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ERIC Number: EJ1049120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Mobile Technology in 2020: Predictions and Implications for K-12 Education
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot
Educational Technology, v55 n1 p12-19 Jan-Feb 2015
While "mobile learning" has gained recognition in K-12 as a category in educational technology, the authors argue that, between 2010 and 2015, at least, its impact hasn't matched the hype. But between 2015 and 2020, hardware, software, and network technologies will mature sufficiently such that educational technology's Holy Grail for K-12--a computing device--a mobile device--for every child, 24/7--will be realized. The authors, though, argue that K-12's dominant pedagogy--direct instruction--must give way to an inquiry, learn-by-doing pedagogy in order for learners to truly benefit from universal access to mobile computing. Unfortunately, their article is less sanguine on the probability of K-12 educators making that transition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: NSF 1123965; NSF 1249312; NSF 1345231