Adapt instruction to individualand small group needs.• Use formal and informal assessment data to inform academic instruction• Use one-on-one tutoring if possible; otherwise, break students into small groups• Provide professional development and ongoing instructional support to all instructors http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practice_guides/ost_pg_072109.pdf
SmartFun• Nielsen: 66% of homes with Nintendo or Sony handhelds have iOS March 2012, http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/03/09/ nielsen.shows.apple.infiltrating.gaming/• In 70% of tablet households with kids, kids use it http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/ american-families-see-tablets-as-playmate-teacher-and-babysitter/
All edu developers should considerLearner: When, where will they engage?Knowledge: What is the focus and purpose?Assessment: How will performance beobserved?Community: How will it impact the class context? (Adapted from US DOE papers)
LearnerWhat are the opportunities? • Pre-class prep • In-class activities • Dedicated study and assignments • Self-directed study • Unexpected free time What is the student’s day like?
KnowledgeWhere is the learner in the study lifecycle? • Pre-enrollment • Enrolled • Certification • Performance support Curriculum + the student’s relationship to it
AssessmentWhat is the learner’s progress towardstheir learning purpose? • Time on task • Type of content • Engagement • Performance Assessment as a prompt for engagement
Community: Educational contexts Student: Person: Example technologies Teacher TechnologyClassroom *:1 *:1 Interactive whiteboard, projected PC screenMedia lab *:1 1:1 Desktop PCs, audio recordings, netbooks/tabletsPersonal study 1:0 1:1 Mobile phone, netbookGroup study, in- *:0 1:2…n Paper and pencil to latestperson consumer techGroup 2.0 *:* 1:1 Social network spaces, tablets, local device networks, clickers
mLearning naturally fits with goodteaching strategiesAnd these strategies are more important, because attention can be easily diverted
Levels of coordination with course• Branding matches (meh)• Content is coordinated (good)• Pedagogy is adapted to device/context (better)• Persistent student identity across contexts (best)All four together are ideal.