Dr. Autumn Sutherlin | Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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"It's really good for review," says Dr. Autumn Sutherlin about the set of iPhone NANO tools - applications which allow teachers to poll students using their iPhones. "I'll ask students questions that are coming up on the test, or related material. Students can get a feel for what they know and what they don't, and I can get a feel for what they know and what they don't. I think most students really enjoy using it."

Sutherlin also used iPhones in her University Seminar class during a discussion on critical thinking. "We could poll the students without them having to specifically volunteer that they were the ones feeling a certain way," she says. "I think it left the students more open to sharing what they truly thought."

The State of Mobile Learning
Students using iPhones in classroom discussion
So much about the way we teach, learn and communicate is up for grabs. Educators are using new tools and technologies to reach their students - but what does the future hold?

2010-2011 Mobile Learning Report

2010-11 Report (PDF)

2009-2010 Mobile Learning Report

2009-10 Report (PDF)

2008-2009 Mobile Learning Report