Mobile literacy: Navigating new learning opportunities and obligations

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Mobile literacy is essential to learning effectively, working efficiently
and participating fully in a world increasingly mediated by smart mobile devices.
It is a macroliteracy, composed of a range of more particularized literacies: it
gives long-established literacies, such as information literacy and multimodal literacy,
new inflections, and it gives more newly established literacies, such as
network literacy and code literacy, added importance. Depending on the types of
mobile learning employed in educational contexts, different constellations of
these literacies may be fostered. It is time for educators at all levels to consider
how best to support the development of students’ mobile literacy, including their
critical mobile literacy. Mobile learning which foregrounds mobile literacy opens
up the opportunity for educators to engage students in active, collaborative, situated
learning, and simultaneously fulfils our obligation to develop students’ 21st
century skills, including their digital literacies. In this way we can prepare them
for and support them in their roles as lifelong learners, employees, and citizens
in a mobile society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of International Computer Symposium (ICS) 2014
EditorsWilliam Cheng-Chung Chu, Han-Chieh Chao, Stephen Jenn-Hwa Yang
Place of PublicationTaiwan
PublisherTunghai University
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-484-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-483-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Computer Symposium (ICS) 2014 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 12 Dec 201414 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications


ConferenceInternational Computer Symposium (ICS) 2014
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


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