Benefits of mobile-friendly learning
This module will look at what is meant by mobile learning. It will illustrate some of the teaching and learning opportunities that mobile phones, tablets, and small laptops can bring.
Ownership of smart devices amongst the under-50s in the UK is nearing 100%, with increasing use for a widening range of domestic, personal and social activities.
Their use for formal learning is nowhere near as common. We will look at some of the practical ways in which we can exploit the functionality of mobile devices.
Mobile friendly learning Pt 1
At the end of this module you will be able to:
• explain what is meant by the term mobile learning
• identify the range of functions that mobile devices offer
• describe how mobile devices can enhance learning
Digital Teaching Professional Framework
This module covers the DTPF component - B1a : Teaching and learning resources
- Visualise and explain new concepts in a motivating and engaging way using digital technologies e.g. by using animations or videos.
- Use motivating and engaging activities (e.g. games and quizzes) in digital learning environments.
- Put learners' active uses of digital technologies central to the teaching process.
- Allow learners actively to engage with subject matter using digital technologies, e.g. using different senses, manipulating virtual objects, varying the problem set up to enquire into its structure, etc.
- Promote active learning in a given learning context or for a specific learning objective using appropriate digital technologies.
- Reflect on how suitable the different digital technologies used are in increasing learners' active learning, and to adapt strategies and choices accordingly.
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