Mobile Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Online

Case Studies in K–12

Authored by: Michael M. Grant , Michael K. Barbour

Handbook of Mobile Learning

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415503693
eBook ISBN: 9780203118764
Adobe ISBN: 9781136311536

10.4324/9780203118764.ch25

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Abstract

There has been a push to introduce technology into K–12 classrooms since the 1980s. This has included the implementation of online learning and, most recently, the potential of teaching and learning with mobile computing devices. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in society, particularly with youth. Recent survey research indicates that, overall, 75 percent of American teens own cell phones, with 58 percent of 12-year-olds owing cell phones to 83 percent of 17-year-olds owning cell phones (Lenhart, Ling, Campbell, & Purcell, 2010). Around the world, the numbers are just as remarkable (see, e.g., GSM Association & the Mobile Society Research Institute, 2010).

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