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GSTF Journal on Computing (JoC)

, 3:33

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Wireless Learning Technology in Higher Education – a Case Study in Singapore

  • Abhishek BhatiAffiliated withJCU Singapore Email author 
  • , Anita LundbergAffiliated withJCU Singapore
  • , Teoh Teik ToeAffiliated withJCU Singapore
  • , Margaret CarterAffiliated withJames Cook University

Abstract

Wireless Learning Technologies (WLTs) are set to replace the traditional methods of information sharing and set the trend for future information presentation and collaborative multiuser sharing. Wireless learning technologies (WLTs) used in education include mobile technologies such as smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as systems designed to be used specifically in technology-rich collaborative learning spaces. Such spaces are networked both technologically as well as through student-to-student interactions.

This paper undertakes a literature review of wireless learning technologies for multi-platform compatibility over a multitude of personal devices and operating systems. It discusses the use of WLT for new collaborative spaces of learning. The paper further undertakes a comparative descriptive analysis between a space recently discussed in the teaching and learning literature with a case study of one classroom based on the authorial team’s participation and observation.

Index Terms

higher education learning spaces networked spaces Singapore teaching and learning wireless learning technology