The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, has released a Qualitative Study on Mobile Learning. The study of educators’ mobile challenges and opportunities indicates opportunities for growth in the use of mobile technology in schools.
The results, gathered from interviews with nine educators, demonstrate the successes and difficulties faced by individual teachers in their integration of smart phones and tablets for educational purposes. This qualitative study was conducted primarily through phone interviews with participants.
“The enthusiasm for mobile technology in the classroom is exciting, as teachers adopt this new technology,” said Market and Policy Analyst for the SIIA Education Division Lindsay Harman. “Many were impressed with the opportunities to increase student engagement through the use of mobile learning.”
SIIA piloted the project in conjunction with Andrew Pass, CEO of A Pass Education, to understand how teachers were using mobile technology in the classroom. SIIA member companies are increasingly transitioning to mobile delivery, and SIIA believes it is important to understand how these tools are implemented in real classrooms.
The stories in this report show unique challenges and successes in the implementation of mobile technology in the classroom. SIIA member companies and others can learn from these studies showing how mobile technology is actually being implemented.
For more information on the findings, see these summaries of SIIA Mobile Study.
Source: Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), www.siia.net/education