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ERIC Number: EJ1093025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
The Use of Mobile Learning in Science: A Systematic Review
Crompton, Helen; Burke, Diane; Gregory, Kristen H.; Gräbe, Catharina
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v25 n2 p149-160 Apr 2016
The use of mobile learning in education is growing at an exponential rate. To best understand how mobile learning is being used, it is crucial to gain a collective understanding of the research that has taken place. This systematic review reveals the trends in mobile learning in science with a comprehensive analysis and synthesis of studies from the year 2000 onward. Major findings include that most of the studies focused on designing systems for mobile learning, followed by a combination of evaluating the effects of mobile learning and investigating the affective domain during mobile learning. The majority of the studies were conducted in the area of life sciences in informal, elementary (5-11 years) settings. Mobile devices were used in this strand of science easily within informal environments with real-world connections. A variety of research methods were employed, providing a rich research perspective. As the use of mobile learning continues to grow, further research regarding the use of mobile technologies in all areas and levels of science learning will help science educators to expand their ability to embrace these technologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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