M4D m-Learning MOOC video2: Mobile learning pedagogy A-Palalas

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One of nine short presentations created by Aga Palalas for the M4D m-Learning MOOC - https://www.m4d-mooc.org. This one focuses on the pedagogy of mobile learning. You can watch a corresponding …

One of nine short presentations created by Aga Palalas for the M4D m-Learning MOOC - https://www.m4d-mooc.org. This one focuses on the pedagogy of mobile learning. You can watch a corresponding webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMQ5nFV5ecA&feature=player_detailpage

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  • 1. Mobile Learning: Pedagogy Dr. Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas Prepared for M4D MOOC – October 2013 https://www.m4d-mooc.org/portal
  • 2. Mobile Learning: Pedagogy Outcome: To identify effective m-learning pedagogical practices that integrate existing learning and teaching theories and approaches while recognizing the pedagogical nuances of mobile learning.
  • 3. Characteristics of M-Learning • Portable and flexible • Student-centred • Personal, private and familiar • Complex and fragmented • Chunked-up > on-off > spaced over time • Pervasive and ubiquitous: formal + informal
  • 4. Benefits of M-Learning 1/2 • • • Fit into the lives of learners (productive ‘dead’ time) Immediacy of communication (incl. speech and data-sharing) Enhanced access to learning (dispersed communities , isolated situations) • • • Access to experts and peers on-the-go Perceived as an acceptable way for learners to receive reminders and chasers (time management) Bite-sized e-learning resources delivered to learners (field practice, work-based learning) • Abstract (representational) and concrete (environmentally-situated) knowledge integrated Modified from http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/mobile-learning/why-mobile-learning 4
  • 5. Benefits of M-Learning 2/2 • Active experiential learning • Contextualized learning • Capturing data, record of learning processes • Authentic content and challenge • Learning across contexts • New learning environments • Learner autonomy • Flexible collaboration • Accessible (special educational needs)… 5
  • 6. Types of Learning • Behaviourist • Constructivist • Situated • Collaborative • Informal and lifelong • Supported (Naismith, Sharples, Vavoula, & Lonsdale; 2004) …contingent on needs and context
  • 7. Pedagogy Away from: • Instructionalism • Behaviourism Toward the blend: • Authentic • Contextual • Collaborative, connected • Personalized • Active and meaningful • Guided by experts • Supported by experts and peers • Engaging and empowering 7
  • 8. Case Study • Mobile-Assisted Language Learning • College English as a Second Language students • Augmenting in-class with authentic practice • >> Ecological Constructivism (Figure modified from Palalas, 2012)
  • 9. 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: – Naismith, L., Sharples, M., Vavoula, G., & Lonsdale, P. (2004). Literature review in mobile technologies and learning. – 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 .