Investigating Mobile Learning in Higher Education in Laos PDR and Cambodia

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Starasts, Ann, Xiong, Maiyer and Tyneth, Ly. 2017. "Investigating Mobile Learning in Higher Education in Laos PDR and Cambodia." Murphy, Angela, Farley, Helen, Dyson, Laurel Evelyn and Jones, Hazel (ed.) Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies. Singapore. Springer. pp. 151-172
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Investigating Mobile Learning in Higher Education in Laos PDR and Cambodia

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3337
Book TitleMobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies
AuthorsStarasts, Ann (Author), Xiong, Maiyer (Author) and Tyneth, Ly (Author)
EditorsMurphy, Angela, Farley, Helen, Dyson, Laurel Evelyn and Jones, Hazel
Volume40
Page Range151-172
SeriesEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Chapter Number8
Number of Pages22
Year2017
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationSingapore
ISBN9789811049439
9789811049446
ISSN1573-5397
2214-9791
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4944-6_8
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-4944-6_8
Abstract

Mobile learning technologies have the potential to change higher education teaching, participation and learning now and in the future. This chapter investigates contributing factors and how these are positioned and considered within higher education in Lao PDR and Cambodian universities. It investigates the cases of two university-based agriculture courses. In particular, it explores the issues under consideration by educators as they develop degree programmes that enhance flexibility and learning outcomes through the incorporation of mobile technologies. Literacies, access, barriers and participation associated with adopting mobile learning technologies in higher education in these two countries are explored from the perspectives of the student and the lecturer. The chapter considers the functional aspects of mobile learning relevant to participation and learning including dissemination and access to information and communications, enabling person-to-person connections in education and connecting and intersecting learning content with the situated contexts of the learner. Access issues and barriers to the use of the technology within programmes are considered. Key insights associated with mobile learning adoption within these universities are highlighted at each of pedagogical, technical and organisational levels.

Keywordsmobile learning, adoption, barrier, higher education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
Byline AffiliationsNational Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
National University of Laos, Laos
Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Cambodia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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