Why and How Mobile Learning Can Make a Difference in the K-16 Classroom?
Anjum Najmi, Jennifer Lee, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
In the last two decades or so, we have witnessed the clunky transformation of early computers into ultra mobile computing devices (UMPCs), elegant smart phones, PDAs, and iPods alike. As computers morphed into tiny but powerful mobile devices, we have seen a complete transformation of our social, business, and education landscapes. From corporate board rooms to teenage bedrooms, mobile computing has changed the way we work, live, socialize, and learn. The popularity of mobile computing has created a new model of learning. This paper examines why and how mobile learning can make a difference in the K-16 classrooms. We focus on the implications, promises, potentials, current practices, and challenges of mobile learning.
Najmi, A. & Lee, J. (2009). Why and How Mobile Learning Can Make a Difference in the K-16 Classroom?. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2903-2910). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).