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Sustainable online and mobile learning: Content is no longer king

Herrington, J. (2010) Sustainable online and mobile learning: Content is no longer king. In: Teaching and Learning Forum 2010: Educating for Sustainability, 28 - 30 January 2010, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup.


The development of large numbers of multimedia and CD-based programs throughout the 1990s and early 2000s characterised the 'coming of age' of computer-based learning in Australian universities. However, it is perhaps the process of developing these programs that was of most value to a generation of educators rather than the resulting programs themselves. Under increased pressure of an abundance of resources freely available on the Internet, teacher-developed content is no longer king. This presentation will argue that if we are to educate for sustainability, learning environments need to focus less on teacher-developed content and more on the tasks that generate student-developed products. It will draw on principles of authentic learning to present strategies and examples for sustainable computer-based and mobile learning in higher education.

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