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MOBILE COLLABORATION: REDEFINING THE CLASSROOM

MOBILE COLLABORATION: REDEFINING THE CLASSROOM

'When the first generation of mobile devices began to enter college classrooms, faculty saw them as a disruptive technology, and they were right. In the past two years mobile phones have emerged as a preferred platform, bringing communications, Internet, social networks, and gaming together into one device. Thus far, much academic exploration of mobile computing has focused on one-way channels, using devices to deliver university news and schedules along with academic documents and podcasts to students. Over the past year, a new generation of collaborative mobile tools like Google Wave and the iPhone 3GS have pressed us to look for two-way channels where students can contribute, collaborate, and create. Faculty at Abilene Christian University are now in the second year of the ACU Connected... Show More
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