Helen Crompton is Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University, USA. John Traxler is Professor of Digital Learning and Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Helen Crompton and John Traxler deserve our thanks for assembling Mobile Learning and Higher Education. They have brought together a wonderfully rich mix of scholars who examine the varying dimensions of mobile learning, including the roles of devices in augmented reality, mobile-based navigation, mobile journalism, mobile social studies education, assessment and feedback, and more. The book will position readers to better understand the vast potential of mobile communication to transform and emancipate learning as mobile-rich classrooms become the norm. -Richard Ling, Shaw Foundation Professor of Media Technology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Mobile devices are everywhere, except at the heart of higher education. This book demonstrates how smartphones and tablets, when combined with active and learner-centred pedagogies, have the potential to transform learning. It also highlights why universities must find new ways to engage with mobile and networked learners if they are to survive in global education. -Mike Sharples, Chair in Educational Technology, The Open University, UK