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  • 1. Use of mobile phones for teaching and learning:Workshop
    Dick Ng’ambi
    Centre for Educational Technology
    University of Cape Town
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  • 2. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Fixed broadband subscriptions
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  • 8. Mobile subscriptions
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  • 9. Mobile broadband subscriptions
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  • 10. Mobile subscriptions
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  • 11. World’s population covered by mobile mobile signal
    http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/
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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Group task
    Group 1
    You are an educator and opposed to using mobile devices. What are your reasons for this.
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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Group task
    Group 4
    You are a student and uses mobile devices for learning. What is your motivation for this.
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  • 17. 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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  • 18.
    • 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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  • 19. 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.
  • 21. Thank you
    Contact details:
    Dick Ng’ambi
    Centre for Educational Technology
    UCT
    Dick.Ngambi@uct.ac.za
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