Journal of Educational Technology & Society
The use of mobile learning offers new affordances to teaching and learning. In this study, students from two fourth grade classes used iPads in dyads and groups to learn about angle. Using a design-based research methodology, which included observations, video, researcher journals, and artefact collection, 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) a seven lesson curriculum for 4th grade students on developing an early understanding of angle utilizing a mobile learning approach, and (b) additions to the scholarly theories, by providing a revised set of indicator behaviours for van Hiele levels of geometric thinking in regards to angle.
Original Publication Citation
Crompton, H. (2017). Using Mobile Learning to Supports Students' Understanding in Geometry: A Design-Based Research Study. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 20(3), 207-219.
Crompton, Helen, "Using Mobile Learning to Supports Students' Understanding in Geometry: A Design-Based Research Study" (2017). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 43.