Mark A.M. Kramer
Publication year: 2006

Key Words:

Basic skills, Blended learning, Computer aided instruction, e-Learning, Handheld learning device, HCI, ICTs, Illiteracy, Literacy, Mobile learning, m-Learning, Tablet PC.

Abstract:

This paper examines existing approaches of mobile learning to help ascertain whether ICT-supported mobile learning will effectively enhance the teaching of reading and writing skills for functionally illiterate adults. Furthermore, this paper will reflect on the preliminary findings of the Enhanced Literacy Network (eLitNet), a research project that is making an attempt to create a mobile learning network for functionally illiterate adults in Austria to acquire and develop primary literacy skills.