The Hamburg Netbook Project and its Evaluation by the University of Hamburg

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The slides were presented in the workshop "Mobile Learning in School" during the conference "Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" (March 21-22, 2011 in Bremen).
The focus of this presentation is on mobile learning or rather mobile usage of the netbooks within the evaluated school project.

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The Hamburg Netbook Project and its Evaluation by the University of Hamburg

  1. 1. The Hamburg Netbook Project and its Evaluation by the University of Hamburgand its Evaluation by the University of Hamburg Individualized Education with Netbooks in Secondary Schools Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany MLCB 2011 – March 21st, 2011 Department of Education, Media Education
  2. 2. Contents of Contents of the Presentation1) The Hamburg Netbook Project2) The Scientific Evaluation3) Understanding of Mobile Learning Understanding of Mobile Learning4) Teaching Examples, Beneficial/Inhibiting Factors5)   Implications for School Practice Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 2 Department of Education, Media Education
  3. 3. The Hamburg Netbook Project The Hamburg Netbook Project• 500 netbooks – 15 secondary schools – 26 classes 500 netbooks 15 secondary 26 classes• Objective: Objective:  Increasing individualized education• Great variety within the project: – Grades 6 to 13 Grades 6 to – Different subjects – 10 to 82 netbooks per school 10 to 82 netbooks per school – 6x netbook‐pools, 9x 1:1‐computing Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 3 Department of Education, Media Education
  4. 4. The Scientific Evaluation The Scientific EvaluationResearch Question: − How is personalized teaching/individualized learning p g/ g with netbooks implemented in class methodologically?Aims of the Evaluation Study: − Identifying criteria of success for realizing the objectives of the pilot project Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 4 Department of Education, Media Education
  5. 5. Overview of the Evaluation Process School Year 2009/2010 Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 5 Department of Education, Media Education
  6. 6. Understanding of Mobile Learning Understanding of Mobile Learning• The term The term of „mobile learning  wasn t defined within the mobile learning“ wasn‘t school project.• It was basically used to describe employing the netbooks was basically anyhow beyond the classroom for learning and teaching.Structuring as to space and time:a)  Seating arrangements in the classroomb)  Lessons/learning outside the classroomc)  Lessons/learning outside the school buildingd)  Extra‐curricular learning, e.g. at home ) g, g Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 6 Department of Education, Media Education
  7. 7. a) Seating a) Seating arrangements in the classroom in the• 44% of 44% of the students confirmed that the seating arrangements had changed or had been handled flexibly (n=352). (n=352)• Advantages of Advantages of the netbooks vs working in computer rooms vs. working in computer rooms,  with desktop PCs or notebooks • I Improved access t computer and I t d to t d Internet  t • Computers can be placed at students‘ desks.  • Students can access the computers demand‐orientedly and spontaneousely. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 7 Department of Education, Media Education
  8. 8. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia MüllerUniversity of Hamburg, Germany 8Department of Education, Media Education
  9. 9. a) Seating a) Seating arrangements in the classroom in the• Example: Learning bureau, netbook‐pool, 6th grade E l L i b b k l 6h d • “The netbooks wander together with the children quite  naturally to the place where they want to work with  them (group room, corridor, outside) and also come  back again.” b k i ” Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 9 Department of Education, Media Education
  10. 10. b) Lessons/learning outside the b) Lessons/learning outside the classroom• 35% of 35% of the students confirmed that more lessons/learning took place outside the classroom (n=352).• Just some t h expressed concrete plans f working J t teachers d t l for ki in various places at the beginning of the school year. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 10 Department of Education, Media Education
  11. 11. b) Lessons/learning outside the b) Lessons/learning outside the classroom• Example: netbook pool, 12th grade Example: netbook‐pool, 12th grade • School‐wide Wi‐Fi, students can bring their own devices • Enabling to work in flexible groups in flexible groups • Enabling to continue work in the school library, the sports ground,… → e.g. recording running ti t d → di i times Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 11 Department of Education, Media Education
  12. 12. c) Lessons/learning outside the c) Lessons/learning outside the school building• 22% of 22% of the students confirmed that more lessons/learning took place outside the school building (n=348).• Mobile surfsticks couldn’t be provided as part of the pilot  M bil f ti k ld ’t b id d t f th il t project. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 12 Department of Education, Media Education
  13. 13. c) Lessons/learning outside the c) Lessons/learning outside the school building• Example: 1:1‐computing, 11th grade, biology classes • To document cooperation with neighboring technical university y • For measurements in the countryside • No online research on site possible online research on site Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 13 Department of Education, Media Education
  14. 14. d) Extra curricular learning, e.g. at d) Extra‐curricular learning, e.g. at home• Detailed and extensive methodical and didactical considerations extensive methodical regarding mobile learning in extra‐curricular/informal contexts could only be documented in a few schools. y• Example: Sports elite class, 1:1‐computing, 9th grade • To compensate students’ frequent absence from school with  the help of digital media and to enable mobile learning  anywhere and anytime h d • Online platform „SchulCommSy“ to communicate and to exchange d t h data • Restriction: Only possible if sport locations provided online  access Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 14 Department of Education, Media Education
  15. 15. Conclusions and Implications for School Practice School Practice☺ Some successful examples of mobile learning with  netbooks could be documented could be documented.☺ Handiness of the netbooks supported flexibility and  supported individualized education. t d i di id li d d ti Limited teaching concepts regarding mobile learning Technical hurdles, especially mobile wireless Internet  p y access Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 15 Department of Education, Media Education
  16. 16. Conclusions and Implications for School Practice School Practice→   Using mobile devices to increase mobile learning has to be  conceived as a long‐term task. g→   Fundamental teacher training regarding media education  and media didactics and media didactics→   More homogeneity within a project/school is more  favorable: precisely matched teacher training, exchange  favorable: precisely matched teacher training exchange among the teachers.→   Providing technical equipment and technical support; → Providing technical equipment and technical support; matching of teaching concepts and technical equipment Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 16 Department of Education, Media Education
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention! Questions Discussion Opinions p CommentsLucia Müller and Rudolf KammerlUniversity of HamburgVon‐Melle‐Park 820146 HamburgGermanyTel.: 0049‐(0)40‐42838‐7593Email: Lucia.Mueller@uni hamburg.deEmail: Lucia Mueller@uni‐hamburg de Rudolf.Kammerl@uni‐hamburg.deWeb:  http://www.epb.uni‐hamburg.de/de/forschung/projekte/3904 Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kammerl, Dipl.‐Päd. Lucia Müller University of Hamburg, Germany 17 Department of Education, Media Education

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