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Webinars 2014

Webinar by Ioana Gatzka, FFHS, 8.5.2014

Mobile learning environments

Since the mid-1970s, universities began to use email and asynchronous text-based conferencing to complement their courses. The early 1980s brought the first online courses in adult education. Today, the literature is growing rich with studies of mobile learning. Small, hand-held devices are now being used in language learning, literacy, medical training and general education. And yet there is still no common definition for mobile learning. It is a dynamic field because of the rapid development of information and communication technology and the partly huge resulting changes. It is also an interdisciplinary field because mobile technology and learning concern different scientific disciplines. Diverse points of view and the field’s complexity are major reasons for missing a consistent definition of the term M-Learning.

The MobiLER project of the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS) offers its students the optimal environment for mobile distance learning and the much needed didactical framework to support teachers. In this webinar we will present the reasoning for the technological and didactical approach of the FFHS.