Implications of Mobile Learning in Distance Education for Operational Activities

dc.contributor.author Dharankar, Madhavi
dc.coverage.placeName India
dc.coverage.spatial Asia
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-08T11:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-08T11:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09
dc.description.abstract PCF5 Suib-theme: Cross-cutting Themes // As the distance education started more and more proliferating, it had to make more and more use of information communication technology (ICT). In fact it has already crossed a stage wherein ICT became an indispensable part of distance education. This is true from 3rd generation of distance education onwards. Thus the wedlock of distance education and ICT has been already endorsed and is universally accepted. Usage of ICT is also proceeding towards maturity – starting its journey from print, audio, etc. to intelligent computerized system. E-mail and discussion forums are used exhaustively now-a-days. ICT not only has its implications for developmental and academic activities, but also a crucial role to perform in operational activities. // While speaking on the options in ICT there have been discussions on possible usage of mobile learning (M-learning) as a step ahead of e-learning. If one looks into the comparative figures of users of Internet and mobile, it can be understood that mobile could be the best possible media for communicating quick and small chunks of information to the learners. Mobility of the media with the user without much technological pre-requisites is a crucial aspect of the mobile which goes much ahead of Internet. This particular aspect has tremendous implications in operational activities of distance education. This paper discusses the possible implications of mobile as a media in various operational activities like pre- admission information, admission process, exams, results, any change of subject, study centers, etc. Mobile learning has lot of potential for quick and wide reaching out to the geographically wide-spread learners, even though they have no Internet connectivity. // Paper ID 624
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/4672
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.title Implications of Mobile Learning in Distance Education for Operational Activities
dc.type Working Paper
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