Mobile learning Technology Done by:HanaaSaifAlzuhaibi(69635) Abeersalim Al-maawali (82910)
Outline Definition Objectives of using m-learning in DE Features Technologies that support mobile learning Advantages Disadvantages Examples Research Feature analysis
Definition -The achievement of any knowledge and skill through using mobile technology, anywhere, anytime, that results in an alteration in behavior. -The terms of education and training on mobile devices.
Objectives of using m-learning in DE Improving communication and learning in DE Maintain and enhance contact with students and teachers Support and improve student retention
Technologies that support mobile learning Personal digital assistant (PDA) Ultra-Mobile PC Smartphone tablet PC mobile phone
Features Enables learners to construct understandings M-learning is collaborative M-learning is engaging and fun Allows users to have access to the resources in different formats (voice, text, picture and video)
Features Allows the reuse of material Accessible from anywhere. Offers flexible environment in which other services and components can be added. Games and simulation for learning on mobile devices
Advantages helps learners to improve literacy and numeric skills can be used for independent and collaborative learning experiences it is portable form one place to another Learners can interact with each other and with the instructor instead of hiding behind large monitors.
Advantages not much technological pre-requisites provides real time and location independency Learner can individually control his her speed of learning Easy to use. used anywhere, anytime
Advantages Handwriting with the stylus pen is more intuitive than using keyboard and mouse. It's possible to share assignments and work collaboratively; learners and practitioners can e-mail each other, using the infrared function of a PDA or a wireless network such as Bluetooth.
Disadvantages Small screens that limit the amount of information that can be displayed. Causing students using them for long periods of time There are limited storage capacities for mobiles and PDAs. Challenges to the Security of the Device and Its Data Battery Life, data loss due to battery problems
Disadvantages It's difficult to use moving graphics, especially with mobile phones It's a fast-moving market, especially for mobile phones, so devices can become out of date very quickly. Bandwidth may degrade with a larger number of users when using wireless networks.
How m-learning is used to support learning It provides Communication and Collaboration. Real-time chat , data sharing. Students make groups, Allow Capturing and integrating data. Mobile library, network database, data collection, data synthesis. Flexible physical access. Students use local databases, interactive promptive and just-in-time instruction.
Examples Example 1 :MediaBoard Is a flexible, web-based tool which lets learners build up online web pages by sending messages, pictures and audio from their phones. Author can use this tool for: working as a team to give and receive directions and instructions following directions or answering questions to complete a task recording speech or other audio using photographs and audio adding and editing text to create a multimedia web site
Mediaboard Each mediaBoard that an author sets up is a bit like an Internet message board. Users can attach audio, text and images to the zones on their mediaBoard by uploading them from their computer via the web, by e-mail, or by multimedia message (MMS) from a handheld computer or a mobile phone.
Examples Example 2 :SMS quiz author The SMS quiz author is a web-based application that allows you to set up an automated response system for multiple-choice quizzes on the learner’s mobile phone. Participants answer questions by text and receive instant feedback.
Examples Exampl3:MyLearning author for Pocket PC -MyLearning author for Pocket PC (or PDA)is a set of easy-to-use software tools that let you -create learning activities for learners -create quizzes -using sound and Flash files as well as text.
research Title: (Effectiveness Of Mobile Learning In Distance Education) in AllamaIqbal Open University, Pakistan Author:Dr. Muhammad Imran YOUSUF Objective: The main aim of this research is to better understand and measure students‟ attitudes and perceptions towards the importance of mobile learning in distance education