Sharples , Mike
(2009). Methods for evaluating mobile learning.
In: Vavoula , Giasemi; Pachler , Norbert and Kukulska-Hulme , Agnes eds.
Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools and Research Designs.
Oxford, UK: Peter Lang Publishing Group, pp. 17–39.
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Learning with mobile technologies is an emerging field with a developing research agenda and many questions surrounding the suitability of traditional research methods to investigate and evaluate the new learning experiences associated with mobility and support for increasingly informal learning. This book sets out the issues and requirements for mobile learning research, and presents recent efforts to specify appropriate theoretical frameworks, research methods and tools. Through their accounts of particular mobile learning projects, leading researchers in the field present their experiences and approaches to key aspects of mobile learning research such as data capture and analysis, and offer structured guidance and suggestions on adopting and extending these approaches.
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