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Mobile Learning Initiatives in Higher Ed – An Overview

July 23, 2011

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Mobile devices have been around for some time, but unfortunately, only recently have we tapped into these multi-functional resources for educational purposes. With a number of college campuses across the U.S. still not fully “wireless”, it is no surprise that institutions of higher education have been slow to embrace m-learning and mobile technologies. There are […]

Benefits of Mobile Learning in Higher Ed

July 23, 2011

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Although the goals and objectives of mobile learning in higher education are many and can vary depending on who you ask, they generally tend to coincide on the notions that mobile devices can: Make textbooks more interactive and easily accessible Help engage students through social media on course content in and outside the classroom Enhance […]

The iPad: The Epitome of Mobile Learning Devices

July 23, 2011

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The iPad is perhaps one of the most popular mobile learning devices used in higher education. Its versatility and lightweight design make it ideal for use in the classroom or on the go. It can be used as an e-reader, to browse the web, stream audio and video content, take notes and access apps, among […]

How Mobile Devices Are Being Used in the Classroom

July 23, 2011

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Below are some examples of the various ways in which mobile devices are being used in classrooms across colleges and universities in the United States. English Class: Broadening the Classroom (Abilene Christian University) Bible Class: Giving Each Student a Voice (Abilene Christian University) Graduate Course in Marriage and Family Therapy (Abilene Christian University) Math Class: […]

Case Study in Mobile Learning: Abilene Christian University

July 23, 2011

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  In 2007, Abilene Christian University (ACU) embarked on a major mobile learning initiative to transform the way in which teaching and learning on its campus took place. The initiative brought together faculty members from a broad range of subjects to explore the feasibility and potential of mobile learning methodologies. The results have been stunning, […]

Academic Research on Mobile Learning in Higher Ed

July 23, 2011

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Mobile Learning at ACU: Lessons Learned from our First Three Years (Presentation by Dr. Brad Crisp, Dr. Scott Perkins, and George Saltsman – ACU) – [ACU Connected Summit, February 28, 2011] Abilene Christian University 2009-2010 Mobile Learning Report Grasping the Realities of Educating in the Digital Age – [EDUCAUSE Review – March/April 2011] Mobile Device […]

Conclusions & Sources for Further Research

July 23, 2011

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Undoubtedly, mobile learning and mobile devices in education are here to stay. Students at the college/university level are already embracing mobile technology in their daily lives, and it is now up to faculty and administrators in higher education to take full advantage of all that it has to offer them as well. One of the […]