Mobile Teaching Versus Mobile Learning

June 16, 2011

  • Higher education historically has focused on instructors teaching rather than students learning, an ineffective approach that could seriously hamper the promise of mobile learning.
  • Successful student learning emerges from active engagement, connection to the students’ prior knowledge, and simulation of real world experiences — all facilitated by engaging learners’ senses through multimedia.
  • Higher education should stop thinking about these powerful mobile multimedia devices as only consumption devices — to live up to the promise of mobile learning, students should use them as production devices.


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