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Wednesday, April 25 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Rural Left-behind Children in China and Mobile Learning

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The purpose of this study is to conduct an exploratory investigative context analysis of how current uses of mobile technologies among left-behind children in rural communities in China. We will use the descriptive studies (Grimes & Schulz, 2002) to understand the complex issues that left behind children are facing in China and the potential of M-learning to support learning of those children. The left-behind children are vulnerable and their development is severely impacted. This study contributes to the understanding of under-served communities of left-behind children in china and the potential of designing and developing mobile educational resources to support the learning of those children.


Dr. Ya Wen

Dr. Ya Wen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work of Shanghai Ocean University in China. Her research focuses on social and family dynamics of rural-to-urban migration in China, child welfare and well-being of children affected by migration, and community develop... Read More →
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Jingrong Xie

Jingrong Xie, M.A., Ph.D. candidate in Special Education Department at the University of Kansas. Her specialization is Instructional Design, Innovation, and Technology, and her recent research interest focuses on the study of learning processes and designing modern learning environments... Read More →

Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Courtyard/South Poolside