“What’s the Tab’s Apps?”: Piloting Low-Priced-Tablet-Aided Course Delivery in Teacher Education
Reynald Cacho, Roel Avila, Edgardo VillaseÃ±or, Philippine Normal University
iJET Volume 12, Number 10, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany
Mobile learning generally offers delivery of blended learning or simply as tool for course enhancement in university setting. A small teacher education institution piloted a low-priced-tablet-aided instruction in its language courses via exploratory case study. Through focus groups and journal writings, students favorably reported most aspects of mobile-aided learning experiences and confirmed some challenging technical issues. Moreover, qualitative analyses on the device, learners’ engagement and course-activities revealed these five key categories: (1) tableting pros and cons; (2) making adjustments and connectivity issues; (3) moodling, googling and strategizing use; (4) trending apps and functionalities; and (5) changing views on technologies and pedagogies. Finally, lessons learned and future works on the tablet adoption, applications and strategic implementation in aid of teacher education course delivery and related disciplines are suggested.
Cacho, R., Avila, R. & VillaseÃ±or, E. (2017). “What’s the Tab’s Apps?”: Piloting Low-Priced-Tablet-Aided Course Delivery in Teacher Education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 12(10), 95-111. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering.