Professional development for mobile learning
Posted July 15, 2012on:
This is one of the better articles on What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools. It is concise and comprehensive.
If there is any point that rises above the rest, I would cite #3 (professional development of teachers):
they must learn how to use mobile technologies to change teaching and learning, so that they are doing more than just replacing print resources with digital versions. A common pitfall in incorporating new technology into education is over-reliance on the technology itself to produce results. [Mobile learning researchers] Marie Bjerede and Chris Dede, for instance, found that podcasting in and of itself had little effect on teaching and learning. When played in the classroom, podcasts are just high-tech versions of age-old instructional practices of “teaching by telling, learning by listening,” previously accomplished with educational radio and portable tape recorders