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1 Mobile Technologies for Learning and Assessment Twitter: #rsctvmlearn Grainne Hamilton e-Advisor: e-Assessment 15 February 2011

2 Range of devices 1.iphone_bynetzkobold_CC BY-NC-SA studentwithgalaxy_byUB_Sean_R_CC BY-SA 2-0viaflickr 3.galaxytabonbus_byUB_SeanR_CC BY-SA 2.0viaflickr 4.galaxytab_byUB_Sean_R_CC BY-SA2-0viaflickr

3 What is mlearning? Lack of consensus on how mobile learning should be defined. Definitions range from a focus on the mobility of the technology to the mobility and flexibility afforded to the learner.

4 Its learning Jim but not as we know it : It is entirely reasonable to talk to your android device to access your social networks ;) By Geek and Poke (NCC-1701-D) ) [CC-BY-ND-2.0] via geekandpoke.com 2008

5 A possible definition... [Learning in future will] be learning transformed by the near-universal capacity to generate, discuss, store, transform, broadcast and consume ideas, information, ideas... In ways not defined, constrained, imagined by institutions. (John Traxler, 2009, quoted in JISC Mobile and wireless technologies review, 2010, p 10) Mobile and wireless technologies review

6 Why now? Smartphone sales outstrip PC sales for first time ever (IDC report 7 th February 2011). The mobile year in review, 2010

7 What some reports are saying... JISC Mobile and wireless technologies review (2010): students expect unhampered digital communication with their peers, tutors and administrators and access to learning resources and information as and when required. (Executive Summary: Principle Findings).Mobile and wireless technologies review UCISA 2010 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK: clear interest in mobile learning across UK Higher Education. UCISA 2010 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK The Horizon Report 2011 predicts that the timescale for major impact on teaching and learning of mobile devices for accessing networked resources to be one year or less. (The Horizon Report 2010 predicted that the timescale for major impact on teaching and learning of mobile computing to be one year or less.) The Horizon Report 2011The Horizon Report 2010

8 Some current characteristics Spontaneous Disruptive Opportunistic Informal Pervasive Situated Personal Context- aware Bite- sized Portable Always connected Anytime, anywhere Internet Collaborate and connect Apps Social Networks Multiple communication channels Create and compose Access to the cloud Read, write, listen, view, play Augmented reality

9 Mobile Technologies Supporting Learning Supporting Learning OrganiseRead, write, view, listen, playCommunicateCollaborateAugmented realityBe mobile

10 Mobile Technologies Supporting Learning Supporting Assessment Assessment proceduresCollect evidence of skillsCreate and composeReal-world problem-solvingPeer-to-peer supportFeedback

11 A day in the life of an mlearner Start of day Woken up by handheld Check alerts for library recalls, assessment deadlines, timetable changes Check bus timetables and use map + location services to meet friend Travelling in Receive SMS notification of rescheduled field trip Review last weeks learning objects and listen to feedback from teacher for last weeks audio responses to formative test questions Post status to Facebook and check tweets In class Campus has high bandwidth network and wireless LAN. Teacher uses iPad connected to whiteboard to demonstrate resources Vote on questions using handheld. Results collated and displayed on whiteboard Scan QR code with mobile QR scanner app to access podcast

12 A day in the life of an mlearner Field trip Contribute data individually in Google docs spreadsheet and analyse on iPad Take video and upload to ePortfolio Take notes with audio recording. to self for review later Going home Log into ePortfolio, review material and update reflective log Access VLE, check for new posts to discussion rooms and post feedback to another students draft assignment outline Check Facebook and respond to friends wall posts Later on Review notes and audio recording from field trip Log in to formative test questions and provide audio responses Synchronise handheld with laptop and back up data.

13 Considerations Shifting controlInfrastructureEquality of accessStrategy / policiesPersonal vs institutional

14 Implementing mlearning These resources from the JISC publication: Innovative Practice with E-Learning were created in 2005 (before devices such as the ipad) but I think they could still provide a useful basis for considering the implementation of mlearning.Innovative Practice with E-Learning A managers planning tool for use of mobile and wireless technologiesPractitioners planning tool for use of mobile and wireless technologiesE-learning managers planning tool for use of mobile and wireless technologiesAn institutional audit tool for mobile and wireless and other forms of e-learning

15 Links Scan the QR code to access links to resources, case studies, research, apps, service providers etc relating to mlearning. Alternatively you can access them at: milton/bundle:RSCtvmlearn

16 Case studies and links JISC Mobile learning projects JISC mobile and wireless technologies review (scan the QR code opposite to access this on your mobile).mobile and wireless technologies review JISC Innovative Practice in eLearning - embedding mobile and wireless technology. (A bit out of date but still provides some useful frameworks).Innovative Practice in eLearning

17 Where next? The next frontier...

18 ility Mobile Technologies for Learning and Assessment Grainne Hamilton e-Advisor: e-Assessment 15 February 2011 Twitter: #rsctvmlearn


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