Mobile, mobile everywhere

Students live on their cell phones – but can we use them for learning?

Recently, several CIT staff participated in the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2010 Online Spring Focus Session on Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility.

Presenters discussed how colleges and universities are making a variety of information accessible by mobile phone, including Duke’s mobile web.  Several participants discussed using mobile devices in class for polling,  using electronic flash cards, or using the devices to help learn languages.  Other ideas include collecting data from field experiences, or posting to a class blog anytime, anywhere.

Abilene Christian University made headlines when they distributed iPhones and iPod touches to their freshman class in 2008.  Read, see and hear about how these are being used for teaching and learning, from both the faculty and student perspective.

Where do you think mobile devices are going in the future? Take our poll, below. Want to talk with others about your ideas?  Join us on Tuesday, March 9 for a discussion.