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  • In this hands-on workshop participants will experience firsthand the magic of mobile learning. How can it be used in a learning environment? Why digital literacy must be included among our skills to be truly literate in today’s world.  We will review a number of social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Google voice etc) that can be utilized with cell phones and share lesson plans that outline how to use them with learners. If you have a cell phone, please bring it. However, those without cell phones are still welcome to attend.
  • Flexible Learning is a set of educational philosophies and systems, concerned with providing learners with increased choice, convenience, and personalisation to suit the learner. In particular, flexible learning provides learners with choices about where, when, and how learning occurs. Sometimes also referred to as personalized learning . Flexible learning is a term often used in New Zealand and Australia see Shurville et al. (2008) What is e-learning? E-learning is the effective learning process created by combining digitally delivered content with learning support services. V. Waller and J. Wilson E-learning consists of the transfer of skills and knowledge using electronic applications and processes. This may include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration, use of audio or video recording, satellite or land-based broadcasts, CD-ROM, and even the phone system. E-Learning can be broadly defined as any use electronic technology to create learning experiences. As you can see above, e-Learning encompasses a number of different modalities or the combination of them. Here we will only address a few examples. For more information use the links above or the links in the left hand side navigation bar.
  • Benefits Interaction: Student interaction with instructors and among each other Portability: PDAs are lighter than books and enable the student to take notes or input data directly into the device regardless of location either typed, handwritten or using voice Collaborative: Enables several students work together on assignments even while at distant locations Just-in-time learning: Increases work/learning performance and relevance to the learner Engaging learners Increase motivation: Ownership of the handheld devices seems to increase commitment to using and learning from it Bridging of the digital divide: Since handhelds are more affordable than larger systems they are accessible to a larger percentage of the population May assist learners with some disabilities Disadvantages Small screens of mobile phones and PDAs Limited storage capacities in PDAs Battery life/charge Lack of common operating system Lack of common hardware platform make it difficult to develop content for all Less robust Still difficult to use moving graphics Limited potential for expansion with some devices Devices can become out of date quickly Wireless bandwidth is limited and may degrade with a larger number of users Difficulties with printing, unless connected to a network
  • Hands on activity: Dialog writing, practice making an appointment, pairs call google voice number and record dialog. Sound clip portfolio
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  • Cell phones: mobile learning lab in your pocket WELEARN2012

    1. 1. Cell PhonesA mobile learning lab in your pocket Nell Eckersley Teri Walker
    2. 2. Introductions What do you know about M-Learning? What would you like to learn? What is one thing would you like to take away from this session? Twitter #WELEARN2012 2
    3. 3. Agenda What is M-Learning? Using Cellphones Using iPads and other tablets QR Codes YouTube Twitter Facebook Twitter #WELEARN2012 3
    4. 4. What is M-Learning? M-learning demystified! http://www.m-learning.org/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m335eiS EdTech Bytes - Season1- Episode1: mLearning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx16xtBX Twitter #WELEARN2012 4
    5. 5. What is M-Learning?M-Learning or MobileLearning refers to the use of• PDAs,• Mobile phones,• Laptops• Tablets• E-readers• and any other handheldinformation technologyfor learning Twitter #WELEARN2012 5
    6. 6. Why M-Learning?M-Learning is reaching a new kind of user through: Convenience Collaboration Portability Compatibility Engaging/Fun Twitter #WELEARN2012 6
    7. 7. What can we do with M-Learning? Access documents, video clips, and audio libraries Access quizzes and self-assessment as question or games Participate in lessons and tutorials Receive lectures archived or broadcast live Read asynchronous postings Exhibit student work Participate in virtual learning communities on the go Twitter #WELEARN2012 7
    8. 8. M-Learning devices Twitter #WELEARN2012 8
    9. 9. Cell Phones Twitter #WELEARN2012 9
    10. 10. Types of Cell Phones Simple cell phones Feature cell phones Smart cell phones Twitter #WELEARN2012 10
    11. 11. Cell Phone Etiquettehttp://huff.to/oXwEjJ Twitter #WELEARN2012 11
    12. 12. Tools to Create Mobile Content How to text from your computer http://www.ehow.com/how_5140350_text-cell-pho Podcast from your cell phone http://www.ipadio.com/ Google Voice—free phone calls and transcribes spoken word https://www.google.com/voice Mobile Learning Solutions http://www.upsidelearning.com/mobile-learning-sol Twitter #WELEARN2012 12
    13. 13. Google Voice Activity Put the dialog in a logical order Practice the dialogue Call (347) 927-7044 (Nell’s GoogleVoice number) When the voicemail comes on, read the dialog into the phone https://www.google.com/voice#inbox Twitter #WELEARN2012 13
    14. 14. Polls and Quizzes PollEverywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com/ Large catalog of quizzes that can be done on cell phones http://qiz.tel/ MobileStudy allows you to create your own quizzes that can be accessed via mobile device http://www.mobilestudy.org/ http://www.mobilestudy.org/u/11304/m/ Twitter #WELEARN2012 14
    15. 15. Twitter #WELEARN2012 15
    16. 16. Apps for Learning http://www.iear.org/ http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7Things http://101bestandroidapps.com/category/edu http://www.apple.com/education/ipodtouch- Twitter #WELEARN2012 16
    17. 17. Using Tablets and E-Readers http://bit.ly/iPadAdultEd Twitter #WELEARN2012 17
    18. 18. Other tools QR Codes YouTube Twitter Facebook Twitter #WELEARN2012 18
    19. 19. QR Code Twitter #WELEARN2012 19
    20. 20. QR Codes http://www.teampedia.net/wiki/index.php?titl http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=4211 Bit.ly—add .qr to any bit.ly URL and you will be taken to a QR code for that URL http://www.scanlife.com/new/ Twitter #WELEARN2012 20
    21. 21. Shortening URLS Twitter #WELEARN2012 21
    22. 22. YouTube Create videos on mobile device Share Videos via mobile devices To see sample video: Text me at 347 742 6128 or scan the QR code below: Twitter #WELEARN2012 22
    23. 23. Twitter Microblogging;140 characters maximum http://twitter.com/ Hashtag #WELEARN2012 Unlike most social media, just because I “follow” you, you don’t have to “follow” me Twitter #WELEARN2012 23
    24. 24. Twitter #WELEARN2012 24
    25. 25. What Can You Say in 140 Characters? Twitter #WELEARN2012 25
    26. 26. Retweeting RT @Username Twitter #WELEARN2012 26
    27. 27. HashTags #EdTech  #EdChat #AdultEd  #TechPD #TwEd  #SoMeEd Twitter #WELEARN2012 27
    28. 28. Anatomy of a Good Tweet Twitter #WELEARN2012 28
    29. 29. Uses of Twitter Send out assignments & other reminders to learners Learners send tweets using specific vocabulary or grammar Learners share links to online content with one another Learners follow historical figures, specialists, experts Tweet from E-readers Twitter #WELEARN2012 29
    30. 30. Sending and Receiving Tweets Twitter.com Texts via your cell phone Applications on computers & smart phones ◦ Tweetdeck ◦ HootSuite ◦ Seesmic HootCourse Twitter #WELEARN2012 30
    31. 31. Case-studies of Twitter WELEARN 2012 Paper.Li ◦ http://bit.ly/WELEARN2012 WELEARN2012 Archivist ◦ http://archivist.visitmix.com/LACNYCnell/23 WELEARN2012 TweetChat ◦ http://tweetchat.com/room/welearn2012 Twitter #WELEARN2012 31
    32. 32. Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/mobile/ Twitter #WELEARN2012 32
    33. 33. ContactNell Eckersley - NellE@lacnyc.org LINCS Technology & Distance Learning Discussion List http://lincs.ed.gov/mailman/listinfo/technology Literacy Assistance Center, New York CityTeri L. Walker - twalker@abergcenter.org Executive Director, Aberg Center for Literacy Twitter #WELEARN2012 33