mobile podcasting: do they own the kit and will they use it
mobile podcasting: do students have the kit in their pockets and are they willing to use it? Media Enhanced Learning SIG Queen’s University, Belfast 18 th January 2010
links http://opus.bath.ac.uk/17529/ Paper Presentation eatbath-present
why encourage mobile podcasting? Something to read Lee, McLoughlin & Chan (2008), Talk the talk: Learner-generated podcasts as catalysts for knowledge creation Technology Advancements
but … do they own the kit? n = 2765 51% female, 49% male 75.6% 18-22, 16.3% 23-29 Camera phone? 93.3% (yes) Wi-fi enabled phone? 51.6% (yes) Data package in your plan? 38.6% (yes) 28.2% (unsure)
but … will they use the kit? n = 2765 51% female, 49% male 75.6% 18-22, 16.3% 23-29 How likely are you to pay for your learning materials on your phone?
what messages should we take? “ not so much a technical barrier as an economic and awareness barrier” “ students do own the technology, and they will be increasingly able to participate via data plans and wi-fi networks” “ need to continue work to clearly identify students attitude to paying for learning materials” “ no show stopper … need community of practice” “ if an educator devised what a group of students perceived to be sufficiently valuable learning activity involving mobile podcasting then most would be willing to have a go” – Geraldine Jones
thank you & questions Andy Ramsden http://go.bath.ac.uk/andyramsden [email_address] eatbath-present andyramsden
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