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 device’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.