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Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge formal and Informal Learning
 
 

Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge formal and Informal Learning, 1st Edition

 
Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge formal and Informal Learning, 1st Edition,Guglielmo Trentin,Manuela Repetto,ISBN9781843346999
 
 
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Key Features

  • Includes a framework for the sustainability of new educational paradigms based on the combination of formal and informal learning processes supported by network and mobile technology (NMT)
  • Provides a series of recommendations on how to use attitudes towards NMT gained outside the school to integrate formal and informal learning
  • Gives a teacher training approach on how to use network and mobile technology-based informal learning to enhance formal learning pathways

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An ever-widening gap exists between how students and schools use communication technology. Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning introduces new methods (inspired by ‘pedagogy 2.0’) of harnessing the potential of communication technologies for teaching and learning. This book considers how attitudes towards network and mobile technology (NMT) gained outside the school can be shunted into new educational paradigms combining formal and informal learning processes. It begins with an overview of these paradigms, and their sustainability. It then considers the pedagogical dimension of formal/informal integration through NMT, moving on to teachers’ professional development. Next, the organizational development of schools in the context of formal and informal learning is detailed. Finally, the book covers the role of technologies supporting formal/informal integration into subject-oriented education.

Guglielmo Trentin

Guglielmo Trentin is senior researcher and project manager at the Institute for Educational Technology (ITD) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). His studies have largely focused on the use of ICT in formal and informal learning. In this field he has managed several projects and scientific activities, developing technological applications and methodological approaches to support networked learning and knowledge sharing. He teaches Network Technology and Knowledge Flow at the University of Turin. He has published extensively on technology enhanced formal and informal learning.

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CNR - Institute for Educational Technology, Italy

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Manuela Repetto

Manuela Repetto is researcher at the Institute for Educational Technology (ITD) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). She earned her master degree in Adult Education at the University of Genoa and her Doctorate in Education and Cognition at the University of Venice. Her research interests include the definition of models and methods for studying virtual learning communities, and the use of web-based approaches to innovate learning and professional practices.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Educational Technology, National Research Council, Italy

Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge formal and Informal Learning, 1st Edition

Tapping the motivational potential of mobile handhelds: Defining the research agenda; Using social network sites and mobile technology to scaffold equity of access to cultural resources; A mobile Web 2.0 framework: Reconceptualising teaching and learning; Facing up to it: Blending formal and informal learning opportunities in higher education contexts; Networked lives for learning: Digital media and young people across formal and informal contexts; Network and mobile technologies in education: A call for e-teachers; Networked informal learning and continuing teacher education; A conclusive thought: The opportunity to change education is, literally, at hand.

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"All contributing authors are suitably qualified and are from a range of locations (US, UK, New Zealand, Europe). The chapters have a clear, logical flow, as does the text as a whole. Overall, this is highly recommended reading for educators keen to modernize techniques and pedagogy."--The Australian Library Journal, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2014
"…each individual reader of this book will find different sections more interesting or relevant to them personally and/or professionally…The chapters are all set within an established learning theory or pedagogical framework with references included for further reading."--Managing Information, Vol. 20, Issue 7/8, 2013

 
 
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