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The Future Now

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Invited presenation for JISC Emerge Workshop “adding a mobile dimension to teaching and learning”. …

Invited presenation for JISC Emerge Workshop “adding a mobile dimension to teaching and learning”.
The subject was \"Looking Five Years On in HE.\"

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    • 1. The Future Now Jon Trinder University of Glasgow [email_address] [email_address]
    • 2. Outline of Presentation
      • I nteresting Times
      • Technology coming to mainstream
      • Consumers or Producers
      • The Future Used To Be Better
      • Misc Thoughts
    • 3. History http://members.surfeu.at/org2/psion1/ 1984 1996 1999 1993
    • 4. Mobile Learning..Is the Glass
      • Half Full
      • Half Empty
      • Twice as big as it needs to be
      • The Wrong glass
    • 5. Edges of Field
      • Often defined by rivers…..
      • River = ££££££££
      • Shhhh keep quiet about failures!
    • 6. New Technology
      • Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
      • Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
      • Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
      • [Douglas Adams, Peter Guzzardi, Terry Jones, The Salmon of Doubt]
    • 7. Combination Devices
    • 8. Expect the unexpected Eg Ultramobiles eeePC QR Codes
    • 9. RFID
    • 10. GPS
      • GPS In Devices
      • Geocaching
      • Context Awareness
    • 11.  
    • 12. Hear come the talkies
      • Projectors on phones
      • Even more storage
      “ Here come the talkies, obsolescence guaranteed; here come the talkies, don't you see? “ (lyrics from www.sofasound.com)‏
    • 13. New Interfaces
    • 14. Consumers or Producers
    • 15. Who has a blog?
      • 65000 Vids posted on YouTube per day
      • Over 50% blogs made by people under 19
    • 16. Social Networking
        • “ Social networking spawned by the internet allows communities worldwide to revert to the close-knit culture of preindustrial society, in which nearly every member of a tribe or a farming hamlet knew everything about the neighbours”
    • 17. Other Sectors
    • 18. Schools……
    • 19. Meanwhile in HE
    • 20. The Future Used to be Better
    • 21. Unexpected Consequences
      • The re-use of materials & mashups
      • Infamy in an instant
      • Mistakes captured for posterity
    • 22. Random Observations
    • 23. The Song Remains the Same
      • Need to get content to and from devices
      • Need to power the device
      • Have compatible content
      • Speed of change
    • 24. Batteries and Charging
    • 25. Final Thoughts...
      • “ Manifestly it is better to use simple tools expertly than to possess a bewildering assortment of complicated gadgets and either neglect or use them incompetently”
      • LTC Rolt, 1947