Mobile Learning


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We have looked at the role of mobile learning for a number of years, supporting learning and teaching both in and out of class. Whether you are looking for how to design learning resources for mobile devices, want to offer ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) activities in class or support interaction at at distance, we have a collection of case studies, blog posts and guidance to support you.

Mobile access to Yorkshare VLE sites

Yorkshare VLE has a mobile app, allowing users to access course sites and content from their mobile devices.

BYOD advice

Bring Your Own Device is a trend in education that encourages students to use their personal mobile devices as part of a learning activity. Whilst this has obvious benefits for the range of resources and types of interactions that students are exposed to, the downside is that the range of devices is huge.

If you are thinking of using BYOD, it is worth polling your students first to find out what devices they own. For example, if you are intending to use an app that is only available for iPhone, but a proportion of your users have Android phones, you will need to think about alternative apps or equivalent learning opportunities.

Please feel free to contact vle-support@york.ac.uk for assistance or if you would like to discuss a particular use case.

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