Mobile tech offers potential for formative assessment, authentic learning

Mobile learning has potential for continuous assessment, ‘out-of-the-box’ instruction

mobile-potentialPolicy makers and educators should not ignore the fact that mobile technology holds great potential for student engagement, continuous formative assessment, and authentic learning experiences, according to speakers during a Brookings Institution panel on mobile learning.

During opening remarks, Peggy Johnson, executive vice president at Qualcomm Technologies and president of Global Market Development, noted that e-Rate reform should include an emphasis on mobile learning’s potential to transform brick-and-mortar school walls into virtual walls. Learning is 24/7, and the e-Rate should reflect that change, as well as mobile technology’s role.

“We can’t continue to education students by ignoring the technology that is essential to our lives,” she said.…Read More