Mobile learning is about power—the power of technology to connect for enriched learning. With mobile devices, students can learn around the clock with access to experts, original sources, state of the art tools, and ways to express and publish ideas to peers and beyond. While the concept of personalized learning has existed since well before the Millennium in ideas such as “21st Century Learning,” the growing presence of mobile devices and their educational potential may now force a change in our concept of learning environments and curricula that finally allows us to realize the vision. You can examine this transformation through two lenses: Improving outcomes for all learners and What we know.
Why these two lenses?
Improving Outcomes for All Learners >
Examine how mobile learning expands the meaning of all in improving outcomes for all learners.
What We Know >
Know the research and use measurement to tune your practices in mobile learning.
Review information and resources, and tools to help you reach all learners as you go mobile.
Personalized learning steps beyond differentiation and individualized learning by focusing first on the student and not on their needs or place within a larger group of learners. This focus increases each student’s ownership of their learning.
Bray and McClaskey summarize differences between these three methods of responding to student needs in the table below.