Teaching Teachers to Utilize Mobile Learning

The potential efficacy of mobile learning in K-12 settings and beyond is a mute topic if teachers do not want to utilize this type of technology.
A Vision of K-12 Students

One way to promote teacher comfort with technology is to integrate mobile learning technologies into teacher preparation programs. Jocelyn Wishart, in her chapter Use of Mobile Technology for Teacher Training, shared how teachers were able to successfully use PDAs to reflect on their teaching practices and record student data, including video-based student work samples. Although she highlights some barriers around restrictive policies regarding the use of personal Smartphones as well as some device specific limitations, teachers report several benefits. It also makes sense that if teachers learn (teacher preparation programs and ongoing professional development)using mobile technologies than they will feel more comfortable using this technology in their own classrooms.

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