Shifting Educational Practice - Mobile Makes its Mark

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Presentation at the World Summit Awards "Excellence in Mobile Content 2,0" at Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 4, 2013

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Shifting Educational Practice - Mobile Makes its Mark

  1. 1. Changing Educational Practices – Mobile Makes its Mark Jon Mason jon.mason@cslld.edu.au http://cdu.academia.edu/JonMason
  2. 2. OverviewTerminologyDigital Learning & Change Mobile Learning a subset of Digital LearningStories from the FrontlineIssues Engagement & Distraction Hype Organizational ReadinessWhere to Next?
  3. 3. Terminology
  4. 4. Mobile Learning Awkward terms –m-learning or just transitory?m-education Learnermobility Technology Learning
  5. 5. Mobile learning Not just a story about content… or about apps that are educational
  6. 6. Inputs to Digital LearningLaurillard – Re-Thinking Friesen – Re-Thinking University Teaching e-Learning Research Laurillard – Re-Thinking for the Knowledge Society
  7. 7. Shifting Focus Classroom New Learning SpacesDesktop technologies Handheld technologies WIMP NUIBasic computer literacy Multiple digital literacies LMS Open services Prescribed content Inquiry Walled gardens Open spaces Defined lecture time Micro-lectures Premium content Free content E-learning Digital learning SOE BYOD “flipped classroom”
  8. 8. Stories from the Frontline2012 Phase 1 Phase 2 • staff directory • events • maps and places • news • images • units (Blackboard) • library • emergency contacts • important links http://mobile.cdu.edu.au/
  9. 9. Stories from the Frontline http://www.wagamanschool.com/
  10. 10. Stories from the Frontline Korea National Open University (KNOU)• Since 2009 delivered u-KNOU mobile learning services• Developing new content model• Matching user preferences with infrastructure & services http://www.knou.ac.kr/
  11. 11. Stories from the Frontline Stanford Mobile Inquiry Learning Environment (SMILE)• Brings mobile into the classroom• Highly interactive learning environment• Engages students in critical reasoning and problem solving• Enables generation, sharing, and evaluation of multimedia-rich inquiries http://gse-it.stanford.edu/research/project/smile
  12. 12. Wikimedia FoundationWIKIPEDIA - Mobile Sandboxhttp://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/01/11/mobile-beta-a-sandbox-for-new-experimental-features/
  13. 13. IssuesEngagement & Distraction More road accidents! IT as an “interruption technology” Literacy (& digital literacies)Hype “ubiquitous” access doesn’t exist yet content often not mobile-ready connectivity not always available (e.g., remote Australia) “smartphones” also cost money information access doesn’t necessarily stimulate learning not everyone “gets it”Organizational Readiness Structural changes continue in universities Learning material specifically for mobile remains limited BYOD has a flipside “Flipping” the classroom
  14. 14. Focus ORDistraction?
  15. 15. Engagement or obsession?http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1120/index.html#~2012
  16. 16. Engagement?http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1120/index.html#~2012
  17. 17. Hype“ubiquitous” access doesn’t exist yetcontent is not always mobile-readyconnectivity not always possible (e.g., remote Australia)“smartphones” also cost moneyinformation access does not equate to learningnot everyone “gets it” … digital literacy
  18. 18. Organizational ReadinessThere is a lot to do to be “mobile ready” content needs to be designed for mobile courseware needs to be specifically configured mobile access to information services not enough mobility of technology (settings & connectivity) mobility of students & staff re-thinking pedagogy re-thinking engagement new digital literaciesTeaching that utilizes mobile devices can involve a shift to inquiry-based learning competence in many digital literacies agility in harnessing new capabilities (e.g., instant polling) digital citizenshipOrganizations are transforming (again & again & again)
  19. 19. http://tinyurl.com/axe77t8 MOOCs  MOOKs & MOOPs?
  20. 20. http://tinyurl.com/bkefh8m
  21. 21. slideshare.nethttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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