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Jill Attewell

  1. 1. What is MoLeNET? <ul><li>The Mobile Learning Network is a unique collaborative approach to promoting and supporting the implementation of mobile learning, primarily in the English Further Education sector, via supported shared cost mobile learning projects. </li></ul>
  2. 2. MoLeNET definition of Mobile Learning? <ul><li>Exploitation of ubiquitous handheld hardware, wireless networking and mobile telephony to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. The numbers – 2007/08 <ul><li>LSC contribution £6 million </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges/consortia match funding £1.2m </li></ul><ul><li>32 project partners including 80+ colleges and schools </li></ul><ul><li>1200+ teachers </li></ul><ul><li>10,000+ learners </li></ul>
  4. 4. Location of all lead colleges and their college/school partners (n = 90+)
  5. 5. Learners <ul><li>14-16 preparation for diplomas; </li></ul><ul><li>16-19 and 19+ workbased and apprentices; 14-19 NEETs; skills for life;job readiness; adult returners; adult learners; ex-offenders and at risk of offending or exclusion; ESOL and their families; learning difficulties, visually impaired, non-traditional </li></ul>
  6. 6. Subjects <ul><li>dental nursing, business amin, customer service, warehouse and distribution, engineering, health socialcare, construction, catering, </li></ul><ul><li>child care, hair & beauty, beauty therapy, media, performing arts hairdressing, motor vehicle, land based, key stage 4: electronics, maths, English and science, art & design, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. MoLeNET’s research aims <ul><li>How do colleges and consortia partners use mobile learning to improve teaching and learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the impact is of mobile learning on learners, teachers and institutions? </li></ul><ul><li>Whether mobile learning can help to improve retention, achievement, progression and attendance? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some results
  9. 9. Positive impact examples – teachers/assessors <ul><li>improved progress or speed of progress </li></ul><ul><li>better quality of coursework </li></ul><ul><li>learners more engaged/motivated/ </li></ul><ul><li>focussed/better behaved </li></ul><ul><li>improved learner confidence/self esteem/soft skills </li></ul>
  10. 10. Positive impact examples – learners <ul><li>Perceive their progress improved </li></ul><ul><li>believe mobile devices helped them to achieve learning goals </li></ul><ul><li>say mobile devices more convenient in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>report feeling more valued and better supported </li></ul>
  11. 11. Quantitative as well as Qualitative Data
  12. 12. Predicted learner retention statistics
  13. 13. Predicted learner achievement data
  14. 14. Distance travelled Towards embedding and sustainability
  15. 16. Future intentions <ul><li>28 out of 32 Project Managers of lead colleges report intention of their college to continue mobile learning in future </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>“ There is a strong belief that mobile technologies will have a significant impact on the way in which we teach and learn and the College has every intention of continuing to explore this huge potential.” Lewisham </li></ul>
  17. 18. www.molenet.org.uk www.lsneducation.org.uk/research/TEL