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Exploring Tools to Promote Teacher Efficacy with mLearning

  • Robert Power
  • Dean Cristol
  • Belinda Gimbert
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 479)

Abstract

Teachers’ perceptions of self-efficacy have been identified as a barrier to widespread integration of mobile learning strategies in teaching practice. This paper describes the development of the Collaborative Situated Active Mobile (CSAM) learning design framework and the mobile Teacher’s Sense of Efficacy Scale (mTSES) survey. The CSAM framework aims to help with making instructional design decisions for using mobile reusable learning objects. The mTSES survey is designed to measure teacher’s perceptions of self-efficacy with mobile learning. This paper describes how the CSAM framework and the mTSES survey were used to develop a professional development course to help teachers to become more confident with their ability to integrate mobile reusable learning objects into their teaching practice.

Keywords

CSAM framework efficacy mobile learning mLearning mobile RLOs mTSES professional development reusable learning objects selfefficacy teacher training 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Power
    • 1
  • Dean Cristol
    • 2
  • Belinda Gimbert
    • 2
  1. 1.College of the North Atlantic-QatarDohaQatar
  2. 2.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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