Building mobile social presence for u-learning

Chih-Hsiung Tu, Marina McIsaac, Laura E Sujo-Montes, Shadow W Armfield

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Mobile learning environments are human networks that afford learners the opportunity to participate in creative endeavors, social networking, organize and reorganize social contents, learner-created cognitive space, and manage social acts anytime and anywhere through mobile technologies. Social interaction with mobile technology is very different from Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) or Web 2.0 networking technologies. Effective mobile interaction focuses on social-context awareness by integrating location-based technology, which is unique to mobile technology, not easily found in other types of commuting. This chapter proposes a model for mobile social presence consisting of four dimensions: enriching social context-awareness, managing location-based communication, personalizing multilayered interactivity, and optimizing digital and social identities. Under each dimension there are a few suggested strategies or tips to assist educators in integrating them into their mobile instructions to enhance the mobile-social presence of learners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645431
ISBN (Print)1466645423, 9781466645424
StatePublished - Sep 30 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Computer Science


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