Despite the iPad’s popularity, —early studies indicate that these finger-based tablets are passive devices that have limited use in higher education. They are great for viewing media and allow students to share readings. But professors cannot use them to mark up material on the fly and show changes to students in response to their questions, a type of interactivity that has been a major thrust in pedagogy.
I believe this is an article that may some instructors think about the use of mobile devices in the classroom.http://chronicle.com/article/How-Some-Professors-Deploy/232493
“Mobile technology is here, and it’s here to stay, and it’s the way that students engage. “Because students communicate so much through technology, it’s a logical step for us as faculty to step up to the plate and meet them where they’re at.”
This article states the importance of encouraging the use of technology to support and enhance language learning. Technology continues to grow in importance assisting teachers of foreign languages in facilitating and mediating language learning for the students. Role of Technology in Language Learning
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