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Mobile Education is Poised to Transform The Way We Learn


Business Insider featured The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More, you might be interested to go through the list. Among them, 5 trends out of 10 are about going mobile, it’s not surprising that “Mobile Education is Poised to Transform The Way We Learn” makes one of them.

Fast Company explored the mobile education industry and had this to say, “the near-ubiquity of handheld devices and their constantly lowering costs will enable the idea of ‘education that you can hold in your hand,’ so it becomes a widespread reality in so-called developed markets and resource-challenged parts of the globe alike.”

We highly recommend 2 resources that elaborate how mobile learning is going to transform the way we learn. These will convey a comprehensive and solid overview for you.

Mobile Learning Is ….

(link to Prezi presentation)

mobile education

Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning

— from Laura Naismith, Peter Lonsdale, Giasemi Vavoula, Mike Sharples, University of Birmingham

This review provides a rich vision of the current and potential future developments in this area. It moves away from the dominant view of mobile learning as an isolated activity to explore mobile learning as a rich, collaborative and conversational experience, whether in classrooms, homes or the streets of a city. It asks how we might draw on existing theories of learning to help us evaluate the most relevant applications of mobile technologies in education. It describes outstanding projects currently under development in the UK and around the world and it explores what the future might hold for learning with mobile technologies.

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
SECTION 2 – AN ACTIVITY-BASED APPROACH TO CONSIDERING LEARNING WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
SECTION 3 – TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES – CASE STUDIES
SECTION 4 – IMPLICATIONS FOR LEARNERS, TEACHERS AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPERS
SECTION 5 – THE FUTURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

A succinct categorisation of learning theories and activities.

mobile learning

Read the whole review here : Mobile_Review NESTA FutureLab

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
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