Integrating Mobile Technologies into Learning Environments (3) Research on learning with mobile computers and models for mobile computer integration for K-12 schools, community organizations, and universities.
LDT 505 Integrating Mobile Technologies into Learning Environments (3)
Integrating Mobile Technologies into Learning Environments examines how people use and learn with mobile computers in their everyday lives around the world.
The focus is on the uses and educational possibilities of mobile computers to serve as tools that can support people in various learning environments (such as schools, colleges and universities, training and professional development, museums, libraries, homes, and workplaces).
Topical areas are covered that build from empirical studies about how people learn with mobile forms of computing: (1) how people use mobile computers in their everyday lives, (2) key theoretical perspectives on how people learn with mobile computers, and (3) research findings on integrating mobile computers into the design of learning environments.
In addition to activities for the whole class, students select one course strand to support their own interests and final project. The course strands are tailored to students’ interest and can include (1) integrating mobile computers to support families and young people, in and out of school, (2) integrating mobile computers to support adult learners in higher education (includes distance education), (3) integrating mobile computers to support workforce development, vocational education, professional development, certification achievement, and on-the-job training, and (4) integrating mobile computers within community-based organizations, personal hobbies, and cultural institutions.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.