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Exploiting the devices of the learner

  1. 1. Issues and opportunities Phil Hardcastle Exploiting the devices of the learner January 10, 2012 | slide
  2. 2. Quick Poll <ul><li>Do you have </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone for texting and phone </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone with camera and sound recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Smartphone – all of the above plus internet </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop/Netbook </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet device – (ipad or android tablet) </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  3. 3. January 10, 2012 | slide The 2010 Nielsen Mobile Report “94% of teens self identify as advanced data users, turning to their mobiles for messaging, internet, multimedia and downloads ”
  4. 4. <ul><li>there are now more mobile devices in use in the UK than there are people . </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Data Association (MDA) </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  5. 5. <ul><li>Personal, portable technology is an important part of many people’s lives – particularly young people. </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  6. 6. What’s it used for? <ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  7. 7. <ul><li>Ban it or Exploit it? </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  8. 8. Problems v Opportunities <ul><li>Distracting </li></ul><ul><li>Superficial </li></ul><ul><li>Cost implications for student </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of theft/bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Technical problems to enabling access </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a new digital divide – some don’t have these devices </li></ul><ul><li>Personal data could be compromised? </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s responsible if they are a required part of education? </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  9. 9. Teaching and learning opportunities <ul><li>Anytime / Anyplace use </li></ul><ul><li>Learner is comfortable with device </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication between learner and provider </li></ul><ul><li>Use devices for recording – sounds, videos, photos, geotagging </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage flexibility and creativity </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  10. 10. Structures and approaches January 10, 2012 | slide Web info mobile friendly Moodle app available for mobile ? Materials mobile friendly – podcasts, vidcast Use in classroom: Icebreakers Use in classroom: Recording Mobile polling of students Learning collaboratively
  11. 11. Apps Apps January 10, 2012 | slide
  12. 12. Images and video Images and video January 10, 2012 | slide Coach’s Eye Skitch
  13. 13. Socrative Socrative January 10, 2012 | slide
  14. 14. Moodle (2.1) Moodle 2.1 January 10, 2012 | slide
  15. 15. Mobiles in the classroom <ul><li>Suggested Rules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never interrupt a lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptable to use phones to support your classroom work when indicated by the tutor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All phones to Silent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All vibrate mode off. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All phones on desk top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission to answer a call. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bluetooth can be used to transfer files. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a Twitter HashTag for the course will allow all subject related tweets to be kept. </li></ul></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Khan Academy – 2,700 videos formatted for mobile http://www.khanacademy.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>NLN Materials formatted for mobile www.nln.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle app - allows moodle pages to be read on a mobile. </li></ul><ul><li>Revision flashcards for mobile e.g. Quizard </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare to re-purpose presentations for use on mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Socrative student response system - http://www.socrative.com/ </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  17. 17. QR Codes <ul><li>QR Codes – used to give quick mobile access to sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Code generators on web </li></ul><ul><li>This QR code will take you to </li></ul><ul><li>the In brief Moodle site. </li></ul><ul><li>Codes can be generated for web, </li></ul><ul><li>SMS, text or phone nos. </li></ul><ul><li>QR trails can be set up – as a </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge treasure hunt! </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  18. 18. Uses of mobiles <ul><li>Ice breakers / team building </li></ul><ul><li>Ask participants to show a picture or song from their mobile that best identifies them </li></ul><ul><li>With small groups get one person to take photos on their mobile to get a visual record of the group’s activities – group shot, hands, group in action etc </li></ul><ul><li>Take close ups of group’s eyes – game later is to match eyes to people. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples from Jackie Gerstein – Mobile Learning </li></ul><ul><li>http://issuu.com/jackiegerstein/docs/mobile_learning </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  19. 19. Tablets <ul><li>Excellence Gateway: Whole college approach to interaction the classroom http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/331584 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Using slates breaks down barriers by engaging and including all students at all levels. It brings the interaction and [the] device to the student”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tablets allow for contextual learning , ie. using mobile devices in the context of learning, for example on a field trip or whilst carrying out an experiment, allowing for technology to be used as and when necessary; rather than during specific times of the day or when the ICT suite is available.” </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  20. 20. What are you doing? <ul><li>How do you exploit learner devices? </li></ul><ul><li>What strategies do you have for managing it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisational? </li></ul></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  21. 21. Links <ul><li>In brief Moodle page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moodle.rsc-em.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=233 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 pdfs Adam Blackwood Mobile Nuggets and Multimedia with Mobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>JISC mobile learning infokit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://mobilelearninginfokit.pbworks.com/w/page/41122430/Home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www1.orange.co.uk/safety/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nielsen Report  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http ://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/kids-today-how-the-class-of-2011-engages-with-media / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jackie Gerstein Mobile Learning  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http :// issuu.com/jackiegerstein/docs/mobile_learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobile Induction Lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Mobiles and students with special needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/search/label/Cell%20phones%20in%20Education </li></ul></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  22. 22. App links <ul><li>Mindmeister  http ://www.mindmeister.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Evernote  www.evernote.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lino  http://en.linoit.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Polleverywhere  http://www.polleverywhere.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Skitch  http://skitch.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches Eye  http://www.coachseye.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Socrative  www.socrative.com </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle 2.1 App  http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Mobile_app </li></ul><ul><li>Khan Academy  www.khanacademy.org </li></ul><ul><li>nln materials  www.nln.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Quizard  http://gabysoft.com/Quizard-Smartphone- Flashcards.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare  http://www.slideshare.net </li></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide
  23. 23. In brief: Next Month <ul><li>Tuesday February 7 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In brief - Webinars - how can you use them to improve teaching and learning and/or reduce meeting costs? </li></ul></ul>January 10, 2012 | slide

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