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  • 1. Mobile Learning Done by: Rabaa AL-Adawi (69260) Abeer AL-Hosni (70430)
  • 2.
    • Learning that happens across locations, or that takes advantage of learning opportunities offered by portable technologies.
    • 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.
  • 3.
    • enable global collaboration & access to information
    • support interactive learning.
    • overcome the digital divide
    • make learning informal
    • helps to raise self-esteem and self-confidence
    • Support synchronous & asynchronous
  • 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. 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.
    • Sense of isolation
    • Small screens limit the amount & type of information that can be displayed.
    • Batteries require regular charging, and data can be lost on some devices if this is not done correctly.
    • High Costs .
    • Limited storage capacities.
    • No demographic boundary.
    • Difficult to assess learning on mobile phone
  • 7. Features
    • More light weight device compare to books, PCs, etc.
    • Flexibility (M-learning is convenient, in the sense that it is accessible virtually from anywhere) 
    • Portability
    • Wireless Technology (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infra port)
    • 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
  • 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. 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.
    • iPod
    • Uses:
    • Download podcasts of real-event instructional material along with audio and video lectures.
    • Users can read e-books, Exchange information files, Collaborate on projects
    • Share project results.
    • Add a microphone to their iPods to capture material for educational use.
    how M-Learning is support learner at distance?
  • 11.
    • Smart phone
    • It combines telephone capability with a PDA, camera, video,
    • mass storage, MP3 player, Internet access, and networking features in one compact system.
    • Uses:
    • Download audio and video lectures and pod-casts to their smart phones.
    • Play audio, video, and Flash movies.
    • Send text messages.
    • Access e-mail and Web content.
    • enable global collaboration and scientific experimentation
    • and research.
  • 12.
    • Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
    • combines computing capability, Internet access, and networking features in one system with a calendar,
    • notepad, address book, and productivity tools.
    • It is a programmable, Bluetooth-enabled, Wi-Fi–equipped device with apen/stylus input interface.
    • Uses:
    • Displays and permits editing of text documents.
    • Lets users access e-mail and Web content.
  • 13.
    • MP3 Player
    • This digital audio player plays music and audio files. Some models have an integrated voice recorder and line-in recording.
    • Uses:
    • Download and listen to podcasts and audio lectures. Review course material and study for exams.
    • Read (listen to) audio books.
    • Record information such as a lecture.
  • 14.
    • Tablet PC
    • offer additional features such as handwriting recognition and voice-to-text conversion as
    • part of their operating systems.
    • Uses:
    • Create and edit course related assignments
    • Send e-mails
    • Global collaboration
  • 15. Concerns and issues
    • Legal Issues: Copyright, Plagiarism, Privacy
    • concerns over the merging of personal and vocational information and practice.
    • the need for design specifications for a secure online all-purpose data repository accessible by different browsers according to device at hand.
    • the need for always on affordable connectivity and power.
  • 16.
      • Case studies/Examples (South African)
    • Games
    • M4Girls project: Improve maths in grade 10 rural girls
  • 17. Case studies/Examples
    • Quizzes
    • Improve high school math through drill-and-practice quizzes
  • 18. Case studies/Examples
    • Drug, abuse and debt counseling