Mobile learning, handheld learning? What do we mean?

Mobile learning, handheld learning?’ What do we mean?

Tuesday 8th December 2009

WLE Centre and Online

Seminar and round table: 1600 – 1800

MirandaMod: 18:00 – 21:00

The presentations during the seminar considered the issues of mobile and
handheld learning from four key perspectives: the different mediums in
which learning now takes place informally; the value to teachers of digital
resources; the scholarly underpinnings of this developing area and the
influence of companies on the directions taken by schools in implementing
the associated hardware and software. In the MirandaMod that followed Elizabeth
Hartnell-Young joined the debate from New Zealand. Other contributors came
from across the United Kingdom. Two of the conclusions were that: to make
mobile and handheld learning worth the investment there needed to be significant
changes in classroom practice and assessment; and, as a profession we still
do not know enough about the process of collaborative knowledge creation