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Mobile Learning in Schools

Key Issues, Opportunities and Ideas for Practice, 1st Edition

By Jocelyn Wishart


150 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Mobile Learning in Schools explores the potential for using mobile devices in diverse school and college settings around the globe. It evaluates the exciting opportunities mobile initiatives bring and shares experience of where things can go wrong, in order to ensure that those embarking on new projects are fully informed.

Drawing on a wide range of international perspectives, it unpicks knotty sociocultural issues, including lack of sustainability, behavioural and ethical concerns, and explores successful student learning. Key issues considered include:

  • mobile learning in primary schools
  • teaching and learning with mobile devices in secondary schools
  • opportunities inside and outside school
  • pedagogical principles and sustainability
  • mobile learning for initial teacher training and CPD
  • ethical considerations
  • behaviour matters – disruption, plagiarism, cheating, cyberbullying
  • assessing mobile learning.

With annotated further reading and questions to trigger reflection and further discussion amongst readers, this thought-provoking text provides a detailed survey of this often controversial topic. It is essential reading for all those engaged in understanding the potential for using mobile devices to support students’ learning.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to this book Chapter 2: Introducing mobile learning and the associated issues Chapter 3: Current and recent mobile learning teaching and learning initiatives in primary schools Chapter 4: Current and recent mobile learning teaching and learning initiatives in secondary schools Chapter 5: Evaluating mobile learning, sustainability and underpinning theory Chapter 6: Teacher professional development and initial teacher education in mobile learning Chapter 7: Ethical considerations arising in school based mobile learning Chapter 8: Behaviour matters in mobile learning Chapter 9: Assessing mobile learning Chapter 10: Recommendations for teaching via mobile learning opportunities and future scenarios

About the Author

Jocelyn Wishart is Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK, and has been Secretary of the International Association of Mobile Learning since 2010.

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