Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

K-12 Mobile learning

Cavanaugh, C., Maor, D.ORCID: 0000-0002-0743-4755 and McCarthy, A. (2014) K-12 Mobile learning. In: Ferdig, R.E. and Kennedy, K., (eds.) Handbook of Research in K-12 Online and Blended Learning. ETC Press, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 391-415.

PDF - Published Version
Download (184kB)
Free to read:
*No subscription required


Mobile devices have been the focus of a push in many nations and internationally as part of efforts to achieve greater literacy and numeracy among students. Research has shown a strong link between Internet usage, the spread of broadband in a country, and its GDP. Those coun - tries that are the highest performing educationally already integrate mobile devices in their education. This paper synthesizes empirical research on mobile devices from 2010 to 2013 in K-12 schools by focusing on studies that demonstrate emerging themes in this area. It is also clear that the pedagogy needed to be successful in creating positive outcomes in the use of technology has to be student-centered with the aim of personalizing the learning experience. Research found that students could become collaborators in designing their own learning process. As students become independent learners, they become more prepared in the skills needed for college and in their careers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: ETC Press
Copyright: 2014 Richard E. Ferdig and Kathryn Kennedy
United Nations SDGs: Goal 4: Quality Education
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year