Title

Exploring teaching and learning using an iTouch mobile device

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Active Learning in Higher Education

ISSN

1469-7874

Volume

13

Issue

3

DOI

10.1177/1469787412452984

First Page

203

Last Page

217

Publication Date

9-23-2012

Abstract

Appropriate use of instructional technology can be an elusive quest for many faculty members. The iTouch is one of the latest technologies available to us, yet there is little literature on its use and effectiveness to support learners in their learning. Six new faculty members from various disciplines elected to integrate the device in their own classes, collect quantitative and qualitative data, and report their findings. The results show several innovative active learning strategies for incorporating the iTouch inside and outside of the classroom, along with perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches, and recommendations for future use. The study serves as an exemplary model for other universities that wish to foster experiential learning among faculty.