Title

Supporting Mobile Education for Pre-Service Teachers

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Education

RAS ID

4787

Comments

This article was originally published as: Newhouse, C. P., Williams, P. J., & Pearson, J. O. (2006). Supporting mobile education for pre-service teachers. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 22(3), 289-311. Original article available here

Abstract

Mobile computing devices are increasingly finding a place in universities, putting the pressure on teacher education to consider how best to incorporate the use of these technologies. At the same time there is pressure from the requirement for teacher education students to develop skills and experience in using digital technologies to support their teaching in schools. In response to these pressures the School of Education at Edith Cowan University has involved students in two exploratory projects over the past two years concerned with the use of laptop computers. This paper reports on the implementation and results of these projects. While generally the outcomes were positive it is not clear that this is the preferred solution when considering the range of digital device options available