Striking the Balance: Mobile Devices in the Classroom
Vyacheslav Dushenkov, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences Department, Hostos Community College.
Zvi Ostrin, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences Department, Hostos Community College.
Mobile devices have become ubiquitous in everyday life, and are touted and implemented for classroom use in just about every academic discipline. When properly incorporated into the learning design, mobile devices can become a powerful tool for active learning and student-centered pedagogy. There are, however, challenges involved in the successful implementation of such technology into a curriculum. Mobile devices in the classroom can be either a destructive factor or a constructive opportunity for student engagement. Panelist will offer insights based on several years of experience in implementing mobile devices within the science laboratory, and invite participants from all disciplines to discuss their own positive or negative experiences with mobile devices in the classroom.