Introductory Videos

Introduction to Mobile Devices (watch on YouTube)

David Joyner introduces Mobile Devices as part of Technologies.

Joyner, D. & Udacity (2016, June 6). Technologies: Mobile Devices Introductory Video. Retrieved from

Scholarly Readings

Mobile Learning Fellows

Mobile Learning Fellows was a temporary position funded at Abiline Christian University for the 2013 calendar year. Summaries of papers are at the linked page. Search for the author or paper title for additional information.

Mobile Learning Fellows. (2013) Adams Center for Teaching and Learning. Abiline Christian University. Retrieved from :

Glasses in Classes: A Pedagogical Vision of an Educational Technologist

The purpose of this research was to determine advantages, challenges, and limitations of smart glasses as an educational technology. The researcher synthesized the findings of an extensive scholarly literature review, observation of smart glasses use in a K-12 classroom, and discussions with educators who were both supportive and unsupportive of the technology. Salient advantages attributable to smart glasses had a common theme of improved classroom productivity. This relied on application software appropriate for the specific learning environment and thorough familiarity with the technology. Cost, privacy concerns, and lack of professional development were noted to be significant barriers hindering innovative opportunities for smart glasses in education, including development of application software to promote 21st century skills.

Ubiquitous knowledge construction: mobile learning re‐defined and a conceptual framework

Emerging from recent mobile technologies, mobile learning, or m‐learning, is beginning to offer ‘stunning new technical capabilities’ in education. This new genre of learning is viewed as a revolutionary stage in educational technology. However, ubiquitous computing technologies have given rise to several issues. This article revisits the relevant definitions and provides a conceptual framework of ubiquitous knowledge construction in light of contemporary research and theory. The framework can be used to assist educators and researchers who are examining the specific implications of mobile learning.

Hsinyi Peng, Yi-Ju Su, Chien Chou, Chin-Chung Tsai. (2009). Ubiquitous knowledge construction: mobile learning re‐defined and a conceptual framework. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 46(2), 171–183.

In the Media

Why Texting Should be Part of Teaching

Hamm makes a case for how and why texting should be part of teaching. "Research into texting between teachers and students shows that it can drive engagement and deliver results."

Hamm, S. (2015) Why Texting Should be Part of Teaching. EdTech Magazine. March 30, 2015. Retrieved from :


Mobile Devices: Jessica Uelman Interview (watch on YouTube)

David Joyner interviews Jessica Uelman, Program Manager at Udacity, about Mobile Devices.

Joyner, D. & Udacity. (2016, June 6). Mobile Devices: Jessica Uelman Interview. Retrieved from