Educational Technology

January 30, 2011

Marriage of E-Courses and Mobile Computing Still Evolving

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

By Ian Quillen, Jorge Werthein

Already, many educators are utilizing mobile devices for learning. In brick-and-mortar school districts across the country, a flurry of policy changes last summer allowed teachers to more fully integrate cellphones and other portable devices into their instruction. And recent research by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at the Sesame Workshop, in New York City, suggests even preschoolers are getting their tiny hands on Mom’s or Dad’s iPhone or Droid and learning from it. Yet, even though the Vienna, Va.-based International Association for K-12 Online Learning has identified mobile learning as an emerging trend, there is one giant step K-12 virtual education has yet to take: the creation of online courses that can be completed entirely with a mobile device.

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