Digital Futures//Innovations in Mobile Learning          Steve Wheeler               @timbuckteeth             Plymouth Un...
• social media and informal learning • integrating the use of smart devices • augmented reality/wearable computing • mobil...
Can we predict the Future...?                         “One day every                       town in America will           ...
“The Americans                                       have need of the                                       telephone, but...
The Future...?                                       Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University, 2012• 1989: ‘The future is multi-...
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     ...
“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 ho...
Worldwide ownership of mobile phones5.9 Billion mobile accounts            = 87% of population  http://www.nationmaster.co...
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                            ...
Web meets World                    Camera      Mobile phone           Haptic                          GPS Mash-upProjector...
Natural user interfaces      Non touch systems         Gestural interaction      Speech to textFacial feature recognition ...
Intuitive handheld devicesNatural gesture   interface      Connection to my      learning network             Source: Mari...
Social issueshttp://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/may05/slope_photos.html
Digital cultural capital                                      “Where digital                                   communicati...
Public performance                           “The mobile phone                           ... Is a new kind of             ...
Moblogging                             Blogging on                                       the move to                      ...
The social distance between                                       people on the mobile stage                              ...
“Defending the space within which onewould like to isolate one’s voice.”- Leopoldina Fortunati      http://atomictoasters....
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 rnee...
Evolution of Language                        “The ethos of 50                        years ago was that                   ...
Squeeze txt and literacy“Mobile phones are forcing children to become more literate. Without the ability to txt, theycanno...
Managing identity                         reputationlanguage                             images name   interaction        ...
Technology issues• Screen size of most devices makes it difficult  for users to go through a lot of content• Connectivity ...
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 revisitableSourc...
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...
Steve Wheeler swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk          Plymouth University, United Kingdom    This work is licensed under the Crea...
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  1. 1. Digital Futures//Innovations in Mobile Learning Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth Plymouth University Sheffield Hallam University, May 28 2012
  2. 2. • social media and informal learning • integrating the use of smart devices • augmented reality/wearable computing • mobile learning research issueshttp://learningputty.com
  3. 3. Can we predict the Future...? “One day every town in America will have a telephone!” ~ U.S. Mayor, (c 1880) www.abebooks.com
  4. 4. “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/
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. The first mobile phone
  7. 7. The ‘brick’http://www.xianet.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/first-mobile-phone.jpg
  8. 8. Multimedia brought the world into the classroom... Smart technologies will take the classroom into the world.www.canada.com
  9. 9. “We are becoming distributed beings.Mobile makes the trend more explicit.”- Mark Curtis (2005)
  10. 10. Source: Kelly Hodgkins http://gizmodo.com/5813875/what-happens-in-60-seconds-on-the-internet
  11. 11. So Me use >260 Million >90 Million >4 Billion views/day >60 hours/minute Sources from service providers and also http://econsultancy.com
  12. 12. Worldwide ownership of mobile phones5.9 Billion mobile accounts = 87% of population http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_mob_pho-media-mobile-phones
  13. 13. Mobile game based learning http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/infographic-mobile-gaming-statistics-stats-2011/
  14. 14. Connectedhttp://i.imwx.com cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  15. 15. Personaldevices andmobilelearning http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/3778408_ecdaec0dae.jpg
  16. 16. Personalised learning means ensuring that individual differences are acknowledged
  17. 17. We are familyhttp://pro.corbis.com
  18. 18. Wii are family! http://wiifitnessdepot.com
  19. 19. BYOD - Personal technologies http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/291379959_594fa8ef70.jpg
  20. 20. Is the future of learning non-touch? http://www.csmonitor.com
  21. 21. images.businessweek.com1: The phone app2: The ‘wearable’
  22. 22. Coloured caps Camera Projector Coloured caps MirrorPhone blogs.fayobserver.com MIT’s “Sixth Sense” Wearable...
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. Natural user interfaces Non touch systems Gestural interaction Speech to textFacial feature recognition http://xenophilius.files.wordpress.com
  25. 25. Intuitive handheld devicesNatural gesture interface Connection to my learning network Source: Maria Webster - http://www.ntdaily.com/
  26. 26. Social issueshttp://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/may05/slope_photos.html
  27. 27. 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/
  28. 28. 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/
  29. 29. Moblogging Blogging on the move to capture images, sounds, experiences http://www.lifehack.org
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. “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
  32. 32. Literacy issuesIs language being dumbed down?
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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)
  36. 36. Managing identity reputationlanguage images name interaction personal data identityreputation images privacy privacy legacy netiquetteavatar images interaction reputation name
  37. 37. 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/
  38. 38. Neutral technologies? http://www.oldukphotos.com
  39. 39. http://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  40. 40. Pedagogy issues 1.Design for the device 2.Keep it simple, keep it smart 3.Immediate and revisitableSource: http://www.saffroninteractive.com
  41. 41. http://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  42. 42. Learning is changinghttp://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  43. 43. Community as curriculum
  44. 44. “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
  45. 45. 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.
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