M-Learning Karen Lopez 10492320 Jie Mei 10750762 Luke Hambly 10298747
What is m-Learning? <ul><li>learning that uses mobile technologies to enhance and support the learning process   </li></ul...
The major technologies used in m-Learning <ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops/Tablet PC...
Learning situations and contexts   <ul><li>In collaborative projects and fieldwork  </li></ul><ul><li>As a classroom alter...
Requirements <ul><li>the technologies must be able to support: </li></ul><ul><li>-  the ability to connect to other comput...
Australian Flexible Learning Framework   <ul><li>Based around seven ‘abilities’  </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability  </li>...
Benefits <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal </li></ul>
Challenges/Disadvantages <ul><li>Risk of devices being stolen or misplaced </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Mobile phone example <ul><li>Mobile phone   - an instant verbal communication tool </li></ul><ul><li>Txt: Me   – supportin...
Audio/Mp3 Example <ul><li>Mp3  – Audio files for use in portable media players </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures delivered on aud...
PDA example <ul><li>PDA -  Personal Digital Assistance  </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated into a Biology subject as an altern...
Recommendations <ul><li>The starting point for incorporating m-learning is to: </li></ul><ul><li>Try it out </li></ul><ul>...
Video Example <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tszhI8en6b0 </li></ul>
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  1. 1. M-Learning Karen Lopez 10492320 Jie Mei 10750762 Luke Hambly 10298747
  2. 2. What is m-Learning? <ul><li>learning that uses mobile technologies to enhance and support the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to learn anywhere any time without permanent physical connection to cable networks </li></ul>
  3. 3. The major technologies used in m-Learning <ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops/Tablet PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Portable media players </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning situations and contexts <ul><li>In collaborative projects and fieldwork </li></ul><ul><li>As a classroom alternative to books or computers </li></ul><ul><li>Where learners are widely dispersed </li></ul><ul><li>To engage with learners who in the past have felt excluded </li></ul><ul><li>For just-in-time employee training </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requirements <ul><li>the technologies must be able to support: </li></ul><ul><li>- the ability to connect to other computer devices </li></ul><ul><li>- present educational information </li></ul><ul><li>- allow for information exchanges between the instructor and the learners. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Australian Flexible Learning Framework <ul><li>Based around seven ‘abilities’ </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Reusability </li></ul><ul><li>Manageability </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Durability </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges/Disadvantages <ul><li>Risk of devices being stolen or misplaced </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguish between e-Learning and m-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>How to assess learning outside the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Access to and use of the technology in developing countries </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mobile phone example <ul><li>Mobile phone - an instant verbal communication tool </li></ul><ul><li>Txt: Me – supporting disengaged youth using mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Learning without traditional classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Learn independently, enhance motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges/Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Have to do multi-task </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of face to face learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Audio/Mp3 Example <ul><li>Mp3 – Audio files for use in portable media players </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures delivered on audio files for download by university </li></ul><ul><li>students at Assumption University in Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Availability and inexpensiveness of devices </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to download – small size </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges/Disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to own device </li></ul><ul><li>Some teachers object to being recorded </li></ul>
  11. 11. PDA example <ul><li>PDA - Personal Digital Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated into a Biology subject as an alternative to more conventional paper-based books and other knowledge resources </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration, </li></ul><ul><li>just-in-time learning, </li></ul><ul><li>interest/concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges/Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>limited battery life, </li></ul><ul><li>psychomotor difficulties, </li></ul><ul><li>distraction </li></ul>
  12. 12. Recommendations <ul><li>The starting point for incorporating m-learning is to: </li></ul><ul><li>Try it out </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from others </li></ul><ul><li>Define effective solutions for the learners and the local context </li></ul><ul><li>Have managed online community of users, researches and critics, to improve research, classroom experiences, resources and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>(Watson, 2007) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Video Example <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tszhI8en6b0 </li></ul>

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