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Learning and Teaching with Mobile Devices an Approach in Secondary Education in Ghana
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International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014,

Abstract

While many developing nations find Internet-based e-learning unsuitable for their needs (lack of technology as well as of accessibility), mobile learning methods--specifically those involving the use of mobile-phones for both formal and informal learning--hold great promise for them (Grimus et al, 2013b). This article examines the chances and challenges of the use of mobile devices to support improvement and transformation of education in a Senior High School in Ghana. It draws attention to the local situation in a field-study looking at infrastructure, development of material and support. A model for teacher training was designed to facilitate teachers' attitudes and abilities for implementation of mobile learning. The article figures out how mobile devices can be integrated in learning and teaching on the specific background of a school in Ghana. Based on our results we conclude that teachers and students want to use mobile devices in learning. Their perceptions are positive and they developed courses for specific subjects available for eReaders and mobile phones. The results and feedback from two workshops encourage us to propose this model as an example for integration of mobile devices for learning in other regions of Sub Sahara Africa. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557171.]

Citation

Grimus, M. & Ebner, M. (2014). Learning and Teaching with Mobile Devices an Approach in Secondary Education in Ghana. Presented at International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2019 from .

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