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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Batchelor, Jacqueline
Email j.batchelor@cornwall.co.za
URN etd-09102007-161045
Document Title Mobile information communication and technology use in secondary schools : a feasibility study
Degree MEd (Computer Integrated Education)
Department Curriculum Studies
Advisor Name Title
Prof J C Cronje Committee Chair
  • MobilED system
  • open source
  • collaborative learning
  • mobile communities
  • mobile learning
  • developed and developing schools
  • project based learning
  • prototype project environment
  • AudioWiki
  • design research
Date 2007-09-06
Availability unrestricted

Mobile technology has allowed the traditional boundaries that exist between formal learning and informal learning to blend. The purpose of this research is to understand and describe the use of established and new “support networks” and the process of knowledge acquisition and knowledge creation in a formal learning environment. Factors affecting the design, testing and ultimate feasibility of using mobile devices such as cell phones to enhance teaching and learning in well-resourced developed, and under-resourced developing schools are identified. Findings in this study point to the general acceptance of using mobile technology as a readily available vehicle, to provide access to contents and allow learners to contribute to the collective body of knowledge from their own perspective.

Copyright 2007, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

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Batchelor, J 2007, Mobile information communication and technology use in secondary schools : a feasibility study, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-09102007-161045 / >

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