Academic journal article Studies in Literature and Language

The Constructing of Mobile Internet-Based Ideological and Political Education of University Students Based on the Idea of U-Learning

Academic journal article Studies in Literature and Language

The Constructing of Mobile Internet-Based Ideological and Political Education of University Students Based on the Idea of U-Learning

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Abstract

As a type of educational concept, u-learning has gradually stepped from theory to practice relying on the continuous development of modern educational technology. While mobile Internet has provided a good opportunity to implant the idea of u-learning into the ideological and political education of university students, universities should be vigorously constructing the mobile Internetbased ideological and political education of university students, breaking through the restrictions of time and space of the traditional educational pattern, thus realizing an ubiquitous ideological and political education of university students.

Key words: U-learning; Mobile internet; Ideological and political education; University students

INTRODUCTION

In the environment of mobile Internet, the learning style has changed from traditional classroom learning to e-learning, and eventually, u-learning. During this process, profound changes have taken place in teaching ideas and patterns, while u-learning has gradually become the center of educational research and attention. Since ideological and political education is responsible for students' moral cultivation, universities should abide by students' learning traits and patterns to promote the transformation of educational patterns, and to organically combine the unique advantages of mobile Internet with the idea of u-learning, thus constructing the mobile Internet-based ideological and political education of university students.

1. BACKGROUND ANALYSIS OF IMPLANTING THE IDEA OF U-LEARNING I N TO T H E I D E O L O G I C A L AND POLITICAL EDUCATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

The earliest description of u-learning can be traced back to as early as Song dynasty, when Zhu Xi brought up that "studying anything, anytime and anywhere is the key to success." His opinion shed light on the importance of study by any means, at any time and at any place. The modern notion of u-learning derived from "ubiquitous computing"- An idea brought up by Mark Weiser after reexamining computers and network application, which means a way of computing at any location and anytime. U-learning means

a future learning style in the environment of u-computing, a way by which anyone can get the needed information at anywhere and anytime, and a 3A (Anywhere, Anytime, Anydevice) learning which can provide students a technological instrument that can be acquired anywhere and anytime to study. (Xu & Chen, 2007)

The most significant feature of u-learning is ubiquitousness and situation-awareness. Ubiquitousness means the learning is superficially intangible but is actually mingled in everyday life everywhere, and people can hardly recognize its existence. While situationawareness means it is feasible to collect situational and instrumental information around the learner and provide them situation-related learning activities and content. Implanting the idea of u-learning into the ideological and political education of university students is an emergency choice to adapt the changes in educational object, environment and methods, and the internal needs to promote the realization of educational goal.

a) Changes in educational object bring up the current needs for u-learning. Analyzing and griping on the behavioral characteristics and demanding psychology of educational objects is the premise and foundation of effectively carrying out the ideological and political education of university students.

The fast-changing social development and environmental changes have given university students born after the 90s a strong appeal for innovation. They crave for revolution and self-realization, glowing with strong modern spirit. In the constructing of learning style, modern university students want more understanding and respect, they have a strong participation willingness and sense of independence, and they are eager to express themselves and are averse to other's preaching. (Ideological and Political Work Department, para. …

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