Learning "2go": Making Reality of
This paper discusses the role of mobile and handheld technologies
in education, exploring in which arenas handhelds are being used,
and how and why are they used. Does access to the technology make
technology an integral part of daily life, and learning? How is
it changing classroom culture? The paper draws on preliminary findings
from a pilot study at a 6th grade class, a University of Michigan
- Hi-CE project school. This study gives indications of what can
be achieved with handheld technology in education - a transition
from disruptive technology to useful and enhancing educational technology.
The study focuses on the school arena as it been the focus of much
debate with regards to educational technology.
Keywords: Handhelds, learning culture, integral
to daily learning, disruptive technology