So Mobile Learning is established and here to stay. School after school are implementing iPads, and almost everyone in education is debating about disruptive technologies, flipped classrooms, and educational apps.
Let’s look at some of the mobile learning cases implemented in schools.
School: Southern University of New Orleans
Devices: Multiple, iOS devices, and PSPs. Students also recorded learning diaries with their cameras or cellphones.
Objective: SUNO created the Department of Mobile Learning which was set up not only to help learners stay connected to the university, but to help SUNO compete in a university atmosphere were mobile education is experiencing “massification”.
How mobile learning was used: The Department of Mobile Learning at SUNO’s goal can itself be used as good definition of mobile learning. Its goal is to “reach, recruit, retain and provide students with quality education attainable regardless of location, have uninterrupted access to technology, curriculum and activities that were meaningful to their lives and provide immediate feedback to maximize their achievements”.
The final opinion: SUNO was able to reinvent itself as a hybrid campus with strong distance and mobile learning programs.
Read More here: http://www.anthonyteacher.com/anthony/mobile-learning-case-study-2-disconnected
School: Howard School of Academics and Technology
Devices & Technology: Apple iPod Touches & Mobl21
Objective: To increase student achievement and engagement.
How Mobile Learning was used: To deliver English Grade 9 content in the form of study guides, quizzes, flash cards, video and audio content.
The final opinion: “I have created study guides for students to use to prepare for the English 9, End of Course state exam,” said Ms. Wilbur, “putting some ‘wow’ into what might otherwise be a difficult and boring task for the students.”
Read More here: http://www.mobl21.com/blog/13/mobl21-puts-some-%E2%80%98wow%E2%80%99-into-boring-study-tasks/