mLearnCon 2012


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mLearnCon 2012

  1. 1. Mobile learningdisruption ... innovation ...Geoff SteadHead of Innovation, TribalCambridge,
  2. 2. A small window onto a big world
  3. 3. Augmented reality is already here! QR Code scanners Google Goggles Wikitude Layar browser Aurasma
  4. 4. Rasberry Pi – a computer for $25!The future is coming,whether we are ready ornot
  5. 5. Not for ...- teachers- learners- subject areas- technologies
  6. 6. Natural process of adaption to new tools & capabilitiesTranslate Transformsame methods, new tools new methods, new toolscontent centred learner centred
  7. 7. Work based learners ... “It should just work”Context is KingContent is CoreBut so is ... UX, flow, App performance ... and it is personal!
  8. 8. Building skills in your own time (and place)
  9. 9. Maths and English qualifications at McDonald’s UK 2006: 26 people sat their Maths or English exam with McDonald’s 2012: 200 people A WEEK sit their exam Core delivery via online (e-learning) platform. Mobile is providing optional extras, and filling gaps. Big successes with the learning design (video + brain trainer quizzes) Designed around areas of greatest need
  10. 10. On the job - blending “task” and “learning” Practical RnD, building and testing M-learning in challenging contexts 24 Nations currently trialing MoLE project Movie link: # N62909-11-1-7025 issued by Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) , funded by Coalition Warfare Program (CWP) & Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
  11. 11. M-Learning Content“ Compelling m-learning is not just about the content. Or the technology. It is also about good pedagogy, good usability, and an app that you want to use ” Most work based m-learning happens in stolen moments, which is why a smooth blend between learning, performance-support and productivity-tools is so key
  12. 12. Mobile apps vs mobile web vs text only ? We have settled here Native Hybrid Web SMS Mobile device coverage Richer content
  13. 13. Native HTMLNative NativeHTML
  14. 14. Standards make it easier to share, and prepare for future devicesPlan ahead. Use open standards and frameworks to separate thetechnical layers  Learning content: HTML5 + JS / css etc media files device agnostic  Packaging models: W3C Widgets, SCORM, zip  Communication between layers: TinCan, SCORM, LETSI, REST  Data formats: JSON, XML, W3C etc  Content repositories: Fedora Commons, Wikimedia, Cloud, App Stores, etc ...
  15. 15. JKO MobileGovernment commitment to HTML5Content teams working together tofigure out what works bestGuidelines and tech tips available forall (#mlearning)
  16. 16. 1 Mobile is NOW, and personal2 one size does not fit all3 learner centred design4 Native app PLUS HTML5 Standards decrease risk, and5 increase resilence
  17. 17. Keep on learning ...Geoff SteadHead of Innovation, Tribal