Steps to Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning has shifted from the early adopter stage to mainstream adoption. The challenges of five years ago around developing pilot projects, articulating the value of mobile devices as learning tools as opposed to mere toys, and overcoming immature device technologies, lack of digital tools and content, and educator resistance have been replaced by questions of implementation at scale, culture change, and emerging questions about privacy, assessment, and data.

The stakes are higher than ever. With mobile learning becoming mainstream, several models including 1:1, BYOD, and mixed environments are being established and they all call for extensive, if somewhat different, financial and human investment. 

Making such investments at scale is a tremendous commitment and districts are under pressure to make those investments count. Optimizing mobile learning investment within a district calls for the careful adaptation of mobile learning models to the district's specific community needs at each step of the mobile learning program: