Linking the pieces: mobile learning Jenny Barrett
<ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the concept of mobile learning (M-Learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Check out some examples of M-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Set YOURSELF some M-Learning goals for 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how you can take advantage of M-Learning outside YOUR classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Have some fun! </li></ul>
What are we talking about - technology-wise? Portable, personal, embedded, ubiquitous, networked Lit Review into Mobile Learning, R Cobcroft, Queensland University of Technology, 2006
Horizon Report 2006 Multimedia capture - recording devices for audio, video and still imagery Horizon Report 2007 Data storehouses: calendars, contacts, music and photo collections Horizon Report 2008 Mobile broadband Grass roots video Why think about mobile learning now?
Nonetheless... while there are abundant examples of personal and professional uses for mobiles, educational content delivery via mobile devices is still in the early stages. The expectation is that advances in technology over the next twelve to eighteen months will remove the last barriers to access and bring mobiles truly into the mainstream for education. Next 12 months - YOU! Next 12 - 18 months - YOUR STUDENTS! Becta: increased engagement, learner autonomy, more opportunity for collaborative/distributed learning and experiential/situated learning Revised Harnessing Technology Strategy, 2008
CONSIDER.... Do you have access to any of these items? How many of your students have access?
Turn your mobiles on... Open Clipart Library Text your thoughts to +44 762 480 8696 or 00 44 762 480 8696 Prefix the message JENNY
Examples: Fairfield Intermediate: pay to go in a digital classroom - buy your own laptop... Tauranga Boys College: provide iPods for phys ed students Southwell School: investigating EEE PC in conjunction with the manufacturers Durham and Wolverhampton in the UK - packet of crisps and a pint of beer UK schs: 14% of teachers are using students' mobile phones as a teaching and learning tool Revised Harnessing Technology Strategy, 2008 Becta preparing a business case for every teacher to have a Smart phone Sch in Melbourne near HP - parents bought Pocket PC's at discount
Some state of the art BIG projects and some ideas for you!
Deb Polson, Queensland University of Technology Learners confidently use ICT to access and provide information and communicate with each other Key competency: language, symbols and text:
Video taken from an initial trial Other projects: Interactive tour guides (the Emos did the cemetry) Non-location based history quizzes - built their own context Adelaide Botanical Gardens - tour for the blind Teacher's thoughts
Key competency: using language, symbols and text Design a quiz for another class / school that takes them on a journey of discovery around your home town Learners confidently use ICT to access and provide information and communicate with each other
Riddle Txt tools On every high tree I may always be found, Li kewise on the towering hill I'm the sport of the boys and when moving around, Sometimes do appear to stand still Reversed in the mansion and cottage I'm seen; I'm used by all people and easily made clean Having a go in house!! Remember No Show!!
Open Clipart Library How could you use SMS outside your teaching and learning environments?
Key competency: thinking - seek, use and create knowledge Science projects: situated learning "Particpate" project - Dawn Woodgate, Bath University
Key competency: thinking - seek, use and create knowledge Mike Sharples, 2008 Personal Inquiry Project - aiming to generate a generic computer script to support inquiry science learning and link them all through desk top and mobile devices <ul><li>Help with: </li></ul><ul><li>designing experiments </li></ul><ul><li>implementation e.g. predicting rather than results focused </li></ul><ul><li>interpreting </li></ul>
Open question: How can I reduce waste? Grouped by software and can choose different method of inquiry: ask an expert, run experiment outdoors Tailored resources and curriculum materials Share information on a central website
Curriculum link: analysing data Collect sound/photos/video of your journey home...and upload them to flickr and geotag them...then add them to Google Earth... Compare/contrast road pollution that different students encounter. What can we do to reduce road pollution/ environmental impact of our journey home? Key competency: thinking - seek, use and create knowledge Google Earth Picassa
Open Clipart Library How could you use "capture" technologies outside your teaching and learning envi ronments?
Managing self: establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects and set high standards The Digital Mini Film Festival <ul><li>Students critically evaluated films, learned the language of cinema </li></ul><ul><li>Gained specific film making skills and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Young Achievement Australia - set up an events com pany </li></ul><ul><li>Theme: a turning point; mobile device; max 1 minute </li></ul>Video
Managing self: establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects and set high standards The Richness of Life in... Students can capture the richness of not just their lives, but the members of the local commun ity's lives in wherever you are... ...and have an evening to share the videos ...put them on You Tube
Having a go in house!! How many people have video enabled phones?! Explain the richness of where you are from...
Open Clipart Library How could you use video technology and community engagement in your teaching and learning env ironments?
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/design/staff/sprake.php Mudlarking Key competency: participating and contributing
Create-a-scape: Savannah Key competency: thinking - seek, use and create knowledge http://wiki.mscapers.com/bin/view/Main/HowMediascapesWork
Geocaching.... Key competency: participating and contributing Earthcaching