Implementing Large Scale Mobile Learning School Programs: To BYOD or not to BYOD

ID: 41583 Type: Brief Paper: New Development
  1. Boris Handal, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia
  2. Robert Ritter, The University of Alberta, Canada
  3. David Marcovitz, Loyola University Maryland, United States

Tuesday, June 24 2:45 PM-3:05 PM Location: B3110 View on map

Presider: Kurt Ackermann, Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College, Japan

Abstract: This research attempts to explore the mobile learning (ML) implementation models adopted by school systems in Canada and the United States. Within an interpretative approach it will look at the instructional, curricular and organizational issues involved in the implementation of large scale mobile learning programs in order to inform policy in Australia. The two main models for providing mobile technology to students, either ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) or organization provided device (OPD) will be used to examine their implications on the three aforementioned issues. The research will be conducted through interviews to teachers, teacher educators and educational leaders. Additionally, the research will be additionally guided by the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model which advocates the integration of technology, pedagogy and content in the use of mobile devices in the school curriculum.

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