JISC is investigating the potential for mobile technologies and what impact these might have on learning and teaching practice.

Mobile Learning

Mobile and wireless technologies can provide flexible and timely access to learning resources, instantaneous communication, portability, active learning experiences and the empowerment and engagement of learners, particularly those in dispersed communities. Yet, despite the almost ubiquitous ownership of mobile phones, the adoption of mobile technologies in post-16 teaching practice is still in its infancy.
 
JISC is investigating the potential for mobile technologies and what impact these might have on learning and teaching practice.

Key mobile learning activities

10 Programmes
  • e-Learning programme The JISC e-learning programme enables the development and effective use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching in universities and colleges, so that staff benefit from e-learning...

  • Transforming curriculum delivery through technology It is important for institutions to develop more flexible and creative models of delivery to support the development of autonomous, lifelong learners who are skilled in reflecting on their learning...

  • Repositories and Preservation Programme The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...

  • e-Learning Capital programme The e-Learning Capital programme is an £11.36 million investment to support the sector in harnessing the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners.

  • Institutional Innovation Programme The Institutional Innovation programme represents a £13.08m investment aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies by providing solutions to institution-wide problems, based upon proven...

47 Projects
  • Kingston uplift for business education This project aims to develop and evaluate models of good practice in using technology to transform the teaching, learning and assessment in higher-level business education delivered at Kingston...

  • The John Johnson collection: An archive of printed ephemera The John Johnson Collection is widely recognised as one of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world and generally regarded as the most significant single collection of ephemera...

  • Making the new diploma a success This project will address a national challenge – the introduction of the new diplomas. The key challenge is the coordination of delivery and support from a variety of locations such as schools, the...

  • Piloting the use of quick response codes in teaching & learning A QR (Quick Response) Code is a two dimensional barcode. Which when scanned on a mobile phone will enable you to complete a task. The most common tasks include accessing a web resource, sending a...

  • Mobilising remote student engagement Fieldtrips and placements are core learning activities across many academic disciplines providing exposure to real world problems, environments and work experiences. The Morse project will aim to...