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Using Mobile Devices for Improving Learning Outcomes and Teachers’ Professionalization

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Department of Pedagogy, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Seville, 41013 Seville, Spain
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Department of Education and Social Psychology, University of Pablo de Olavide, 41013 Seville, Spain
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Department of Education, University of Almeria, 04120 Almería, Spain
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Sustainability 2019, 11(24), 6917; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11246917
Received: 31 October 2019 / Revised: 22 November 2019 / Accepted: 2 December 2019 / Published: 5 December 2019
Teaching in higher education is changing due to the influence of technology. More and more technological tools are replacing old teaching methods and strategies. Thus, mobile devices are being positioned as a key tool for new ways of understanding educational practices. The present paper responds to a systematic review about the benefits that mobile devices have for university students’ learning. Using inclusion and exclusion criteria in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, 16 articles were selected to argue why Mobile learning (Mlearning) has become a modern innovative approach. The results point to an improvement in students’ learning through Mlearning, factors that encourage the use of mobile devices in universities have been identified, and effective mobile applications in improving teaching and learning processes have been presented. The inclusion of this methodology requires a new role for teachers, whose characterization is also specified. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile learning; student centered learning; Mobile APP; university students; higher education mobile learning; student centered learning; Mobile APP; university students; higher education
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García-Martínez, I.; Fernández-Batanero, J.M.; Cobos Sanchiz, D.; Luque de la Rosa, A. Using Mobile Devices for Improving Learning Outcomes and Teachers’ Professionalization. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6917. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11246917

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García-Martínez I, Fernández-Batanero JM, Cobos Sanchiz D, Luque de la Rosa A. Using Mobile Devices for Improving Learning Outcomes and Teachers’ Professionalization. Sustainability. 2019; 11(24):6917. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11246917

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García-Martínez, Inmaculada, José M. Fernández-Batanero, David Cobos Sanchiz, and Antonio Luque de la Rosa. 2019. "Using Mobile Devices for Improving Learning Outcomes and Teachers’ Professionalization" Sustainability 11, no. 24: 6917. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11246917

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