Adolescent usage of multimedia messaging in the negotiation, construction, and sharing of meaning about local environments

K Lim, JG Hedberg, K Chatterjea

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    Recent developments in handheld telephony have given rise to the 'mobile internet' - a range of technologies, from multimedia-messaging to access of the internet through handheld devices. These trends have been accompanied by the increasing consumerization of the mobile phone. Many students today have access to a tool, which allows them to connect to potentially anyone else, regardless of spatial co-location. This paper describes a study which was carried out in the early months of 2004, focusing on how the social software of the mobile internet, such as text - and picture-messaging, is used by adolescents in the process of constructing negotiated and shared understandings of unfamiliar environments in which they may find themselves. Students were presented with opportunities to collaboratively explore and navigate unfamiliar environments using the technologies of the mobile internet, as well as to engage in debate, and used multimedia evidence recorded in the field to defend their positions both to peers in the field and subsequently in the classroom.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationED-MEDIA 2004: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vols. 1-7
    EditorsL Cantoni, C McLoughlin
    Place of PublicationWaynesville, NC
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)1880094533
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2004) - Lugano, Switzerland
    Duration: 21 Jun 200426 Jun 2004


    ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2004)

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