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Dr. Steve Jones MTSU February, 2010 Learning in the Palm of Your Hand
Social media focus Anytime, anywhere learning Incorporates texting Students can be resources
How learners (of any age) use new technologies to participate in virtual communities where they share ideas, comment upon one another's projects, and plan, design, advance, implement, or simply discuss their goals and ideas together.
How could social media be used in classes?
Source: Ambient Insight, 2007
Distilled-down version – learning nuggets Just enough i.e. brief content Always on On demand (Just-in- time) learning Facilitates learning during naturally occurring times
Performance support Students in field settings Students on the go Multi-way, active learning
Quick access to current drug database and nursing reference books The ability to access procedure information Bedside data entry, Data collection for research and teaching Patient health management Improved team communication Source: Davenport, 2004
Can add texting capability to an mLearning module Can transmit images and other data
In addition to social networking, how could mLearning be used in some classes?
ACU learning initiative Faculty experiences Research Math Podcasts Sample
Calculus II Airline Safety Checklist Dining Etiquette1 Projects link
Hot Lava donated software and server space Proof-of-concept projects in Psy3020 (basic statistics), Psy4360 (Organizational Psychology) and PRST 5800/6800 Training available on-line in D2L Students create mLearning objects: Brittani (pg1) Patricia (pg3) Stubblefield(pg3) 2 tail tests
C-Shock: Culture game C-Shock ProChef: Cooking podcasts ProChef Mayo Clinic InTouch: info for medical professionals Mayo Clinic InTouch mynutrition.com: info for nutrition professionals mynutrition.com BonesInMotion: tracks fitness activities, tracks routes with Google Maps BonesInMotion
SoftwareEase of learningStrengthCost MobiSiteGaloreEasyTexting, free hosting Free ***Hot LavaModerateAudio, skins for most popular phones, includes LMS, categories $1000 ToolBookModerateAlso used for eLearning $2795 Adobe FlashDifficultTesting site for different phones, but most phones lack flash player $700
Iflipr – makes flash cards for iphone Iflipr Mob – iForge – central site for development of mobile content (all phones) Mob – iForge Qik: share live video from your mobile phone\ Qik Twitter
Main advantage the main advantage of m-learning is that it increases flexibility for students studying at a distance (Rekkedal, 2002) mLearning has the potential to increase student retention ( Fozdar &, Kuma2007)
University Leaders: ACU, CTU, Open University,ACUCTUOpen University International Academy of Design and Technology Experts: Judy Brown & David Metcalf (UCF) Organizations: LearningTown (mobile learning group) The eLearning Guild International Association of Mobile Learning mLearning Conferences: conf.org/http://www.mlearning- conf.org/ conference Blog: handheldlearninghandheldlearning
Instructional Design for M-Learning – David Metcalf Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers – Kukulska & Traxler Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training (eBook of studies from AU Press) – Editor: Mohamed Ally Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training Mobile Learning: on-line journal Mobile Learning