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Appropriation of mobile cultural resources for learning

Pachler, Norbert; Cook, John; Bachmair, Ben


Norbert Pachler

John Cook

Ben Bachmair


Copyright © 2010 IGI Global. This article proposes appropriation as the key for the recognition of mobile devices - as well as the artefacts accessed through, and produced with them - as cultural resources across different cultural practices of use, in everyday life and formal education. The article analyses the interrelationship of users of mobile devices with the structures, agency and practices of, and in relation to what the authors call the "mobile complex". Two examples are presented and some curricular options for the assimilation of mobile devices into settings of formal learning are discussed. Also, a typology of appropriation is presented that serves as an explanatory, analytical frame and starting point for a discussion about attendant issues.


Pachler, N., Cook, J., & Bachmair, B. (2010). Appropriation of mobile cultural resources for learning. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2(1), 1-21.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Journal International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
Print ISSN 1941-8647
Electronic ISSN 1941-8655
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages 1-21
Keywords mobile, appropriation
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