The Mobile School: Digital Communities Created by Mobile Learners

  • Teresa J. FranklinEmail author
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 13)


Mobile technologies are beginning to interface with Web 2.0 tools, immersive virtual worlds, and online environments to present educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional learners within communities of learners. The use of Web 2.0 tools to build new community learning ecosystems by today’s students using cell phones, mp3 players, and iPod devices to stay connected will be discussed in the context of digital citizenship. The use of simulations and virtual environments to build learning spaces that provide connections to students globally will be explored. How these 21st century digital interfaces will challenge the educational institutions of K-12 to create a more rigorous, immersive, and differentiated learning environments will be presented.


Mobile Device Cell Phone Virtual World Mobile Technology Mobile Learner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Patton College of Education and Human ServicesOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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