I have been using Smartphone / Mobile Learning for the semester in my Spanish class. The class does meet in a computer lab. However, the other day, the power of mobile learning and QR codes shone. I offered students the opportunity to do an activity on the smartphone or on the computer. The students who used the Smartphone & QR code were on the site and most had completed the short activity before the computer students had even logged on the network. The computer students had to turn on the Windows machine before doing the log in. The more time we save on getting to material in the classroom , the more time there is for learning.
An additional speed benefit of Mobile Learning /Smartphone and QR codes is that students do not incorrectly type in the URL (Http://…) even when I have shortened the url. When students mistype the url, they have to retype it. Again, wasted class time.
How do you use Smartphones/ Mobile Learning to Speed up getting to learning materials?
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