Preparing Schools for Mobile Learning Success

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A prominent Louisiana-based IT leader breaks down what mobility means for K–12 environments.


Textbook-driven, “sage on the stage” instruction is no longer regarded as the most effective way to engage and educate students. For the majority of students who own at least one mobile device, information is just a click away. So, too, are distractions.


According to Abshire, mobile learning is spontaneous, personal, informal, contextual, portable, ubiquitous and pervasive. It also is subject to varied and changing locations and offers opportunities for immediate interaction.


“You want to know where the hotspots are in your city? Ask a 15-year-old,” she joked. “They know where all the free Wi-Fi is.”

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