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    • Digital Futures//Innovations in Mobile Learning Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth Plymouth University Sheffield Hallam University, May 28 2012
    • • social media and informal learning • integrating the use of smart devices • augmented reality/wearable computing • mobile learning research issueshttp://learningputty.com
    • Can we predict the Future...? “One day every town in America will have a telephone!” ~ U.S. Mayor, (c 1880) www.abebooks.com
    • “The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.” - Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer, British Post Office, 1878.http://thebitchywaiter.blogspot.com/
    • The Future...? Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University, 2012• 1989: ‘The future is multi-media’• 1999: ‘The future is the Web’• 2009: ‘The future is smart mobile’hof.povray.org
    • The first mobile phone
    • The ‘brick’http://www.xianet.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/first-mobile-phone.jpg
    • Multimedia brought the world into the classroom... Smart technologies will take the classroom into the world.www.canada.com
    • “We are becoming distributed beings.Mobile makes the trend more explicit.”- Mark Curtis (2005)
    • Source: Kelly Hodgkins http://gizmodo.com/5813875/what-happens-in-60-seconds-on-the-internet
    • So Me use >260 Million >90 Million >4 Billion views/day >60 hours/minute Sources from service providers and also http://econsultancy.com
    • Worldwide ownership of mobile phones5.9 Billion mobile accounts = 87% of population http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_mob_pho-media-mobile-phones
    • Mobile game based learning http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/infographic-mobile-gaming-statistics-stats-2011/
    • Connectedhttp://i.imwx.com cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    • Personaldevices andmobilelearning http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/3778408_ecdaec0dae.jpg
    • Personalised learning means ensuring that individual differences are acknowledged
    • We are familyhttp://pro.corbis.com
    • Wii are family! http://wiifitnessdepot.com
    • BYOD - Personal technologies http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/291379959_594fa8ef70.jpg
    • Is the future of learning non-touch? http://www.csmonitor.com
    • images.businessweek.com1: The phone app2: The ‘wearable’
    • Coloured caps Camera Projector Coloured caps MirrorPhone blogs.fayobserver.com MIT’s “Sixth Sense” Wearable...
    • Web meets World Camera Mobile phone Haptic GPS Mash-upProjector QR codes Personalised 3-D Geotagging Communication Geomapping Navigation Video Bar codes Browser Ambient http://www.hearty-india.com/2011/06/pranav-mistry-real-sixth-sense-genius.html
    • Natural user interfaces Non touch systems Gestural interaction Speech to textFacial feature recognition http://xenophilius.files.wordpress.com
    • Intuitive handheld devicesNatural gesture interface Connection to my learning network Source: Maria Webster - http://www.ntdaily.com/
    • Social issueshttp://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/may05/slope_photos.html
    • Digital cultural capital “Where digital communication has fractured the tyranny of distance and computers have become pervasive and ubiquitous, identification through digital mediation has become the new cultural capital”. -Wheeler (2009)http://www.coreideas.com.au/
    • Public performance “The mobile phone ... Is a new kind of stage where the mobile information society is acted out.” - Puro (2002)http://www.mopocket.com/
    • Moblogging Blogging on the move to capture images, sounds, experiences http://www.lifehack.org
    • The social distance between people on the mobile stage is small, but the emotional bond may be weak. [The] mobile phone ... may increase contact, but also increase loneliness. (Puro, 2002)http://blog.jammer-store.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/cell-phone-movie.jpg
    • “Defending the space within which onewould like to isolate one’s voice.”- Leopoldina Fortunati http://atomictoasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/cell-phone-booth.jpg
    • Literacy issuesIs language being dumbed down?
    • Competition to write the Lord’s Prayer in <160 charactersr pa in evan, respect 2 u, may urain ear as in evan. giv us rneeds, 4giv r sin as we 4giv rnmes. resq us from the evil 1. 4ur always the most xlent dude.yo
    • Evolution of Language “The ethos of 50 years ago was that there was one kind of English that was right and everything else was wrong....There’s a new kind of ethos now.” http://www.utsa.edu David Crystal
    • Squeeze txt and literacy“Mobile phones are forcing children to become more literate. Without the ability to txt, theycannot fully participate in their own culture of communication” Peter Yeomans (2010)
    • Managing identity reputationlanguage images name interaction personal data identityreputation images privacy privacy legacy netiquetteavatar images interaction reputation name
    • Technology issues• Screen size of most devices makes it difficult for users to go through a lot of content• Connectivity and bandwidth issues• Concern for content security• Difficulty in integrating devices to LMSs• High costs of designing programs compatible with different devices. Source: http://edudemic.com/2012/05/how-to-develop-your-own-mobile-learning-tools/
    • Neutral technologies? http://www.oldukphotos.com
    • http://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
    • Pedagogy issues 1.Design for the device 2.Keep it simple, keep it smart 3.Immediate and revisitableSource: http://www.saffroninteractive.com
    • http://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
    • Learning is changinghttp://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
    • Community as curriculum
    • “How cantechnology make http://www.global-images.neta person better?Only in this way:by providing eachperson with http://www.global-images.netchances.”- Kevin Kelly
    • Steve Wheeler swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk Plymouth University, United Kingdom This work is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: International Licence.