Deﬁning Mobile Learning and its Beneﬁts
Planning and Implementation Steps
Resources for Further Exploration
Former Project Director
Leadership for Mobile Learning
Mercy, CPS, D230, Falconer,
Dwight School, Project Tomorrow
“LEARNING A VARIETY OF CONTENT AND SKILLS
ANYTIME, ANY PLACE WITH A SMALL DEVICE
LIGHT ENOUGH TO BE CARRIED IN ONE HAND.”
TIMOTHY E. WIRTH PROFESSOR IN LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
TAKING IT MOBILE: UNTETHERED LEARNING FOR 21ST CENTURY
Support for Inquiry/
CANBY SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR
JOE MORELOCK, DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY • COSN LML ADVISORY PANEL MEMBER
LEWIS ELEMENTARY, OR
TIM LAUER, PRINCIPAL
SPENCER TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY, IL
SHAWN JACKSON, PRINCIPAL
FALCONER SCHOOL • CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
KAJEET’S MAKING LEARNING MOBILE PROJECT
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, MI
LARRY BAKER, ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL OF OPERATIONS
DISTRICT 230 (IL) LINK TO DIIGO GROUP
JOHN CONNOLLY, DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
THE DWIGHT SCHOOL (NYC)
BASIL KOLANI, DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY • DON BUCKLEY, CO-CONSULTANT
Four Tenets of Leadership
The Right People
Appropriate Incentive and Rewards
Leadership Role Modeling
The Traits of an Innovator
Observing - watching the world around them for surprising stimuli
Networking - interacting with people from diﬀerent backgrounds to open
up access to new ways of thinking
Experimenting - Consciously complicating their lives by trying new
things for going to new places
Questioning - Asking probing questions that impose and remove
Original LML Guide
Planning and Reﬁning Process
Value the role of your leadership team.
Study your school’s culture.
Plan and reﬁne continually.
Deﬁne measurable outcomes.
Experiment with apps to ﬁnd your work ﬂow.
Provide ample professional development opportunities.
Ensure a robust network.
Enlist parents and community in support of your program.
Increase student achievement and...what else??
Provide equitable access to technology and digital resources
Provide personalized learning opportunities anytime, anywhere?
Boost student engagement?
Increase student attendance rates?
Decrease student discipline events?
Increase faculty use of 21st century teaching practices?
Support project-based learning?
5. Roll Out
Why do you want to implement mobile learning?
What is the learning problem you are trying to solve?
What technology will you require?
What skills will teachers and facilitators have to learn?
What would be the cost of implementation?
How can you facilitate acceptance?
How will you measure success?
Gathering stakeholder requirements.
Setting preliminary goals for the implementation.
Deciding in-house or external professional development.
Making preliminary design trade-oﬀs.
Identifying potential classrooms, schools, and/or grades
to participate in the program.
Program Design: The core stakeholders reﬁne the goals and
scope and plan the professional practice, professional
development, and evaluation for the program.
Procurement: Speciﬁc vendors are selected for the devices,
networks, software and professional development required
by the program design.
Administration: Policies are developed as needed to support
the program goals.
Implementation and Roll-out Planning: The speciﬁc logistics
and timelines for implementing the project are planned
Purchase & install hardware, software, and
Install networks, image devices, connect services, and
prepare for use of devices by teachers and students
Perform initial professional development and training
Communicate the vision and purpose of the
implementation to the community, including parents
Digital citizenship instruction
Ongoing professional development for educators
Setting up and supporting professional learning
Showcasing eﬀective teaching and coaching
Reﬂecting on pedagogical considerations
Reﬁning and setting up new assessment practices
New and Improved Guide
Mobile Learning Insights