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Innovative Delivery of Education in Bangladesh Using Mobile Technology
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World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning,

Abstract

Given the increasing use and accessibility of mobile technology, a pilot study, “Innovative Delivery of Education in Bangladesh Using Mobile Technology” was carried out using mobile learning devices to both increase and enrich the delivery of educational services in a remote Bangladesh district. The APTUS system was used to allow learners’ connection to digital learning platforms and content without electricity or internet access. The researchers maintained that mobile learning associated with Project Based Learning can effect student learning in five ways: (1) contingent learning, changing experience students have by responding to the environment; (2) situated learning, in which learning occurs in the conditions applicable to the learning; (3) authentic learning connected to immediate learning goals; (4)context-aware learning, in which the environment and history affect learning; and (5) personalized learning. The resultsfrom this pilot research study provides evidence of the students achievement growth overtime and motivated to learnhigher-order thinking technology enhanced skills when practical applications are supplemented with technology tools suchas tablets. Students reported a heightened interest in science as a result of the project. Teachers maintained that theirteaching skills were enhanced by the project and able to apply practical applications to teach science rather than lecturingand rote learning. Parents attributed the project for their children being more motivated to learn science inside and outsideof the classroom. The study appears to have a positive impact on the three groups of the participants and should bescaled up to benefit more learning communities, especially in remote areas of Bangladesh.

Citation

Cristol, D., Al-Sabbagh, S., Abdulbaki, A., Majareh, M., Tuhin, S.U. & Gimbert, B. (2019). Innovative Delivery of Education in Bangladesh Using Mobile Technology. In Proceedings of World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2019 (pp. 37-45). Retrieved April 5, 2020 from .

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