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- Mobile handheld devices as information management tools in higher education
- Chow, Geoffrey; Ling, Peter N.; Sathavisam, Ann M.
- Traditionally, people have viewed universities as repositories of knowledge. However, in recent times, the amount of knowledge available has expanded in a way which people did not dream of in past ages. We also realize that the more we know the more we realize there is still a lot more to learn. Within universities today, academics are faced with this enormous problem of how to cope with the mass of knowledge which they need to know themselves and the ways to pass on the basics of this knowledge to their students. This book is based on data and information gathered and analysed from a research project conducted at Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, Australia immediately after wireless network (WiFi) technology was successfully installed. We describe the research project and its outcome. From this strategies for the deployment of handheld devices in higher education are suggested. This discussion is then broadened to how information and communication technologies may require new thinking about management within wired and wireless communities.
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- Computer-assisted instruction; Educational tools; Electronic information resources; Portable computers; Teaching aids
- Heidelberg Press
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- Copyright © 2010.
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