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Mobile Learning: Transforming Education, Engaging  Students, and Improving Outcomes

Mobile Learning: Transforming Education, Engaging Students, and Improving Outcomes

'Mobile learning represents a way to address a number of our educational problems. Devices such as smartphones and tablets enable innovation and help students, teachers, and parents gain access to digital content and personalized assessment vital for a post-industrial world. Mobile devices, used in conjunction with near universal 4G/3G wireless connectivity, are essential tools to improve learning for students. As noted by Irwin Jacobs, the founding chairman of Qualcomm, Inc., “always on, always connected mobile devices in the hands of students has the potential to dramatically improve educational outcomes.” This paper, part of our Mobile Economy Project, looks at ways that mobile devices with cellular connectivity improve learning and engage students and teachers. Wireless technology is a... Show More

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