Appropriation of mobile cultural resources for learning

Pachler, N. , Cook, J. and Bachmair, B. (2010) Appropriation of mobile cultural resources for learning. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1941-8647 Available from:

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In this paper we propose appropriation as the key for the recognition of mobile devices as well as the artefacts accessed through, and produced with them as cultural resources in and across different cultural practices of use, in particular everyday life and formal education. We analyse the interrelationship of mobile device users with the structures, agency and practices of, and in relation to, what we call the 'mobile complex'. We do so on the basis of two examples, located in socialisation and ‘off-site’ learning, and we propose curricular options for the assimilation of mobile devices into settings of formal learning. We also present a typology of appropriation that seeks to serve as an explanatory, analytical frame as well as a starting point for discussion about related issues. It does not seek to be understood as a definitive map of the field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile, appropriation
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Education and Childhood
Depositing User: V. Calway
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 12:43
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 10:37


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