Use These Tips For Mobile Learning

Scott Hamm, a teacher of the “Mobile Learning Mastery” course for the professional organization Online Learning Consortium shared his advice with the Campus Technology for assisting educators to revive their instructions and expand learning through mobile use.

Knowing which devices are really used

Hamm, who is also the director of online education at the Hardin-Simmons University, remembered that HSU was previously a “PC campus.” He conducted a survey and knew that the majority was using Apple. They restructured and now offer services for PC and Apple.

Hamm also added that instructors need to take into consideration the device when choosing apps as many students might not search in Google Play but in Apple App Store. iOS is their default instruction set, so they inform students when the app is or isn’t available for Android users.

Teach for curation

Hamm suggested to find ways to provide mobility to bring instructors and students away from classroom environments. As an example, he recalled his colleague who taught a social justice class who got students out to take photos of examples of people experiencing social injustice. One student who found an instance of injustice included the local media and a solution was given.

Consider texting for reviews

Hamm did study sessions with his students prior to exams. Only half or lesser will show up. However, he never saw any differences in the grades of those who showed up.

As an alternative, he started texting review questions to his students every few hours, and he got more interaction. He called it Teacher Text, he just gave questions. And, he used some of those during the real test. The students were more inclined. Grades climbed quickly after.

Fit mobile approach to subject

Several academic subjects might be impervious to mobile learning, but he can’t name a single one. Even with math, there are flashcard apps like StudyBlue and Quizlet.

For Hamm, there are multiple ways to communicate the course using devices. There is the teacher to student, student to content and student to student interaction. Regardless of the subject, instructions can always facilitate interaction with a content or among students.

Learning can be done in several ways by instructors or teachers – with them making use of test makers or providing reading materials for access in mobile phones, as examples. To set up learners for better success, learning is best done in such context students are consuming it in.