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iPad’s for Teaching and Learning? “A Snapshot of How Iceland is doing it”
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, University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Iceland an island nation in the North Atlantic Ocean that in 2007 Iceland was one of the 5 wealthiest nations in the world, however, in 2008 Iceland was hit hard when their banking system collapsed. However, Icelanders did not allow their school systems to suffer; in fact Iceland has a 99% literacy rate and is rated number 21 out 194 countries in European literacy rates. In 2009 there were over 280.000 mobile phones in the nation, adding up to about to about 1 mobile device per person in Iceland from preschool on up for every man, woman and child. Mobile devices are rapidly becoming this generations of Icelanders biggest source of learning. In this paper a brief overview is given of Iceland´s integration of iPad’s into the classroom, taking a brief tour of the Biophilia multimedia iPad/iPhone K - 12 teaching application developed by musician Björk Guðmundsdóttir.

Citation

Reed, A. (2013). iPad’s for Teaching and Learning? “A Snapshot of How Iceland is doing it”. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2927-2931). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 26, 2019 from .

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