Explore the game-changing technology that allows mobile learning to effectively reach K-12 students
Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators and Learners provides research-based foundations for developing, evaluating, and integrating effective mobile learning pedagogy. Twenty-first century students require twenty-first century technology, and mobile devices provide new and effective ways to educate children.
But with new technologies come new challenges--therefore, this handbook presents a comprehensive look at mobile learning by synthesizing relevant theories and drawing practical conclusions for developers, educators, and students.
Mobile devices--in ways that the laptop, the personal computer, and netbook computers have not--present the opportunity to make learning more engaging, interactive, and available in both traditional classroom settings and informal learning environments. From theory to practice, Mobile Learning explores how mobile devices are different than their technological predecessors, makes the case for developers, teachers, and parents to invest in the technology, and illustrates the many ways in which it is innovative, exciting, and effective in educating K-12 students.
- Explores how mobile devices can support the needs of students
- Provides examples, screenshots, graphics, and visualizations to enhance the material presented in the book
- Provides developers with the background necessary to create the apps their audience requires
- Presents the case for mobile learning in and out of classrooms as early as preschool
- Discusses how mobile learning enables better educational opportunities for the visually impaired, students with Autism, and adult learners.
If you're a school administrator, teacher, app developer, or parent, this topical book provides a theoretical, well-researched discussion of the pedagogical theory and mobile learning, as well as practical advice in setting up a mobile learning strategy.
About the Author
SCOTT McQUIGGAN leads SAS Curriculum Pathways, an interdisciplinary team focused on the development of no-cost educational software. He developed his first app, SAS Flash Cards, in 2010. LUCY KOSTURKO is a research scientist and curriculum specialist for SAS Curriculum Pathways. Kosturko's research interests include self-regulated learning and educational technologies. JAMIE McQUIGGAN is a writer for SAS Institute Inc. She coauthored Implement, Improve and Expand your Statewide Longitudinal Data System: Creating a Culture of Data in Education. JENNIFER SABOURIN is a research scientist and a software developer at SAS Institute Inc. Her research focuses on educational technologies and data analytics.