Mobile Technologies are increasingly used in teaching and learning processes. In principle, their contribution to education comes from their technological characteristics. Mobile devices retain the characteristics of management of a high volume of data and information in a short time, information presentation through dynamic interactive and multiple representations, and communication. Moreover, their specific affordances, that is the actions enacted by them, are (a) ubiquity because of their portability, mobility and connectivity, (b) location awareness because of their geographical positioning recognition, and (c) environmental awareness because of their imbedded sensors. These three affordances afford certain actions that may be used in teaching and learning, but it is the pedagogical use of mobile technologies that may result to learning benefits. Pedagogical reasoning, that is Pedagogical Content Knowledge, is now extended by the certain affordances of mobile technologies and configures the specific Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK or TPACK). The literature on mobile learning and especially on Science Education shows positive learning outcomes. Educational researchers design mobile educational software applications, use all kinds of sensors, and conduct experiments remotely. Both students, as digital natives, and teachers show positive attitudes towards the use of mobile technologies. Nevertheless, in mobile learning, the TPACK framework inspired by pedagogical reasoning has to characterize educational research and practice.
Dr. Tassos Anastassios Mikropoulos is a Professor of the Department of Primary Education and the director of the “Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies laboratory”, www.earthlab.uoi.gr at the University of Ioannina, Greece. Tassos Mikropoulos is the elected chair of the Hellenic Association of ICT in Education. His research interests are on educational technology, virtual reality and educational neuroscience. His work has been published in many referred journals and conferences with more than 1000 citations. He is a member of the editorial board and reviewer for many international journals. Professor Mikropoulos has been project director, principle investigator and consultant in numerous research & development and educational projects.
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