How teachers can become more mobile-mindful: Op-ed


In an op-ed for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, James M Lang offers tips for teachers looking to become more mobile-mindful in the classroom. Lang proposes that instead of being seen as mindless-scrolling devices, smartphones should be viewed as tools for student learning. The author suggests that teachers should reflect on their course content to ensure it is mobile-friendly and embrace mobile study applications, like flash-card deck tools. “For years now, my conversations with students about phones have focused on how we can make sure they don’t interfere with learning,” Lang writes. “This fall, I will still have that conversation – but it will be folded into a larger discussion about how digital tools can both diminish and support learning.”

The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)