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1 Principles behind the mobile killer application in education Mr Kim Whittlestone, BVetMed MRCVS Royal Veterinary College, London 3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium: 27th March 2009 WLE Centre Institute of Education London

2 Musical persuation

3 “KILLER APPlication” One that ‘alone is reason enough to buy a device or sign up to a subscription’ Tomi Ahonen One that enhances the learning experience, making it both highly effective and enjoyable - a ‘honey pot for learning’

4 Context

5 “Nothing is as practical as a good theory” Kurt Lewin, German Psychologist

6 Principles 1. Learning ecosystem 2. Simplicity & challenge 3. The ‘Reference Point’ & ROI

7 1. Learning ecosystem “I felt awkward just pulling out a mobile device in front of a client/clinician as you lose eye contact and they feel that you are not paying attention to them. Same as you talking on phone or playing a video game in front of a client.” “I was able to look up info for one of the vets on Aujesky’s whilst out on a call – vet found extremely useful”

8 2. Simplicity & Challenge

9 3. Reference Point & ROI

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11 Mobile Killer ED App Reference Point / ROI Learning Ecosystem Simplicity / Challenge KILLER Application Social Presence Cognitive Presence Teaching Presence (Structure / Process) Educational Experience Community of Inquiry, Garrison et al (2000)

12 Acknowledgments Team: Linda Jones, Jeff Bullock, Peter Nunn, Birgit Pirkelbauer, Stephen May RVC Students Orange Communications LKL: Niall Winters, Yishay Mor BBC

13 The End


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