The future of mobile learning & the usePresentation Transcript
The Future of Mobile Learning & the Use of PDAs in Literacy Classrooms Corey Brown ED 5670
Is this Mobile Learning?
Or is this Mobil Learning?
Mobil Learning is… M-Learning M-learning focuses on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies, and learning that reflects a focus on how society and its institutions can accommodate and support an increasingly mobile population. M-Learning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MLearning
Examples of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s) BlackBerry, iPhone, and iPad are well known examples of PDA’s. All with useful tools for the future of the classroom.
-Smart Phones- A PDA taken to the next level. Smart phones provide equitable access to the Internet for all students by supporting the popular wireless broadband technologies. With Wi-Fi, EDGE and 3G support, these ultra-mobile devices provide access to users from anywhere -- school, home, library, community. Creating opportunities for anytime learning. http://www.convergemag.com/edtech/Mobile-Learning-in-Classrooms-of-the-Future.html
Here is a glimpse into the possibilities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9xGP-FVzbY
What is the next step? Instant grade updates to parent/guardian cell phones? Schools go paperless? Districts harness the Digital Natives within them and offer a chance to excel within a medium students are comfortable using. Endless possibilities…