Towards Mobile Personal Learning Environments (MPLE) in Higher Education

TitleTowards Mobile Personal Learning Environments (MPLE) in Higher Education
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Año de publicación2014
AuthorsHumanante-Ramos, PRicardo, García-Peñalvo, FJ, Conde-González, MÁ
Nombre de la ConferenciaTEEM '14 Second International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
Fecha de publicación10/2014
PublisherACM New York, NY, USA
Conference LocationSalamanca España
KeywordseLearning, Higher Education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mobile Learning, Mobile Personal Learning Environments (mPLE), Personal Learning Environments (PLE)

The popularization of mobile devices worldwide and their constant improvement in communicability, portability, navigation and content creation, opens up many possibilities for integration in the learning process. On the other hand the new educational approaches that focus on the student, promoted through the Personal Learning Environments (PLE) show evidence that it can be done successfully in most cases studied. However, these educational innovations have not yet been implemented in some Latin American countries, so the present research searches to introduce the PLE approach in Ecuadorian university, taking advantage of the functionalities offered by mobile devices not only for leisure but for learning activities in informal environments and which are recognized and valued in the academy. Similarly it is intended that students identify with these new Mobile Personal Learning Environments as ecosystems of lifelong learning.