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  1. 1. Near and Far Contemplating (NFC) the future trends in Mobile and what’s happening right here right now   @andyjb http//andysblackhole.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Mobile Learning or Learner Mobility <ul><li>1 :1 computing doesn't mean Solo learning </li></ul><ul><li>Adults & children learn better in groups whereas OLPC project premised on solo learning </li></ul><ul><li>Content is important but collaboration is King </li></ul><ul><li>Location and context are trends to watch </li></ul>
  3. 3. We live in extraordinary times cue work by Nicholas Hughes using robosapiens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0OGa1SFTUQ&feature=player_embedded Nics blog on the project its nearly five years ago http://robosapienrules.blogspot.com
  4. 4. Mobile handset growth worldwide
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepatten/124418044/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  6. 7. A technology when invented thought to have no practical and especially no commercial use
  7. 8. <ul><li>1.6 trillion text messages sent in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>That is roughly 200,000 a second </li></ul><ul><li>Data source http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/material/FactsFigures2010.pdf </li></ul>
  8. 9. What do you use your phone for ? What d http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/u-s-teen-mobile-report-calling-yesterday-texting-today-using-apps-tomorrow/ 14/10/2010
  9. 10. <ul><li>When most everyone shouts, few listen. How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>When most everyone shouts, few listen. How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure. </li></ul>http://www.newsweek.com/1995/02/26/the-internet-bah.html
  11. 12. The technology connectivity inverted pyramid Actually multiple pyramids
  12. 13. http://www.nowandnext.com/PDF/trends_and_technology_timeline_2010.pdf
  13. 14. Dont make assumptions a)Facebook second largest facebook nations http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/11/02/indonesia-facebook
  14. 15. Dont make assumptions <ul><li>b) Leading the SMS pack are the U.S. and the Philippines, who combined to account for 35-percent of all texts sent in the world. </li></ul>
  15. 16. After the presentation spend some time looking at <ul><li>Google spreadsheet of International Telecoms Union (ITU) data on mobile phone penetration for all countries from 1998-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Live chart player </li></ul><ul><li>http://delivr.com/14bmo </li></ul>
  16. 17. Trends change <ul><li>Handset in countries are fashion items amongst many groups. </li></ul><ul><li>UK the trend is towards Blackberry (driven by BBM)] </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand Iphone still desired item </li></ul><ul><li>North America Blackberry </li></ul>
  17. 18. Most of the developing world still use Symbian phones <ul><li>Often phones supplied by developed world reseller selling on the old phones you upgrade </li></ul>
  18. 19. 0.Facebook.com0 in developing countries delivr.com/14bn0
  19. 20. Works on more devices Richer interactivity Mobile course interactivity involves compromise But there are some great toolkits & frameworks out there trying to make sense of this ...
  20. 21. The future answer for rich content across devices is the browser (I might be wrong ) <ul><li>The solutions for now </li></ul><ul><li>Apps (native) </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading/preloading content </li></ul><ul><li>Top rate instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Simple but clever . Complicated and clever road to disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Robust delivery platforms for and in the future (you choose ?) </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Project in Wolverhampton in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 1 2003 with 120 devices in four schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 2005 more than 1000 pupils plus teachers in 18 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Three  2006 with an  additional 1000 devices across all Key Stages. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase Four 2008 further rollout of over 1500 devices. This last phase includes devices rolled out within the &quot;Computers for Pupils&quot; initiative and the national MoLe Net scheme. </li></ul>
  22. 23. Rapidly developing community in Australia primarily using Ipod touch http://slidetolearn.ning.com Great guide to getting started at http://www.slidetolearn.info
  23. 24. Things to do now <ul><li>SMS communication </li></ul><ul><li>School to parents and where appropriate learners </li></ul><ul><li>Library reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Timetable changes </li></ul><ul><li>Snow days flooding ( disaster recovery) </li></ul>
  24. 25. Using mobile phones in secondary <ul><li>as </li></ul><ul><li>Countdown timers </li></ul><ul><li>Stopwatch </li></ul><ul><li>Video experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Still pictures of art experiments etc </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and Nadja Heym University Nottingham 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>delivr.com/14bnq </li></ul>
  25. 26. Ideas for here and now QR Codes <ul><li>QR Codes way of converting text or url into graphic readable by smart phone or web cam </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.qrme.co.uk/qr-codes-explained.html </li></ul><ul><li>How they work </li></ul><ul><li>delivr.com/14bpq </li></ul><ul><li>Use for treasure hunt type activities </li></ul><ul><li>Providing more info in galleries libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Especially useful for people with limited typing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Print on posters ,tee shirt & mugs </li></ul>QR code for my blog <ul><li>More ideas at Tom Barrets excellent blog </li></ul><ul><li>https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_765hsdw5xcr </li></ul>
  26. 27. Augmented reality = enhanced learning layar.com wikitude.org
  27. 28. And enhanced campus navigation Tilburg University http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/internet/ar.html
  28. 29. Eyewear Project images onto glasses or overlay images on glasses and as you navigate the world
  29. 30. Within 5 years eyeball wear <ul><li>Contact lens displays </li></ul>http://www.bhfo.org/news/press-releases/contact-lens-display-system-2.html
  30. 31. http://mashable.com/2010/09/22/universities-geo-location/ accessed 22/09/2010
  31. 32. E books and E book reader format wars
  32. 33. Ipad is just the start !
  33. 34. The book will re invent itself or at least the content will <ul><li>Reinventing the book </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISxgVmRnFq8 </li></ul>
  34. 35. I tunes U first of many mobile platforms adapted for education Platform wars
  35. 36. Near Field communication <ul><li>Near Field Communications is a wireless technology that passes data between NFC enabled devices, typically within a few centimetres of each other. It is present in some mobile phones, used on the London transport system </li></ul>
  36. 37. NFC in education <ul><li>Transferring homework or other data from/to learners device </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Paying for lunch/printing </li></ul><ul><li>Jetstream is coming like NFC currently operates only over 10centimtres but transmits 530megabytes of data a second </li></ul>
  37. 38. NFC explained Youtube clip explaining NFC commercial uses http://youtu.be/Bp82H3koH3Q
  38. 39. PICO projection <ul><li>Think the smallest mobile phone able to project a image </li></ul><ul><li>Dont believe me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKCWBC88shM video shot in london cafe two years ago </li></ul>
  39. 40. What would I know ICT in FE 2006
  40. 41. ICT in FE 2006 Its not the things you predict its the things you miss that matter
  41. 42. The question to ask? <ul><li>Where do you want to be in the long term 5 year </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you want to be in the short term 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you now ? </li></ul><ul><li>Plus your own specific ones </li></ul>
  42. 43. Reminder: M-learning is broader than just courses (it’s the journey) Location aware (GPS) Text messaging (SMS) Social networking Virtual worlds Phone calls Collaboration tools Media capture (image, sound, video) Media playback Media sharing eBooks Surveys / polls Geoff Stead of
  43. 44. Basic list of uses of mobile in Education <ul><li>Institutional service </li></ul><ul><li>Repacking supply of existing content Educational content </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile specific mini course </li></ul><ul><li>Augmenting the learner (digital toolbox ,pencil case) </li></ul><ul><li>Augmenting existing course materials e books augmented book </li></ul><ul><li>Augmenting reality </li></ul>
  44. 45. Institutional service <ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Induction orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Library service </li></ul><ul><li>Catering </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Timetabling </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul>
  45. 46. So in short get on with it <ul><li>Avoid the classic mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Give students your chosen device (they will have 1,2,3 already) </li></ul><ul><li>All students will have access and use high end function devices </li></ul><ul><li>Learners just want you to invade there existing digital networks </li></ul><ul><li>The lie of the Digital Native </li></ul><ul><li>Build it and they will come </li></ul><ul><li>Choose on technology approach and stop looking at others </li></ul><ul><li>Assume that adoption is incremental and assured </li></ul><ul><li>That you can control adoption and use of mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of the unexpected positives and negatives </li></ul>
  46. 47. Helpful tips <ul><li>Digital residents and digital visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are individuals and don't make assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Learners aren't always your biggest challenge or you biggest threat </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and shared approaches with local variation are good thing </li></ul>
  47. 48. Futures Uncertain but what the heck ! <ul><li>@andyjb </li></ul><ul><li>http//andysblackhole.blogspot.com </li></ul>

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