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DESIGNING MLEARNING: Tapping Into The Mobile Revolution For Organizational Performance

Author(s): Ozlem OZAN

Journal: The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education
ISSN 1302-6488

Volume: 13;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 248;
Date: 2012;
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From past to the present, the learning need has increasingly grown. In this way, education and learning processes have also evolved; education has continuously changed shell along with social transformation and development. The communication and data transfer possibilities created by mobile technologies can significantly reduce dependence on fixed locations for work and study, and thus have the potential to revolutionize the way we work and learn (Peters, 2009). In this context, M-learning is considered as a new channel for the individuals who are mobile but aim to learn, and mobile learning design has became a new issue educators should be aware of. This is one of the basic books in the field of mobile learning design.The author of the book is Clark Quinn. He leads learning system design through Quinnovation, and is a founding principal of the Internet Time Alliance, helping organizations work smarter. He provides strategic solutions to Fortune 500, education, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Previously, he headed research and development efforts for Knowledge Universe Interactive Studio, and before that held management positions at Open Net and Access CMC, two Australian initiatives in internet-based multimedia and education. Clark earned a Ph.D. in applied cognitive science from the University of California. He has held positions at the University of New South Wales, the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center, and San Diego State University's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (Quinn, 2011).Target audience of the book is instructional designers and instructors in K-12, higher education and corporate training departments; book is useful for also developers, media experts, managers, and anyone with responsibility for supporting performance in organizations, as well.
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