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Herrington, J, Mantei, J, Herrington, A, Olney, IW & Ferry, B, New technologies, new pedagogies: mobile technologies and new ways of teaching and learning, In Atkinson, R & McBeath, C (Eds), Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2008, p 419-427, Melbourne, Australia: Deakin University.


This paper describes a major development and research study that investigated the use of mobile technologies in higher education. The project investigated the educational potential of two ubiquitous mobile devices: Palm smart phones and iPod digital audio players (mp3 players). An action learning framework for professional development was designed and implemented with a group of teachers from a Faculty of Education. Each teacher or team created pedagogies to implement appropriate use of a mobile device in different subject areas in higher education. This paper describes the project aims, design and implementation in four phases, together with a description of the project management and communication factors that helped to ensure its success.

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