As we think of new ways to deliver content through mobile learning we're also thinking of ways to increase engagement with our learners. Yes, mobile learning makes learning easier because it can take place virtually anywhere. Here's an article on how a New Jersey school is using the iPad for teaching. This article utilizes the iPad in classrooms to enhance lessons and increase how the lessons are taught through robust applications.
The use of the iPads in schools are different from laptops in that there are no flip screens to block the teacher's view. The battery lasts all day as well. Through the use of mobile learning devices, they've seen test scores improved by 30%.
I think everyone agrees that utilizing this type of mobile learning has it's advantages, but how would we implement this in KSDL?
Here's a few questions to ponder:
- If we were given the a few iPads to use, how can you see us "rolling" it out?
- Why do you think it's important for us to utilize this type of delivery?
- What audience/program would benefit most from using the iPad?