An Investigation Into Mobile Learning for High School Mathematics
Vani Kalloo, Permanand Mohan, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago
IJMBL Volume 3, Number 3, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
This paper describes an investigation which was carried out to determine if mobile learning can be used to help high school students improve their performance in mathematics. The investigation was driven by the need to develop innovative learning solutions to eradicate the problem of low pass rates in mathematics in the Caribbean. A mobile learning application called MobileMath was developed targeting a subset of the mathematics curriculum. MobileMath offers the learner different learning strategies, game-based learning, and personalization. Two of the evaluation studies conducted are described in this paper. The first study focused on students using mobile learning on their own, while the second study explored the effects of teacher support while using mobile learning. A t-test analysis shows that there was a significant improvement in performance by students in both evaluation studies. The paper also compares the students’ performance with actual usage of the mobile learning application.
Kalloo, V. & Mohan, P. (2011). An Investigation Into Mobile Learning for High School Mathematics. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 3(3), 59-76. IGI Global.