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R U Learning

  1. 1. R U Learning?<br />Opener #9 : Real-Time Mobility and Portability<br />Adapted from Chapter 10 : U-Learning? <br />From The World is Open <br />By Curtis J. Bonk<br />
  2. 2. Explore with me…<br />The idea of mobile learning<br />The tools for mobile learning<br />The mobile learners<br />The global mobile learning landscape<br />The implication and potential of mobile learning<br />
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  4. 4. “Education is the goal, learning is the means. A lot of learning can happen without teaching.”-Nicholas Negroponte,Chairman Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab<br />
  5. 5. The Idea of Mobile Learning<br />Mobile Learning = Ubiquitous learning = Learning on the Go! = “…an exciting form of learning that uses mobile technologies to enhance the learning experience.”<br />u-Learning : The use of technology (mobile techonologies, WiFi Internet access, mobile devices) to learn without reflecting on it.<br />
  6. 6. The Idea of Mobile Learning<br />Characteristics of Mobile Learning (among others):<br />Learner-centered<br />Gap-filler materials (not necessarily formal learning materials)<br />Greater learners’ autonomy<br />Young(er)<br />Learning is personalized and customized<br />
  7. 7. The Mobile Learning Tools<br />
  8. 8. Some of the Tools for Mobile Learning<br />Chumby – Fun + mobile internet device; streams newsfeeds, weather reports, short language course <br />iPhone – 3-in-1 mobile device : phone, media player and internet surfing device, represents a convergence of technology<br />Live Scribe – Digital Pen + Digital Notepad + Laptop/PC dock + Internet = Portable Thoughts!<br />
  9. 9. Possible M-Learning Applications<br />Chumby<br /><ul><li>Webcam feeds of lectures?
  10. 10. Informational videos?</li></ul>iPhone<br /><ul><li>Quick guides?
  11. 11. Dictionary?</li></ul>Live Scribe<br /><ul><li>Sharing of lecture notes?
  12. 12. Sharing of lecture audio?</li></ul>INTERNET AIDED LEARNING<br />ON-THE-GO, JUST-IN-TIME LEARNING<br />PORTABLE THOUGHTS<br />
  13. 13. That basically means…<br />=<br />
  14. 14. Meet the 21st Century Learner<br />
  15. 15. The Mobile Learners<br />21st Century Learners = Multitaskers Personified<br />Access is KING<br />Perpetually online<br />Shared online social space<br />I-want-it-NOW!<br />
  16. 16. The Global Mobile Learning Landscape<br />3.3 billion people have mobile phones, the <br />number will potentially hit 4 billion by 2010<br />
  17. 17. The Global Mobile Learning Landscape<br />In IBM, employees download more than 4.5 million podcasts to keep up-to-date and get cutting edge knowledge.<br />In Korea, more than 90% of households are already connected to cheap, broadband internet<br />We are increasingly relying on digital info, storage and access<br />
  18. 18. The Global Mobile Learning Landscape<br />In Japan<br />Cyber University of Japan<br />Free courses offered via streaming videos, PowerPoint slides, text info, audio files<br />In Korea<br />Portable Multimedia Players<br />Can broadcast TV programmes from the Korean Educational Broadcasting System<br />
  19. 19. The Global Mobile Learning Landscape<br />In Latin America<br />Pocket School<br />Grammar and spelling lessons stored in customised MP3 players<br />In Africa<br />Digital Education Enhancement Project (DEEP)<br />Illustrated e-books installed in handheld devices for rural primary teachers<br />
  20. 20. The Implications of Mobile Learning<br />The creation of learning environments where learning is going on 24/7 for anybody seeking it<br />Greater need for digital learning skills or competency<br /><ul><li>Searching/Googling/Identifying authority
  21. 21. Networking/Facebooking/Ninging</li></ul>Participation vs Consumption<br /><ul><li> Participation does not necessarily translates to consumption, vice versa (lurkers in the midst?)</li></li></ul><li>The Implications of Mobile Learning (for ID)<br />Addressing collaborative learning<br /><ul><li>Mobile devices are mostly solitary devices – the connection (to the internet) makes it a gateway to collaboration</li></ul>How to effectively chunk information?<br /><ul><li>Bite-size info
  22. 22. Still relevant and useful
  23. 23. Digestion rate</li></ul>Engaging content<br /><ul><li>Bigger audience – what’s the common lowest denominator?</li></li></ul><li>Mobile Learning, the Final Frontier?<br />
  24. 24. All of us now can be learners, all the time, anywhere.<br />What say you?<br />
  25. 25. Thank you<br />Well, that’s it!<br />Slides Presentation By : UmiHanimMohd Ibrahim<br />

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