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Mobile learning

Cavanaugh, C., Maor, D.ORCID: 0000-0002-0743-4755 and McCarthy, A. (2018) Mobile learning. In: Ferdig, R.E. and Kennedy, K., (eds.) Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blending Learning. Carnegie Mellon University:ETC Press, pp. 575-591.

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Mobile devices have been the focus in many nations and internationally as part of efforts to achieve greater literacy and numeracy among students as core goals, and increasingly in support of non-cognitive skills and the flexible and mastery learning pathways being adopted in schools. Research has shown a strong link between Internet usage, the spread of broadband in a country, and its GDP. Those countries that are the highest performing educationally already integrate mobile devices in their education. This paper synthesizes empirical research on mobile devices from 2010 to 2017 in K-12 schools by focusing on studies that demonstrate emerging themes in this area. It is clear that the pedagogy needed to be effective with mobile learning has to be student-centered with the aim of personalizing the learning experience including rethinking assessment of learning and design of learning spaces. 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: Carnegie Mellon University:ETC Press
Other Information: 2nd Edition
United Nations SDGs: Goal 4: Quality Education
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