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Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference




Mobile learning offers new affordances to teaching and learning, such as learning that is contextualized, personalized, and unrestricted by temporal and spatial constraints (Crompton, 2013a). In this study, the affordances of mobile learning were utilized as students learned about angles. Using a design-based research methodology a local instruction theory was developed on how students can learn about angle concepts through mobile learning activities. The local instruction theory is comprised of two components: (a) an exemplary mobile learning curriculum for 4th grade students to study angle concepts, and (b) additions to the scholarly theories in how students learning about angle using mobile learning.


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Original Publication Citation

Crompton, H. (2014). Using mobile learning to support students’ understanding in geometry: A design-based research curriculum study. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, March 17-21, 2014.