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OU, Mobile and Moodle

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Anthony Forth's presentation to 2011 MoodleMoot

Anthony Forth's presentation to 2011 MoodleMoot

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  • 1. Mobile, Moodle and the OU Anthony Forth Learning and Teaching Solutions
  • 2. In 2010…
    • 6000 iPhone users
    • High level recognition of importance of mobile devices
    • Mobile interface
    • Mobile application for Android and iPhone
  • 3.
    • Course page
    • Resources
    • Forum
    • News
    • Structured content
    • Wiki
    • Blog
    Mobile Interface
  • 4. Mobile Application
    • Shell app for Open University
    • Provide access to content packages
    • Application content packages used offline or online
  • 5. Mobile 2011
    • Over 13000 mobile users
    • OU migrating to Moodle 2.0
    • 558 students using the current mobile interface surveyed at the end of 2010
    • 60% Apple iPhone or iPod 20% Android 7.5% Blackberry 4.5% Symbian 2.5% Windows
  • 6. Survey Results
    • 558 students using the current mobile interface surveyed at the end of 2010
    • Survey undertaken online when Moodle is accessed.
  • 7. How often do you use mobile Moodle?
    • 50% more than once a week
    • 25% weekly
    • 25% less frequently (fortnightly, monthly)
  • 8. When do you use mobile Moodle?
    • 65% dead time (queuing / waiting)
    • 62.5% travelling
    • 60.6% communal areas at home (not using desk or study)
    • 41% coffee shop, restaurant, et c.
  • 9. What do you use mobile Moodle for?
    • 76% course news
    • 72% reading forums
    • 64% study planner
    • 49% resources
    • 48% online course materials
    • 42% posting to forums
    • 8% wikis
    • 6% blogs
  • 10. Which do you prefer?
    • 32% switch depending on task
    • 26% mobile
    • 25% don’t know / not tried switching
    • 17% desktop
    • 9% mobile display to limiting
  • 11. Rating Mobile   Very Poor Poor OK Good Very Good Total Ease of use 0.7% 3 1.6% 7 22.7% 97 46.0% 197 29.0% 124 100% 428 Design 0.5% 2 3.8% 16 26.7% 113 45.4% 192 23.6% 100 100% 423 Navigation 0.2% 1 4.0% 17 27.0% 114 45.4% 192 23.4% 99 100% 423 Range of functionality 0.5% 2 4.0% 17 34.6% 146 43.4% 183 17.5% 74 100% 422 Performance 0.7% 3 2.1% 9 25.1% 106 43.7% 185 28.4% 120 100% 423
  • 12. New Design
    • Focus on what users say they use (news, forums)
    • Easier to navigate – new planner screen and tabs
    • Cleaner
    • As complete as possible (includes more course material and Quiz)
  • 13.  
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  • 15. Changes to Moodle
    • Submission to the Moodle community
    • Device / browser type detection (mobile, tablet, default, legacy)
    • Use regular expressions to create your own type
    • Theme selection – specify a theme for the device type or use the default
    • Switch themes
  • 16. So what happened to the OU Moodle app…?
    • OU student survey gave support for a combination of of mobile (4/5) and ebooks (3/5)
    • OU has a mechanism for eBooks plus iTunesU, etc.
    • 15% not using apps
    • 50% do not want multiple apps. OU app overload?
  • 17. So what happened to the OU Moodle app…?
    • Maintenance overhead (development for multiple platforms)
    • Low usage base for any platform in any given course
    • HTML5 can replace some functionality given time (camera, voice recording)
    • However, there is still some interest in a news and forum app, so maybe…
  • 18. Strategic Development Learning and Teaching Solutions The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA [email_address] /