The changing role of mobile devices in the classroom

Tom Hall is VP of Education Technology Partnerships at learning and education specialists Pearson. As a recently joined MEF member Tom explores the rise of mobile technology as an essential tool for global learning programmes and education It seems that every time I’m on a plane or train these days, I see a child - who is barely old enough to walk or talk - happily playing on their parent’s smart phone or tablet. That’s because these interfaces are intuitive for kids; they touch, push and pull on the screen, similarly to how they discover any new object at that young age. In fact, almost half … [Read more...]