Why and How Mobile Learning Can Make a Difference in the K-16 Classroom?

ID: 24912 Type: Full Paper
  1. Anjum Najmi and Jennifer Lee, University of North Texas, United States

Wednesday, March 4 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Meeting Room 7

Presider: Graham Morley, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Abstract: In the last two decades or so, we have witnessed the clunky transformation of early computers into ultra mobile computing devices (UMPCs), elegant smart phones, PDAs, and iPods alike. As computers morphed into tiny but powerful mobile devices, we have seen a complete transformation of our social, business, and education landscapes. From corporate board rooms to teenage bedrooms, mobile computing has changed the way we work, live, socialize, and learn. The popularity of mobile computing has created a new model of learning. This paper examines why and how mobile learning can make a difference in the K-16 classrooms. We focus on the implications, promises, potentials, current practices, and challenges of mobile learning.


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