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Empowered Learning Identity through M-learning: Representations of Disenfranchised Students' Perspectives

Wallace, Ruth M. (2011). Empowered Learning Identity through M-learning: Representations of Disenfranchised Students' Perspectives. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning,3(1):53-63.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 82056760xPUB52
Title Empowered Learning Identity through M-learning: Representations of Disenfranchised Students' Perspectives
Author Wallace, Ruth M.
Journal Name International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1941-8647   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 53
End Page 63
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Hershey Pennsylvania USA
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract E-learning has been promoted as a key component of improving educational access and opportunity internationally, but for disenfranchised learners, many forms of e-learning are just as alien as the educational systems they have rejected M-learning utilises technologies, activities and social systems that are integrated into many peoples lives, including those who have had limited access to, or rejected, formal education systems. This paper discusses projects conducted in Northern Australia that explored a range of e-tools to support indigenous students' engagement and recognition of their knowledge and contexts. Mobile learning tools emerged as the preforred way to learn throughout the project. This approach challenges educational institutions to connect to students' lives and contexts. This paper shows how participants utilised m-learning to demonstrate their diverse knowledge systems, the decisions they made about representing knowledge though m-learning, and the implications for trainers and assessors.
Keywords Australian Indigenous Contexts
Disenfranchised Learners
E-Learning
Learner Identity
Regional Communities
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jmbl.2011010103   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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