Personalised Learners: Mobile, Connected and Ready?


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Drivers and barriers in implementing mobile learning in higher education
Current usage and trends among higher education students
Strategies and guidelines for sustainable mobile learning.

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Personalised Learners: Mobile, Connected and Ready?

  1. 1. ! Personalised Learners: Mobile, Connected and Ready? ! Mobile Learning Symposium 2014: Addressing Real Issues and Concerns in Higher Education - Institutional and Educators’ Perspectives May 20, 2014 - Cyberjaya, Malaysia Professor Mike Keppell Executive Director Australian Digital Futures Institute Director, Digital Futures - CRN
  2. 2. Themes nDrivers and barriers in implementing mobile learning in higher education ! nCurrent usage and trends among higher education students ! nStrategies and guidelines for sustainable mobile learning. 2
  3. 3. Overview nContext nPlace of learning nPersonalised learners nPersonalised learning strategies nNew mindsets 3
  4. 4. Dynamic Context
  5. 5. 2014 NMC Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education
  6. 6. ‘Place’ of Learning
  7. 7. Formal On-campus Informal On-campus Informal Off-campusPersonalised Learning Strategies Face-to-face ‘Campus’
  8. 8. Formal On-campus Informal On-campus Formal/Informal Off-campus USQ ‘Campus’ Personalised Learning Strategies Blended Learning
  9. 9. Personalised Learners
  10. 10. Personalised Learning Strategies
  11. 11. Characteristics n Digital citizenship n Seamless learning n Learner engagement/ self-regulated learning n Learning-oriented assessment n Lifelong and life-wide learning n Desire paths 16
  12. 12. Wheeler Digital Literacies n Social networking skills n Transliteracy skills n Maintaining Privacy n Managing Identity n Creating content n Organising and sharing content n Reusing/repurposing content n Filtering and selecting content n Self broadcasting ! ! literacies.html 17
  13. 13. Cognitive Technical Social- Emotional Information literacy Critical literacy Multi-literacies Socio-emotional literacy Critical literacy Operational literacy Critical literacy Digital literacy NG (2012) Can we teach digital natives digital literacy? Computers & Education 59 (2012) 1065–1078
  14. 14. Mindfulness (Rheingold, 2010)
  15. 15. What is Digital Identity? n Safe and engaged digital citizenship n Appropriate and responsible technology use n Digital wellness n http:// Home_Page.html 21
  16. 16. What is Digital Identity? n How we portray, represent ourselves online n Rich ways of communication n Digital etiquette n Digital ethics 22
  17. 17. Digital Identity Spaces
  18. 18. I can see a day in the not too distant future (if it’s not already here) where your “digital footprint” will carry far more weight than anything you might include in a resume or CV (Betcher, 2009) ! digitalfootprint/
  19. 19. Seamless Learning nContinuity of learning across a combination of locations, times, technologies or social settings (Sharples, et al, 2012, 2013). 27
  20. 20. Physical Virtual Formal Informal InformalFormal Blended Mobile Personal Outdoor Professional Practice Distributed Learning Spaces Academic 28
  21. 21. Virtual Learning Spaces
  22. 22. Learning Space Literacies nLearning space literacies are the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required to recognise, utilise and adapt distributed learning spaces so that they allow the personalised learner to engage with their learning (Keppell, 2014). 30
  23. 23. Learning-oriented Assessment Assessment tasks as learning tasks Student involvement in assessment processes Forward-looking feedback
  24. 24. Forward-looking Feedback nFeedback should be less final and judgemental (Boud, 1995) nFeedback should be more interactive and forward- looking (Carless, 2002; Keppell 2005) nFeedback should be timely and with a potential to be acted upon (Gibbs & Simpson, 2004) 32
  25. 25. Lifelong & Life-wide Learning n Encompasses both formal and informal learning, self-motivated learning.. (Watson, 2003). n Life-wide learning “contains many parallel and interconnected journeys and experiences...” n (Jackson, 2010, p. 492). 37
  26. 26. E-portfolios n Space for personal learning n Populated by the learner n Supports learning not assessment n For life-long and life–wide learning n Able to present multiple stories of learning n Access is controlled by the learner n about.asp 38
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  28. 28. New Mindsets
  29. 29. 25 Interactive learning (learner-to-content) Networked learning (learner-to-learner; learner-to-teacher) Student-generated content (learner-as- designers). Connected students (knowledge is in the network) Learning-oriented assessment (assessment-as-learning) (Keppell, 2014). Teaching Mindsets
  30. 30. Institutional Mindsets n Privileging mobile learning and teaching access n Embedding digital literacies into all aspects of curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment. n Privileging diverse places of learning as opposed to a singular place of learning 42
  31. 31. Institutional Mindsets n Assisting teachers and learners to develop their own personalised learning strategy n Privileging user- generated content n New forms of assessment that are more learning-oriented 43
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