Institutional mobile learner support March 2011

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Evolving content delivery for mobile learners workshop presentation on the 7th of March 2011 by Rhodri Thomas
Senior Project Manager, Open University

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Institutional mobile learner support March 2011

  1. 1. An institutional model for mobile learner support Rhodri Thomas Senior Project Manager, Learning Innovation Office
  2. 2. Student usage
  3. 3. addition of device autodetection some switching of views persists
  4. 4. Student survey '09
  5. 6. Mobile VLE beta
  6. 8. Student survey '10
  7. 9. <ul><ul><li>'Dead time', mobile use also on sofa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phone contracts predominate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage: Touch phones (up) Smart phone (down) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Device change in 2 years, not 18 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tablet agnostics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment (scores) remain a key driver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More frequent visits via mobile over the period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading updates and forums most completed activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing different parts of Study Planner important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switching view or mode depending on requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable resources in standard formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OU app for adding multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-help and FAQ-based online support </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Learning Systems Roadmap
  9. 11. Mobile Personalisation User-generated content Google Apps ePortfolio   Innovation Projects
  10. 12. Mobile-optimisation
  11. 13. <ul><ul><li>Touchphones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smartphones/feature phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tablets/slates </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Mobile coordination
  13. 16. Rhodri.Thomas@open.ac.uk www.open.ac.uk/mobisite intranet.open.ac.uk/learning-systems

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