Brian is a former High School teacher in Northern Indiana, US, and an advocate of the flipped learning model. After teaching science for four yearshe now works as the Academic Customer Solutions Engineer at TechSmith.
Mobile learning is gaining momentum. Over the next two years, 12 to 17 year-olds will be the second largest adopters of smartphone technology according to eMarketeer.
At the same time, an increasing number of schools are providing smartphone and tablet technology to aid 'anytime, anywhere' learning.
The mobile classroom provides many benefits: convenience; the ability to repeat specific parts of any training until a topic is understood; using familiar platforms; and empowering students to take ownership of their own learning. It also encourages the 'flipped classroom' model – an approach I used with my pupils.