Going Mobile in Science Teacher Education
The New Landscape of Mobile Learning: Redesigning Education in an App-based World, edited by Charles Miller and Aaron Doering is now published. This is the first book to provide a research based overview of the largely untapped array of potential tools that m-Learning offers educators and students in face-to-face, hybrid, and distance education.
We have a chapter in the book titled: Going Mobile – Science Teacher Candidates Evaluating Mobile Apps.
New advances in mobile devices will support inquiry-based mobile learning across multiple physical, conceptual, and social spaces. In order to begin the process of translating evidence into guidance and resources for student learning, this chapter recommends that in addition to research on teachers’ use of these technologies, researchers establish criterion-referenced assessments to judge the educational value of apps and investigate how the unique affordances of mobile apps and mobile devices impact learners’ cognition and understanding of science. Researchers are also encouraged to analyze findings from the early years to assist interested educators in generating practice guidelines that include this age group in technology across the lifespan of learning.
Reference to the chapter:
Baran, E., & Khan, S. (2014). Going Mobile – Science Teacher Candidates Evaluating Mobile Apps. In C. Miller & A. Doering (Eds), The New Landscape of Mobile Learning: Redesigning Education in an App-based World.