Educational Mobility  <ul><li>mLearning </li></ul>is not about a device
Trickle Down Effectively <ul><li>…“ mobile” is not just a device, it’s all the digital environments the students live in… ...
A torrent of opportunity Smart phones iPods and Generally anything other than your formal learning environment…  …  if I’v...
Seek and ye shall receive… 4-walls  Brick and Mortar  (traditional ILT) Home,  office  (e-Learning) Downtime = Found Time ...
The promise of now… Imposed or own schedule? Just-in-Time Education Teachable Moments Promise… Open to  everyone, anytime,...
Imposed or own schedule? Just-in-Time Education Teachable Moments <ul><li>CONTENT PEDAGOGY </li></ul><ul><li>Formal curric...
A question of need… Location aware learning and  collaborative opportunities,  e.g. local history mapped to location Hyper...
Adaptive Mobility Sign up for a free pre-BETA trial version  http://www.mobl21.com The combination of the unique pedagogy ...
Knowledge-  like sand on a beach The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop publication  “ Pockets of Potential”  http...
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Mobility in Education

  1. 1. Educational Mobility <ul><li>mLearning </li></ul>is not about a device
  2. 2. Trickle Down Effectively <ul><li>…“ mobile” is not just a device, it’s all the digital environments the students live in… </li></ul>Copyright 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc.
  3. 3. A torrent of opportunity Smart phones iPods and Generally anything other than your formal learning environment… … if I’ve not named a device forgive me there are so many and counting music devices <ul><li>What about laptops & PC’s </li></ul><ul><li>(in distracted environments): </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul>Gaming devices Net PC’s (there is convergence, people)
  4. 4. Seek and ye shall receive… 4-walls Brick and Mortar (traditional ILT) Home, office (e-Learning) Downtime = Found Time Bus, back of parent’s car, on the shop floor, in a waiting room, at the airport, etc (mLearning)
  5. 5. The promise of now… Imposed or own schedule? Just-in-Time Education Teachable Moments Promise… Open to everyone, anytime, anywhere Web 2.0 Tools
  6. 6. Imposed or own schedule? Just-in-Time Education Teachable Moments <ul><li>CONTENT PEDAGOGY </li></ul><ul><li>Formal curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks and educational content </li></ul><ul><li>Online courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Mandated content </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNER CONTEXT </li></ul><ul><li>Formal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared for the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal distraction </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESSIBILITY </li></ul><ul><li>All are measured and </li></ul><ul><li>driven by standards </li></ul><ul><li>In classroom & blended classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>LMS/VLE, moderated environments </li></ul><ul><li>Web portals and Web 2.0 tools that </li></ul><ul><li>are a part of measured success </li></ul>Extended Learning Environments {unique pedagogy}+ {multiple access points} = Adaptive Mobility TM Formal Learning Environments <ul><li>ACCESSIBILITY </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple devices and environments </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>PC & Online in distracted learning environments (all times except when in class or in formal systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>CONTENT PEDAGOGY </li></ul><ul><li>Environment / Content Aware </li></ul><ul><li>Review, Reinforce & Self-assess </li></ul><ul><li>Learning accompaniment, not replication of formal content </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller nuggets of learning consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize device and environmental features </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNER CONTEXT </li></ul><ul><li>Inherently distracted environments </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning Moments” are small and grabbed as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Use as needed to learn better </li></ul>Square peg round hole…
  7. 7. A question of need… Location aware learning and collaborative opportunities, e.g. local history mapped to location Hyperlocal Augmented Information (reality) Overlay information on location specific data, e.g. campus services on maps Participative Polls PTA and other social (& formal) Informative Reference and freewheeling research Specific Learning material that is specific to classes containing educator and student driven material that is relevant
  8. 8. Adaptive Mobility Sign up for a free pre-BETA trial version http://www.mobl21.com The combination of the unique pedagogy of mobility relevant content and the accessibility of multiple touch points
  9. 9. Knowledge- like sand on a beach The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop publication “ Pockets of Potential” http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/publications/index.html Mlearnopedia http://www.mlearnopedia.com/ From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/ The MindWire: http://moblear.ning.com/ GoldenSwamp http://www.goldenswamp.com/ Classroom 2.0 www.classroom20.com … there are great online resources and people doing exciting things look for them by being active in the learning community (live and digital). Go to www.twine.com and set-up a content stream…

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