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Background[ edit ] Mobile learning is the delivery of learning, education or learning support on mobile phones, PDAs or tablets. He joined Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center and formed a group to develop "Dynabook", which is a portable and hands on personal computer.
It aimed to let children have access to the digital world. It was defined as a handheld personal communicator.
The creation of smartphone provided the platform for mobile-learning, and current of mobile device innovation pushed mobile learning to project and research status. Chronologically, m-learning research has been characterized into three phases: These projects are mainly targeted on the effects of m-learning, like motivation to learn, engagement in learning activities and focus on special needs people  ; they set the tone for mobile learning, m-learning is prepared to transfer from project status to mainstream education and training.
Classroom[ edit ] Parts of Group Collaboration Applications in classrooms and other learning spaces combine the use of handheld computersPDAssmartphones or handheld voting systems such as clickers with traditional resources Tremblay Class management Mobile devices in brick-and-mortar classrooms can be used to enhance student-centered learninggroup collaboration among students through communication applications, interactive displays, and video features.
Distance Education Mobile devices can be used in online settings to enhance learning experiences. Mobile devices facilitate online interaction between teacher and student, and student to student. Mobile devices make it possible to facilitate interaction in real time, allowing students to obtain immediate feedback.
Educators can also assess student comprehension by using mobile devices, which provide real time updates on student progress, enabling teachers to adapt and personalize their teaching.
Podcast Podcasting consists of listening to audio recordings of lectures. Work[ edit ] M-learning in the context of work can embrace a variety of different forms of learning. It has been defined as the "processes of coming to know, and of being able to operate successfully in, and across, new and ever changing contexts, including learning for, at and through work, by means of mobile devices".
A typical, corporate application is the delivery of mobile compliance training, which can be seen as a viable means to reach geographically mobile employees, such as consultants  or staff in logistic and transport systems.
Employees can use the mobile phone to solve problems via handheld devices in situ, for example by accessing informational resources such as checklists and reference guides prior to customer visits  or mobile decision support systems. The latter are popular in clinical settings where they support highly mobile medical staff through rule-based algorithms in the decision regarding more complex patient cases.
Their application was associated with learning and in particular with practice improvement of medical staff. The aggregation of interests and experiences serves not only as a means to raise awareness but also to help find competent experts on demand,  for example with context-sensitive expert location systems.
Cross-contextual learning that bridges the gap between work settings and formal education formats has perhaps the biggest potential for work-based mobile learning,  especially with respect to tertiary education systems.
This involves approaches in which learning in the workplace is facilitated and substantiated for example through formative assessments,  reflective questions  or the documentation of personal achievements in multimedia learning diaries or portfolios  The so-created materials are later used in more formal educational formats, for example in the classroom or in the discussion with tutors.
The value of these mobile phone-mediated learning practices lies in the integration and reconciliation of work-based learning and formal education experiences which otherwise tend to remain separated. Lifelong learning and self-learning[ edit ] Mobile technologies and approaches, i.
Other[ edit ] Improving levels of literacy, numeracy, and participation in education amongst young adults. Using the communication features of a mobile phone as part of a larger learning activity, e. Developing workforce skills and readiness among youth and young adults.
The application offers short educational sequences, showing how to write common names and words and conveying mathematical and scientific concepts. Sometimes featuring television personalities, the teaching sketches are intended for viewing on small telephone screens.
The films are sold for a few cents in the telecoms boutiques and can then be exchanged by Bluetooth.
The Rehan School estimates that over 40, individuals follow its lessons, but the real number is certainly higher. In Sub-Saharan Africa, teachers and students are faced with an extreme shortage of teaching materials. The number of textbooks available are limited, so few students have individual access to textbooks in class or at home.
Given the shortage of textbooks in many African schools, tablets and mobile phones are being viewed by governments and international organizations as a solution to provide access to learning materials. In one example, the Tangerine mobile assessment and coaching system, deployed in Kenya, aims to help teachers in their assessment activities.
With Tangerine, a student's reading level can be evaluated by recording the student's answers on a mobile phone or a tablet.
The data gathered by the application also allows comparisons of the learning levels of students according to their age, geographical area and gender. It is important to bring new technology into the classroom.
Devices used are more lightweight than books and PCs. Mobile learning can be used to diversify the types of learning activities students partake in or a blended learning approach.
Mobile learning supports the learning process rather than being integral to it.To facilitate 21st Century Learning in the classroom, Duck Learning brings in the best educational resources from around the world to bring effective hands-on solutions into the hands of .
A set of phoneme frames, use with CVC words. Useful for children to practice the skills of segmenting and can be used as part of the Letters and Sounds framework. Eberly Center › Teaching & Learning Principles Introduction.
This learner-centered perspective is a hallmark of the Eberly Center’s approach to teaching. The purpose of the following materials is to present current research and theory on student learning in a way that can inform and guide effective teaching practices.
In addition to the common characteristics, each content area below has developed a set of content specific characteristics that demonstrate highly effective teaching and learning.
In order to access the characteristics in each content area, please click a content area below. School Programme. Education is integral to maintain the cultural and structural stability of society. Society, whether it is viewed on a local, national, or global scale, is in a perpetual state of flux.
I was asked recently to suggest some interview questions for a school district hiring a new Director of Technology. Here are my suggestions, but I’m sure readers have great interview questions to contribute.