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LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria
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LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES - Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria

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Presentation at ED-Media 2014 conference, Tampere, Finland

Presentation at ED-Media 2014 conference, Tampere, Finland

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  • 1. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner LEARNING WITH MOBILE DEVICES Perceptions of Students and Teachers in Lower Secondary Schools in Austria Margarete Grimus & Martin Ebner Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 2. Research  in  Austria   Mobile   Devices   School   Learning   Teachers   Prospec6ve   Teachers   Pupils   Participants in 2013 157 teacher candidates 22 teachers 84 pupils, 10 – 14 y Participants in 2009 20 teachers 1075 pupils
  • 3. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Research Questions Pupils age 10 – 14 years Prospective Teachers ED-Media Tampere June 2014 •  Ownership of device •  Perceptions •  General Use •  Attitudes and perceptions of learning •  with mobile phones
  • 4. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner ED-Media Tampere June 2014 Pupils Ownership of Mobile Phones 2013 with •  Camera •  Bluetooth •  Memory…… 52 % Internet access
  • 5. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner ED-Media Tampere June 2014 Usage - Pupils Increase of Internet Browsing E-Mails
  • 6. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Usage Pupils Survey year 2009 2013 2009 2013 2009 2013 2009 2013 Purpose never rarely often regularly SMS 4% 20% 25% 47% Photo/Video 6% 24% 40% 25% Internet Surfing 71% 15% 5% 4% E-Mails 81% 9% 2% 2% ED-Media Tampere June 2014
  • 7. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Usage of mobile phones for learning (2013) ED-Media Tampere June 2014 2013 total never rarely often frequently At school 64% 25% 6% 6% At home, on transfer 32% 39% 23% 6% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% frequently sometimes rarely never Learning with mobile phones Girlsat home, on transfer at school 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% frequently sometimes rarely never Learning with mobile phones Boysat home, on transfer at school
  • 8. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Learning with mobile phones (2013) Girls Boys ED-Media Tampere June 2014 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% at school at home, on transfer never rarely sometimes frequently 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% at school at home, on transfer never rarely sometimes frequently
  • 9. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Pupils‘ Comments in regard of learning in class teachi´ng Benefits •  Using the calculator •  Find more relevant information ( „in addition to what is offered in lessons‘“) •  Less handwriting •  Less books to carry •  Apps and tools to support learning •  Learn more about proper use of mobile phones Challenges •  Distraction •  Cheating •  No clear guidelines ED-Media Tampere June 2014 25% of the pupils expect improvements in learning achievements by use of mobile phones in class teaching
  • 10. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Teachers Teacher Candidates (n=157) ED-Media Tampere June 2014 All mobile digital immigrants (def. by Prensky ) Ownership 100 % mobile phone 86 % computer 73% laptop or netbook 55 % tablet computer 81% can access Internet with Mobile Phone +9 % with WiFi 81 % Digital natives (younger than 30 years) Ownership 100 % mobile phone 54 % computer 91 % laptop or netbook 17 % tablet computer 81% can access Internet with Mobile Phone +8% with WiFi 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Teacher > 50 y 41 - 50 y 31 - 40 y Survey 2013
  • 11. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Comments 2013 Teacher Only about a third expect that mobile learning will play an important role in the future Challenge Lack of technical support Nearly no appreciation of offering material for learning material for mobile phones Teacher Candidates 57 % have no experience with mobile learning 34 % already used a mobile phone for some kind of learning 66 % perception of mobile learning in the future. Benefit: flexibility, less paper, lighter schoolbags. Challenge: control, costs (Internet, apps). Time to prepare useful learning material, management and service ED-Media Tampere June 2014
  • 12. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) ED-Media Tampere June 2014 BYOD can be used for free in schools and at the same time save the education system a vast amount of funds. Preferable to showing them how to use them properly as a life skill (Life skills = responsibility of educators) •  online safety •  instruction on the amount of technological power and applications, •  figuring out ways to deal with potential students’ abuse. Low income groups have less chance to use own computers or laptops for learning, •  Due to the fact that mobile phones are owned by the students there is no need for financing more computer-labs or laptops. 1:1 means portability and always-available
  • 13. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Discussion Youth and Mobiles •  Ownership of device (smartphones) •  Costs decreasing (flatrate) •  Mobile online (73 %) •  Internet (179 min. / day, JIM 2013) •  Fast connections, anytime Used for social networking, gaming, interactive entertainment Lack of knowledge for use for learning School Benefits: •  Situated learning (here and now) •  Authetic contexts •  21st century demands Challenges •  Distraction, disruptive •  Lack of didadical support •  Lack of material for K12 education (subjects) ED-Media Tampere June 2014
  • 14. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Discussion cont. Guidelines Besides the media-enactment of the ministry of education there is a need of guidelines for •  best practice of mobile device in schools •  risks of mobile communication and social networks •  New educational policies Teacher Education Rethink curriculum •  Advanced training •  didactical aspects •  online safety and proper use •  Cooperative learning models •  continuing training (professional development) ED-Media Tampere June 2014
  • 15. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner Conclusions Hands-on use of technology is the easiest thing for students to learn on their own Children must be trained to take advantage of the opportunities presented by modern technologies ED-Media Tampere June 2014 Use the 21st century technology to enable 21st century knowledge More Resarch!
  • 16. Learning with Mobile Devices , AustriaM. Grimus & M. Ebner EdMedia Helsinki June 2014 Graz University of Technology SOCIAL LEARNING Computer and Information Services Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner http://elearning.tugraz.at martin.ebner@tugraz.at Slides available at: http://elearningblog.tugraz.at mebner

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