Mobile learning requires those who create learning to think differently about the way learners are accessing the material.
“You can use it just to distribute the learning more,” said mobile learning expert and author Clark Quinn. “But the real shift comes when you start thinking about activity.”
Jeff posited that “mobile learning” lends people to thinking about courses on a phone, but all three agreed that is not the best use of a mobile device. Gary said the learner’s ability to move is crucial so that learning is driven by the person’s context and point of need. “Often it’s just a very small piece of learning they’re looking for,” he said. For instance, Gary suggested that phones could be great tools for people with mental disabilities to navigate a city. People who are blind could do the same thing with shape-shifting phones that would change weight from one side to the other.
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