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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2016 Vol.6(8): 638-642 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.765

Mobile Devices: A Patent Need for Current Re-defining Education and Innovative Pedagogies

Akingbemisilu Abiola Afolabi
Abstract—The advent of mobile devices has done the world a lot of good, the ease of communicating any part of the world from the palms of one’s hand has been a common phenomenon in the recent times globally. Almost all sectors of life has incorporated the use of these mobile devices for their operations. Education sector has joined this global dimension of using mobile devices for several of its activities. The extent of mobile devices usage for innovative pedagogy is quite uncertain. Though currently, Universities all over the world are making significant investments by incorporating technology systems to support various aspects of education with special focus on pedagogy. All their efforts are to make access to educational information on- the- go (mobile). Teachers and Students, on the other hand, are increasingly being equipped daily with mobile devices; most notably, mobile phones, laptop, tablets and i-pads which allow quick and easy communication and information sharing. These devices are emerging phenomenon of significance for innovative online pedagogy as they are majorly student-centred and they are mostly real time. Would the advent of these massive acquisitions of mobile devices by both the teachers and students really make any meaningful contribution to education in general and pedagogy in particular as anticipated by many scholars? This study therefore examines the availability, usage of mobile devices and the views of both university teachers and students in Ondo state, Nigeria on the need for mobile device for re-defining education and innovative pedagogy.

Index Terms—Innovative, mobile device, pedagogy, re-defining.

Akingbemisilu Abiola Afolabi is with the Department of Science and Technical Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria (e-mail: akingbemisilua@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Akingbemisilu Abiola Afolabi, "Mobile Devices: A Patent Need for Current Re-defining Education and Innovative Pedagogies," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 638-642, 2016.

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