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Mobiles, Online Learning, and the Small Group Discovery Classroom: Reflections from South Australia

  • Melissa Nursey-BrayEmail author
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Abstract

The use of mobile technologies is prevalent, and it is incumbent on tertiary teachers to move with the times and build curricula that use mobile themes. Yet in-depth learning and critical thinking are still key goals. This chapter explores not only the efficacy of mobile technologies in delivering online curricula but considers how the use of small group discovery techniques that utilize online tools can enhance face-to-face teaching. This chapter presents the argument that a combination of online with small group discovery delivery give students the focused attention they require, hence avoiding the overuse of mobile devices for online delivery. Careful tutoring and small group discovery together with the use of mobile devices enhances pedagogical outcomes.

Keywords

e-Learning Education Online Assessment Mobile learning Pedagogy Small group discovery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Environment and Population, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Raeal J. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Research DivisionACT, IncIowa CityUSA

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