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Mobile Learning Environment

  1. 1. Adelina Moura - adelina8@gmail.com Ana Amélia Carvalho - aac@iep.uminho.pt University of Minho Braga - Portugal MOBILE GENERATION : LEARNING ENVIRONMENT   SUPPORT ON MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES (LESMT )
  2. 2. Environment http://geramovel.googlepages.com
  3. 3. Goals <ul><li>Studying the implications of mobile technologies (Mobile Phone and Tablet PC) in the process of teaching and learning; </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze whether mobile technologies will help to change students’ attitudes with respect to the school and learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Methodology <ul><li>Quasi-experimental study </li></ul><ul><li>two groups </li></ul><ul><li>an experimental group (15 students) </li></ul><ul><li>a control group (16 students) </li></ul><ul><li>from </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational education </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mobile Devices <ul><li>Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet PC </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese Ministry of Education </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environment Description <ul><li>Curriculum Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous and Collaborative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>classroom </li></ul><ul><li>outside the classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. Curriculum Learning <ul><li>Modules (Portuguese Literature ) </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Based in the use of mobile technology and Web 2.0 concept </li></ul><ul><li>Blog, Wiki, Website creation, Podcast, … </li></ul>
  8. 8. Autonomous and Collaborative Learning <ul><li>Fortnightly activities (General Culture) </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Challenges (Skills Research) </li></ul><ul><li>Video in the Portuguese class (Discussion) </li></ul><ul><li>Art and the Bible every day (Different styles of painting) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Network (Learning Communities) </li></ul><ul><li>Forum (collaborative learning with a Lisbon’ class) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts (The Portuguese literature in audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones Services used Communication, video, audio, photo, SMS, the Internet, e-mail </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fortnightly activities
  10. 11. Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Ning (Social Network) </li></ul><ul><li>Podomatic (Podcast) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube (Video) </li></ul><ul><li>M-Flickr (Photos) </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto (slides and video) </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail (e-mail and synchronic conversation ) </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail Mobile (e-mail) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Pages Creator (Website Creation) </li></ul><ul><li>Docs & Spreadsheets (Wiki and Spreadsheet) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger (Blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Bravenet (Chat) </li></ul><ul><li>Mogulus (Television) </li></ul>
  11. 12. Conclusions <ul><li>The adoption of this new paradigm, will contribute to rethink education and coping with demands of society nowadays; </li></ul><ul><li>The mobile technologies give students the opportunity to choose when and where they want to learn; </li></ul><ul><li>They respond to the workers’ and learners’ mobility needs; </li></ul><ul><li>This environment will allow open discussion of this new paradigm. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Future <ul><li>Continue to assess the implications of mobile technologies in individual and collaborative learning and students’ attitude towards the school; </li></ul><ul><li>Consecution of this environment goals. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Thanks for your attention ! Comments [email_address] [email_address]

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