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    • Use of mobile phones for teaching and learning:Workshop
      Dick Ng’ambi
      Centre for Educational Technology
      University of Cape Town
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    • Outline
      Common sense question
      Why do educators ‘ignore’ the powerful devices already in the hands of students?
      Pedagogical question
      How can one teach with mobile phones?
      Theoretical question
      Does use of mobile devices provide educators access to students’ internal dialogue?
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    • Introduction
      Self introduction
      About me and why I am here
      Tell us something we don’t know about you
      And why are you here?
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    • Fixed broadband subscriptions
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    • Mobile subscriptions
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    • Mobile broadband subscriptions
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    • Mobile subscriptions
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    • World’s population covered by mobile mobile signal
      http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/
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    • Critically engage with this text
      “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).
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    • Group task
      Group 1
      You are an educator and opposed to using mobile devices. What are your reasons for this.
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    • Group task
      Group 2
      You are an educator and uses mobile devices in your teaching. What is your motivation for this.
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    • Group task
      Group 3
      You are a student and opposed to using mobile devices for learning. What are your reasons for this.
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    • Group task
      Group 4
      You are a student and uses mobile devices for learning. What is your motivation for this.
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    • TheoreticalQuestion
      • Theory of Structuration states that human beings are unconscious of the social structures (i.e. rules & resources) that regulate human actions (agency)
      (learner
      autonomy)
      • …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)
      Structure
      (internal
      dialogue)
      Mobile device
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      • 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)
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    • Intersect: Psychological & Communicative spaces
      Communicative
      Human Action
      learning
      (Internal Dialogue)
      learning
      Structure
      learner
      autonomy
      Psychological
      Transactional distance
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      “The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything”
      Edward John Phelps (1822-1900)
      Speech at Mansion House on 24 Jan 1899.
    • Thank you
      Contact details:
      Dick Ng’ambi
      Centre for Educational Technology
      UCT
      Dick.Ngambi@uct.ac.za
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