The Teacher Education Evolution: The Shift from Online to Mobile Learning in Curriculum, Assessment and Delivery
Ferial Khaddage, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment School of I.T Deakin University, Australia ; Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States ; Dina Rosen, Kean University, 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), Waynesville, NC USA
: Most teacher education programs have online applications. Increasingly teacher education programs are expanding their distance education applications with mobile learning, or m-learning. Although related to online learning, m-learning focuses on the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. Mobile learning is a big step towards providing flexible teacher education; it has brought about a new forum for learning, decreased limitations of learning location, and provided learners with choices about how and when they access learning materials. Universities are finding themselves grappling with how best to utilize mobile technologies for learning, while staying within their educational missions and resources. In this paper the mobile devices used in higher education and the current status of mobile technologies as learning tools at universities are described. The background of approaches and methods which are currently in use are also discussed, plus universities and teacher readiness for this transformation are also reviewed. Affordances and constraints are considered
Khaddage, F., Knezek, G. & Rosen, D. (2013). The Teacher Education Evolution: The Shift from Online to Mobile Learning in Curriculum, Assessment and Delivery. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3936-3942). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).