150 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
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:
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.
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