The 21st Century Learning Environment: A Case Study

Mobile Learning

The challenge was to “design an iPhone app that would be useful to our school community.” I used a challenge-based learning approach to transform my classroom into a rich, student-centered, project-based learning environment in which students used video, iPads, and online tools to document their thinking and tell the story of their own learning. I will share tips, tools, and strategies for engaging students in the process of creating something difficult and worthwhile.


Douglas Kiang
Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard and has over twenty years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He is the author of several bestselling game strategy guides and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.