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Mobile Learning Academy

Mobile Learning Academy



We believe the real world is the most relevant context to learn in. That’s why we give you all you need to create educational games for smart phones.

We believe the real world is the most relevant context to learn in. That’s why we give you all you need to create educational games for smart phones.



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    • Mobile Learning Academy The world is your classroom! @ PICNIC ’12, by Ronald Lenz
    • Mobile has arrived...
    • Potential for education
    • Research @ Urban Reality Lab
    • Frequency 1550
    • Mobile Learning Game Kit
    • Games Atelier
    • 7scenes
    • Online visual authoring
    • Apps for iPhone and Android
    • Online monitoring tools
    • Best Scene in Town
    • The Island
    • Global Gincana
    • Hong Kong Design Institute
    • Hong Kong Design Institute
    • Parsons, Hive Learning Network
    • Politecnico di Milano
    • Utrecht University
    • Lessons Learned• The real world is the most relevant context to learn in.• Technology platform• Game ingredients for learning• Versatility of concepts• Mobile Learning has been widely accepted..• Challenges for the next steps
    • Launch!
    • Challenges for success• Easy, out-of-the-box technology• Curriculum blueprint• Design methodologies• Didactics & accreditation• Support for educators and students• Availability phones & data plans• Low costs
    • Easy technology• Game Maker• Free apps for iPhone and Android• Game Community• Admin tools
    • Game Maker• Drag & drop media, slideshow, opinion poll, challenge or reward onto places.• Configure settings: roles, objects, time limits, levels..• Single & multi-player treasure hunt, role-playing, collect & trade.• Indoor upload floor-plans & print out QR codes.• Custom maps navigate on any map you want.• WebQuest format you play exclusively on the web.
    • Apps for iPhone & Android• Explore games featured, in your neighborhood or in your personal channel.• Navigate on a map and activate places when close-by.• Experience the story, watch a video, answer a question, trade an object, upload photos, score points...• Share games, places and UGC on FB and Twitter.• Preload games over wifi before starting.
    • Game Community• Browse all games, check out featured ones and those in your personal channel.• Explore game pages. Discover the story, check out the places on the map, see user reviews, share it on Facebook and Twitter.• Play back your personal game experience: GPS trace, uploads, scores and more.• Integrate games easily in any website with our Game Player.
    • Admin tools• Secure access for educators only. Directly in your browser.• Grant teachers and students access to create and publish games in your channel.• Manage all published games and update at any time.• Monitor statistics of game results in your channel. Play back GPS traces, answers to questions, uploaded media & more.
    • Curriculum blueprint• Developing minors with Webster University, Utrecht University, Hogeschool Utrecht and others.• Describing concept design methodologies• Creative Learning Lab
    • Didactics & Accreditation• Link to didactic theory: constructivism & authentic learning• We simply need more evidence.• Integration into accreditation systems.
    • Support• Training for teachers and students• Online support & project community• How-to guides• Onsite support• Phone kits• Subscription service
    • Thanks! Questions?info@mobilelearningacademy.org @mobile_academy @ PICNIC ’12, by Ronald Lenz