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  • I manage e-learning for Lancaster University. Increasingly, this also means supporting learning on mobile platforms. Learning on mobile devices adds another dimension to e-learning – that of geo-sensitivity and portability, which we will look at more later.
  • M Learning and the iPhone

    1. 1. Philip Tubman BA MSc Cert Ed CMALT<br />e-Learning Consultant<br />Lancaster University, UK<br />m-Learning and the iPhone<br />
    2. 2. What do e-Learning consultants do?<br />I manage e-learning at university<br />2 main categories<br />Providing access to university information<br />Where am I? (Campus Maps)<br />What course am I on?<br />Can I copy my timetable into my iPhone calendar?<br />Departmental announcements (e.g. lecturer sick)<br />What library books do I have on loan?<br />Can I get my email?<br />Providing access to resources<br />Can I access my lecture notes?<br />Multimedia resources<br />What about recording my own lectures<br />
    3. 3. How can the iPhone help?<br />3 Case Studies<br />Mobile video sharing<br />Geo-sensitive learning resources<br />Personalised Learning Environment (PLE)<br />
    4. 4. Mobile Video Sharing<br />Group of students studying Nursing<br />Part of course is a placement at regional hospitals<br />Each student has a different experience on placement <br />This means witnessing different operations and procedures<br />So, the overall experience of the class is rich, but the experience of individual students will vary<br />How can we ensure a rich experience for every student?<br />
    5. 5. Mobile Video Sharing<br />Placement A<br />Placement B<br />Placement C<br />
    6. 6. Geo-Sensitive ‘Learning Objects’<br />Group of students studying Geology<br />Part of the course is a fieldtrip to the beach<br />Students do not seem to get much out of the fieldtrip:<br />It is difficult to make useful notes on the beach; <br />It is hard to take books down to the beach;<br />It is hard to give a lecture on the beach (being heard etc.);<br />It is hard to spend quality time with each student;<br />How can we improve the learning process?<br />
    7. 7. Geo-Sensitive ‘Learning Objects’<br />An App is created with maps, markers and links to further resources<br />When the student steps into the GPS ‘hot zone’, further information and multimedia learning objects pop up<br />These learning objects could be animations, videos, audio, quizzes, images or text<br />Students can self-guide around the fieldtrip<br />Learning is ‘experiential’<br />Lecturer has time for focussed questions<br />
    8. 8. Personalised Learning Environment<br />I am a student doing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy<br />I can access lecture notes and discussions on my iPhone<br />I get internet access on my iPhone<br />I can record the lectures with my iPhone<br />I have RSS feeds from variety of journals<br />I can download other Apps<br />Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy<br />Wikipaedia<br />TED talks...<br />I can search iTunes U for other Philosophy podcasts<br />I can read e-books<br />I can connect with others on the course e.g. Facebook, Twitter<br />I can keep all this information in the palm of my hand<br />