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Authors: Shen,Ruimin, Wang,Minjuan, Pan,Xiaoyan,

Title: Increasing interactivity in blended classrooms through a cutting-edge mobile learning system

Publication Full: British Journal of Educational Technology

Year: 2008 Volume: 39 Issue: 6

Start Page: 1073 Other Pages: 1086

Descriptors: MOBILE communication systems in education, INTERACTIVE computer systems, INTERACTIVE multimedia, CLASSROOM environment, EDUCATION, BLENDED learning, CHINA,


Chinese classrooms, whether on school grounds or online, have long suffered from a lack of interactivity. Many online classes simply provide recorded lectures to which students listen after downloading. This format only reinforces the negative effects of passive non-participatory learning. At the e-Learning Lab of Shanghai Jiaotong University researchers and developers actively seek technologic interventions that can greatly increase interactivity in blended classes. They developed a cutting-edge mobile learning system that can deliver live broadcast of real-time classroom teaching to online students with mobile devices. Their system allows students to customise means of content-reception, based on when and where the students are tuning in to the broadcast. The system also supports short text messaging and instant polls. Through these venues, students can ask questions and make suggestions in real time, and the instructor can address them immediately. Here we describe this system in detail, and also report results from a test implementation of the system with a blended classroom of 1000 students (250 campus and 750 online). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of British Journal of Educational Technology is the property of Blackwell Publishing Limited and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts)


M3: Article; Accession Number: 34805548; Shen, Ruimin 1 Wang, Minjuan Pan, Xiaoyan 1; Affiliation: 1: Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU); Source Info: Nov2008, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p1073; Subject Term: MOBILE communication systems in education; Subject Term: INTERACTIVE computer systems; Subject Term: INTERACTIVE multimedia; Subject Term: CLASSROOM environment; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Subject Term: BLENDED learning; Subject Term: CHINA; Subject Term: CHINA; Number of Pages: 14p; Illustrations: 2 charts, 2 diagrams, 1 graph, 1 bw; Document Type: Article

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Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Limited

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Issn Isbn: 71013