Implementing Mobile Learning in Your Institution


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Implementing Mobile Learning in Your Institution

  1. 1. Implementing MobileLearning in Your Institution Image CC BY-NC Curnen
  2. 2. Your presenters:Steve Boneham Doug Belshaw JISC Netskills JISC infoNet
  3. 3. Where to go for theory and context:
  4. 4. Helpful guides:Emerging Practice Mobile Learning in a Digital Age infoKit (JISC) (JISC infoNet)
  5. 5. Structure: Intro Quick wins Intermediate Getting more complex...End bit
  6. 6. Intro
  7. 7. Mobile Learning Myths:1. Mobile devices have screens too small to allow for learning.2. Mobile devices are unsuitable for learning as they are a distraction.3. Mobile learning is just ‘learning on the move’.    (more at    
  8. 8. ‘Nomophobia’"Students respond to requests to shut off theirphones with a sense of panic, a feeling that theywill be cut off from their world of personalrelationships. This feeling, taken to its extreme, hasbeen dubbed "nomophobia," the fear of beingforced to shut off a phone, or the obsessive worryof losing a phone. There is even a support Website for nomophobics." (Woodill, 2011, p.150)
  9. 9. Mobile learning is here to stay: SocietyInstitutions
  10. 10. Quick wins
  11. 11. Individual level: These are the kind of mobile learning projects that can be done by individual academics, learning technologists, etc.Image BY-NC tim ellis
  12. 12. Map of projects:QR codes • University Campus SuffolkSocial media• University of Wolverhampton• University of Ulster• University of Glamorgan
  13. 13. QR Codes: Suffolk (Case Study 8, Emerging Practice)
  14. 14. Puentadura’s SAMR model:
  15. 15. Social Media: Wolverhampton (Case Study 3, Emerging Practice)
  16. 16. Social Media: Ulster (Case Study 1, Emerging Practice)
  17. 17. Social Media: Glamorgan (p.48, Emerging Practice)
  18. 18. Intermediate
  19. 19. Department/faculty level: These are the kind of mobile learning projects that really need some kind of buy-in or acceptance by department or faculty to work well Image BY-NC inkelv1122
  20. 20. Map of projects:Recording lectures• University of ExetereBooks• University of Leicester (DUCKLING project)
  21. 21. Thom Cochrane’s Mobile Web 2.0
  22. 22. Recording Lectures: Exeter (Case Study 2, Emerging Practice)
  23. 23. eBooks: Leicester (p.48, Emerging Practice)
  24. 24. Calibre
  25. 25. Getting more complex...
  26. 26. Institutional level: These are the kind of mobile learning projects that usually require the buy-in/ adoption of a whole institution to make sense.Image BY-NC-SA Sprengben
  27. 27. Map of projects:Campus information• University of Oxford• MyMobileBristolSMS• ALPS
  28. 28. Campus information: Oxford (Case Study 9, Emerging Practice)
  29. 29. Campus information: Bristol (
  30. 30. Koole’s mobile learning framework On an institutional level, things need thinking through from several points of view:   • Strategic • Pedagogic • IT • Marketing • etc.
  31. 31. SMS: ALPS(Case Study 7, Emerging Practice)
  32. 32. End bit
  34. 34. What’s on the horizon?• Augmented Reality (University of Exeter)• Next-generation interfaces (King’s College, London)• Gamification (University of Edinburgh) (see Emerging Practice in a Digital Age, p.48-9)
  35. 35. Helpful guides:Emerging Practice Mobile Learning in a Digital Age infoKit (JISC) (JISC infoNet)
  36. 36. Other helpful resources:• JISC Mail (e.g. PDA-EDU)• IAMLearn mailing list• mLearnopedia• NMC Navigator
  37. 37. Questions?