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Sonja Ganguin

Mobile Worlds: Mobile Gaming and Learning?

A mobility shift in the usage of media is characterizing today’s socie-ty and influences the way people communicate, amuse and learn. In this paper a basic correlation between mobile gaming and mobile learning is explored. Therefore a quantitative study among 597 students, as the most intense user of mobile media, was conducted. The results of the study show that mobile gamers are capable of a broader and more sophisticated range of activities regarding their mobile phone usage. Significant differences can be stated for the search of information, the organization of everyday life, the creative and entertaining us-age, as well as the educational applications.

Kurzer Lebenslauf

Dr. Ganguin has worked in many different fields of media research. She has written her dissertation about “Computer Games and Lifelong Learning”. In addition, she did various research studies of mobile learning and media literacy. She currently is lecturing media pedagogy and media research at the University of Paderborn.
Moreover Dr. Ganguin is actively participating in several associations and reviews for different organizations e.g. the organization for voluntary self-regulation of television and for computer games.

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Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
Lehrbereich Medienpädagogik und empirische Medienforschung
Warburgerstraße 100
D-33098 Paderborn
sganguin[at]mail.upb.de

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