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Learning on the Move! Coming to a small screen near you Dr Edwin P Curran

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    Learning on the Move! Coming to a small screen near youEdwin curran Learning on the Move! Coming to a small screen near youEdwin curran Presentation Transcript

    • Learning on the Move ! Coming to a small screen near you. Dr Edwin P Curran School of Computing and Mathematics University of Ulster [email_address]
    • Where do our students learn?
      • Lectures?
      • Tutorials?
      • Practicals?
      • Revision classes?
      • Cramming in last week before exam?
    • Is mobile learning the answer?
      • “ It's elearning through mobile computational devices: Palms, WindowsCE machines, even your digital cell phone .” (Quinn 2000)
      • “ how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience . “( Sharples et al 2007)
    • An age of personal and technical mobility
      • http:// www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/mobile /
      • http://www.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7178670.stm#2
    • Mobile internet devices
      • “ A mobile internet device is something that you carry around in your pocket, and can deliver the full internet, with no compromises ,”
      • “ Eventually we will blanket the globe in wireless broadband connectivity ”
      • ( Paul Otellini , Intel, 2008)
    • Mobile learning activities
      • “ Ten years of research into mobile learning has revealed no single ‘killer application’ for mobile technology in learning, but instead has offered a set of promising scenarios such as … …handheld response systems in classrooms”
      • ( Sharples et al 2007)
    • Mobile learning activities
      • Should be driven by specific learning objectives
      • create quick and simple interactions;
      • prepare flexible materials that can be accessed across contexts;
      • consider special devices that might add to the learner experience (for features of mobile example, the use of audio);
      • use mobile technology not only to ‘deliver’ learning but to facilitate it,
      • make use of the facilities in current mobile devices for voice communication, note-taking, …
      • (Naismith and Corlett, 2006)
    • Challenge
      • Let’s explore how we can harness existing technology to make our classes more fun, more engaging and enrich the learning experience for more of our students.
    • What is teaching?
      • The purposeful creation of situations from which motivated learners should not be able to escape without learning or developing. ( Cowan 1998)
    • Do I have to use all these? Sony PSP Apple iPod
    • Do I have to use all these? V L E small screen devices Tools to create questions and learning activities Audience participation system
    • Audience participation systems
      • InterWrite PRS
        • www.interwitelearning.com
        • IR and RF
        • Latest version 4.41
        • Talk to WebCT/Blackboard
    • Audience participation systems
      • TurningPoint
        • http://www.turningtechnologies.co.uk
        • IR and RF
        • Latest version 4.0
        • Talk to WebCT/Blackboard
        • sits as a toolbar in PowerPoint
        • allows competition
    • Creating learning activities
      • StudyMate
        • Authoring tool
        • Create Flash-based activities
        • www.respondus.com/products/demos-sm.sthml
    • Better stop now!
      • Will this guarantee
        • better engagement of students?
        • higher level of satisfaction?
        • enhanced level of continuing enrolment?
      • Implementation in semester 2