Mobile technologies can make as significant contribution to
supporting and assisting learners with learning difficulties and/or
In some cases mobile technologies can transform both the learning experience and the lives of these learners.
Education and training practitioners are dealing with increasingly
diverse learner needs, but there are limits to how effectively
traditional teaching and learning methods can engage, support and
stretch learners who have markedly different starting points and
accessibility needs. Mobile learning offers some innovative and
effective ways of tackling this challenge.
Drawing on the experiences of those working in the vanguard of mobile learning and inclusivity
in independent specialist colleges and further and higher education institutions
the publication “GoMobile! Maximising the potential of mobile technologies for learners with disabilities”
passes on some of the lessons learnt to make mobile learning a more achievable aim
for those working with learners with disabilities.
In what ways might learners benefit from working with mobile
technologies? What are the problems and where are the quick wins?
Drawing on outcomes emerging from initiatives including MoLeNET,
Learning for Living and Work (L4LW) and the Higher Education Assistive
Technologies (HEAT) scheme administered by the JISCTechDis , GoMobile!
explores how mobile technologies can make day-to-day living and learning
more manageable, enjoyable and achievable for learners who face a range
A tutor’s view of the experience of using mobile technologies with
learners with learning difficulties and disabilities. The learners
at Aylesbury college used IPODs, Mini Notebooks and Smartphones.