Mobile Technology and Student Learning: What Does Current Research Reveal?
Pamela Pollara, Kelly Broussard, Louisiana State University, United States
IJMBL Volume 3, Number 3, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
As mobile devices become ubiquitous, it is necessary to analyze if and how these devices can be used for learning. This systematic review is part of a larger review that analyzed 21 mobile learning research studies published from 2005-present. Eleven studies that focused specifically on student learning outcomes and processes are summarized in this review in order to better understand the direction of mobile learning in mainstream education. Overall, studies were found to be positive and indicated several benefits of using mobile devices for learning including an increase in achievement, productivity, engagement, and motivation. This paper also highlights recommendations for future research and practice in the field of mobile learning, specifically focusing on the way personal mobile device ownership may influence learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Pollara, P. & Broussard, K. (2011). Mobile Technology and Student Learning: What Does Current Research Reveal?. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 3(3), 34-42. IGI Global.