M4D m-Learning MOOC video1: Mobile learning ecosystem A-Palalas


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Aga Palalas shares her perspective on the vital elements of the mobile learning ecosystem. See a corresponding video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnOecJu4BjQ&feature=player_detailpage

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  • Co-exist and have to be considered together to ensure effective m-learning. The elements evolve and together result in a unique ecosystem with its own benefits and challenges.
  • Palalas, A. (2012). Design guidelines for a mobile-enabled language learning system supporting the development of ESP listening skills. Doctoral dissertation. Athabasca, Canada: Athabasca University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10791/17.
  • M4D m-Learning MOOC video1: Mobile learning ecosystem A-Palalas

    1. 1. The Mobile Learning Ecosystem Dr. Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas Prepared for M4D MOOC – October 2013 https://www.m4d-mooc.org/portal
    2. 2. Mobile Learning Defined • Learning or training: knowledge construction, skill development and performance support • Learners participate across locations, times and contexts • Enabled by portable devices and web connectivity • M-learning devices: handheld, portable, connected, always-on, personal, ubiquitous …contingent on needs and context
    3. 3. The Mobile Learning Ecosystem Outcome: To identify the various components of the mlearning system and understand how they contribute to the effectiveness of mobile learning.
    4. 4. Dimensions of Mobile Learning Pedagogical Technological Temporal Transactional Physical
    5. 5. Temporal Pedagogical Technolog. Transaction Physical The Temporal Dimension When? How long? Within what time limits? • Ad-hoc learnable moments • Longer stretches of learning e.g., during a bus ride, while walking a dog, during a lecture 5
    6. 6. Temporal Pedagogical Technolog. The Physical Dimension Transaction Physical Where? What layout? Within what physical limits? • Place, position, location • geographical coordinates, layout, pertinent circumstances, context and its limitations e.g., on the bus ride, at home, during clinical practice 6
    7. 7. Pedagogical Temporal Technolog. Transactional Physical The Transactional Dimension Who? With whom? For whom? From whom? What roles? Palalas, A. (in press) 7
    8. 8. Pedagogical Temporal Transaction Technological Physical The Technological Dimension How? Using what tools? Within what infrastructure? • Technologies as enablers: • • • • mobile devices connectivity, network/web computational power software • Virtual space e.g., apps, Internet, telephony, built-in camera, WiFi, cloud computing, AR 8
    9. 9. Pedagogical The Pedagogical Dimension Temporal Technolog. How? Why? What? Who? What materials? What m-learning designs/frameworks? Transaction Physical • Learning theories and approaches • • • • • strategies activities procedures content and materials scaffolds and supports e.g., situated learning, activity theory, ecological constructivism, context-aware activities, assessment tasks 9
    10. 10. The Mobile Learning Ecosystem Temporal Pedagogical Transactional mLearning Technological Physical
    11. 11. If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. John Dewey Thank you! Dr. Agnieszka Palalas aga@epluslearning.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/apalalas Presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/agaiza Publications: http://athabascau.academia.edu/apalalas • References: – Palalas, A. (in press). Blended mobile learning: Expanding learning spaces with mobile technologies. In M. Ally & A. Tsinakos (Eds.), Mobile Learning Book.