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Mobile Learning For Teachers

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Session Title: 

Mobile Learning for Teachers


Abstract:  Mobile learning (m-learning) is a learning approach which allows students to study anywhere and anytime through mobile devices.  This course will help teachers discover how applying the appropriate m-learning approach using mobile devices is crucial for learning and teaching.  This personalised learning and teaching method potentially allows increased interaction and engagement between teacher and students. 

Target audience: Teachers from different levels who are interested in incorporating mobile learning strategies in their classrooms. 

Session objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to apply mobile learning strategies to their lessons.


Week 1: Jan, 11-18 2020

Meet and greet.

Introduction: - Mobile learning (Diana) + SEL (Carmen)

Top 5: Favourite movie, pet, things to do, places to go, food to eat. Discussion. (Carmen)

Content review (Diana and Carmen)

Introductory guide: Instructions on Canvas (Diana), Zoom (Carmen).

Face to Face session: Zoom (Carmen + Diana, 8am Dubai, 5am Madrid) Saturday, January 18th.

Task: Socialization task on Padlet (Diana) or Linoit (Carmen). Rubric.

Profile questionnaire (Carmen)

Zoom meeting

Week 2:  Jan. 19-25 2020

Mobile learning: past, present and future (Diana)

2-5 mins videos

2 short 3 to 5 page readings (Carmen)

Task: Using one of the reviewed apps create a slide, infograph, which reflects what mobile learning is to you. Rubric.

Zoom meeting 

Week 3: Jan. 26- Feb. 1 2020

The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (Diana)

What does it refer to? How does it affect my class? What are the pros and cons?

2-5 mins videos

2 short 3 to 5 page readings (Readings)

Task: Using one of the reviewed apps create a slide, infograph, which reflects your thoughts on whether as teachers need to select certain mobile applications for students to use?  why or why not?  use TAM as the basic framework. Rubric.

Zoom meeting 

Week 4: Feb. 2-8 2020

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)? (Carmen)

How do we know an activity falls into the SEL category? (Carmen)

SEL and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) (Carmen)

Is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) compatible with Mobile learning? (Carmen)

The connection between SEL and a mobile user (Carmen + Diana)

2-5 mins videos (Carmen)

2 short 3 to 5 page readings (Carmen + Diana)

Task: Pair up with a participant on the course. Using one of the reviewed apps create a slide, infograph, draw a caricature, etc. which reflects your opinion on how the principles of SEL and UDL are or aren't compatible with mobile learning. (Carmen) Rubric.

Zoom meeting 

Week 5: Feb. 9-15 2020

Catch up with former sessions if necessary. 

Introduce the plan of action template.

Create a professional learning community to stay connected.

Last Zoom meeting and where to go from here.

Task: Create a lesson with one or two mobile applications follow our (plan of action) template. Do the feedback survey. Join the professional learning community if you haven't done so yet. Rubric.




  • Interactive space: Facebook and Instagram
  • Content space: Canvas
  • Live meeting space: Zoom meeting once a week


Other technology tools: Nearpod, Quizlet, Kahoot, Socrative, Padlet, Linoit and many others. 

Suggested sponsor(s):





Name (last, first)

Email address

(country of residence)

(max. 50 words) 


Dr. Carmen Medina



Carmen Medina is an applied linguist whose PhD is in language and culture. She achieved her Senior Fellowship with Higher Education Academy just last year. She was a Fulbright exchange teacher in 2001. She loves to study, research and teach online. She is a lifelong learner.

Diana Johnston


United Arab Emirates

Diana Johnston started teaching in 1990 in Bachelor – Northern Territory, Australia.  Since 1993, she has been teaching, taking role/s in administration, coaching & advising teachers, and developing professional development to teachers.  With a background in Educational Psychology, Diana understands that everyone is unique with their own learning style/s.  Diana is currently pursuing her terminal Doctor of Education degree, specializing in ‘Mobile learning at the tertiary level’.


Primary Contact 

Carmen Medina


Diana Johnston



Statement of commitment:

I agree. Carmen Medina

I agree. Diana Johnston


I understand that session moderators are required to participate in the 5-week Moderators' Development Session from October 13 until November 10, 2019. The EVO session will be offered between January 11 and February 16, 2019.  I understand that EVO sessions are free of advertising and no commercial sponsorship is allowed. Finally, I understand that EVO sessions are free and open to all, and that no academic credit may be given for participation.



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