Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom
Jimmy Barnes, Donna Herring, Gordon Nelson, Charles Notar, Jacksonville State University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Today’s educators must deal with a tremendous gap between how students live and how they learn. Most schools fall critically behind in utilization of emerging technologies. Mobile handheld technology has the power to transition occasional, supplemental use of computers for instruction to more frequent, integral use of technology across a multitude of settings. This session will showcase how cloud computing using Web 2.0 tools can promote communication, creation, and collaboration for untethered learning. Demonstrations will show how students can use an Apple iTouch and an iPad for ubiquitous, 24/7 access making it possible for students to access a wider array of resources to support their learning, to communicate with peers and their teachers, and to become fluent in their use of the technological tools of the 21st century workplace.
Barnes, J., Herring, D., Nelson, G. & Notar, C. (2010). Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 607-609). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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