Using mobile technology to increase formative knowledge for the learner in classroom context
School of Education
The purpose of this paper is to outline how the use of mobile video enabled devices; with a bespoke web and iOS system, developed at a regional Australian University, and currently being applied to pre-service teachers, can be utilized to assist in facilitating quality teaching. It is the opinion of the authors that this educational teaching and learning platform can assist in facilitating quality teaching via its highly effective feedback processes. In outlining this opinion the authors will present the following argument. That teachers matter when it comes to student outcomes, within an educational context. If teachers matter, when it comes to student outcomes, then the quality of their teaching will play a significant role. That knowledge in practice; via real time; which is facilitated by this platform, can capture effective feedback of the teacher in practice. Finally, that whilst it is difficult to clearly define all of the specific skills aligned with quality teaching, effective feedback in real time; focusing on the teaching and learning process, will assist in facilitating quality teaching. The paper will conclude by highlighting the relationship between the quality teacher indicators and how a bespoke mobile feedback system assists in the development process of quality teachers.