Task Force Recommendations
The task force came to the end of the second iteration of the prototype in late May. Analysis of the data
shows that most of the participating prototypers experienced satisfaction with their use of the mobile
devices to support and augment learning in the classroom. However, a number of the prototypers also
expressed frustration that better learning opportunities could be explored if there was a higher degree of
saturation of devices with the same apps available so that all students could have access to the
affordances of the app. This frustration was expressed across all three division levels. The advantages of
having as many as forty participants provided the task force with a larger set of data points about the
variety of ways mobile devices could be used as well as a greater number of teachers exposed to the
thoughtful use of the devices for learning. However, on the other hand, the large unwieldy number of
participants along with the reluctant use of the journal as a research instrument did not supply enough
relevant information to provide feedback about impact on student learning. The journal wasn’t the ideal
data collection tool with such a large group of participants. The task force will be recommending a third
iteration of the prototype in the coming school year with specific parameters to ascertain impact on
With the continued rise in use of mobile devices, particularly among young students, and with ASB’s
commitment to providing personalized learning, we have an opportunity to pioneer best practices as we
continue to document our experiences with Mobile Learning in the classroom. The use of the visualization
app for prototypers and students to use in the moment on a mobile device has great potential to provide
relevant feedback about the learning that is taking place using mobile devices and apps. We look forward
to an exciting year of further exploration.
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