Share Paper: Exploring Mobile Learning with High School Students in a Remote Area of Peru

  1. Linda Chmiliar, Athabasca University, Canada
Friday, June 29 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Jordaan 1

Abstract: Peru experiences high school drop-out rates, adult illiteracy, and insufficient training for teachers, particularly in low income and rural areas. The poorest children are often in remote areas, attend the worst schools, are served by the least educated teachers, and have access to the fewest resources. As indicated by UNESCO (2012), mobile learning may be a possible strategy to address these issues. There are many benefits to mobile devices such as an iPad. The iPad is very portable, the touch screen is naturally intuitive requiring little training and practice to master, and there are many apps available for learning. This ...