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mLearning Cape Town | Introductions

  1. 1. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011
  2. 2. Agenda9h30 Early arrivals, coffee10h00 Start10h05 Welcoming: Gustav Praekelt10h15 Introductions11h30 Coffee/ Tea12h00 mLearning overview: Lauren Dawes12h40 Discussion/ Questions for Lauren13h00 Roadmap/ Steps ahead: Debbie Rogers and Maritza van den Heuvel13h45 Closing: Gustav Praekelt14h00 Lunch and networking
  3. 3. Welcoming:Gustav Praekelt
  4. 4. Introductions
  5. 5. Introductions10h15 Fundamo10h20 Mindset10h25 mLab10h30 CSIR Mereka Institute10h35 RTI10h40 Kalleo10h45 EDGE Campus10h50 Centre for Educational Technology10h55 HPI Research School in ICT4D11h00 Dalberg11h05 Praekelt Foundation
  6. 6. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Maritza van den Heuvel Fundamo
  7. 7. Who are you?• Product Manager (Learning Technologies)• Product Manager (Mobile Financial Services)• Research interests 2010/2011 – tablets and Smartphones in corporate learning, mobile performance support, augmented reality, QR codes in mobile learning
  8. 8. What mLearning technologies/• Learning delivery platform for mLearning for web-based corporate learning projects on tablets and smartphones – iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Android
  9. 9. Description of technologies• Kaplan - HTML/XML/JavaScript – platform to scale for all cross-platform and cross-browser devices, including mobile. Focus: Tablets• Fundamo – Exploring various options for Partner, Consultant and User Training via Mobile. Focus: Various consumption channels
  10. 10. Who do you want to link up• See examples of mLearning in African context• Learn about technologies/formats used• Learn about deployment/roll out challenges• Learn about maintenance/update challenges• Share learning technologies expertise
  11. 11. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Dylan Busa Mindset Network
  12. 12. Who are you?• Not-for-profit section 21• Formal Schooling and Health• Create, source and distribute high quality educational content – Broadcast – Web – DVD – Local Servers
  13. 13. What mLearning technologies/• Student helpdesk through MXit• Mobile sized video clips
  14. 14. Who do you want to link up• Distribution partnerships• Application partnerships• Content development funding
  15. 15. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Steve Vosloo and Ben Zaaiman mLab Southern Africa
  16. 16. Who are you?• The mLab SA supports innovation and entrepreneurship through mobile apps and content in the southern Africa region• Future services: handset testing, training, business mentoring, research, access to finance and markets, events and networking opportunities• HQ: Tshwane. Satellite: Cape Town• Sponsored by infoDev, Government of Finland and Nokia
  17. 17. What mLearning technologies/• Yoza Project (m4Lit)• m4Ed4Dev (USAID mEducation Alliance)
  18. 18. Description of technologies• Mobisite ( (Django, Postgres)• MXit• Facebook
  19. 19. Who do you want to link up• Be part of strong network of mlearning practitioners and advocates• Think about how to overcome existing mlearning challenges
  20. 20. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Merryl Ford, Adele Botha and Jacqueline Batchelor CSIR Meraka Institute
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  30. 30. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Elizabeth Randolph RTI
  31. 31. Who are you? International is one of the largest independent nonprofit research organizations in the United States, with a staff of over 2,800 around the world and annual revenue of US $709.7 million. We offer technical and research expertise in health, governance and justice, education and training, and environmental management. Our Center for Information Communication Technologies works across sectors to ensure that innovative technologies are considered in all of our work.
  32. 32. What mLearning technologies/ initiatives do you work with?• Mobile technologies are used in:• Advocacy• Crime prevention: Seguridad Inalámbrica (El Salvador)• Patient record systems and reporting (ZEPRS - Zambia)• Bank transfers• Reporting clinical data and stocks: Uganda, Kenya• Tracking disease• Transfer teacher development and learning materials• Inter-departmental data management/monitoring of South Africa’s Thuthuzela Centers for rape victims
  33. 33. Description of technologies has developed a simple web-based system to gather information from mobile phones sent as text or binary SMS. The system presents this information both on maps and lists, allowing for a quick detection of sites running out of drugs, or falling behind on their treatment provision rate.
  34. 34. Description of technologies• After analyzing alternatives, RTI selected Ushahidi as the web-based component of the project. Using an open source, system already developed, with several developers around the world eager to assist in its improvent, enabled a quick start and ensured strong technical support. Based on PHP and MySQL, a common product combination for open source software applications, the system is simple for most software developers to understand and modify.
  35. 35. Description of technologies (Continued)• Reported events are classified based on  categories that closely match the legal categorization for criminal and regulatory offenses. A timeline plots the incidence of events in each category over time• RTI developed a simple, multilingual, and fully- configuratble data-entry application for the mobile phone to allow law enforcement officers to submit crime incident data, including geographical information, remotely. The application was designed around key data elements, and was developed iteratively during training and implementation. This allowed RTI to better observe and understand user needs, and for users to be involved in developing the system. 
  36. 36. Who do you want to link up with/what do you want to gain from today?Very interested in learning about what others are doing and to explore areas to partner to meet new challenges
  37. 37. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Willie Maritz Kalleo Learning
  38. 38. Who are you?• Founder and Managing Director: Kalleo Learning – “We create world class performance and development solutions that are rapid and cost-effective.”• BA Hons. Human Resource Development / MBA• Specialist consultant in Learning Technologies• International speaker on Learning Technologies• Pioneering role in Mobile Learning – Over 20 000 active users
  39. 39. What mLearning technologies/• SA representatives of: – Hot Lava Mobile – MobileTools• Projects: – Vodacom: Rapid product updates for Trade network – UFS: Lecture summaries, evaluations, surveys and in-class response system – FNB – Volkswagen –
  40. 40. Description of technologies• Hot Lava Mobile – To any WAP phone – From basic text and images to advanced media – Powerpoint authoring – Includes Mobile LMS – Assessments / surveys – Installed or SaaS
  41. 41. Description of technologies• MobileTools – More suited smart phones – Basic to high end media content – Includes collaboration – Assessments
  42. 42. Who do you want to link up• Learn about initiatives• Promote our technologies as possible solutions• Get to know people in the industry• Collaborate on social projects e.g. education and HIV awareness
  43. 43. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Gareth Heuer Tanye ver Loren van Themaat EDGE Campus
  44. 44. Who are you?• EDGE CAMPUS• Mobile-Gaming-Education Platform – Paul Kim (CEO) – Gareth Heuer (CMO) – Coenie Beyers (CTO) – Grace Kim (Event Manager) – Tanye ver Loren van Themaat (COO)
  45. 45. What mLearning technologies/• Mobile phone – Mxit• Gaming
  46. 46. Description of technologies• EDGE Campus – Health – Business – Academic – Social & Environmental• Spark Curiosity• Fill the Gap by giving resources
  47. 47. Description of technologies• Play 24• Four numbers: how to get to 24• 4,4,10,10• ((10*10)-4)/4=24• EDGE Campus presents MathX Challenge 2011
  48. 48. Who do you want to link up• Get a better understanding of the mLearning environment.• Learn from established people.
  49. 49. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Dick Ng’ambi & Cheryl Hodgkinson- Williams Centre for Educational Technology University of Cape Town
  50. 50. Who are you: Cheryl• 2009-current Associate Professor of ICT in Education at the University of Cape Town & – Lecturer on the MEd ICT in Education programme – online learning design, advanced research design – Project Director of the Open Educational Resources Project (2008-2010) – Researcher in NRF project: Academics’ digital identities• 2007-2008 Project Manager of Opening Scholarship Project, UCT• 1998-2007 Associate Professor ICT in Education at Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  51. 51. Who are you: Dick• 2005-current Associate Professor of ICT in Education at the University of Cape Town & – Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate programme in ICT in Education – Principal Investigator / Leading Researcher in Mobile Learning in Developing Context; and Podcasting for learning – Designer & Developer of Anonymous Knowledge Sharing Tool (DFAQ – Dynamic Frequently Asked Questions)
  52. 52. • Member of following review boards: – British Journal of Educational Technology – Educational Technology & Society Journal – Technology Education Journal – International Journal of Information and Communication – International Association for Development of the Information Society Conference on Mobile Learning
  53. 53. • Other professional associations: – International Forum of Educational Technology & Society – American Society for Information Science and Technology – Global Researcher and Testbed Network for Technology Enhanced Learning – Member of the Think-Tank: Partnership for Higher Education in Africa – Learning in Science and Engineering Group
  54. 54. • Published over 60 articles in journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings both locally and internationally• Widely recognised and rated by the National Research Foundation (NFR)
  55. 55. What mLearning technologies/ initiatives do you work with?• MEd ICT courses• CHEC Short course on ICT for teaching and learning in Higher Education
  56. 56. Description of technologies• Short Message Services (SMS) applications – To empower silenced and marginalised learners• Microblogging – To enable situated learning• Wap applications – To leverage institutional technology infrastructure with ubiquitous technologies• Social Media – To exploit existing social practices for learning
  57. 57. Who do you want to link up with/ what do you want to gain from• People working in similar area so as to share experiences on zero-rating options of student communication costs for educational purposes• Possible find people we can collaborate with on researching mobile learning and educational impact in Africa
  58. 58. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Raymond MugwanyaHPI Research School in ICT4D, Dept. of Computer Science (University of Cape Town, SA)
  59. 59. Who are you?• PhD Candidate• Working in the area of mobile learning• Lecturer at Makerere University (Uganda)
  60. 60. What mLearning technologies/• Podcasting Systems• VLEs/LMSs• Mobile devices
  61. 61. Description of technologies• Podcasting Systems – Used in the preparation and distribution of digital files (audio and video)• LMS – Used for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content.• Mobile devices – Typically a handheld or portable computing device.
  62. 62. Who do you want to link up• Link up with mLearning special interest groups• Developers• Researchers in M-Learning• Any Industry Partners• Opportunities for collaboration
  63. 63. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Robin Miller Dalberg Global Development Advisors (and Praekelt Foundation)
  64. 64. Who are you?• Perpetual, avid learner, with a curiosity and passion for the ways in which mobile phones can transform the delivery of healthcare, education, finance and governance.• Senior Consultant with Dalberg Global Development Advisors and co-founder of the Praekelt Foundation
  65. 65. What mLearning technologies/• Supporting donors, investors, ngos and other institutions across Africa and globally to explore opportunities for invest in mLearning• Currently exploring mLearning business models for K-12 education in the Caribbean
  66. 66. Description of technologies• Work with a range of technologies and devices which vary by client, location and learning objectives
  67. 67. Who do you want to link up• Looking forward to sharing learning and lessons from the field
  68. 68. mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Debbie Rogers Praekelt Foundation
  69. 69. IntroducingPraekelt Foundation
  70. 70. 01Praekelt Foundation: Mission StatementPraekelt Foundation is a technologyincubator that develops mobiletechnology solutions for social good.Non-profit, innovative and opensource, we believe mobile is the onlyway to bring life-saving informationand services to people in Africa andin other emerging markets.
  71. 71. mLearning Initiatives:Young Africa Learn
  72. 72. 02Praekelt Foundation: Case StudiesYoung Africa LiveResults330,000+ unique users960,000+ comments32,000,000+ page views
  73. 73. 02Introducing...
  74. 74. 02Where does the idea come from?Based on the success of YoungAfrica Live, we will be creating amLearning portal called YoungAfrica Learn. This portal will beengaging, relevant, curriculumaligned and free to access. Thefocus for the first year of thisportal will be on Maths education.
  75. 75. Who would you like tolink up with/What do you want to gain?
  76. 76. 03Who would we like to link up with? ‣Gaming Developers ‣Content Experts ‣Content Strategist
  77. 77. 03What do you want to gain? ‣Set up working group ‣Share expertise and open source tools ‣Joint funding proposals
  78. 78. Coffee
  79. 79. mLearning overview: Lauren Dawes
  80. 80. #mLearningCT 01IntroductionLauren DawesGSMAmLearning: A Platform for EducationalOpportunities at the Base of the Pyramid
  81. 81. #mLearningCT 02Learning challenges today ‣Cost and Funding ‣Child Labour Expectations ‣Equal Opportunities ‣Drop-Outs ‣Application and relevance of curriculum
  82. 82. #mLearningCT 02Learning challenges today ‣Cultural and Religious Attitudes ‣Teacher Training and Support ‣Efficiency
  83. 83. #mLearningCT 02 High Mobility High Mobility Low Context High ContextYou are Here Low Mobility Low Mobility Low Context High Context
  84. 84. Discussion/ Questions for Lauren
  85. 85. #mLearningCT 01IntroductionQuestions and DiscussionFrom the floor or through the#mLearningCT hashtag
  86. 86. Roadmap/ Steps ahead:Debbie Rogers and Maritza van den Heuvel
  87. 87. ClosingGustav Praekelt
  88. 88. Lunch