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Designing an educator toolkit for the mobile learning age

Burden, Kevin; Kearney, Matthew

Authors

Matthew Kearney



Abstract

Mobile technologies have been described as ‘boundary’ objects which enable teachers and learners to transcend many of the barriers such as rigid schedules and spaces which have hitherto characterised traditional forms of education. However, educators need to better understand how to design learning scenarios which genuinely exploit the unique pedagogical affordances of mobile technologies rather than replicating existing patterns and modes of behaviour. This paper describes the design and development of a mobile learning toolkit for educators to realise this vision. It presents the theoretical underpinnings for the toolkit and describes the development of different tools, instruments and resources. The main aim of the toolkit is to help teacher educators and teachers build knowledge and understanding of more diverse mobile pedagogical approaches. Acknowledgements The toolkit was developed using funding from the European Union under the Erasmus+ funding stream (2014-1-UK01-KA200-001796)

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2018-04
Journal International journal of mobile and blended learning
Print ISSN 1941-8647
Electronic ISSN 1941-8655
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Pages 88-99
Institution Citation Burden, K., & Kearney, M. (2018). Designing an educator toolkit for the mobile learning age. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 10(2), 88-99. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijmbl.2018040108
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/ijmbl.2018040108
Keywords M-Learning , Teacher education, Pedagogy, Toolkit, Education technology
Additional Information This is a description of an article accepted for publication in International journal of mobile and blended learning.