Moving into Mobile Learning – Creativity in the Mobile Classroom

These e-learning courses for teachers demonstrate the implementation of mobile learning using interactive activities and locally relevant classroom examples.

DATES, TIMES, NUMBER OF SESSIONS:  Check the course catalog at http://www.enetlearning.org/course-catalog-and-descriptions/

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This introductory course explores the benefits and challenges of mobile learning and the components of a successful program. Teachers learn what they need to consider when creating a mobile-learning environment for their classrooms. 

This course prepares educators to teach in blended classroom environments. Participants will learn effective strategies for managing and teaching students in blended environments and explore the ways blended learning can effectively support standards-based teaching and learning in all subject areas. Participants will learn techniques to foster student collaboration in an online learning community through online discussion and group projects and to assess student work. In addition, participants will learn to meet the learning needs of all students by selecting and using a variety of teaching strategies that aid in personalizing learning for students. During this course, participants will learn about and practice using tools to teach critical thinking skills, explore student academic integrity issues and the safe and legal use of online resources. Additionally, teachers will learn about and practice using instructor tools in a course management system. Course content includes online readings, web-based and multimedia activities, and facilitated online discussions.

 

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Creativity in the Mobile Classroom

This course builds on concepts introduced in Moving into Mobile. Teachers learn concrete ways to implement mobile learning effectively, while encouraging students’ creativity.

Background research, planning strategies, and suggested technology apps and online tools will help teachers transition to mobile learning in their classrooms. Suggestions for assessing student learning with mobile devices and managing a mobile learning environment are also provided. This course  includes advanced implementation strategies, apps and assessment integration.

These courses are shorter than others in the Elements series, but if taken back-to-back they are about 20-30 hours long.  They are well suited to groups of teachers within a school or district exploring the implementation of mobile learning in their classrooms.  Upon completion of each course, you will receive 15 continuing education units or optional 1 graduate credit hour through Adams State University for a low cost.

Course Outcomes – Participants will:

  • Examine trends in technology and education that support mobile learning;
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of mobile learning and the components of a successful program;
  • Review different models of mobile learning, reflecting on their advantages and disadvantages;
  • Learn what teachers must consider when creating a mobile-learning environment in their classrooms;
  • Explore basic apps and tools that can enhance student learning and creativity with mobile devices,  incorporating them within a personal action plan;
  • Review school and classroom policies that promote learning and creativity in a mobile learning environment;
  • Understand the challenges of implementing a personalized, mobile learning environment and explore solutions to address these challenges, and
  • Create an action plan based on the above learning that can be incorporated into their classroom instruction.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Gardner at   carolyngardner@enetlearning.org.

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