Mobile Technology in Higher Education – Give it a Go: A Perspective from Bioscience

Peart, Daniel (2017) Mobile Technology in Higher Education – Give it a Go: A Perspective from Bioscience. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 10 (1). ISSN 2044-0081

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Abstract

Barriers, as perceived by teachers, towards the acceptance of new and emerging technologies in teaching and learning are well reported in the literature. This article offers a reflection upon a project that observed student use of mobile technologies to support their learning. It was apparent that the main use of the technology was for self-directed learning and not for subject-specific studies or use within the classroom. It is suggested that teaching staff need not feel pressured by students to be technology experts and are encouraged to work in partnership with their students to evaluate the potential of such technologies for supporting learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-directed; informal learning; iPads; mobile education
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Daniel Peart
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 14:53
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 06:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30658

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