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  1. 1. Mobile Learning Done by: Rabaa AL-Adawi (69260) Abeer AL-Hosni (70430)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Learning that happens across locations, or that takes advantage of learning opportunities offered by portable technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>The exploitation of ever-present handheld technologies, together with wireless and mobile phone networks, to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning. </li></ul>Definition
  3. 3. <ul><li>enable global collaboration & access to information </li></ul><ul><li>support interactive learning. </li></ul><ul><li>overcome the digital divide </li></ul><ul><li>make learning informal </li></ul><ul><li>helps to raise self-esteem and self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Support synchronous & asynchronous </li></ul>Objectives
  4. 4. Advantages Interaction: Student interaction with instructors and among each other. Portability: PDAs are lighter than books and enable the student to take notes or input data directly into the device regardless of location either typed, handwritten or using voice. Collaborative: Enables several students work together on assignments even while at distant locations. Engaging learners: The new generation likes mobile devices such as PDAs, phones and games devices.
  5. 5. Increases motivation: Owner ship of the handheld devices seems to increase commitment to using and learning from it. Just-in-time learning: Increases work/learning performance and relevance to the learner. autonomy : Mobile learning provides the student  more autonomy and flexibility especially in distance education.     Cont.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sense of isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Small screens limit the amount & type of information that can be displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries require regular charging, and data can be lost on some devices if this is not done correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>High Costs . </li></ul><ul><li>Limited storage capacities. </li></ul><ul><li>No demographic boundary. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to assess learning on mobile phone </li></ul>Limitations
  7. 7. Features <ul><li>More light weight device compare to books, PCs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility (M-learning is convenient, in the sense that it is accessible virtually from anywhere)  </li></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Technology (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infra port) </li></ul><ul><li>M-learning is collaborative; that is sharing is almost instantly among everyone using the same content, which will in turn also lead to receiving instant feedback and tips </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technologies to support M-learning SMS: Short Message Service allows users to send/receive messages of up to 160 or more characters between mobile phones (text messaging). MMS: Multimedia Messaging Service serves the same purpose as SM but allows the inclusion of different media such as graphics, video, audio…etc. WAP: An international protocol that allows users to access the internet via their WAP enabled mobile phones. Bluetooth: A short range wireless connection. This enables PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) to pass messages to and from other mobile devices.
  9. 9. Cont. PDAs: Personal Digital Assistants have evolved to mini PCs able to carry out many of the basic functions of a larger PC using the Palm OS or MS Pocket PC operating system. MP3s: Audio file format that efficiently compresses files and enables them to be shared. CAMs: Video cameras now embedded into mobile phone and PDAs.
  10. 10. <ul><li>iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><li>Download podcasts of real-event instructional material along with audio and video lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>Users can read e-books, Exchange information files, Collaborate on projects </li></ul><ul><li>Share project results. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a microphone to their iPods to capture material for educational use. </li></ul>how M-Learning is support learner at distance?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Smart phone </li></ul><ul><li>It combines telephone capability with a PDA, camera, video, </li></ul><ul><li>mass storage, MP3 player, Internet access, and networking features in one compact system. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><li>Download audio and video lectures and pod-casts to their smart phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Play audio, video, and Flash movies. </li></ul><ul><li>Send text messages. </li></ul><ul><li>Access e-mail and Web content. </li></ul><ul><li>enable global collaboration and scientific experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>and research. </li></ul>Cont.
  12. 12. <ul><li>Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) </li></ul><ul><li>combines computing capability, Internet access, and networking features in one system with a calendar, </li></ul><ul><li>notepad, address book, and productivity tools. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a programmable, Bluetooth-enabled, Wi-Fi–equipped device with apen/stylus input interface. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><li>Displays and permits editing of text documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Lets users access e-mail and Web content. </li></ul>Cont.
  13. 13. <ul><li>MP3 Player </li></ul><ul><li>This digital audio player plays music and audio files. Some models have an integrated voice recorder and line-in recording. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><li>Download and listen to podcasts and audio lectures. Review course material and study for exams. </li></ul><ul><li>Read (listen to) audio books. </li></ul><ul><li>Record information such as a lecture. </li></ul>Cont.
  14. 14. <ul><li>Tablet PC </li></ul><ul><li>offer additional features such as handwriting recognition and voice-to-text conversion as </li></ul><ul><li>part of their operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><li>Create and edit course related assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Send e-mails </li></ul><ul><li>Global collaboration </li></ul>Cont.
  15. 15. Concerns and issues <ul><li>Legal Issues: Copyright, Plagiarism, Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>concerns over the merging of personal and vocational information and practice. </li></ul><ul><li>the need for design specifications for a secure online all-purpose data repository accessible by different browsers according to device at hand. </li></ul><ul><li>the need for always on affordable connectivity and power. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Case studies/Examples (South African) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>M4Girls project: Improve maths in grade 10 rural girls </li></ul>
  17. 17. Case studies/Examples <ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Improve high school math through drill-and-practice quizzes </li></ul>
  18. 18. Case studies/Examples <ul><li>Drug, abuse and debt counseling </li></ul>