Monday, August 10, 2015

Do smartphones make for smart students? That depends - Monique O. Madan, Miami Herald

How are students using mobile devices for educational purposes? Googling, tweeting and texting are an integral part of Professor Andres Caiaffa’s classroom’s culture. “As our student population changes, we need to change with them,” said Caiaffa, who teaches at Miami Dade College’s Benjamin Leon School of Nursing. “Everything around them is related to the use of the Internet, so I’m using to my advantage that they like to be connected, they like to be online.” Caiaffa is not alone. An increasing number of educators in both college and grade school have built cellphones and social media into their curriculums.

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