Innovation in the Classroom: DISCOVERe Mobile Learning. We are committed to the implementation and quality of teaching pedagogy. Our mobile learning program is at the core of finding new ways to teach that engages and challenges students to succeed.
Abstract: Our DISCOVERe team has created and implemented a teaching and learning environment that provides authentic learning opportunities while leveraging technology. The primary focus is on the pedagogy, which impacts the transparency of the technoogy used by faculty and students. The classroom activities and experiences are relevant, have a real world/global perspective, engaging, interdisciplinary, and collaborative. The program goals include preparing faculty to increase self-efficacy in teaching and learning with mobile technology. DISCOVERe faculty participate in a faculty learning community, an intensive one week Summer Institute, and have the ongoing support of a team of stakeholders including the bookstore, course scheduling, technology services, instructional designers, classroom services, and our DISCOVERe HUB. Students are able to engage with the course material in a way that enhances their learning and DISCOVERe is extremely focused on improving student success by utilizing high-impact practices. The extraordinary opportunities and benefits gained from this team approach enables a continuous process of learning and reflection that is key to the success of DISCOVERe. In addition, the program aims to close the technology divide, transform the classroom experience, and increase student engagement.