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Mobile Learning and Social Media in Adult Learning

Language: EN
Document available also in: DA

Posted by Anne Hjelm Larsen

There is an increased use of information and communication technologies in adult learning. This is mainly due to three reasons: ICT has the capacity to enhance learning; it can widen access to learning opportunities; and while using ICT in adult education, the learner also acquires digital skills which are pivotal for living and working in today’s society. This paper will summarize the research on the use of social media and smart devices in adult learning.

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Resource Author(s): 
Jan Hylén
Publication Date:
Friday, 11 December, 2015
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Type of resource: 
Studies and Reports
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