Founded in 2010, the mLearning Scholars Program is designed to facilitate the exploration of questions about teaching, learning, and collaboration in an information-rich, “connect anywhere and anytime” environment made possible by mobile technologies such as tablet devices and smartphones. The program is cohort-based to provide faculty with a supportive and shared experience as they explore how mobile devices affect such instructional variables as student learning, interaction, communication, collaboration, and field work.
Each year sees two cohorts of mLearning Scholars. The 1.0 cohort consists of faculty just beginning to experiment with mobile learning, while the 2.0 cohort consists of faculty who have already gained some experience teaching with mobile technologies. (For many in the 2.0 cohort, that experience was gained by participating in a prior year’s 1.0 cohort.) While all participants assess impacts, the 2.0 cohort is especially focused on asking specific research questions and answering them by gathering data. Follow the links below for more information about both cohorts, including application forms: