Cynthia Powell, Abilene Christian University; Rob Hatherill, Del Mar Community College; Louise Nicholson, California University of Pennsylvania
A Case Study: Using Mobile Devices to Support Inquiry-based Learning in the STEM Disciplines
Mobile devices can be used to deliver podcasts covering laboratory techniques and conceptual information that provide vital modeling and scaffolding for students working in laboratories taught with an inquiry-based curriculum. These resources are delivered electronically, which allow students to work more independently at their own pace. Faculty members at three institutions have collaborated on the Mobile Enhanced Inquiry-Based Learning (MEIBL) project. This presentation will include data collected on student performance and student approaches to learning at the three institutions, as well as challenges and successes in adapting mobile device use for different curricula.