Mobile Computing

Mobile Learning Handbook Offers Tips on Choosing Apps for Education

SAS Curriculum Pathways has released a new handbook called Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators and Learners. The handbook includes practical tips on creating applications for education, and highlights opportunities for collaboration between educational technology providers and educators. It also advises parents and educators on how best to use mobile learning resources in class and at home.

Written by Scott McQuiggan, Lucy Kosturko, Jamie McQuiggan and Jennifer Sabourin and drawing on 15 years of research, Mobile Learning features chapters on creating and managing a digital classroom, as well as enhancing learning at home. The handbook addresses how mobile devices can help in educating students with special needs, and how developers can better meet those needs. The authors also shed light on controversial topics such as data privacy, digital citizenship and the screen time debate.

Lastly, the handbook’s “Great App Checklist” is designed to help educators and parents choose apps that are most appropriate and effective for their students and children.

About the Author

Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.