Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools

6 02 2008

Dean Shareski blogged a case study for the use of mobile phones in school teaching, with some good insights into the proportion of grade 8/9 children with cellphones at school, how they used their cellphones, and how learners without cellphones were considered.

Dean documented engagement, responsibility, and innovation/problem solving amongst the students; and also comments about the class teacher as a learner in this situation, and how it challenges educators and institutions to reflect on their own policy and practice when it comes to mobile devices in educational settings.

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6 02 2008
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3 03 2008
alexanderhayes

Greetings leonard !

think their is now a project in gathering case studies and working with teachers who now actively employ the using of mobile networked learning technology in their classrooms.

I’d welcome the opportunity to work with you and your colleagues in Canberra on such an initiative.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon 🙂

19 03 2008
evslink

Mobile phones and the new technology today, if used properly, can be of great help in education. Educators will make the learning phase for the student fun and interactive. With the innovation of technology , it is just right to teach our children not only the lessons to be learned at school but also the technology that we have today to prepare them for the future.

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