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“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
The Idea of Mobile Learning Mobile Learning = Ubiquitous learning = Learning on the Go! = “…an exciting form of learning that uses mobile technologies to enhance the learning experience.” u-Learning : The use of technology (mobile techonologies, WiFi Internet access, mobile devices) to learn without reflecting on it.
The Idea of Mobile Learning Characteristics of Mobile Learning (among others): Learner-centered Gap-filler materials (not necessarily formal learning materials) Greater learners’ autonomy Young(er) Learning is personalized and customized
Some of the Tools for Mobile Learning Chumby – Fun + mobile internet device; streams newsfeeds, weather reports, short language course iPhone – 3-in-1 mobile device : phone, media player and internet surfing device, represents a convergence of technology Live Scribe – Digital Pen + Digital Notepad + Laptop/PC dock + Internet = Portable Thoughts!
The Mobile Learners 21st Century Learners = Multitaskers Personified Access is KING Perpetually online Shared online social space I-want-it-NOW!
The Global Mobile Learning Landscape 3.3 billion people have mobile phones, the number will potentially hit 4 billion by 2010
The Global Mobile Learning Landscape In IBM, employees download more than 4.5 million podcasts to keep up-to-date and get cutting edge knowledge. In Korea, more than 90% of households are already connected to cheap, broadband internet We are increasingly relying on digital info, storage and access
The Global Mobile Learning Landscape In Japan Cyber University of Japan Free courses offered via streaming videos, PowerPoint slides, text info, audio files In Korea Portable Multimedia Players Can broadcast TV programmes from the Korean Educational Broadcasting System
The Global Mobile Learning Landscape In Latin America Pocket School Grammar and spelling lessons stored in customised MP3 players In Africa Digital Education Enhancement Project (DEEP) Illustrated e-books installed in handheld devices for rural primary teachers
The Implications of Mobile Learning The creation of learning environments where learning is going on 24/7 for anybody seeking it Greater need for digital learning skills or competency