The article Mixable: A mobile and connected learning environment featured in Educause Quarterly highlights how the Mixable application is supporting students learning by integrating their virtual social life with coursework discussion and how this functionality is impacting education. Mixable, a web and mobile application allows students to build their personal learning environments by taking advantage of the virtual social spaces students already exist in ( Facebook , Twitter , mobile devices). The Mixable application developed by Purdue University, presents users with a single interface to microblog, share documents, and bookmark. In addition, it is also equipped with media-sharing capabilities, provides access to podcasts and lecture materials recorded by Echo360.
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- 25 practical ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom
- 10 ways Universities share information using social media