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  • 1. 6 - SMARTPHONES, TABLETS AND APPS Mobile Learning @ NCSU
  • 2. ALLY; CHAPTER 12Using mobile technologies for multimediatours in a traditional museum setting
  • 3. ALL; FLASH-BASED TOURResearchers examined a flash-based mobile phonetour and focused on the effects of a "learner-centered" experience at a museum.The researchers suggest improvements for futuremultimedia tours that may be relevant to designers ofeducational experiences regardless of the context.
  • 4. ALLY; LAPWORTH MUSEUM OF GEOLOGYOne of the preeminent geology museums in the UKCharacterized by its vast supporting historicalinformation in its archives
  • 5. ALLY; INFORMAL LEARNINGLearning in a museum requires a broaderdefinition of learning than the classroomenvironmentIn museums, visitors are encouraged to discover enwknowledge and to create meaning from thatknowledgeThere are four ways museum visitors create meaning
  • 6. ALLY; FOUR WAYS INDIVIDUALS CREATE MEANINGBrowsers: select random objects, then inquire forexplanationFollowers: latch on to the museum’s explanatorynarrativeSearchers: gather information on specific exhibits orcollectionsResearchers: seek detailed information about specificobjects
  • 7. ALLY; SUPPORTING LEARNING WITH MOBILEIn museums, visitors do not make good use of therange of learning opportunities offeredDoes this compare to students in your class and theresources available to you and your students?Researchers focused on the characteristics whichsupport mobile learning
  • 8. ALLY; CHARACTERISTICSTechnology should be easy to useVisitors should be offered choiceVisitors should be hooked with visually arrestingobjects, a strong narrative, and coherent multimediaAvoid specialist languageEngage visitors with personal challenges
  • 9. ALLY; THE STUDYThe study used positioning technology, flash-basedapplications, and handheld devicesVisitors found the tour fun and engagingAuthors concluded that the effectiveness is based onthe appropriateness of the technolog for theeducational goals
  • 10. ALLY; WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?This study used handheld devices considered low-tech and obsolete by today’s standardsHowever, the underlying design principals and theaffordances of a mobile device apply to usWhen we create learning experiences for studentswith mobile devices we can follow the samecharacteristics
  • 11. EVALUATING THE IPADThe 2010 article by Barack from the School LibraryJournal asks whether the iPad is practically andmonetarily worthy of a place in educationCompared to netbooks, the iPad offers more for theprice - but in some school districts, the cost ($500) isfar too high
  • 12. EVALUATING IPADThe Elements apps is a great tool for teaching theperiodic table of elementsThe technology coordinator from a public schoolsystem said it is critical to try the iPad on a smallscale before larger purposes
  • 13. ENTER THE IPAD (OR NOT?)This 2010 article by Waters from the THE Journalasks whether the iPad is an improvement uponexisting technologyA tablet was introduced by Microsoft in 2001 - BillGates predicted it would be the most popularcomputing device within five years
  • 14. ENTER THE IPAD (OR NOT?)The Apple iPad was born into a software-richecosystem: 1000 apps were available for the iPad atits time of releaseiPad compliments laptop and desktop computersiPad offers the right amount of features foreducational purposes: students do not need a fullsuite of desktop computing hardware and softwarefor most purposes
  • 15. ENTER THE IPAD (OR NOT?); AFFORDANCESiPad works well for: Portability Research Small projectsiPad doesn’t work as well for Word processing Large projects
  • 16. ENTER THE IPAD (OR NOT?); INTEGRATING IPADMost school districts run Windows environmentsDistricts are concerned with compatability - Macsoftware and Windows software is often incompatible
  • 17. GOOGLE DOCS FORMSUsers can create documents, spreadsheets, and forms throughGoogle Docs. Forms are an excellent way to quiz students, and areeasy-to-use on tablets.Want to learn more - checkout how to create a Google DocsForm: http://bit.ly/JIwJ8kYou can ask multiple choice, checkbox, and other types of questionsAll answers are record on a spreadsheet in your Google Docsaccount, so students responses are easy to grade
  • 18. GOOGLE DOCS FORMSOne of the best features of Google Docs forms isthat they’re accessible from different devices andbrowsersGoogle Docs forms are easy to answer on iPad orother tablet or smart phone, as well as on a laptop ordesktop computer
  • 19. GOOGLE DOCS FORMS; MORE USESYou can use Google Docs forms for many purposes: quizzes sign-in at parent-teacher conferences data submission for projects and activities record who stays for after-school tutoring collect information for clubs or teams
  • 20. SHOW MEShow Me is an iPad app that allows an author to bothillustrate and verbally describe a topic, then to uploadand share that description for others.The software is seamless: students are able to createand upload their descriptions without instructions orany help.Show Me is like Kahn Academy, but for students
  • 21. SHOW ME CONT.