CLASS BOOKING - Organise with HELP

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Part of the Work-In-Progress paper presented at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 3C Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium (Jun 7, 2010) …

Part of the Work-In-Progress paper presented at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 3C Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium (Jun 7, 2010)

Our Class Booking application is part of our research framework published earlier in peer-reviewed conference paper at IADIS Mobile Learning conference

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  • 1. Class Booking Application based on Heterogeneous E-Learning Portal (HELP) Daniel Chun Art Group Limited, Cyberport IncuTrain Center Eric Tsui KMRC, Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
  • 2. Daniel Chun
    • Visiting student to M.Sc KM program at HKCyberU 2009; Collaboration with KMRC of PolyU
    • Presented HELP framework at a major Mobile E-Learning academic conference in Portugal in March, 2010
    • Research focus in Mobile Learning/TEL/Game-based
    • Part-time tutor and course developer for HKUSPACE
    • 20 years telecom, mobile, information & product experience
    • Contact:
      • Skype and Twitter id# djychun
      • [email_address]
  • 3. Art Group Limited
    • Incubatee at Cyberport IncuTrain Center since Dec 2009
    • Research & Development in Mobile E-Learning and KM applications
  • 4. “ The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. ” (Plato, 423 B.C.)
  • 5. Learning activities outside school
    • Learn by imitating
    • Learn by playing
    • Learn by drilling
    • Learn by reading
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9.  
  • 10. Information Unstructured
  • 11. Information related to learning
    • Registrant information (eg. dob, allergy info)
    • Time, venue, class size, trial, schedules,
    • Teacher
    • Grade
    • Feedback
    • No show
    • Payment
    • Reminders
    • Social standing
    • User generated inputs
    Metadata with context and can be tagged for better classification for parents and for activity providers. (Lee et al, 2008)
  • 12. Challenges for Parents
    • Finding suitable program and activities
    • Wish to provide feedback and communicate with activity program provider
    • Wish to receive feedback form tutors
    • Check for testimonials and other people’s experience
    • Information overload on (marketing messages only)
      • Not easy to find
      • Not up-to-date schedules or class related information
      • Not accurate
      • Information is fragmented, dispersed
        • Leaflets, forum, magazine, ads
      • very limited opportunities for two-way communication
  • 13. Challenge for Program Providers Core Service offering Curriculum & Teaching Reminders Trial Class Offer Website Maintenance Giving/checking Testimonials Class Info Dissemination Parent Bookmarking Parent to Parent Communication Live Surveillance Monitor Video Less IT Savvy Grading Assessment Feedbacks Complaints Delivery of E-Learning Materials Not enough Students Last Minute Offer Sick Leave Admin User demand (reverse bid) Marketing A&P $$$$ Scheduling & Staffing Deposit Payment & Refund Newsletter Leaflets/Flyers
  • 14. The problem
    • Most LMS or LCMS, e-Learning Pilot Project are deployed in homogeneous environment ;
        • a faculty, a school, an university
    • Most architecture of LMS are designed for an organisation with flat layer of user groups and stakeholders
    • Smaller providers cannot afford the same skills and funding for implementing ICT to enhance administration; even ad-hoc activity provider within school sometimes cannot afford the same LMS.
    • So (2009) suggested the use of mobile and better learning administrative tools can be developed to enhance the learning outcome
  • 15. A comparison of traditional test scenarios vs HELP framework Test Boundary Pilot tests or LMS
  • 16. HELP to organise classes
    • Class Booking is a hosted application
      • Ready for cloud application environment
      • Targeted for the mass
      • Utility fees
      • Community of interest
      • Social network capabilities
      • Information marketplace
      • Knowledge repository
      • A workflow helper application
  • 17. Purpose and intended outcomes
    • HELP to obviate problems
    • Appropriateness
    • Problems of Scale
    • Lack of critical mass
    • HELP to
    • Increase Access
    • Promotes Users Participation
  • 18. Heterogeneous E-Learning Portal (HELP)
  • 19. HELP Framework at trial
    • Based on open source CMS and customer coding based on HELP model
    • Trial in HK
    • Collaborations welcome
  • 20. ASSESSMENT and FEEDBACKS Parents can grade SP Feedbacks to teachers and SPs
    • Teachers can GRADE and provide feedbacks
  • 21. Mobile Browsers and SMS capable with request/response
  • 22.  
  • 23. Future Work, Findings
    • HKEdCity Pilot trial managing extra-curricular activities
      • Pilot E-Learning program to primary and
    • Mashup to other web 2.0 apps.
      • - Dashboard for SP knowledge and POS environment
    • E-portfolio
      • Learner’s work submission for peer review
      • Knowledge sharing, exchange, user generated
    • Mobile Learning opportunities
      • SMS/browser based administrative calls/request/response
      • Delivering learning objects
      • Quizzes, Polls,
    • Follow-me, Tagging and social networking
    • Location-based services
  • 24. HK Pilot Program
    • =2
  • 25.  
  • 26. Extra-curricular activities at school
  • 27. OLE – Other Learning Experience
  • 28. Acknowledgement
    • EDC of HK PolyU
    • HK Cyberport IncuTrain Center
    • Prof. Brian Garner, Deakin University
  • 29. Reference
    • Chun., D & Tsui., E (2010) A reflection of the state of mobile learning in Asia and a conceptual framework :  Papers presented at IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2010.  Portugal, March 19-21, 2010. (pp. 369-372).  IADIS PRESS
    • Lee, H., Tsui, E., & Garner. B (2008) Leveraging Web 2.0 Concepts to Create an Open and Adaptive Approach to Corporate Learning. Cutter IT Journal. Jan, 2008. Page 14-17
    • So., S (2009) The development of a SMS-based teaching and learning system. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 2(1), 113-124 .