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ERIC Number: ED512519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 133
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8457-2972-1
ISSN: N/A
Modernising Education and Training: Mobilising Technology for Learning
Attewell, Jill; Savill-Smith, Carol; Douch, Rebecca; Parker, Guy
Learning and Skills Network (NJ3)
In recent years there have been amazing advances in consumer technology. The Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET) initiative has enabled colleges and schools to harness some of this technology in order to modernise aspects of teaching, learning and training. The result has been improvements in learner engagement, retention, achievement and satisfaction. This publication draws on the experiences of the 11,253 learners and 2261 teachers involved in the 2nd year of MoLeNET. It also reports the findings of research which sought evidence of the impact of introducing handheld and wireless technologies for learning. This evidence has been collected and analysed by LSN Technology Enhanced Learning Research Centre researchers and by practitioner researchers trained and supported by LSN. The handheld technologies used by MoLeNET 2 learners included mobile phones, MP3/MP4 players (e.g. iPods), iPod Touch, netbooks, gaming devices (i.e. Nintendo DS and Sony PSP) and various tiny cameras and specialist scientific technologies. Positive reactions from practitioners include one teacher commenting that the introduction of mobile technology has had more impact on their teaching than anything else in the last 10 years adding "there is no doubt that mobile technology has a place in the classroom". Another reported that "learners in outreach centres or work-based environments felt better supported" and a senior manager told researchers "it has transformed teaching and learning in some areas. It's opened up a world of new possibilities". A list of project summaries is appended. (Contains 40 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Network
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom