Building mobile social presence for u-learning

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Abstract

Mobile learning environments are human networks that afford learners the opportunity to participate in creative endeavors, social networking, organize and reorganize social contents, learner-created cognitive space, and manage social acts anytime and anywhere through mobile technologies. Social interaction with mobile technology is very different from Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) or Web 2.0 networking technologies. Effective mobile interaction focuses on social-context awareness by integrating location-based technology, which is unique to mobile technology, not easily found in other types of commuting. This chapter proposes a model for mobile social presence consisting of four dimensions: enriching social context-awareness, managing location-based communication, personalizing multilayered interactivity, and optimizing digital and social identities. Under each dimension there are a few suggested strategies or tips to assist educators in integrating them into their mobile instructions to enhance the mobile-social presence of learners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning
PublisherIGI Global
Pages77-93
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781466645431, 1466645423, 9781466645424
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Tu, C-H., McIsaac, M., Sujo-Montes, L. E., & Armfield, S. W. (2013). Building mobile social presence for u-learning. In Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning (pp. 77-93). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4542-4.ch005