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SchoolNet South Africa/Nokia MoMaths Presentation

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    SchoolNet South Africa/Nokia MoMaths Presentation SchoolNet South Africa/Nokia MoMaths Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Mobile Learning for Mathematics Education for All | Sustainability | Scalability | Accessibility | Affordability
      • in formal /informal education in South Africa/Finland
    • Omashani Naidoo Nokia Mobile Maths
      • M-learning service
      • Implementation methodologies
      • Benefits for a learner
      • Benefits for a teacher
      • What makes this project successful
      • Evidence of results and impact
      Operations Manager, SchoolNet SA
    • The m-learning service
      • South Africa
      • Project started by the request of South Africa Vice President in Oct 2008
      • 2009- 300 learners from 6 schools
      • 2010- 4000 learners from 30 schools
      • 2011- 15 500 learners from more than 150 schools
      • Finland
      • 2010-2011 piloting in 4 schools
    • The m-learning service
      • Learners and teachers can access to interactive mathematics learning materials provided through a mobile delivery support platform combined with a social media application and a learning management system.
      • Support both formal and informal learning in secondary schools
      • Support teachers in their teaching and develops new skills for teachers
    • The m-learning service
      • Aligned to the current South African curriculum for Grade 10 mathematics.
      • Theory and questions from a database of approximately 10,000 questions categorized by topic and degree of difficulty.
      • Topic tests
      • Immediate feedback
      • Compare results with their classmates in their school, in other provinces, and nationally.
      • Peer to peer support via Mxit/Ovi chatting
      • Moodle LMS
    • Implementation methodologies
      • Active learning environment
        • Theory
        • Exercises
        • Digital support for learning processes (e.g. Dynamic topic-specific hints)
        • Peer-to-peer support
        • Competitions
        • Add-hoc tests
        • Self-testing (activity score, competence score)
        • Multi-dimensional messaging and collaboration
    • Implementation methodologies
      • Approaching and engaging children with their own tools
      • Learning is part of children’s life
      • Learner is focused
      • Positive competition
      • For formal and for informal learning
      • Combining learning and social networking
      • For learners and for teachers
      • Free service for learners
      • For all phones
      • Scalable
      • Affordable
      • Replicable
      • Sustainable
      Co-operation with global and local experts Partners Nokia , NSN., South African operators (MTN, CellC), Finnish operators (Telia Sonera, Elisa, DNA), Content provider (MML/Pearson Foundation), Provincial DOE, Mxit, DOE, SAFIPA, DST, DOC, Presidency, Local experts, MERAKA, NBA, SchoolNet SA
    • Implementation methodologies
      • In class or independently
      • Mobile access:
        • Own mobile
        • Shared mobile
        • Mobi-kit
      • 2011 access content via Internet
    • Benefits for a learner
      • 24/7 access to high quality learning materials - 10 000 additional exercises
      • short theory for each topic
      • immediate feedback
      • hints to guide learners to solve the problems
      • better awareness of own skills
      • internal competition
      • external competition (national/global activity score, competence score, ranking list)
    • Benefits for a learner
      • Additional exercise bank for teaching
      • Better understanding of the skills in class
      • Better communication possibility with learners
      • Diagnostic tool for problem areas
      • Homework administration (setting, marking and recording)
      • Improved digital literacy skills
      • Improved use of learning and teaching time
    • What makes this project successful
      • Sustainable, affordable, scalability and replicable considerations have driven the concept design
      • Research results have played important role in further development of the service
      • Zero rating of the IP address
      • Service for all phones
      • Focus on learner
      • Real 24/7 service
      • Lowers the cost of technology required to use such a service
      • Brings mathematics into the social networking space already used by youth
      • Does not put additional pressure on computer infrastructure in schools
      • Minimal teacher training
    • Achievements to date
      • Core group of 1,297 learners emerged as regular users over 2010 (52% of active learners)
      • Very positive feedback from learners and teachers
      • 28 % of regular users made use of either shared phone / mobi-kit phone
      • 82% of use was outside of school time
      • Continued use during holidays and strike
      • Continued use over one full year (often, despite non-use by teachers)
      • Preliminary analysis (Feb – June 2010) shows impact on learner results – 14 % better maths results fro those who were using the service
      (2010 academic year) Operators zero rating the service IP address (MTN, Cellc)
    • Achievements to date Grade 10 in 2010 and 2011 Academic Years 2010 Jan to Dec 2010 % of registered learners 2011 Jan to October 2011 % of registered learners Number of registered learners : 3,916 15754 Views and posts activity by learners     Total views and posts: 184,916 926461 Learners with >0 views or posts: 2,528 64% 63% Average views and posts: 75 58
    • Achievements ... some examples in 2011
      • In EC in School A average number of started attempts 107,9
      • In NW in School B average number of started attempts 83 and in school C 209
      • In WC in school D average number of started attempts 58
    • What next New content Fine-tuned modern back end system for mobile learning Additional functionalities for Nokia phones New countries New partners: Col, WorldBank, Pearson Foundation, Eskom
    • Learner Comments
      • ‘ I like it 100%. In class people were more active.’
      • ‘ I never used to like maths. I used to hate it but now I like it.’
      • ‘ It made learning of mathematics easy. It gives you answers whereas on textbooks you have to find answers yourself.’
      • ‘ The project has helped me in factorization. It showed different ways of factorizing which when practised enabled one to understand better’.
      • ‘ It taught me many things because it showed clearly how answers were arrived at.’
    • Main menu in Mxit
    • Curriculum
    • Theory
    • Theory
    • Examples
    • Questions
    • Step by Step approach
    • Investigative question
    • Score card
    • Many thanks to the Department of Education for their ongoing support of the MoMaths project www.momaths.org