The embedding of mobile and wireless technologies into wider established practice (as opposed to localised small scale projects) requires a readiness-for-change culture to be established throughout the institution. This will include a willingness to take calculated risks where benefits to learners outweigh possible disadvantages. Consider:
|Practices and norms.||Could more use be made of mobile and wireless learning to embed learner-centred practices? Have pedagogies developing around these been disseminated between teams and departments for evaluation and adaptation?|
|Quality.||Reflection and review should form an integral part of any team's planning cycle. Do quality assurance procedures encompass mobile as well as e-learning provision?|
A case study, Building the 21st century collegefrom North Hertfordshire College, explores how learning technologies, both established e-learning and mobile and wireless technologies, have changed the college culture following the building of a new centre for business studies and ICT.