[IAEP] [UKids] "Top 50 Educational Apps Are Mostly All Stuck In The Stone Age"

Leinonen Teemu teemu.leinonen at aalto.fi
Mon Dec 14 06:57:35 EST 2015

> On 13.12.2015, at 22.40, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wouldn't say that my opinion is well informed or anything, but I see tablets being something you use to passively consume content created by others. You need a real computer to do serious learning. 

There are also innovative ways of using tablets in a meaningful pedagogical practices. We have done some research on  mobile/tablet apps for reflection in collaborative learning projects[1]. The results are promising but the app prototypes developed for and used in are very different than 99,9 of the education apps in the market.

When working with teachers in a MOOC, where we have helped them to bring coding to their teaching, we also have found that the ScratchJr on tablet works very well with the 5-7 year old children.

	- Teemu 

If you do not have an access to the British Journal of Educational Technology, send me a private email and I am happy to share the PDF with you.

[1] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.12224/abstract?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

[2] http://legroup.aalto.fi/2015/11/coding-in-school-finland-takes-lead-in-europe/#more-510

Teemu Leinonen
+358 50 351 6796
Media Lab
Aalto University 
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

More information about the IAEP mailing list