Mobile learning has the capacity to supp…

Mobile learning has the capacity to support deeper learning approaches, which are defined as “mastery of content that engages students in critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and self-directed learning” (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2014). As mentioned in the 2017 Horizons Report for K-12 Education, mobile devices, coupled with improved speed and access to the internet, has allowed learning to be possible anywhere, anytime. Brain games and language apps (e.g., Duolingo) are examples of microlearning that happens in the in between moments of the everyday. Educators can utilize the ubiquity of mobile devices in the classroom by educating students on how to use the technology they already hold in their hands to their benefit. By incorporating powerful mobile apps that offer self-paced learning opportunities in different subject areas to those that incorporate the budding field of AR and MR into the classroom, we can empower everyday educators to embrace technology without having to break the bank on purchasing new hardware for every student. In tandem with other emerging technologies, such as immersive experiences (AR, VR and MR), learning analytics, 5G, microlearning, machine learning, and more, mobile learning will continue to grow and change our educational systems.