Providing flexible and timely access to learning for all students
9 years and 3 months
Ended 31 Mar 2012100%
Our investigations into learning and teaching with mobile technologies span nearly a decade and a wide range of programmes. The outcomes have helped universities and colleges overcome barriers to adoption, transform curriculum delivery and meet the needs of a wider range of students with a variety of digital resources and apps.
A body of evidence of the value of mobile technologies in education emerged over this period. Examples from higher education include the Mobile Oxford and assessment and learning in practice settings (ALPS) videos from our 2011 effective practice guide, emerging practice in a digital age, which includes further case studies on mobile learning and discussion on supporting and embedding innovative practice.
For a full discussion of the benefits of going mobile, you can still explore our 2005 archived innovative practice guide to learning with mobile devices and wireless technologies from the e-learning innovation programme.
Helping you to keep abreast of developments in this fast-changing field, our recently updated detailed guide to mobile learning discusses the issues and considers the cost/benefit ratio of implementing mobile learning. And to keep our advice and guidance relevant, we are investigating new uses of mobile technologies and researching case studies of practice from HE, FE and specialist colleges.
Our quick guide explores the potential in mobile learning to engage students and our advice and guidance highlights the many ways in which mobile technologies can support inclusive practice. We are also providing guidance on ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) initiatives, testing apps to aid accessibility and inclusion and giving information on the technical considerations.
Changing student expectations continue to drive our innovative research and development activities in mobile learning, including ideas generated by students themselves in our Summer of Student Innovation initiative.
More from the archive
You might also be interested in our unlocking the hidden curriculum project from the University of Exeter from our learning and teaching innovation grants programme [via the UK web archive], and our webinar discussion of using mobile technologies to support students with special educational needs and disabilities.
You can keep up to date with the latest developments in mobile learning via our blog.
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This project ran until spring 2012