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A short introduction to the theory and practice of mobile learning.

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  • 1. Mobile learning: An introduction to theory and practice Neil Davie Applied Practice in Blended and Online Teaching, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • 2. Webinar TipsClose Skype and any other applications that use audioand video bandwidth.Please use the chat window on the left to postcomments and questions anytime during the webinar.If you have any technical problems please also ask forhelp in the chat window.We will have time for questions and a discussionat the end of the webinar.
  • 3. Neil DavieFachhochschule Südwestfalen, Meschede, Germany
  • 4. Mobile learning: An introduction to theory and practice i. Definition and theories ii. Student attitudes iii. Practical applications
  • 5. QuestionHave you ever used mobile learning?
  • 6. Answer Yes, if you have ever –searched google using a mobile device listened to a podcast read an ebook
  • 7. i. Definition and theories mobile + learning = mobile learning?
  • 8. i. Definition and theories„e-learning that uses mobile devices“ Quinn (2000), Pinkwart et al. (2003).
  • 9. i. Definition and theories“Any sort of learning that happenswhen the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or…”
  • 10. i. Definition and theories“…learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.” O‘Malley et al. (2003)
  • 11. i. Definition and theoriesMobile devices are not just phones… tablet PCs mp3 players ebook readers games consoles classroom response systems
  • 12. QuestionWhat makes mobile learning different from e-learning?
  • 13. Answer
  • 14. i. Definitions and theories Koole‘s FRAME model (2006)
  • 15. i. Definitions and theoriesFrohberg – categories for mobile learning (2006)
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. ii. Student attitudesSurvey on learning and technology in July 2011 (64 responses) and March 2012 (82 responses).
  • 19. ii. Student attitudesThe majority of students are „millenials“.
  • 20. ii. Student attitudes100% surveyed in 2012 have at least one mobile phone.
  • 21. ii. Student attitudes62% go online with their phone several times a day.
  • 22. Question Are your students already using mobile learning?A.YesB.NoC.Don‘t know
  • 23. ii. Student attitudes56% have already used their phone to learn.
  • 24. ii. Student attitudes Mobile devices: offer instant accesscan be used on the roadoffer bite-sized learning
  • 25. ii. Student attitudes73% want official mobile learning: bite-sized learning quizzes & tests access to existing e-learning
  • 26. iii. Practical applications How can you make mobile learningavailable without breaking the bank?
  • 27. iii. Practical applicationsMobilize existing content
  • 28. iii. Practical applications Web 2.0 technologies: podcasts rss feeds youtube twitter blogs
  • 29. iii. Practical applicationsMobile access to your VLE?
  • 30. iii. Practical applicationsCurrent situation:•Students are interested•No funding is available•Blogs, podcasts and flashcards
  • 31. iii. Practical applicationsFuture plans:•Raise staff awareness - seminar•Widen use of existing tools•Upgrade to moodle 2.x•Teach m-learning module
  • 32. Mobile learning: The future?
  • 33. Mobile learning: The future?• Location-based learning• Augmented reality• Learning snacks• Social learning
  • 34. 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/
  • 35. Leading ResearchersJohn Cook - London Metropolitan UniversityAgnes Kukulska-Hulme - The Open UniversityMike Sharples – University of BirminghamJohn Traxler – University of WolverhamptonJon Trinder – University of Glasgow
  • 36. Many thanks for taking part!• Read more and post your thoughts in my blog – http://tablet-teaching.blogspot.de/• Please complete my webinar feedback form – http://bit.ly/A1hsrU• Any questions?