Lessons learned from planning the use of mobile technologies at schools in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This paper reports and discusses the findings from the first phase of a research study concerning the use of mobile technologies for teaching and learning within 10 schools in Hong Kong. Implementation plans devised by the schools were evaluated by an extended framework for analyzing mobile learning with a view from teachers' perspective. Initial finding reveals that teachers could contrive limited learning activities involving the use of mobile technologies in a range of subject areas within school environment. Insights derived from the finding highlight a need to guide teachers towards cultivating a more student-controlled and socio-constructive learning environment mediated by mobile technologies. Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from 2010 6th IEEE International Conference on Wirless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE), pp. 142-145. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the Hong Kong Institute of Education’s products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2010): Mobile Social Media for Learning and Education in Formal and Informal Settings
EditorsUlrich HOPPE, Roy PEA, Chen-Chung LIU
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages142-145
ISBN (Print)9780769539928
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Citation

Cheng, G., & Kong, S. C. (2010). Lessons learned from planning the use of mobile technologies at schools in Hong Kong. In U. Hoppe, R. Pea, & C.-C. Liu (Eds.), The 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2010): Mobile Social Media for Learning and Education in Formal and Informal Settings (pp. 142-145). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.

Keywords

  • Mobile technology
  • Formal learning
  • Primary and secondary education

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