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1 Exploring Mobile learning By: Akhlesh Agarwal 11-Feb

2 Agenda Exploring mLearning. Findings from student survey on mobile usage. Suggested mLearning tools in NU context. 2

3 Journey of teaching tools Blackboard + Chalk Digital content + Learning portal Mobile learning tools 3

4 Mobile learning Pros – Anytime anywhere connectivity – Always on with Gen Y – Phones becoming Smarter Cons – Small screen – Different platforms (iPhone, Android, Bberry) – Different connectivity (SMS, Blutooth, Wifi, 3G GPRS…… Too complex?) – Cost of data transfer 4

5 5 Exams Hands on / Labs Collab oration Content Guru Traditional learning processes Phone based lecture delivery ? (What an !dea sir ji ) Small videos Audio Podcasts PPT, PDF, Quick ref guides SMS based messaging and Q&A, Attendance OS specific Apps Small text based quizzes Possibilities with mLearning

6 Choosing the right teaching processes for mLearning 6 Tools available on phone Connectivity available on phone Usage behavior Bite-size content Simple to create by faculty Simple to use by students Min keyboard requirement Cost of downloading Offline options Voice call SMS Audio file (MP3) Pictures/Images Video file eBooks Internet Browser Platform specific App GSM/CDMA BlueTooth GPRS WiFi 3G

7 Results from student survey 7

8 Phone Technology 8 Java application support

9 Usage behavior 9 Have you ever accessed NU moodle from your phone Do you use some SMS facility to send cheap SMS to your friends Do you check your NU mail on your phone

10 Key findings NU WiFi is not allowed for student phones. Allow NU-WiFi for student phones for them to use NUcleus and other internet based content. Students would not want to pay for using GPRS/3G SMS, Audio (MP3), Images tools available on most phones. OS specific Apps not recommended in initial Phase. 10

11 11 Exams Hands on / Labs Collab oration Content Guru Traditional learning processes Phone based lecture delivery ? (What an !dea sir ji ) Small videos Audio Podcasts PPT, PDF, Quick ref guides SMS based messaging and Q&A, Attendance OS specific Apps Small text based quizzes mLearning: recommended processes for NU

12 Recommended processes Audio podcasts – Easy to create by faculty, can be downloaded and used offline by students Small articles, quick ref guides – Can be in eBook or image formats SMS based collaboration – Teacher to students (From phone or from portal) – student to students 12

13 Sample audio and video content for mobile learning 13

14 Recording such audio/video lectures Minimal training No special equipment You can record and save and upload it yourself. 14

15 Mobile learning at NU campus 15

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