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Mobile Learning: mLearnCon2012 keynote



Keynote presentation from mLearnCon 2012 in Silicon Valley

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Mobile Learning: mLearnCon2012 keynote Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Mobile learningdisruption ... innovation ...Geoff SteadHead of Innovation, TribalCambridge, UK@geoffsteadtriballabs.netm-learning.org
  • 2. Augmented reality is already here! QR Code scanners Google Goggles Wikitude Layar browser Aurasma
  • 3. Rasberry Pi – a computer for $25!The future is coming,whether we are ready ornot
  • 4. Not for ...- teachers- learners- subject areas- technologies
  • 5. Natural process of adaption to new tools & capabilitiesTranslate Transformsame methods, new tools new methods, new toolscontent centred learner centred
  • 6. Work based learners ... “It should just work”Context is KingContent is CoreBut so is ... UX, flow, App performance ... and it is personal!
  • 7. Maths and English qualifications at McDonald’s UK 2006: 26 people sat their Maths or English exam with McDonald’s 2012: 200 people A WEEK sit their exam Core delivery via online (e-learning) platform. Mobile is providing optional extras, and filling gaps. Big successes with the learning design (video + brain trainer quizzes) Designed around areas of greatest need
  • 8. On the job - blending “task” and “learning” Practical RnD, building and testing M-learning in challenging contexts 24 Nations currently trialing MoLE project http://mole-project.net Movie link: http://bit.ly/moleprojectmovieGrant # N62909-11-1-7025 issued by Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) , funded by Coalition Warfare Program (CWP) & Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
  • 9. M-Learning Content“ Compelling m-learning is not just about the content. Or the technology. It is also about good pedagogy, good usability, and an app that you want to use ” Most work based m-learning happens in stolen moments, which is why a smooth blend between learning, performance- support and productivity- tools is so key
  • 10. Mobile apps vs mobile web vs text only ? We have settled here Native Hybrid Web SMS Mobile device coverage Richer content
  • 11. Native HTMLNative NativeHTML
  • 12. Standards make it easier to share, and prepare for future devicesPlan ahead. Use open standards and frameworks to separate thetechnical layers  Learning content: HTML5 + JS / css etc media files device agnostic  Packaging models: W3C Widgets, SCORM, zip  Communication between layers: TinCan, SCORM, LETSI, REST  Data formats: JSON, XML, W3C etc  Content repositories: Fedora Commons, Wikimedia, Cloud, App Stores, etc ...
  • 13. JKO MobileGovernment commitment to HTML5Content teams working together tofigure out what works bestGuidelines and tech tips available forall (#mlearning)
  • 14. 1 Mobile is NOW, and personal2 one size does not fit all3 learner centred design4 Native app PLUS HTML5 Standards decrease risk, and5 increase resilience
  • 15. Keep on learning ...Geoff SteadHead of Innovation, Tribal @geoffstead@geoffsteadtriballabs.netm-learning.org