The use of mobile technology as an aid in the teaching-learning process A case study within a public school in the state of Sao Paolo/Brazil - Students enrolled in the high school levels

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Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2011, ML 2011
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Da Silva Higuchi A.A.
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© 2011 IADIS.The use of mobile technology has caused changes in all segments of society. Taking part in people's daily life, the digital mobile devices have caused a revolution in the way people communicate, interact, work, purchase, have fun and learn among themselves. In search for greater flexibility, convenience and mobility, society increasingly makes use of the digital language, thus printing new features to the transceiver-receiver, consumer-supplier, employee-employer, mediareader, and even in citizen-state relationships. Within this context, education is not immune to the effects of technology as well. The so-called digital generation is born, grows, learns and lives connected and immersed into a virtual/digital reality. Unlike the past generations, today's one shows skills that are compatible to the speed of information. It is able to browse and move through the pieces of information within multiple channels and vehicles - all while moving around. How does the absorption of these pieces of information occur? How does the traditional education system perceive and cope with this new reality? This survey starts up a speculation in the search for answers to these questions. With focus on the mobile phone device, we herein seek to consider whether and how the school environment incorporates the mobile technology into the education process. The following article presents a case study accomplished in a public school in the city of Mogi das Cruzes, located in the metropolitan area in the state of Sao Paolo, with high-school level students, who make use of the mobile device as an aid in teaching activities developed by the history teacher. The method used for gathering data was the use of questionnaires and interviews.
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Digital generation , Metropolitan area , Mobile Learning , Mobile Technology , Multiple channels , Teaching activities , Teaching-learning process , Traditional educations