Title: Mobile technology in education: uses and benefits
Author: Brenda Eschenbrenner, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah
Address: College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0491, USA. ' College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0491, USA
Journal: Int. J. of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2007 Vol.1, No.2, pp.159 - 183
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to identify the benefits that mobile technology can provide in education. From a review of the literature and interviews with individuals in the field of education, we developed an activitybased model to associate the uses of mobile technology with their benefits. The model first identifies the general uses of mobile technology in education and the specific activities that they encompass. Then, the benefits from their uses are identified with overarching themes emerging as follows: greater efficiencies and effectiveness in learning, increased individual support and opportunities for personal development, better methods of collaborating and communicating and greater exposure to technology.
Keywords: benefits; educational technology; learning support; mobile learning; student engagement; ubiquitous learning.