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Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 12 October 2014 | slide 1 iDevices in Education – An Overview Theresa Welch and Jason Curtis www.rsc-wm.ac.uk RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
Session Overview 1.Educational uses 2.Examples of how they are being used in education 3.Demonstration and time to try the equipment 4.Available resources 5.Possible uses – over to you !
Key Features The iPod Nano is a portable media player using flash memory. The iPad Classic multimedia player stores up to 40,000 songs or 25,000 photos. Store and watch up to 200 hours of films and TV shows on bright 2.5-inch screen The iPod Touch is a portable media player using flash memory with a 3.5 inch display. FaceTime feature lets you make video calls in real time. Enhanced high definition video recording and editing Potential uses: Listen to instructions of a process or sequence. Listen to or listen again to a radio broadcast relating to subject. Listen to podcasts of news, stories and interviews. Play back an audio book from their own transcript. Work collaboratively to create a ‘sound history’ of their community.
In Practice Cornwall Adult Education Service have used transcripts and Podcasts with Skills for Life learners. “Once you’ve got the podcast running – they can follow the audio looking at the written word”. The South Yorkshire Police website to download useful podcasts like Internet Fraud. They also have transcripts available. South Yorkshire Police South Staffordshire College are using iTouch with their mature learners to teach functional skills. Reading eBooks' on the small screen with adjustable size being less daunting than a traditional book. Also used in hospitality catering as a Dictaphone and to video evidence. Less intrusive than a camera.
In Practice At Wolverhampton University podcasts are used to engage students 'beyond the classroom' and to encourage them to review their learning during the week. The podcasts, based on the week's class contents, are 10 - 15 minutes in length. Audio books, in MP3 format, are available at a variety of shops online. Although very few are free, some come with free samples so you can ensure the quality is acceptable before purchase. The downside of audio books is the file size – usually extremely large especially if the quality is high. Subject specific sound files have been created in Wolverhampton University e.g. a recording of a heart beat for Healthcare students to listen and review. These sound files are available on the virtual learning environment to access on a computer or to download to listen on an MP3 player or IPod. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 6
Key Features Video - shoot video, edit it, and share it - all on your iPhone 3GS. Then share your video in an email, publish it on YouTube, or sync it back to your Mac or PC using iTunes. 3-Megapixel Camera – for still photos, too. Messages - Send messages with text, video, photos, audio, locations, and contact information. You can even forward one or more messages to others using iPhone 3GS. Accessibility - iPhone 3GS offers accessibility features to assist users who are visually or hearing impaired. These features include the VoiceOver screen reader, a Zoom feature, White on Black display options, Mono Audio, and more. Voice Memos - Capture and share a thought, a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording on the go with the new Voice Memos application. YouTube - Watch YouTube videos wherever you are. Log in to your YouTube account to save and sync bookmarks and rate your favorites.
Potential Uses Text communication between peers for opinion sharing, feedback or to request support. Encourage learners to ‘voice’ their opinions by sending a text to each other or to the tutor. Reflections and thoughts can be captured on a weblog using text and/or images sent from a phone Interactive quizzes can offer SMS feedback Use of apps for specific tasks, language apps, reference tools, dictionary, maps. Capturing images and video clips to record their progress, reflect and then share the files with peers and tutors. (e.g. visual personal diary Bulletin Boards can be used for field trips so learners can explore and take photos, type text messages and send the images and text to a Bulletin Board for later analysis in class.
In Practice Cambridge Training and Development (part of Tribal Group) have developed a Media Board which can be set up to look like an Internet bulletin board using a visual image as a central focus. The content – audio, text, images and video- can be sent from a mobile device and is added to and around locations within the image. Cambridge Training and Development Cornwall Adult Education Service captured images then uploaded the images to a computer to create a Photostory slideshow. They then converted the slideshow back for use on mobiles so that the story became portable and personal and one that could be shared with friends and family. A mediaBoard activity involved small groups of learners going into town with camera phones and a worksheet containing questions about migration in and out of Southampton. They explored museums, libraries and monuments around town to find the answers and sent back photographic evidence to a given email address.
In Practice Bishop Burton College use a visual list of weeds to help learners identify plants and weeds. The tutor created a collection of JPEG images of weeds onto the devices and the students used these to check and identify what was seen in the field to the gallery of images on the device. Written notes could have been taken to name and label the weeds in particular. The BBC report ' Photo messaging is on the rise' shows how mobile phone networks have seen a boost in multimedia messaging in the US and Europe. The BBC report ' Photo messaging is on the rise' See Molenet for many more examples of mobile phone usage within education.
Mobile Devices Project October 12, 2014 | slide 13
Key Features Tablet computer designed and developed by Apple. It is a platform for experiencing audio and visual media such as books, periodicals, movies, music, and games, as well as web content. At about 700 grams, its size and weight are between the Smart phone and Laptop. The iPad runs its own applications called (Apps) as well as ones developed for the iPhone. Without modification, it will only run programs The iPad uses Wi-Fi or a 3G mobile data connection to browse the Internet, load and stream media, and install software. The device is managed and synced by iTunes on a personal computer via USB cable.
Potential Uses Read e-books, key texts and handouts relating to course. Privately refer to key materials such as dictionaries, thesaurus where paper versions are not easily available. Online reference materials can be accessed if connection is available. Referring to databases when off site e.g. to refer to a wild birds database or foodstuff within a supermarket. Follow video instructions to create an object – e.g. e-instructions are cleaner than paper in a cooking environment. Using the notebook feature a swift record can be made of a learning activity even if it is ‘off site’ Learners can contribute to a collaborative document by passing a device round a group an inviting each group member to add a section. Learners can immediately create a blog entry or another e-portfolio contribution at a key point in the course even if there is no PC available.
In Practice Mercia Management, Wolverhampton Apprentices and Advanced Apprentices require immediate information when questioning the assessor and this device enables such information to be available on the shop floor immediately. Royal Artillery’s Training Development Team (RATDT) in Larkhill Noted that while its lack of USB ports – combined with hardware and software encryption – makes it an extremely secure platform. Northampton College iPads are being used alongside other technologies to capture learner voice. During Enrolment Week the College will have 10 iPads in operation that have been set up with a few questions for learners to answer as they leave the enrolment area. It is planned that the iPads will be used with learners throughout the year to gather ‘instant' feedback.
In Practice EEF Technology - IPad, Wi-Fi Modem Capturing Learner Views and carrying out Learner Progress Reviews. Assessors would take the devices out to the learners and facilitate the completion of the surveys using a page that includes links to both the Learner Views Survey and their own survey site. Walsall College - Apple iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities Allows learners (and employers and assessors) in the work place, to access a personalised individual learning package. This includes giving learners access to GOLA online summative assessment, the College VLE, their e-ILP and SkillWise e- portfolio, and other online learning opportunities. SBC Training - Apple I-Pad 16GB plus Aiptek pocket cinema projector Use of an Apple I-pad as a portable presentation tool. The product is so light will not inhibit it’s use by trainers who are “on the move”,. The I-pad can be connected to a portable projector (if necessary) to cope with small group training
Rolling out the iPad Cedars School of Excellence, is an independent Christian School catering for children from 5 - 17 years. They are the first school in the world with a 1:1 iPad deployment for every pupil. See Excellence gateway. Schools in this area are allowing parents to buy iPads and pay monthly, interest free. IPads now available on contract much like mobile phone contracts. Many alternatives coming to market. IPad 2 iPad 2 UK release date 25 March. On paper, the iPad 2 is 'twice as fast' as the original iPad, its also thinner, lighter, has two cameras, (one for photos and one for video chats) and a newly bevelled edge. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 18
Case Studies on Best Practice October 12, 2014 | slide 19
Demonstration Possible uses for these devices? Current use? See RSC WM Event page on wiki for supporting resources: http://bit.ly/fvnNf9
Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 12 October 2014 | slide 21 Any Questions? Contact us: Theresa Welch - eLearning Advisor - Work Based Learning firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01902 518976 email@example.com Jason Curtis - Learning Technologies & Information Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01902 518986 email@example.com www.rsc-wm.ac.uk RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning