ERIC Number: ED574989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Empowering Learners with Mobile Open-Access Learning Initiatives
Mills, Michael, Ed.; Wake, Donna, Ed.
Education has been progressing at a rapid pace ever since educators have been able to harness the power of mobile technology. Open-access learning techniques provide more students with the opportunity to engage in educational opportunities that may have been previously restricted. "Empowering Learners with Mobile Open-Access Learning Initiatives" is an authoritative reference source that offers an engaging look at how mobile technologies are aiding educators in providing new, innovative ways to enhance student learning experiences. Featuring relevant topics such as switch access technology, digital portfolios, dual enrollment students, and place conscious education, this is a reliable resource for academicians, educators, students, and practitioners that are interested in studying recent mobile education advancements. Following a foreword by Sara Kajder and the preface, this book contains the following chapters: (1) Empowering High-Needs Students With Problem-Based Learning Through Mobile Technology (Jessica Herring); (2) Improving Access to Higher Education With UDL and Switch Access Technology: A Case Study (Luis Perez, Ann Gulley, and Logan Prickett); (3) Mobile Makerspace Carts: A Practical Model to Transcend Access and Space (Shaunna Smith); (4) Making Agricultural Learning Accessible: Examining Gender in the Use of Animations via Mobile Phones (Julia Bello, Anne Namatsi Lutomia, Eric Abbott, Robert Mazur, Sostino Mocumbe, and Barry R. Pittendrigh); (5) Toys or Tools? Educators' Use of Tablet Applications to Empower Young Students Through Open-Ended Literacy Learning (Monica McGlynn-Stewart, Tiffany MacKay, Brooke Gouweleeuw, Lisa Hobman, Nicola Maguire, Emma Mogyorodi, and Vicki Ni); (6) Logistical Issues With OER Initiative in a K-12 Environment (Alesha Baker, Tutaleni Asino, Ying Xiu, and Jose L. Fulgencio); (7) Mobile Apps in Open Educational Resources (Ying Xiu, Jose L. Fulgencio, Tutaleni I. Asino, and Alesha D. Baker); (8) Mobile Open-Access Revolutionizing Learning Among University Students in Kenya: The Role of the Smartphone (Margaret W. Njeru); (9) Engaging and Empowering Dual Enrollment Students: A Principles of Economics Course Example (Grace O. Onodipe); (10) Ensuring Ethics and Equity With Classroom Assessments and Mobile Technology: Advancing Online Education (Nancy P. Gallavan, Stephanie Huffman, and Erin C. Shaw); (11) Socrative: Using Mobile Devices to Promote Language Learning (Sandra Vieira Vasconcelos and Ana Balula); (12) "With Tension Comes a Little Work": Motivation and Safety in Online Peer Review (Jacquelyn Chappel); (13) Teaching Exceptional Children With Mobile Technologies in a General Education Classroom (Jason Trumble, Yara N. Farah, and David A. Slykhuis); and (14) Fusing Culturally Responsive Teaching, Place Conscious Education, and Problem-Based Learning With Mobile Technologies: Sparking Change (Nykela H. Jackson). A compilation of references, a section about the contributors, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Problem Based Learning, Access to Education, Higher Education, Case Studies, Shared Resources and Services, Agricultural Education, Gender Differences, Animation, Toys, Children, Literacy Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Oriented Programs, College Students, Dual Enrollment, Economics Education, Ethics, Equal Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Motivation, Safety, Peer Evaluation, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Culturally Relevant Education, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya