Using mobile technologies to support learning in large on campus university classes.
The delivery of courses and units through large classes in on-campus settings is an economic necessity for many higher education institutions, particularly within their undergraduate programs. Lecture presentations to cohorts of over 200 students are common in most universities. Such settings can present challenges for both learners and teachers. It is now apparent that mobile and wireless technologies can provide opportunities for participation, engagement and active learning within these settings. These technologies enable teachers to cater for a range of abilities, interests and learning styles. This paper describes activities in an Australian university setting where mobile technologies have been used successfully to support learning in large class on-campus settings.