Smart phones. Netbooks. Social networking. Mobile computing and communications are now pervasive, changing the way we access information and interact. Recognizing that this huge societal shift has occurred, the question with respect to education is: how do we leverage this revolution to enhance relevancy, learning, and creativity?
Mobile computing and ubiquitous access to information are the raw materials for an exciting new paradigm for teaching and learning. Research into the integration and use of information, along with the development of software tools that take advantage of a range of existing mobile platforms point the way toward engaging students and encouraging information discovery, synthesis, and analysis.
Much of the research conducted in this area has been commercialized through GoKnow, an educational software company.