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  • The Future Of Mobile Learning

    1. 1. March 28, 2009 - Spring 2009 ED 480 Educational Technology Northern Marianas College Jovannalyn C. Mafnas
    2. 2. <ul><li>Also known as m-learning, means learning that is enhance with mobile tools and mobile communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Many see it as a follow up to e-learning, which is teaching and learning through the use of computers and the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers, developers, and practitioners in the field of education have presented interest in using mobile tools for teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>With the growth of mobile phones, educators have started to think that they could utilize the technology that students are already carrying with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Several schools and universities are already using mobile phones to manage learning related tasks. </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>It is enabled by wireless access in learning spaces and offers new opportunities for engaging learners. </li></ul><ul><li>In a study, researchers found that: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating wireless laptops into general psychology courses had a positive impact on students’ motivation and test scores. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, on material covered and notes taken during class lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless in learning environments improved communication and collaboration in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased student engagement in learning activities in classroom and non-classroom settings. </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>In the classroom, mobile learning gives instructors and learners increased flexibility and new opportunities for interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile technologies support learning experiences that are collaborative, accessible, and integrated with the world beyond the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless access in learning spaces: </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates technology into teaching without taking up classroom space or requiring students to move from the classroom to lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters group work by students and communication between students and instructors. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows learners to easily take classroom activities, presentations, and notes with them after class. </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>Mobile learning encourages around the clock ownership and use of the mobile handheld computer by the learner. </li></ul><ul><li>The device goes home when normal school finishes and also can be used at the home and on weekends for school associated work and normal leisure pursuits. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the device on outdoor field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Read e-books anywhere and anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize the device </li></ul><ul><li>Share work and other things on the device with family members </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>The Learning2Go project has identified the benefits of mLearning as: </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>In the Learning2Go project, the learners themselves have identified the benefits of mLearning as empowering for the learner because they can: </li></ul>
    8. 10. <ul><li>PDA – Personal Digital Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>It is a computer that fits in your hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld computer that is also known as a palmtop computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, the vast majority of PDAs sold are Smartphones, and sell more than the stand alone PDAs. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical features include: </li></ul><ul><li>Touch screen </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronization </li></ul><ul><li>Wired connectivity </li></ul>
    9. 11. <ul><li>Tablet PCs are a cross between a notebook PC and a personal digital assistant (PDA). </li></ul><ul><li>Is a wireless personal computer (PC) that allows a user to takes notes using natural handwriting with a stylus, digital pen, or on a touch screen. </li></ul><ul><li>It can wirelessly connect to the internet and other PCs and is intended to provide the power of a notebook in hand-held form. </li></ul><ul><li>The main feature of the tablet PC is portability. </li></ul>
    10. 13. <ul><li>Learning2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Enhanced Learning Research </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Knowledge for Social Change </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Target Networking Media </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Faq – What is a PDA? </li></ul><ul><li>Educause Learning Initiative </li></ul>
    11. 14. <ul><li>Learning2Go . Wolverhampton LA Mobile Learning </li></ul><ul><li><> </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Learning . Technology Enhanced Learning Research. The Ohio State University. </li></ul><ul><li><> </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Learning – What is it? Mobile Knowledge for Social Change. Share </li></ul><ul><li><> </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet PC . Tech Target Networking Media. </li></ul><ul><li><,,sid40_gci509982,00.html> </li></ul><ul><li>What is a PDA? Tech Faq. </li></ul><ul><li><> </li></ul><ul><li>What is Tablet PC . R. Kayne. Wise Geek. </li></ul><ul><li><> </li></ul>