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Teachers’ Tools: Designing Customizable Applications for M-Learning Activities

Price, S; Davies, P; Farr, W; (2013) Teachers’ Tools: Designing Customizable Applications for M-Learning Activities. In: Berge, ZL and Muilenburg, L, (eds.) Handbook of Mobile Learning. (pp. 307-317). Routledge: Abingdon, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The functionality of mobile technologies makes them potentially important tools in the current and future landscape of teaching and learning. Although research has established learning opportunities that mobile technologies may provide for students (e.g., Klopfer & Squire, 2007; Kanjo et al., 2008; Rogers & Price, 2008; Franckel, Bonsignore, & Druin, 2010), successful integration into educational contexts requires a focus on teachers’ use of technology. Although mobile tools to support classroom teaching for various purposes exist (e.g., Ratto, Shapiro, Truong, & Griswold, 2003), uptake in educational contexts remains limited. Previous work highlights a number of reasons for this, including concerns that technology does not reflect pedagogic approaches (Major, 1995), teachers’ lack of training or familiarity with computers, and the time involved in learning a new tool (Mueller, Wood, Willoughby, Ross, & Specht, 2008). More importantly, teachers’ beliefs about what and how they teach are instrumental in shaping their teaching practices (Luft, 2009).

Type: Book chapter
Title: Teachers’ Tools: Designing Customizable Applications for M-Learning Activities
ISBN-13: 9780415503693
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9780203118764.ch27
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203118764.ch27
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123923
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