What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools

Erin Scott As mobile learning programs become more ubiquitous, international attention is focusing on how different countries integrate mobile devices into formal schooling. Last month, United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a comprehensive report called UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning on the state of mobile learning around the world. The … Continue reading What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools →

Quick Look: Harvard Professor Chris Dede Encourages Teachers to Embrace Mobile Learning Devices to Engage More Students”

Chris Dede has been working on the edge of mobile learning for years, and what he has to say is thought-provoking. Source: Marketwatch BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Dr. Chris Dede, the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is encouraging teachers to … Continue reading Quick Look: Harvard Professor Chris Dede Encourages Teachers to Embrace Mobile Learning Devices to Engage More Students” →

10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For

Technology has been used in the classroom for decades now. But with the advent of cloud computing and the proliferation of smaller, more portable computers and Internet-capable devices, it’s now possible to bring the classroom into the technology instead. Mobile learning, focuses on learning through mobile devices, allowing learners to move about in a classroom … Continue reading 10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For →

Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide

From S. Craig Watkins’ blog The Young and The Digital. In the following post, Watkins talks about how he’s witnessing these trends in his field work. By S. Craig Watkins During a recent research related visit to New York City I decided to take a stroll down 125th Street in Harlem.  Among the assortment of … Continue reading Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide →

Mobile Learning Proves to Benefit At-Risk Students

As we explore the potential of mobile learning, especially as it relates to reaching out to disenfranchised students, the most recent results from Project K-Nect seem that much more relevant. The pilot program based in North Carolina, which we covered here on MindShift, was designed to make math more engaging for low-income kids with the … Continue reading Mobile Learning Proves to Benefit At-Risk Students →

Mobile Learning: Are We On the Cusp of Something Big?

One of the most exciting things about living in the digital age is witnessing huge cultural changes occur in real time. We’re at just that point now with mobile learning. Whether it’s on an e-reader, a tablet, or a cell phone, there’s great excitement — though not a lot of research yet — around the … Continue reading Mobile Learning: Are We On the Cusp of Something Big? →

Creating Mobile Learning Apps Adds Another Layer to Learning

I’ve written a lot about mobile learning — and there’s a lot more to write about because it’s a quickly growing and changing study. But today at the Cyberlearning Tools for STEM Education Conference, I heard about the value of kids not just using mobile apps, but actually creating them. Chris Thompson, Associate Director Evaluation … Continue reading Creating Mobile Learning Apps Adds Another Layer to Learning →

Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation

By Leslie Rule Leslie Rule is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) program. Can mobile learning bring quality education to under-served communities? Research is pointing in that direction. A recent report by Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that the mobile Internet may be the … Continue reading Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation →

Finding Value in Mobile Learning Apps

The mobile app world is changing constantly, as are learning theories around them. For more context on the Cooney Center’s study “Is There an App for That?” here’s my Q&A with Dr. Michael Levine, executive director of the Center, Dr. Cynthia Chiong, the report’s lead author, and co-author Carly Shuler. How does this report change … Continue reading Finding Value in Mobile Learning Apps →

The Future of Mobile Learning Apps

The mobile app world is changing constantly, as are learning theories around them. For more context on the Cooney Center’s study “Is There an App for That?” here’s my Q&A with Dr. Michael Levine, executive director of the Center, Dr. Cynthia Chiong, the report’s lead author, and co-author Carly Shuler. How does this report change … Continue reading The Future of Mobile Learning Apps →

7 Important Traits of a Great Mobile Learning App

Parents shouldn’t feel guilty about letting their kids play games on their mobile phones — especially if they’re educational ones. That’s one of the main conclusions in the recent study released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, “Learning, Is There an App for That?” The report uses information from three quantitative and observational studies conducted … Continue reading 7 Important Traits of a Great Mobile Learning App →