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1 Ruzita Ramly Open University Malaysia Mobile learning made easy: Reason to keep those SMSes 3 rd APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009 : 16 – 17 December 2009 : Cititel Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

2 Learning Skills for Open and Distance Learners

3 Creating the SMS Contents Module Learning Outcomes SMSes ScheduleExecute

4 Example: Topic 3: Reading for Information Learning OutcomesSMS Describe reading techniques involved in fast reading. When will you do fast or slow reading? Discuss in the forum. Describe reading techniques involved in slow reading. What are the SQ3R steps for reading? Refer to Topic 3.2. Try it out when you read Topic 4! Apply the reading techniques discussed into your own reading. The examination date for OUMH1103 is …. Apply SQ3R reading method to study for your exam.

5 SMS Categories & Purpose CategoryPurpose ContentTo help learners locate/remember important course facts easily ForumTo remind and motivate learners to participate in discussion forums TipsTo provide hints/strategies to learners on how to do well in their studies MotivationTo motivate learners to persevere in the learning process Course Management To provide timely announcements/ reminders on tutorial dates, assessments and other aspects related to course management

6 Examples of SMSes Content What are the SQ3R steps for reading? Refer to Topic 3.2. Try it out when you read Topic 4. Forum What are the strategies & advantages of OUM blended learning modes? Discuss in the forum. Tips To check your understanding of each topic, try the Online Assessment in myLMS. Motivation When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it. Dr David Schwartz. Course Management The final examination is on 10 December Apply SQ3R reading method to study for your exam.

7 SMS Schedule

8 Content Forum Tips Motivation Course Management OUM Blended Modes

9 May Semester 2009 September Semester 2009 Tutor7453 Students SMSes3027 Content128 Forum78 Tips33 Motivation31 Course Management56

10 Comments The uncertainty Salam, saya nak tanya adakah SMSes ini ada markah jika kita gunakan? What to do with the SMS? Just as a sense of information… good information (but) what to do with it? Do I need to respond to this? The first time, I tried to reply but there was no response. The second time, I did not reply. My friend say, just information..just leave it. I keep all the SMS, takut hilang..copy down in my diary..I refer from time to time (but) didnt know what to do, how to do…

11 Comments The ambivalent Saya tak kisah, terima saja.

12 Comments The feel good U rasa OUM beri perhatian, saya rasa dihargai, saya suka terima SMS. Kita rasa so special. Act as an alarm - time to study!! Yes, the SMSes were helpful....I did not participate much...but the questions and feedback were very helpful and yes it would be great for the other courses too. For me this system should be continued because as a new student I am not that familiar with OUM yet..so I think SMS is..ah..SMS is important for me

13 Impact of Mobile Learning 77.7%Felt it had given flexibility to their learning 77.5%Thought it had sustained their interest in the course 76.3%Were encouraged to be focused in their learning 74.1%Agreed that it had added value to their learning experience 73.9%Believed that it had assisted them to become better self-managed learners May Semester 2009

14 Overall Feedback 81.4%Mobile learning experience had created a good impression of OUM 77.3%Mobile learning made a positive impact to their learning experience 72.5%Felt more satisfied with the learning experience using SMS tutoring as compared to their other course(s) 94.9%Agreed SMS tutoring ought to be extended to other courses in the future 95.2%Felt that SMS tutoring project should be maintained for this course. May Semester 2009

15 Issues Messages not received / late Changes in numbers


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