In this research, we try to improve secondary school students’ self-directed learning  skills,  one of the 21  century skills,  st  in their science education. For this, we used Tablet  PCs(TPC) and PDAs as student’s personal learning  tools, specially TPC is for middle school student and PDA is  for high school student. This research was related  to government’s initiates for education innovation, “u-learning  model school project in Korea” and we gathered the data from 2 schools(1 middle school  and 1 girls’ high school) of total 9 u-learning model school.This kind of learning environment, 1 student to 1 computer, helps student to get ownership of learning and then improve student’s self-directed learning.  At the first stage of this research, Mobile learning  environment for using TPC and PDA at school was settled and professional  development program for teachers was conducted.  Next  teachers analyzed curriculum, identified  good unit to apply mobile learning into their practice , and developed mobile learning usage models and unit plans. Moreover,  some contents which could run on PDAs were developed. Students could use EBS VOD contents, Internet, MBL tools,  some contents made by teachers, and programs  & tools for their learning. This research was conducted from May to December in 2005. From this research, we find some potential of mobile learning to improve students’  self-directed learning skills  and motivation.

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Self-directed learning through mobile learning in secondary science education

Jeong-Hee Seo   Korea Education Research Informtion Service, Korea

Jong-Heun Kim   DunSan girls’ high school

In this research, we try to improve secondary school students’ self-directed learning  skills,  one of the 21  century skills,  st  in their science education. For this, we used Tablet  PCs(TPC) and PDAs as student’s personal learning  tools, specially TPC is for middle school student and PDA is  for high school student. This research was related  to government’s initiates for education innovation, “u-learning  model school project in Korea” and we gathered the data from 2 schools(1 middle school  and 1 girls’ high school) of total 9 u-learning model school.This kind of learning environment, 1 student to 1 computer, helps student to get ownership of learning and then improve student’s self-directed learning.  At the first stage of this research, Mobile learning  environment for using TPC and PDA at school was settled and professional  development program for teachers was conducted.  Next  teachers analyzed curriculum, identified  good unit to apply mobile learning into their practice , and developed mobile learning usage models and unit plans. Moreover,  some contents which could run on PDAs were developed. Students could use EBS VOD contents, Internet, MBL tools,  some contents made by teachers, and programs  & tools for their learning. This research was conducted from May to December in 2005. From this research, we find some potential of mobile learning to improve students’  self-directed learning skills  and motivation.

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