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Presentation of Andreas Hörfurter and Gabriele Pätsch at eLearning Africa about an innovative pilot project of mobile learning for the environment in Kenya.

Presentation of Andreas Hörfurter and Gabriele Pätsch at eLearning Africa about an innovative pilot project of mobile learning for the environment in Kenya.

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  • High acceptance and ownership of the mobile phone  ideal as a condition for learning
  • (Sagen, dass alle Inhalte von lokalen Autoren angefertigt werden, cs. z.B. Workshops gibt - bzw. ganzen Ansatz von common-sense erklaeren?) Einfache Produktion, auch in beliebiger Sprache
  • Available to everybody once you can access the story via phone easy to access and to use situated learning: Learning where you can make use of the knowledge (interactivity) I-Call is not technoloy-driven, but focuses on the learning content itself. The story can stand in the foreground because of the lack of difficult technical challenges for the user narration -> people keep the story better in mind than dry learning content, because it is contextualized and the story links to emotions a topic can be divided into several episodes, so that people can learn in small portions and
  • decisions support the motivation of the audience to listen carefully
  • decisions support the motivation of the audience to listen carefully
  • Telefonnummer anzeigen Soll Quizmoeglichkeit erwaehnt werden? Und Moeglichkeit yum Blended Learning mit I-Call?

Mobile Learning for the environment Mobile Learning for the environment Presentation Transcript

  • Mobile Learning for the Environment Pilot of an innovative mobile Learning solution Andreas Hörfurter & Gabriele Pätsch common sense – eLearning & training consultants Ltd.
  • Background
    • Need for technologies to reach a wider audience
    • Environmental issues demand public awareness building and change of attitude
    • => the eLearning portal Mentor shall be extended to include mobile services
  • Mobile Learning: Why? Wide outreach: - most available medium in Africa - easy to use (low barrier): even for illiterates - easy accessability => any time, any place learning for anybody
  • Restrictions of Mobile Learning - Diverse phone models in use - wide distribution of old and simple models - high cost for data transmission - restricted bandwidth in many areas - small displays and inconvenient typing
  • Levels of mobile Learning at UNEP
    • Community: People in affected areas, Grassroot level
    • Educator/Multiplicator : Teachers, in-situ organizations
    • Specialist Level: Environmental specialists, Ministries, environmental organizations
  • mobile Learning at UNEP: Pilot Application
    • First Pilot Project: UNEP in cooperation with common sense and NEMA in Kenya
    • Pilot Content: Waste Management and Separation in urban households
  • mobile Learning at community level
    • Accessible: independant of phone model and data connection
    • suitable for illiterates
    • attractive narrative content
    • Relating to traditional learning culture
  • An oral storytelling approach for mobile learning
    • Storytelling as an attractive format
    • Affective learning goals:
    • experience of decision consequences
    • Change of attitude
    • Pilot Content: Waste Separation for urban households The story of Naliaka and Kanini
  • An oral storytelling approach for mobile learning The story of Naliaka and Kanini: Call +254 203 602 600 Or Listen to it at: www.common-sense.at/i-call
  • mobile Learning at the Educator Level
    • Learning Objectives: Cognitive (Know what)
    • independent of phone model
    • moderately interactive content
    • Mobile browser based
    • quizzes, podcast-downloads, voting...
  • Mobile Learning at the Specialist Level
    • Learning objectives: Application of knowledge (Know how)
    • highly interactive content
    • coffee-cup learning (modular, short learning sequences)
    • Formats: flash or java based, animations, video, audio, text, quizzes, tests...
    • Requirements for phone models in use
  • Educator and Specialist Level Pilot Content
    • Waste Management Handbook
        • Waste Composter
        • Waste Recycler
        • Waste Transporters
        • Waste and Fill
        • Incinerator
  • Educator and Specialist Level Pilot Approach
        • Embedding mLearning in Campaigns
        • Integration with other Tools
        • Marketing
  • Thank you! Contact: Andreas Hörfurter & Gabriele Pätsch common sense – eLearning & training consultants a.hoerfurter@common-sense.at; g.paetsch@common-sense.at Listen to the story: Call +254 203 602 600 Or go to: www.common-sense.at/i-call