Mobile learning: An introduction to theory and practice Neil Davie Applied Practice in Blended and Online Teaching, Edinburgh Napier University.
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Neil DavieFachhochschule Südwestfalen, Meschede, Germany
Mobile learning: An introduction to theory and practice i. Definition and theories ii. Student attitudes iii. Practical applications
i. Definitions and theories Koole‘s FRAME model (2006)
i. Definitions and theoriesFrohberg – categories for mobile learning (2006)
i. Definitions and theories Kukulska-Hulme & Traxler‘s categories of mobile learning (2005)•Technology-driven mobile learning•Miniature but portable e-learning•Connected classroom learning•Informal, personalised, situated mobile learning•Mobile training/performance support•Remote/rural/development mobile learning
i. Definitions and theoriesOpportunities ChallengesLearners motivated Lack of clear standardsMobile affordances Threat of digital divideStudent centered FinancingCollaborative learning New skillsets requiredJust-in-time learning Avoiding emperor‘s new clothes Issues in implementing mobile learning
ii. Student attitudesSurvey on learning and technology in July 2011 (64 responses) and March 2012 (82 responses).
ii. Student attitudesThe majority of students are „millenials“.
ii. Student attitudes100% surveyed in 2012 have at least one mobile phone.
ii. Student attitudes62% go online with their phone several times a day.
Question Are your students already using mobile learning?A.YesB.NoC.Don‘t know
ii. Student attitudes56% have already used their phone to learn.
ii. Student attitudes Mobile devices: offer instant accesscan be used on the roadoffer bite-sized learning
ii. Student attitudes73% want official mobile learning: bite-sized learning quizzes & tests access to existing e-learning
iii. Practical applications How can you make mobile learningavailable without breaking the bank?
iii. Practical applicationsMobilize existing content
iii. Practical applications Web 2.0 technologies: podcasts rss feeds youtube twitter blogs
iii. Practical applicationsMobile access to your VLE?
iii. Practical applicationsCurrent situation:•Students are interested•No funding is available•Blogs, podcasts and flashcards
iii. Practical applicationsFuture plans:•Raise staff awareness - seminar•Widen use of existing tools•Upgrade to moodle 2.x•Teach m-learning module
Mobile learning: The future?• Location-based learning• Augmented reality• Learning snacks• Social learning
Journals & organizationsInternational journal of mobile & blended learning:http://www.mobilelearningportal.org/node/1283International journal of mobile learning & organization:http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalcode=ijmloMlearnopedia: http://mlearnopedia.com/Handheldlearning: http://handheldlearning.co.uk/Learning in hand: http://learninginhand.com/
Leading ResearchersJohn Cook - London Metropolitan UniversityAgnes Kukulska-Hulme - The Open UniversityMike Sharples – University of BirminghamJohn Traxler – University of WolverhamptonJon Trinder – University of Glasgow
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