mlearn project

Charles Sturt University's Mobile Learning Project

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ACU research sheds light on mobility in teaching & learning

Some really interesting research has been released from Abilene Christian University on mobile learning. They have a 1:1 ratio of mobile devices for staff and students and ran a trial with iPads over the last year with some interesting results:

  • students who used an iPad to annotate text performed at a rate 25 percent higher on questions regarding transfer of information than their counterparts who used only paper.
  • a 95% satisfaction rate using the iPad to accomplish their online coursework, citing convenience and the┬ádevice’s range of features
  • 86% of students reported improved student-to-student and student-to-teacher collaboration when using mobile devices
  • 84% of ACU’s faculty reported using their devices frequently in class to facilitate enhanced classroom collaboration. 50% of ACU faculty reported using their mobile devices during every class period.
I had the pleasure of being able to meet with most of the people mentioned here who shared with me some of their preliminary data back in April. They were really excited about their findings back then, and I think you can see why!

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New Positions for the Project

Currently being advertised are two new positions for the mLearn Project. This is an excellent opportunity to capitalise and develop skills in a rapidly evolving and growing field.

The two positions available are service support officers for User Interface Development & Graphic & Interface Design.

Details are available here so comment or contact me for more information!