The application of e-learning and m-learning technology in the context of Life Long Learning in Irish Higher Education.
Carol O Shea, Deirdre Lillis, Seamus O Shea, Paul Collins, Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper reports on the initiatives take in one institute of higher education in the South West of Ireland to address the needs of the growing body of mature students eager to partake in higher education courses. Many of these mature students are disadvantaged by geographical constraints. To address the needs of these students the Institute undertook widespread research to investigate the optimum ways in which advances in educational technology could be harnessed to best accommodate the needs of these potential life long learners in the region. Through the adoption of Web CT and the undertaking of a number of innovative projects in the area of e-Learning and m-Learning, the college aims to make the aspiration of life long learning a reality for all mature students. A summary of the main research question that need to be addressed are outlined and findings from research into the applications of mLearning and eLearning technologies in the Institute are presented.
O Shea, C., Lillis, D., O Shea, S. & Collins, P. (2005). The application of e-learning and m-learning technology in the context of Life Long Learning in Irish Higher Education. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 568-572). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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