, Volume 63, Issue 6, pp 723–733 | Cite as

Preparing Teacher Education Students to Integrate Mobile Learning into Elementary Education

Original Paper


The wide adoption of mobile technology has greatly influenced K-12 education. In teacher education programs, it is necessary for educators to train teacher education students to use mobile technology for educational purpose. This paper reports an exploratory effort in preparing elementary education students for mobile learning. The participants’ perceptions of mobile learning and intended use of mobile technology were examined through the analyses of their online discussion posts, responses to survey items and their projects. Their perceived benefits of mobile learning, limitations of mobile technology, their intended implementation of mobile learning and the challenges they anticipated were reported. Implications and recommendations were discussed regarding the knowledge of mobile apps, pedagogical practices and some non-instructional issues.


Mobile technology Apps Mobile learning Teacher education Pedagogical practices Challenges 


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Conflict of Interest

The author declares that there is no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies, Daniel L. Goodwin College of EducationNortheastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA

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