Mobile Learning: Professional Education for Electricians

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Introduces a research project in which mobile phones supports the education of electricians.
Short presentation held at 1. November 2010 at Mobile Monday in Hamburg by Karsten Meier from Handylearn Projects.

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  • 1. Professional Education for Electricians Progress report from a mobile learning research project Mobile Monday Hamburg 1. Nov. 2010 This project is partly financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and by the European Social Fond of the European Union Dieses Vorhaben wird mit Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung und aus dem Euröpäischen Sozialfonds der Europäischen Union gefördert
  • 2. About Handylearn Projects ● Founded 2005 ● Focus: Mobile Software ● Greatest Hits ● Vodafone application of the month ● Handylearn Counter used in Irish national byelection ● Training software for Swiss bank 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 2
  • 3. Research Project Partners ● Distant University in Hagen ● Didactics ● Evaluation ● Evocational School in Hannover ● Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 3
  • 4. Electricians, our target group ● Young professionals, 10.000/year in Germany ● 16-20 years old ● Users of mobile phones (about 98%) 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 4
  • 5. Craftman education in Germany ● Typical duration is 3 Years ● Small part takes place at special evocational schools ● Bigger part takes place in a company => So the trainees are always on the move 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 5
  • 6. Research Project Targets ● Create concepts ● Create working solutions ● Use mobile learning in practise ● Evaluate ● Publish and make usable product ● Project ends in 2012 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 6
  • 7. Reality check: Survey of our target group ● Mobile phone usage ● Media usage ● Learning habits ● Expectations: Hopes & Fears 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 7
  • 8. Mobile phone usage ● 57% can write SMS blindly ● 58% use prepaid ● Diverse phone types 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 8
  • 9. What does our target group think about it? “Do you think you can learn for your education with mobile learning applications?” 95% positive 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 9
  • 10. Software modules for mobile phone ● Lessons, tests ● Information in context ● Forum, SMS ● Personal: notebook 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 10
  • 11. Information in mobile Context ● Finding a circuit symbol ● Interact directly ● Rate content ● Suggestions ● Ask questions 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 11
  • 12. System for teacher ● Context: PC on Desk! ● Installation ● Content creation ● Communication ● Administration 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 12
  • 13. Context ● The content is relevant in the working context: at the construction site (not at home, not in school) ● Questions never get lost again => The power of mobile technology is that it is available in the actual context 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 13
  • 14. Communication ● implies reflection of learning content ● connects people ● Our hope: mobile communication also helps for effective class sessions 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 14
  • 15. Recipe for mobile innovation: Context & Communication Contact: Karsten Meier handylearn-projects.de 10/01/11 Professional education of electricians 15