Conference Paper

Mobile learning and integration of advanced technologies in education.

DOI: 10.1145/1330598.1330695 Conference: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, CompSysTech 2007, Rousse, Bulgaria, June 14-15, 2007
Source: DBLP

ABSTRACT Basic problems of advanced forms of education are insufficient flexibility, mobility and adaptability to learners needs of information and education whenever and wherever it is necessary. Some of the problems find their solution in capabilities of mobile education. Basic characteristics, advantages and existing challenges to that new and most flexible form of learning are presented in the paper. Issues of integration and combination of collaborative learning characteristics and functionalities of mobile technologies are overviewed. Strategic solutions for learning types development and integration of advanced technologies in different forms of education are presented.

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