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 Australiasee 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 otherPortability: 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 voiceCollaborative: Enables several students work together on assignments even while at distant locationsJust-in-time learning: Increases work/learning performance and relevance to the learnerEngaging learnersIncrease motivation: Ownership of the handheld devices seems to increase commitment to using and learning from itBridging of the digital divide: Since handhelds are more affordable than larger systems they are accessible to a larger percentage of the populationMay assist learners with some disabilitiesDisadvantagesSmall screens of mobile phones and PDAsLimited storage capacities in PDAsBattery life/chargeLack of common operating systemLack of common hardware platform make it difficult to develop content for allLess robustStill difficult to use moving graphicsLimited potential for expansion with some devicesDevices can become out of date quicklyWireless bandwidth is limited and may degrade with a larger number of usersDifficulties with printing, unless connected to a network
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Using Mobile Devices in Adult Education Nell Eckersley
5Our Technology Project• October 23: Emerging Web 2.0 Technologies• January 23: Face to Face Session: Introducing Mobile Devices for Adult Education• February 27: Webinar• April 17: Project Management Tools• May 15: Technology Integration Plan Share
10Agenda• What is Mobile Learning? ▫ Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) ▫ Just in Time Learning• Devices ▫ Cellphones ▫ Tablets• Applications• Using iPads and other tablets ▫ Navigating the iPad ▫ Suggested Apps ▫ How to Find Apps as You Need Them ▫ Buying iPads for Your Program
12Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)Benefits• Learners supply devices• Learners practice on same device they will use outside of classChallenges• Many different devices to troubleshoot• Wi-Fi Access• How to get everyone to the same ―place‖ at the same time?• Not all learners have their own device• Paradigm shift from ―No Cell phones in the classroom‖http://www.examiner.com/article/bring-your-own-device-to-school-why-not
16Just in Time Learning• Just in Time Learning: Learner wants to learn something because there is something s/he needs to do• Just in Case Learning: xxx• Try to make just-in-case learning feel more like just-in-time learning
18What can we do with Mobile 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
24Tools to Create Mobile Content• How to send text messages from your computer http://www.ehow.com/how_5140350_text-cell- phone-computer.html• 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- solutions.asp• Create mobile websites http://www.weebly.com/
25Polls and Quizzes• PollEverywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com/• Qiz.Tel http://qiz.tel/ Large catalog of quizzes that can be done on cell phones• MobileStudy http://www.mobilestudy.org/ http://www.mobilestudy.org/u/11304/m/ Allows you to create your own quizzes that can be accessed via mobile device
32How to…• How to close open Apps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch• How to change the font in Notes for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch• How to accurately relocate the cursor in Notes for your iPhone or iPod Touch• How to create Folders on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch• How to take screenshots of your iPhone or iPod Touch screen
37Using Evernote• Log in: ▫ Username: nelllac ▫ Password: ipad20• What Notebooks do you see?• What Notes do you see?• Open ―iPad How to‖• Click on one of the links• http://bit.ly/PnR5kh
38Dragon Dictation Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard. With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice. So when you’re on-the- go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.
39Using Dragon Dictation• Practice this tongue twister: She sell seashells on the seashore• Open Dragon Dictation• Click the red button and read the tongue twister.• Notice that the mic is near the top of the iPad• Touch the screen to stop recording• How well did it record your statement?• How could this be used with students? For your own productivity?
40Kindle and Nook • Free or low cost books (as well as regular cost books) • Highlight passages and share material with others • Have all your books available to you all the time • Picture books as well as novels
41Sight Words Pro • Over 1,600+ sight words which comprises up to 85% of the text in a childs early reading materials • Choose a pre-defined flash card word list, or build and save custom flash card lists • Add custom words and record your own pronunciations. • Share custom word lists via Bump™ or email. • Mark flash cards with stars or flags. • Shake your device to shuffle the words. • Beautiful voice-pronunciations for all words.
42iTunes U FEATURES: • Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools • See all assignments and updates from the instructor • Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app • Take course notes in class, or while playing audio or video lectures inside of iTunes U • Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad • Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress
43Using iTunes U• Open iTunesU• In the search box type New York• Find the Library of Congress ―The Life of a City: Early Films of New York, 1898-1906‖• How could this be used with students?
44Motion Math HD • Follows a star that has fallen from space, and must bound back up, up, up to its home in the stars. • Moving fractions to their correct place on the number line is the only way to return. • A recent controlled experiment showed that by playing Motion Math HD, learners improve their ability to estimate fractions and their attitudes toward math. (More info: http://bit.ly/motionmathstudy)
45MathBoard • Teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. • Appropriate for all levels from kindergarten (with simple addition and subtraction problems) to elementary school where learning multiplication and division can be a challenge. • Control the range of numbers you want to work with, the amount of questions you want to answer and even assign a time limit per quiz.
60What the iPad Comes with• http://www.apple.com/i pad/built-in-apps/
61Adding Apps to iPads• If you use Mac Computers ▫ Apple Configurator makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in a school, business, or institution. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple- configurator/id434433123?mt=12• If you use PC computers ▫ limited to 10 total devices for one Apple ID (iTunes account)
63Using Tablets and E-Readers• http://bit.ly/iPadAdultEd
64For February• Choose one new app or technology tool and use it for your own learning or with students• Fill out the Technology Integration Plan (on our Wiggio group)• Create a short PowerPoint to take us through your tool and how you use it, and send to me by Feb 20• February 27 webinar