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Mlearning for India : any potential?

Fraunholz, Bardo and Unnithan, Chandana 2006, Mlearning for India : any potential?, in IADIS 2006 : Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning, IADIS Press, [Dublin, Ireland], pp. 101-108.

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Title Mlearning for India : any potential?
Alternative title mLearning for India : any potential?
Author(s) Fraunholz, Bardo
Unnithan, Chandana
Conference name International Conference Mobile Learning (2006 : Dublin, Ireland)
Conference location Dublin, Ireland
Conference dates 14-16 July 2006
Title of proceedings IADIS 2006 : Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning
Editor(s) Isaias, Pedro
Kommers, Piet
Sanchez, Inmaculada
Publication date 2006
Conference series International Association for Development of the Information Society Conference on Mobile Learning
Start page 101
End page 108
Publisher IADIS Press
Place of publication [Dublin, Ireland]
Keyword(s) MLearning
eLearning
India
developing nations
constructivism
discourse Analysis
Summary The trend towards mLearning is attributed to the growth of knowledge based societies (UNESC0,2005). In this paper, we examine if there is a case for mLearning in India, a developing nation with certain unique contributory factors such as rapid diffusion of mobile communication technologies negating the need for fixed line infrastructure; and the rising demand for flexible learning approaches by the eager, upwardly mobile, middle class population. Our research is informed by learning theory of constructivism that seems to underlie flexible adult learning in modem contexts. A speculative ongoing debate is examined through the lens of critical discourse analysis, to present an outlook for India. We open a launching platform for empirical work in India that would enable building of relevant models by extrapolating findings from this initial research. More significantly, the stakeholders in mLearning such as mobile technology/service providers, education providers and organisations that foster staff development in particular may be beneficiaries from the findings of this preliminary research.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9728924151
9789728924157
Language eng
Field of Research 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2006, IADIS
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