mLearn Conference Reflections

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Sharing some impressions and key messages from the recent International Mobile Learning Conference and Handheld Learning Conference in the UK in October 2008

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mLearn Conference Reflections

  1. 1. 7 th International Mobile Learning Conference & Handheld Learning 2008 Caryl Oliver 0438 354 144 Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text)
  2. 2. Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text) <ul><li>2003 - London New possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - Rome The Potential is significant </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - Cape Town Learning is in your hands </li></ul><ul><li>2006 - Banff Across cultures and generations </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Melbourne Making the connections </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - Ironbridge From text to context </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - Orlando Mobile..Global..Integrated </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text) <ul><li>Key Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is no longer optional </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy needs to exploit technology </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to network the way students network </li></ul><ul><li>No ‘they’, only ‘us’ </li></ul><ul><li>Tools still optimised for business and leisure not learning </li></ul><ul><li>Computer room clutter v handheld freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Technology getting smaller and bigger </li></ul><ul><li>Less about the device more about behaviour </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text) Learning Pedagogy Technology Attention Lectures Powerpoint, video, podcast Inquiry Tutes Internet Discussion Tutes/Seminars Forums, chat rooms Practice Projects Simulations, modeling, games Collaboration Group work Web 2.0, gaming Production Projects/Essays Digital Stories, powerpoint, video
  5. 5. Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text) <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Bedroom culture but bigger </li></ul><ul><li>“ Friending” as a concept </li></ul><ul><li>All social websites are going mobile but it is the carriers who are holding it back </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text) When we are born everything in the World is normal Anything invented when we are between 15 and 35 is new and exciting Anything invented when we are over 35 is against the natural order of things.
  7. 7. Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text) “ It is important for students to learn what they don’t know” “ It is better to use a few simple tools effectively that try to Embrace a multitude of gadgets badly”
  8. 8. Reflection November 2008 Caryloliver.com - mobile learning solutions 0438 354 144 (voice or text) Ask me now. Go on, I know you want to….. Caryl Oliver 0438 354 144 (voice or text) [email_address] www.caryloliver.com http://caryloliver.mobi www.digitalstorytellingworld.com www.elearningworld.net www.iamlearn.org

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