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Measuring the Difficult to Measure: Teaching and Learning with an iPad

, , Abu Dhabi Women’s College (ADWC), Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Abu Dhabi ; , Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Abu Dhabi ; , University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States

IJMBL Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global


This study applies a comprehensive set of measures to document teaching practice and instructor responses when integrating new mobile technology devices in the classroom. The triangulated measures include a rubric for observing teaching with mobile learning devices in higher education, an interview protocol for capturing faculty levels of mobile learning knowledge, and a survey of faculty understanding and implementation of the adopted four pillars of mobile learning. The pillars were chosen as foundations to guide why, what, where, and how mobile learning technology supports student learning. The authors offer suggestions for collecting data regarding large-scale mobile learning implementation over time with input from a range of stakeholders to capture how they characterize and disseminate pedagogies that are developed in the new learning environment.


Hargis, J., Cavanaugh, C., Kamali, T. & Soto, M. (2013). Measuring the Difficult to Measure: Teaching and Learning with an iPad. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 5(2), 60-77. IGI Global. Retrieved January 25, 2020 from .



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