning and mobile learning. His current research interest includes work-based mobile learning with a particular focus on mobile learning in clinical settings. Judith Seipold is a professional in the field of media education. Her current research is on mobile learning as agentive and meaningful activity in school and everyday...
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