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Mobile learning communities : creating new educational futures

Mobile Learning Communities explores the diverse ways traveling groups experience learning "on the run:' This book proVides empirical evidence that draws on the authors' 17 years of continuing research with international occupational Travelers, engaging with workplace learning, globalization, multiliteracies, and emerging technologies which impinge on the ways mobile groups make sense of themselves as learning communities. Dealing with an issue o fincreasing global Significance, this book challenges the simplistic and stereotypical images of traveling groups still found in mainstream media and popular culture. Mobile Learning Communities brings mobilities and learning communities into a single, comprehensive focus. This text will appeal to scholars in distance education and educational technology, and to researchers in education, cultural studies, and sociology. It will also be of interest to educational instructors, policy-makers, administrators, teacher educators, and pre-service teachers. It tells a vivid story of the experience of mobility through the words of the mobile learners themselves. but also critiques existing notions of learning and suggests ways of creating new educational futures for all learners and educators.

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ISBN-10

0415991587

ISBN-13

9780415991582

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

New York, NY

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Charles Sturt University; Division of Library and Academic Learning Services; TBA Research Institute; University of Southern Queensland;

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