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Work-Based Mobile Learning

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.

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List of Tables Table 10.1 Comparison between TCP/IP and shared variables Table 11.1 Features of the f lood and mentoring SMS simulations Table 12.1 Alignment of teacher workplace learning with mobile devices Table 13.1 Framework for prioritising ethical issues for consideration before engaging in research into work-based mobile learning Table 13.2 Ethical issues to be prioritised before researching trainee hairdressers use of pico-projection and cameras on handheld devices Table 14.1 Evaluation of potential benefits between the first and second round

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