Report: Professional Development for Mobile Learning Improves Student Engagement and Interest in STEM Subjects

Jun 29, 2013 10:30 AM ET

By: Leila Meyer

A professional development program to provide teachers with tools and strategies for using mobile learning in the classroom has had a positive effect on student engagement and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects, according to new research from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Verizon Foundation.

The research findings, which were announced at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2013 conference and expo taking place this week in San Antonio, TX, report on results from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program. The VILS program provides teachers in underserved areas with two years of professional development training — both live and virtual — and resources to help them effectively integrate technology in their classrooms.

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Ellen Yu