Book review of The new landscape of mobile learning: Redesigning education in an app-based world

Tony Hetrick

Abstract


This is a book review on The new landscape of mobile learning: Redesigning education in an app-based world, by editors Charles Miller and Aaron Doering. This is an edited book, but one for which the editors sought out specific authors to write about their experiences and expertise on mobile learning. One of Miller and Doering’s goals is to promote greater thinking about mobile learning through the understanding that learning is a complex process built from pedagogical foundations that integrate social interactions with technology. The editors argue that a fundamental aspect to mobile learning is mobility, which is the ability to freely move about and collaborate in an authentic environment in which learners gain insight and construct knowledge.

The authors try to address problems in mobile learning and put forth solutions, but this also highlights the fragmented problems of mobile learning as the book in itself is fragmented. Instead of treating mobile learning as its own system or field, it becomes evident that one should be describing mobile learning as mobile integration and explore how to use mobility in the everyday learning context. From the perspective of mobile integration, this book is very practical as the authors did an outstanding job of providing information about and steps of integrating mobile devices into specific areas to assist or augment learning.


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mobile learning

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Miller, C., & Doering, A. (Eds.). (2014). The new landscape of mobile learning: Redesigning education in an app-based world (1st ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.7.1.178

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