Research | Mobile Learning
The paper, from the Brookings Institution, “Mobile Learning: Transforming Education, Engaging Students, and Improving Outcomes,” while being US specific as far as the data is concerned, looks at the areas where mobile technology can make a significant impact in learning and teaching processes.
“This paper, part of our Mobile Economy Project, looks at ways that mobile devices with cellular connectivity improve learning and engage students and teachers. Wireless technology is a way to provide new content and facilitate information access wherever a student is located. It enables, empowers, and engages learning in ways that transform the learning environment for students inside and outside of school.
Sadly, not every student has access to a computer and the Internet. And given the costs of hardware, it is not affordable for school districts to provide a personal computer to every student.However, most young people have phones, and this provides a real opportunity to transform instruction.”