Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
EdMedia: World Conference On Educational Media & Technology, June 22-24, 2015, Montréal, Québec
Distance education is a widely adopted technology in many developed parts of the world where educational agencies are constantly considering new technologies that can serve as a medium for instructional delivery and interaction. Mobile phones are one of the most recent technologies to gain much consideration and use. This brief paper outlines the current state of distance education, delivery mediums, and instructional approaches that foster interaction to promote effective learning. Particular emphasis is given to the potential for mobile devices to be used as effective instructional tools in distance education in Pakistan and other underdeveloped countries. The proposed study will measure the willingness of instructors and learners to adopt the use of mobile technologies for interactive distance education. The proposed research design, sample size and selection, instruments, procedures, and analysis are open for discussion and critique.
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Original Publication Citation
Batool, T., & Watson, G. (2015). Use of mobile phones for interaction in distance education. In Saul Carliner, Catherine Fulford, & Nathaniel Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1364-1370). Montréal, Québec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/151414/
Batool, Tayyaba; Watson, Ginger; Carliner, Saul (Ed.); Fulford, Catherine (Ed.); and Ostashewski, Nathaniel (Ed.), "Use of Mobile Phones for Interaction in Distance Education" (2015). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 234.