Connected Nation, a non-profit organization committed to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to schools, recently facilitated a trial in collaboration with AT&T (opens in new tab), Edmodo, Kno, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), to pilot a new K-12 mobile learning model that combined mobile devices (opens in new tab), connectivity and educational content.
The pilot tested both a shared and one-to-one mobile learning (opens in new tab) model in two high school classes. It reached 100 students over an eight-week period. Findings included:
- Most students, teachers and parents agreed the mobile learning solution enhanced the learning experience and would like to have continued using it after the trial.
- Participating students using the one-to-one model reported higher levels of satisfaction by about 10 percentage points.
- Participating students said the solution was easy to use, made reading more interesting, and featured helpful functions.
- Participating teachers agreed the solution made them more effective and teaching more interesting.
In the coming months, AT&T will be conducting additional pilots in K-12 schools to test the mobile learning model with various collaborators. For more information about participating in an upcoming pilot, educators can visit www.corp.att.com/edu/learning_ecosystem_school (opens in new tab) or for more information about becoming a collaborator, companies can visit www.corp.att.com/edu/learning_ecosystem_partner (opens in new tab).