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Increasing student engagement and retention using mobile applications : smartphones, Skype and texting technologies

Author: Laura A Wankel; Patrick Blessinger; Jurate Stanaityte; Neil Washington; International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald, 2013.
Series: Cutting-edge technologies in higher education, v. 6D.
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" ... examines new research on how mobile technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an epoch of increasing globalization and diversity. These enabling technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Through case studies, surveys, and literature reviews, this volume will examine how mobile technologies are being used to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura A Wankel; Patrick Blessinger; Jurate Stanaityte; Neil Washington; International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.
ISBN: 9781781905098 1781905096 9781781905104 178190510X
OCLC Number: 830024533
Description: viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Adoption of mobile applications : smartphones, Skype and texting technologies. New pathways in higher education : an introduction to using mobile technologies / Laura A. Wankel and Patrick Blessinger --
Educational designs supporting student engagement through networked project studies / Jørgen Lerche Nielsen and Lars Birch Andreasen --
Mobile learning : definition, uses and challenges / Jorge Brantes Ferreira [and others] --
Bringing it all together : interdisciplinary perspectives on incorporating mobile technologies in higher education / Christina M. Partin and Skyler Lauderdale --
Engaging students in online courses through the use of mobile technology / Audeliz Matias and David F. Wolf II --
Part II. Application of mobile applications : smartphones, Skype and texting applications. Fashion design podcast initiative : emerging technologies and fashion design teaching strategies / Therèsa M. Winge and Mary C. Embry --
The innovative use of personal smart devices by students to support their learning / Anne Nortcliffe and Andrew Middleton --
Engaging teachers (and students) with media streaming technology : the case of Box of broadcasts / Vicki Holmes [and others] --
Business students' learning engagement as a function of reading assigned e-textbooks / Susan Stites-Doe, Patricia E. Maxwell and Jennifer Little Kegler --
Facilitated work based learning : a new method for continuing education? / Anja Overgaard Thomassen.
Series Title: Cutting-edge technologies in higher education, v. 6D.
Responsibility: edited by Laura A. Wankel, Patrick Blessinger ; in collaboration with Jurate Stanaityte, Neil Washington ; created in partnership with the Higher Education Teachng and Learning Association.

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Mobile technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume critically examines new research on how mobile technologies and m-learning  Read more...

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