Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners (Wiley and SAS Business Series)

Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners (Wiley and SAS Business Series)

By: Lucy Shores (author), Jamie McQuiggan (author), Lucy Kosturko (author), Jennifer Sabourin (author), Scott McQuiggan (author)Hardback

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Explore the game-changing technology that allows mobile learning to effectively reach K-12 students Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators and Learners provides research-based foundations for developing, evaluating, and integrating effective mobile learning pedagogy. Twenty-first century students require twenty-first century technology, and mobile devices provide new and effective ways to educate children. But with new technologies come new challenges therefore, this handbook presents a comprehensive look at mobile learning by synthesizing relevant theories and drawing practical conclusions for developers, educators, and students. Mobile devices in ways that the laptop, the personal computer, and netbook computers have not present the opportunity to make learning more engaging, interactive, and available in both traditional classroom settings and informal learning environments. From theory to practice, Mobile Learning explores how mobile devices are different than their technological predecessors, makes the case for developers, teachers, and parents to invest in the technology, and illustrates the many ways in which it is innovative, exciting, and effective in educating K-12 students. * Explores how mobile devices can support the needs of students * Provides examples, screenshots, graphics, and visualizations to enhance the material presented in the book * Provides developers with the background necessary to create the apps their audience requires * Presents the case for mobile learning in and out of classrooms as early as preschool * Discusses how mobile learning enables better educational opportunities for the visually impaired, students with Autism, and adult learners. If you're a school administrator, teacher, app developer, or parent, this topical book provides a theoretical, well-researched discussion of the pedagogical theory and mobile learning, as well as practical advice in setting up a mobile learning strategy.

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About Author

SCOTT MQUIGGAN leads SAS Curriculum Pathways, an interdisciplinary team focused on the development of no-cost educational software. He developed his first app, SAS Flash Cards, in 2010. LUCY KOSTURKO is a research scientist and curriculum specialist for SAS Curriculum Pathways. Kosturko's research interests include self-regulated learning and educational technologies. JAMIE MQUIGGAN is a writer for SAS Institute Inc. She coauthored Implement, Improve and Expand your Statewide Longitudinal Data System: Creating a Culture of Data in Education. JENNIFER SABOURIN is a research scientist and a software developer at SAS Institute Inc. Her research focuses on educational technologies and data analytics.

Contents

Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1 Changing Education with Mobile Learning 1 A Brief History of Educational Technology: What Will Revolutionize the System? 3 Mobile Learning: Reaching Kids Today 6 What Is Mobile Learning? 8 Benefits and Challenges of Mobile Learning 9 How to Make Mobile Learning Work 16 Conclusion 19 Notes 20 Section 1 The Mobile Classroom 23 Chapter 2 The Science of Learning 25 Introduction 25 Information Processing and Learning 27 Other Critical Facets of Learning 33 Implications for Mobile Learning 37 Conclusion 45 Notes 46 Chapter 3 What Is It About These Devices? 49 Connected 50 Aware 52 Multimodal 55 Familiar 56 Personal 57 Comprehensive 59 Consolidated 60 Portable 61 Relevant 62 Secure 63 Conclusion 64 Notes 64 Chapter 4 Creating the Mobile Classroom 67 Theoretical Foundations 68 Instructional Methods 70 Problem-Based, Inquiry-Based, and Experiential Learning 77 Alternative Learning Environments 78 Conclusion 82 Notes 82 Chapter 5 Higher-Order Thinking Skills and Digital Fluency 85 Higher-Order Thinking Skills 88 Leveraging Mobile Learning 93 Critical Thinking 104 Classrooms for Higher-Order Thinking 107 Conclusion 109 Notes 110 Chapter 6 Instructional Management and Levels of Technology Access 115 Mobile Learning Programs 117 Levels of Access in the Mobile Classroom 122 1:Teacher 123 1:Many 125 1:1 128 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 132 Conclusion 137 Notes 137 Section 2 Creating the Mobile Learning Experience 141 Chapter 7 Mobile Technology s Defining Features 143 Hardware 144 Software 149 Accessories 156 Conclusion 159 Notes 160 Chapter 8 The Educational App Development Process 161 Research Stage: Is It a Good Idea? 162 Building the Right Team: Capturing a Variety of Expertise 164 Building the App 169 Case Study: App Development at SAS Curriculum Pathways 175 Conclusion 177 Notes 177 Chapter 9 Design and User Experience 179 Designing a Great App: Make It Easy 179 Putting Great Design to Work 187 Conclusion 191 Notes 192 Chapter 10 Data, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics 195 Asking the Questions 196 Gathering Data 200 Sample Data Collection 206 Mobile Data Analytics: Turning Data into Information 209 Conclusion 212 Notes 213 Chapter 11 The Business of Educational Apps 215 The Educational App Market Is 215 How to Sell Your App: Pricing Models 222 How Users Buy Your App 228 Marketing 230 Conclusion 233 Notes 233 Section 3 Mobile Learning for Everyone 237 Chapter 12 Informal Learning 239 Developing Lifelong Learners 240 Bridging Formal and Informal Learning 241 Conclusion 251 Notes 252 Chapter 13 Engaging Young Users: Apps for Preschoolers 255 Key Skills for Preschool Apps 256 What Makes an Engaging Preschool App? 264 Challenges 270 Conclusion 276 Notes 277 Chapter 14 Making Accessible Apps: Autism and Visual Impairment 281 Introduction 281 Advantages of the iPad for Special Populations 281 Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 285 Visual Impairment 291 Developing Accessible Apps 297 Conclusion 300 Notes 301 Chapter 15 Balancing Power: Data Use, Privacy, and Digital Citizenship 305 Privacy 306 Privacy Legislation 311 Open Issues 312 Digital Citizenship: Teaching Responsible Use 318 Conclusion 321 Notes 322 Chapter 16 Mobile Learning Today and Tomorrow 325 Introduction 325 Making Mobile Learning Work 326 The Future 333 Conclusion 338 Notes 339 Appendix A List of Apps by Chapter 341 Appendix B The Great App Checklist 359 How to Use This Checklist 360 The Great App Checklist 361 Notes 363 About the Authors 365 Index 367

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/04/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118894309
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781118894309
  • weight: 610
  • ISBN10: 1118894308

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