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
Introductions10h15 Fundamo10h20 Mindset10h25 mLab10h30 CSIR Mereka Institute10h35 RTI10h40 Kalleo10h45 EDGE Campus10h50 Centre for Educational Technology10h55 HPI Research School in ICT4D11h00 Dalberg11h05 Praekelt Foundation
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Maritza van den Heuvel Fundamo
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
What mLearning technologies/• Learning delivery platform for mLearning for web-based corporate learning projects on tablets and smartphones – iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Android
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
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Dylan Busa Mindset Network
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
What mLearning technologies/• Student helpdesk through MXit• Mobile sized video clips
Who do you want to link up• Distribution partnerships• Application partnerships• Content development funding
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Steve Vosloo and Ben Zaaiman mLab Southern Africa
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
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Elizabeth Randolph RTI
Who are you?www.rti.org www.rti.org/idgRTI 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.
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
Description of technologieshttp://www.ictedge.org/mobile/ntd_stocksRTI 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.
Description of technologieshttp://www.ictedge.org/seguridad_inalambrica• 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.
Description of technologieshttp://www.ictedge.org/seguridad_inalambrica (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.
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
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Willie Maritz Kalleo Learning
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
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 – Cleveme.mobi
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
Description of technologies• MobileTools – More suited smart phones – Basic to high end media content – Includes collaboration – Assessments
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
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Gareth Heuer Tanye ver Loren van Themaat EDGE Campus
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)
What mLearning technologies/• Mobile phone – Mxit• Gaming
Description of technologies• EDGE Campus – Health – Business – Academic – Social & Environmental• Spark Curiosity• Fill the Gap by giving resources
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
Who do you want to link up• Get a better understanding of the mLearning environment.• Learn from established people.
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Dick Ng’ambi & Cheryl Hodgkinson- Williams Centre for Educational Technology University of Cape Town
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
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)
• 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
• 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
• 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)
What mLearning technologies/ initiatives do you work with?• MEd ICT courses• CHEC Short course on ICT for teaching and learning in Higher Education
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
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
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Raymond MugwanyaHPI Research School in ICT4D, Dept. of Computer Science (University of Cape Town, SA)
Who are you?• PhD Candidate• Working in the area of mobile learning• Lecturer at Makerere University (Uganda)
What mLearning technologies/• Podcasting Systems• VLEs/LMSs• Mobile devices
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.
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
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Robin Miller Dalberg Global Development Advisors (and Praekelt Foundation)
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
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
Description of technologies• Work with a range of technologies and devices which vary by client, location and learning objectives
Who do you want to link up• Looking forward to sharing learning and lessons from the field
mLearning Working Group 11 May 2011 Debbie Rogers Praekelt Foundation
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.
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.
Who would you like tolink up with/What do you want to gain?
03Who would we like to link up with? ‣Gaming Developers ‣Content Experts ‣Content Strategist
03What do you want to gain? ‣Set up working group ‣Share expertise and open source tools ‣Joint funding proposals