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Tools for learning: mobile phones, mobile learning devices 

Keynote 3
Jan Herrington
University of Perth

Look at ‘funky school’ on Google

‘We need to tear down an education system built for the 19th century and build one for the 21st century’ Rupert Murdoch

Some principles for mobile education
Real world relevance
Mobile contexts

We teach about technologies and to technologies
Not with technologies

‘Teach carpentry not hammer’ Oppenheimer 1997. In other words, don’t teach the tool; teach the practical use of the tool.

Need to use cognitive tools, so students have to think deeply about the concepts.

Authentic task
Practical product
Able to be used as model for others


October 19, 2011 Posted by | Mobile devices, pedagogy, technology | , , | Leave a comment