Go to View > Header & Footer to edit July 4, 2011 | slide RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Using Learners Own Devices Gordon Millner – Technical Advisor, RSC-EM www.rsc-em.ac.uk
July 4, 2011 | slide Can everyone switch off their mobile phone please On silent/vibrate will not be sufficient, I want it switched off Can you all put your laptops and iPads etc away please and get out pen and paper No texting or tweeting or taking notes electronically is allowed
the 3G version accounting for 80% of the share STATS: channelweb.co.uk
July 4, 2011 | slide
So lets give our students a device to use then
Giving or loaning devices for the purpose of a learning activity may not always be a solution. In a recent project XDAs were given to learners for the purposes of the project, but were rejected as being too large and complex and because the learners already owned (and preferred to use) other devices.
Quotes from the case study include:
“ They found the XDA too large and complex for everyday convenience, yet too small to manage a full range of files.“
“ Our students do not seem interested in carrying an extra devic e.”
Management want to reduce their capital spend on equipment and suggests to not update PCs this year in some classrooms, even remove them altogether and let students use their own devices instead. This will also reduce the need for as many ICT technical support staff and so save money
Students and staff want to learn and work the “Martini Way” across the campus/organisation with their own device(s)
A student is caught viewing rude material on their laptop computer. They are using their own USB 3G dongle and so are not connected to your network
Students are using their mobile phones on a field trip
“ Johnny” cannot afford to have his own mobile device and so cannot participate in lessons
Mary’s brother is always missing his learning support session
“ Martini” learning and improved “ownership” of their learning
Learners take photographs, record sounds and videos on trips or in the classroom. Geotagging is now a possibility
Flexibility and choice seem to be key, and link in with the idea of enabling and encouraging creativity.
Better communication … assignment submissions, deadlines and announcements, SMS notifications of closures/timetable changes, keeping potential students “warm” before they start.
Use SMS positively and supportively as well as for chasing.
Allow learners to subscribe to SMS, giving them choice which is empowering
Learners taking notes in class, photos of board, copy/paste into assignments.
Learners can carry around electronic versions of their handouts, PPTs, etc all the time, also becomes searchable compared to paper. Also made available in different formats, eg. Audio/video/text, thus they can be more inclusive