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Harnessing smartphones for learning and teaching in Higher Education - an overview

Harnessing smartphones for learning and teaching in Higher Education - an overview
Sarah Horrigan

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  • Image source: a.drian, ‘My life story told by the cellphones I’ve owned’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/7197250@N06/3011533286/
  • Image source: ‘Wolfram Alpha’ by Johan Larsson, available from http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/5131980180
  • Image source: Stuck in Customs, ‘The Lonely Trinity’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2945608377
  • Image source: Sam Ilic, ‘Forbes Lake’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/stage88/5079363101/ Figure from Gartner Australia cited in Foo, F. (2011), Apple’s iPhone Leads Australia’s Huge Smartphone Growth, 15 March 2011, The Australian, available from http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/apples-iphone-leads-australias-huge-smartphone-growth/story-e6frgakx-1226021287594
  • Image source: recompose, HTC TyTN II, http://www.flickr.com/photos/42789343@N00/2303691635/
  • Authentic learning, anywhere / anyplace learning Image source: Octuplet consumers, Paul Hocksenar, http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/
  • Image source: Octuplet consumers, Paul Hocksenar, http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/
  • Note taking doesn’t have to involve sitting at a desk or computer. With apps such as Evernote you can take notes wherever you are and using a wide range of formats from plain text to images and audio. Web resources to scribbled notes that you’ve taken a picture of. Image source: Octuplet consumers, Paul Hocksenar, http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/
  • Image source: Octuplet consumers, Paul Hocksenar, http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/
  • Image source: Octuplet consumers, Paul Hocksenar, http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/
  • Image source: Octuplet consumers, Paul Hocksenar, http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/
  • Given that they effectively give you a mobile studio, learning lab, content creation tool, research assistant – they’re great value! ‘ Bridging the ‘digital divide’ by providing access to learning contexts and user content creation tools that are affordable and increasingly owned by students ’ (Cochrane and Bateman, 2010) Cochrane, T. and Bateman, R., (2010), ‘Smartphones give you wings: Pedagogical affordances of mobile Web 2.0’, Australiasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010, 26(1), 1-14 Image source: InfoMofo, Australian Dollars’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/40689227@N00/139808866/
  • Image Source: Mrs eNil, ‘Deserted Island’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsenil/3444429070/
  • Image Source: Schtumple, ‘Painting to reality framed’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/schtumple/5760311638/ Thornton, J. (2008), ‘Framing pedagogy, diminishing technology: Teachers experience of online learning software’, Ascilite 2008, Melbourne, available from: http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/melbourne08/procs/thornton.pdf Some of the old frameworks need to be let go. Think beyond the classroom. Flip teaching on its head. Think in terms of activities as the learning and the book learning as preparation.
  • Image source: Khalid Albaih, The Conversation, http://www.flickr.com/photos/khalidalbaih/5653817859/
  • Image source: volodimer, My apps with Todos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/volodimer/614637287/
  • Image source: volodimer, My apps with Todos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/volodimer/614637287/
  • Image source: Pink Sherbert Photography, ‘Unedited Free Sky Bubbles Texture for Layers Creative Commons’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3332289906/
  • Image source: Pink Sherbert Photography, ‘Unedited Free Sky Bubbles Texture for Layers Creative Commons’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3332289906/
  • Image source: David Blackwell, ‘Afterwards Tom and Eric weren’t sure at which point during their discussion the elephant had entered the room’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilestreetlife/4179063482/ What are the issues that I should be mentioning at this point? Technological determinism Assumptions of ownership? Privacy of data? Security of devices? Sustainability?
  • Image source: chrissuderman, ‘Kids in the classroom’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/90772160@N00/248876814/
  • By the time these children are old enough to get to university… they will do. And it’ll be old technology to them! Image source: chrissuderman, ‘Kids in the classroom’, http://www.flickr.com/photos/90772160@N00/248876814/

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  • One technological device ?
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7197250@N06/3011533286/ Mobiles have moved on…
  • Mobiles got smart… Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/5131980180
  • The future is smart Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2945608377
  • Gartner predict smartphone sales will exceed 9.6 million by 2014 Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stage88/5079363101/
  • Learning in your pocket Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42789343@N00/2303691635/
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/ Mobile learning …
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/ Mobile creating …
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/ Mobile researching …
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/ Mobile collaborating …
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/ Mobile communicating …
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00/3327459367/ Mobile working …
  • Plus…
  • … they’re within reach
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsenil/3444429070/ How do you get there?
  • Use a new frame… Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schtumple/5760311638/
  • See what others are doing… Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/khalidalbaih/5653817859/
  • Try different apps… Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/volodimer/614637287/
  • … but prioritise! Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/volodimer/614637287/
  • Dream big … Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3332289906/
  • … but start small Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3332289906/
  • Let’s talk about the elephant Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobilestreetlife/4179063482/
  • Don’t forget the basics…
  • How to scaffold ?
  • How to integrate into teaching?
  • How to reuse ?
  • Do you have a Smart phone? Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90772160@N00/248876814/
  • Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90772160@N00/248876814/ They will do