Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education

Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education

Amar Ali Khan (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan) and Sajid Umair (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 399
ISBN13: 9781522527060|ISBN10: 1522527060|EISBN13: 9781522527077|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2706-0


The use of technology can significantly enhance educational environments for students. It is imperative to study new software, hardware, and gadgets for the improvement of teaching and learning practices.

The Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on the opportunities and challenges of using handheld technology devices in primary and secondary education. Including coverage on a wide variety of topics and perspectives such as blended learning, game-based curriculum, and software applications, this publication is ideally designed for educators, researchers, students, and technology experts seeking current research on new trends in the use of technology in education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blended Learning
  • Formative Assessment
  • Game-Based Curriculum
  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Language Acquisition
  • Learning Theories
  • Software Applications

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Amar Ali Khan as an Electrical Engineer, found something missing in learning during his engineering studies. To find that missing link in learning experience and to find the best teaching strategies of learning Amar Joined NUST Islamabad for MS in Innovative Technologies in Education. To observe the children of schools who are unable to read and write despite of having almost 10 years of education, Amar decided to carry on the path of using the technology for the improvement of literacy in Pakistan. He carried out a study at Islamabad, using tablet PC to improve literacy of early graders. While doing his MS he got a chance to work in DFID and UKAID funded project “Gamification of Science Curriculum”. Later he joined Namal College Mianwali as Research Analyst. Currently Amar Ali Khan is working as (Instructional Designer in a DFID Project of Digitizing science curriculum at ITU, Punjab Pakistan.
Sajid Umair was born in Nowshera KPK, Pakistan in 1992. He has a matric degree from Govt. High School A.C Center, Nowshera, Pakistan in 2007 and FSc (Computer Science) degree from Pakistan Degree College, Nowshera, Pakistan in 2009. He received the B.S. degree in computer science from IBMS, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2014, and got a silver medal in his B.S. degree. He received the M.S. degree in computer science from School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad Pakistan, in 2016. His current research work includes Computer Science with Video Processing, Mobile Journalism, and Mobile Cloud Computing. He is also a member of High-Performance Computing (HPC) Lab and Excellence for Mobile Computing (EMC) Lab at SEECS NUST. His research papers are also published on the topics of Mobile Cloud Computing, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector Machine, and Mobile Journalism. He is the Editor-in-Chief of book "Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education". He is also a chief commissioner award holder in scouting. He is the nephew of senior Anchorperson/Journalist Javed Iqbal and Grandchild of great Pashto poet Samandar Khan Samandar.