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1 Moving to Moodle Ingrid Mostert Institute for Mathematics and Science Teaching University of Stellenbosch South Africa

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3 South African Context - Advanced Certificate in Education Under qualified teachers - Blended learning model Limited access to further training

4 face-to-screen face-to-paper face-to-face Residential Course Readings Discussions on LMS Interactive Telematic Sessions Administration COMMUNITY Center visits Assignments Blended Learning Model for the ACE in Mathematics

5 face-to-face Discussions on LMS face-to-screen COMMUNITY face- to- paper bulk & personal SMS’s long- distance travel fax post internet & computer

6 Specific Outcomes Critical engagement with content Establish long term network Barrier Lack of convenient internet access

7 Proposed Solution Mobile LMS Available tools All students have a cell phone SMS’s are very effective = Moodle + Mobile Interface = WebStudies + Opera Mini

8 face-to-face Discussions on LMS face-to-screen COMMUNITY face- to- paper bulk & personal SMS’s long- distance travel fax post internet & computer internet & CELLPHONE

9 Mobile Learning Extension of eLearning Increased access Provision of support

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12 2010 Increased access? Move to Moodle

13 Increased access (based on 33 teachers who continued with second year)

14 Increased access (based on 33 teachers who continued with second year) Students No. of “hits”

15 Contributing Factors Additional Functionality Added incentives for involvement New LMS More clarity regarding schedule Second year of study

16 Have you ever used your cell phone to access Moodle? (all 76 students enrolled in 2010) No response 21 YES 22 NO 31

17 If NO, why not? (students who didn’t use a cell phone)

18 Benefits Anywhere, Anytime Limitations No chat function Small keyboard & screen No faces

19 Future Focus Specialised mobile training Simplify structure Ensure mobile internet access Greater focus on pedagogy Effective monitoring & evaluation

20 Acknowledgements Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands FINLO WebStudies team Pondering Panda (Mobile Surveys)


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