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Effectiveness of Mobile Learning in the Indian Context
Category : TechnologyISBN No :9781545747421
Nowadays mobile communication is a part of culture among young people. Mobile phones are the vehicle for wider social change. Most of the millennials use social media tools such as Face book, Blogs, Twitter, Google, etc. They are 'always on' and connected to geographically-dispersed friendship groups. Mobile Learning means the personalized, connected, and interactive use of mobile phones in classrooms, collaborative learning, fieldwork, counseling and guidance. It is relevant for teaching, learning, research, and creative inquiry. It offers countless applications for self-study, reference, drill and practice, fieldwork, and research in hundreds of disciplines. Thus mobile learning has made "Education for all, anywhere, anytime, and any situation" possible. India has the world's second-largest mobile phone user base and the world's third-largest Internet user-base. In this context, the study conducted by Dr. C. Thenmozhi and Dr. K.S. Ramakrishnan is a significant one. This book deals with various dimensions of mobile learning in an exotic manner. It is not an exaggeration that this book is a must for students, teachers, and research scholars who are in the field of mobile learning. The book may pave the way for new findings. In that way, it is a lighthouse for the future researchers. The authors have penned such a good work in time and the academic fraternity may get many more such books in future.
Dr. C. Thenmozhi and Dr. K.S. Ramakrishnan
Prof. Dr. C. Thenmozhi, Ph.D., is working as the Principal, Adhiparasakthi College of Education, G.B.Nagar, Kalavai, Vellore–632506. She has been teaching Curriculum Design & Development and Curriculum Pedagogy Assessment at Secondary Level for M.Ed., Guidance and Counselling and Advanced Educational Research Statistics for M.Phil. She has put in more than 18 years of teaching experience. She has guided more than 40 M.Ed., and more than 20 M.Phil research scholars. She has participated and published papers in Journals, Symposiums, Seminars, and Conferences at national and international level. She acted as Convenor in four National seminars. She has been a Life Member of Indian Academic Research Association from March 2013.Dr. K. S. Ramakrishnan, M.Sc., (Physics)., M.Ed., M.C.A., Ph.D. (Education)., Ph.D. (Computer Science) is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Education, Tamil Nadu Open University, Saidapet, Chennai–15. He has been teaching Physical Science, Computer Science, Educational Technology, and Research Methodology in various Colleges of Education and Tamil Nadu Open University for the past 15 years. He has guided many M.Ed., M.Phil and Ph.D. students. His current research areas are Educational Technology, Media and Communication, Blended Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Education. He has conducted various workshops in ICT usage in education, Wiki-Educator, E-Content development and Educational Research Methodology at various educational organizations. He had attended many online workshops on MOODLE, Learning Analytics, etc. He has published 10 books and many articles in National and International journals of repute. He has created 52 e-content modules in Environmental Science at Electronic Media Production and Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai under UGC-CEC programme. He regularly gives plenary and keynote speeches on ICT related topics at various National and International conferences. He has delivered 70 episodes of the programme "Puthiathor Ulagam" at All India Radio, Chennai. Contact: email@example.com