Together with Michael Barbour, we have a new book chapter that is coming out soon on mobile teaching and learning.  It was just accepted as final, so I’m glad to have this one complete.  This is part of a handbook on mobile learning edited by Zane Berge and Lin Muilenburg to be published by Routledge.  Our chapter is titled “Mobile Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Online: Case Studies in K-12,” and I’ve included the abstract below.

In this chapter, we describe two projects to integrate mobile teaching and learning into K-12 schooling. First, we consider the rationale for increased use of mobile devices with today’s students, and we describe a professional development program to deploy iPads to classroom teachers. Next, we discuss the growth of K-12 online learning, and we describe a project for students enrolled in an online Advanced Placement course was delivered through a mobile learning content management system. Lastly, we discuss some of the lessons learned from these pilot projects and some of the promise and challenges of mobile teaching and learning.

This is connected to my on-going research, consulting, and teacher professional development on using mobile devices for teaching and learning.  Originally, we had included K-12 and higher education examples in this chapter, but the editors felt we should focus on one.  So, we pared this down to just K-12 and the work Michael has done with K-12 teachers and students, both in the classroom and online.  I hope to do a revision to this chapter in the near future as my mMIND project begins to collect data we hope to see some changes in math pedagogy and technology integration.

I hope you find this interesting and maybe a little helpful.  This chapter is much more practical and less research-y in nature.  Please let me know if you use it and if you find it helpful.

About Michael M Grant

Dr. Michael M. Grant is a passionate professor, researcher, and consultant. He works with faculty members, schools and universities, and districts to integrate technology meaningfully and improve teaching and learning. When 140 characters just won't work, then he blogs here at Viral-Notebook.com. He has a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful daughters, who will change the world.

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