Mobile learning pilot results; Mobile approach enhances learning

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 (opens in new tab) or for more information about becoming a collaborator, companies can visit (opens in new tab).