EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design
(with Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, and tablets)

Online Course - 3 semester hours graduate credit

Not Offered in 2018

Tuition, Due Dates, and Registration

Learn how Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers integrate with the classroom, library media center, professional development, training, clinical healthcare education, and administration/assessment activities.

You Will

  • Focus on how mobile learning allows learners to collaborate, communicate, research, and create in new and different ways
  • Integrate mobile applications and resources to enhance and extend student learning
  • Create and share media, documents, and websites suitable for a smaller screen
  • Learn how to use mobile tools for project management tasks, differentiation, or transition to the flipped/blended learning, and assessment data analysis
  • Develop tools and metrics to evaluate the success of mobile learning technologies

Who Should Enroll

Participants in the course may include

  • K-12 teachers, special educators, instructional technologists, professional development coordinators, speech clinicians, and administrators
  • K-12 school library media specialists
  • Technical, vocational and community college instructors
  • University and continuing education faculty
  • Corporate trainers
  • Clinical healthcare educators

Our Students Say

"The mLearning course has been one of the most engaging courses I have been involved in for many years. I found it useful, perplexing, interesting and challenging. Because I work in an IB school, the notion of 'just in time and just for me' is so compelling when thinking about the units of inquiry. I held two sessions for the staff to explore new ideas and to look at was to better utilize their iPads."
~Jeff Phillips, Primary Resource Coordinator, Copenhagen, Denmark

"The collaboration that took place during this class was amazing. It was like a professional development opportunity hopped up on steroids I not only met a ton of professionals all over the country that use mobile devices to maximize their instruction and overall learning in the classrooms, but I learned specific strategies to use them effectively."
~ Don Engebregtsen, second grade teacher, Coleman, Wisconsin



Mobile learning research, trends, instructional design strategies for training, curriculum integration, and professional development.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • complete graduate credits
  • transfer credits to another university.

Required Hardware - BYOD Bring your own device!

Participants will need only one of the following: Chromebook, iPad (any version), or iPod Touch, or iPhone or any smartphone. 

There is no required textbook for this course. All readings will be provided online.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze current research on instructional design and how mobile learning encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

  2. Integrate mobile learning for research, communication, collaboration, and productivity.

  3. Compare the effectiveness of instructional strategies that integrate mobile learning resources with various curricula, different learning management systems and a wide range of target audiences.

  4. Apply research-based understanding of learner differences: culture/race, ability/disability, gender, age, and socioeconomic status in mobile delivery of instruction with blended learning, online learning, and self-paced learning.

  5. Evaluate accessibility features of mobile instructional resources.

  6. Critically analyze instructional curriculum problems using evidence-based mobile learning instructional strategies to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction.

Why You Should Care about M-Learning

Learning on the Go - Tips and Trends in M-learning (PDF)

Alignment with Teaching Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following standards:

Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 4, 7, 8, 9
International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-T) 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
National Board Teaching Standards (NBPTS) 2, 4

No travel to campus is required.

Participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.

The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. This is not a self-paced class.

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The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

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Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2253
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