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Mobile learning workshop

  1. 1. Use of mobile phones for teaching and learning:Workshop <br />Dick Ng’ambi<br />Centre for Educational Technology<br />University of Cape Town<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Common sense question<br />Why do educators ‘ignore’ the powerful devices already in the hands of students?<br />Pedagogical question<br />How can one teach with mobile phones?<br />Theoretical question<br />Does use of mobile devices provide educators access to students’ internal dialogue?<br />2<br />
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  6. 6. Introduction<br />Self introduction<br />About me and why I am here<br />Tell us something we don’t know about you<br />And why are you here?<br />Prefix message with:<br />R 7773 <br />Example: R 7773 I used 2 be a professional goal keeper. Im here to…<br />Send message to: 31957<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Fixed broadband subscriptions<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Mobile subscriptions<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Mobile broadband subscriptions<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Mobile subscriptions<br />10<br />
  11. 11. World’s population covered by mobile mobile signal<br />http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Critically engage with this text<br />“Our digital native students and their digital immigrant teachers lie at the root of a great many of today’s educational problems” Prensky (2001, 1).<br />Prefix message with:<br />R 7774<br />Example: R 7774 my view is that…<br />Send message to: 31957<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Group task<br />Group 1<br />You are an educator and opposed to using mobile devices. What are your reasons for this.<br />Prefix message with R 7775<br />Send message to: 31957<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Group task<br />Group 2<br />You are an educator and uses mobile devices in your teaching. What is your motivation for this.<br />Prefix message with R 7776<br />Send message to: 31957<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Group task<br />Group 3<br />You are a student and opposed to using mobile devices for learning. What are your reasons for this.<br />Prefix message with R 7777<br />Send message to: 31957<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Group task<br />Group 4<br />You are a student and uses mobile devices for learning. What is your motivation for this.<br />Prefix message with R 7778<br />Send message to: 31957<br />16<br />
  17. 17. TheoreticalQuestion<br /><ul><li>Theory of Structuration states that human beings are unconscious of the social structures (i.e. rules & resources) that regulate human actions (agency)</li></ul>(learner<br />autonomy)<br /><ul><li>…actors in the production of interaction draw upon the modalities of structuration, but at the same time are the media of the reproduction of the structural components of systems of interaction (Giddens, 1979:81)</li></ul>Structure<br />(internal<br />dialogue)<br />Mobile device<br />17<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li>Transactional distance is the psychological and communicative space that students need to overcome in order to reduce misunderstanding between instructor input and the learner (Moore 1993) </li></ul>18<br />
  19. 19. Intersect: Psychological & Communicative spaces<br />Communicative<br />Human Action<br />learning<br />(Internal Dialogue)<br />learning<br />Structure<br />learner<br />autonomy<br />Psychological<br />Transactional distance<br />19<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything” <br />Edward John Phelps (1822-1900) <br />Speech at Mansion House on 24 Jan 1899.<br />
  21. 21. Thank you<br />Contact details:<br />Dick Ng’ambi<br />Centre for Educational Technology<br />UCT<br />Dick.Ngambi@uct.ac.za<br />21<br />
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