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ERIC Number: EJ1251412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
Assessing the Effectiveness of the Use of Mobile Technology in a Collegiate Course: A Case Study in M-Learning
Swanson, Joan Ann
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v25 n2 p389-408 Jun 2020
With the increase of mobilized and relatively inexpensive technologies, educators are challenged to consider new innovations for learning situations. This case study evaluates the use of mobile learning in a college course for instructional purposes. The study describes the specific manner in which mobile technology was utilized and then details ways student learning was impacted. The current body of literature regarding m-learning reveals a need for theoretical and pedagogical basis for m-learning within an educational context. Thus, the author developed an assessment tool to examine the use of mobile technology in a higher education course. This article reinforces m-learning should be based upon established course goals and objectives and not a particular type of electronic device. The researchers report the use of mobile technology use in this case study enhanced multiple types of learning, including, but not limited to, experiential, place-based, field-based, active, authentic, self-regulated and hands-on learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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