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Promoting Interaction and Engagement in Education and Training by use of iPod/iPhone (By John B. Stav & Gabrielle Hansen-Nygard)

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Presentation for the VII International Seminar of the UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning: Mobile Technologies for Learning & Development. …

Presentation for the VII International Seminar of the UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning: Mobile Technologies for Learning & Development.

20th century education required that materials were developed in advance by the instructor, and information were scarce and publishing limited. Today information is indeed abundant and publishing is pervasive and easily accessible by students staying connected while on the go. Wireless devices are replacing wired ones in all walks of life, whereby a massive and increasing number of people soon own a computer that fits in their hand and is able to connect to the network wirelessly from virtually anywhere. 21st Century education requires that learning processes are developed dynamically both inside and outside of class with students as codevelopers, or even as primary codevelopers.

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  • 1. Promoting Interaction and Engagement In Education and Training by the use of iPod/iPhone John B. Stav, Gabrielle Hansen-Nygård and Pascal Pein Trondheim, Norway 7.10.2010
  • 2. Sør-Trøndelag University College (Norway)
  • 3. Ongoing international R&D projects •  EuroMecca •  DO-IT •  iQSim •  EuroPlast •  EduMecca •  Sveis-IT •  cMind •  Move-IT •  Done-IT •  EnvKids
  • 4. What is a Student Response System (SRS)? Technology products designed to support: •  Response •  Communication •  Interaction
  • 5. How to use a SRS? •  Starting point: traditional teaching •  The teacher present a question or problem •  The students work with the issue, individually or in groups, before they vote •  Histogram display shows the distribution of class answers •  Closure: thorough explanation after the voting session
  • 6. Practical information Turn on the iPod by pressing the round button and drag the arrow to the right This page appear: “please wait” Nothing will happen on the iPod before we start the vote!
  • 7. Practical information When the voting starts, the alternatives comes up on the iPod Vote by pressing the alternative you think is correct
  • 8. Practical information Your vote is registered when: -  the button and background changes color -  ”thanks for your vote” You can change your mind, as long as the vote is open
  • 9. What is your position? A.  Teacher or instructor B.  Researcher C.  Student D.  Technical E.  Administrator F.  Other
  • 10. Why are you attending this conference? A.  Networking B.  Get inspired to learn about interactive teaching methods C. Learn more about mobile learning D. Learn more about mobile technologies E. I want to visit Barcelona...
  • 11. What have you learned most about during this conference? A.  New training methods B.  New mobile devices and services C.  I learned about new technologies I don't think I can use in my teaching D. I learned about new technologies I think I can use in my teaching E. I dont know…
  • 12. What do you feel right now? A.  Like in heaven! B.  Engaged C.  Calm D.  Stressed E.  Eh… I feel like going for a beer
  • 13. How useful has this demo been for you? A. Very useful, I would like to try the SRS B. Useful, It gave me a couple of new ideas C.  It was OK, I see that it might change teaching D.  It was fun to see, but that's pretty much it E.  Not very useful, I'm gone teach as before
  • 14. If you had the opportunity, would you like to use the SRS? •  Yes •  No •  Don't know
  • 15. Student Teacher perspective perspective -  group discussion -  preparation: develop questions -  increased involvement -  instant feedback on students -  instant and anonymous learning feedback -  thoroughly explanation -  teacher's explanation after the voting session: what is the correct alternative, and why? what are the incorrect alternatives, and why? Active learning
  • 16. To what extent does the SRS aid your learning of the course curriculum? 30 Boys Girls 25 20 15 10 5 0 Very large Large Neutral Small Poor
  • 17. Quotes from interviews with the students: “SRS transformed mathematics into something positive” “using SRS is fun, and when it is fun it is also easier to learn” “it gives us a response on whether or not we have actually learned something”
  • 18. Quotes from interviews with the students: “the group discussion was very good, hearing other students thoughts and opinions helped me understand” “It is easy to loose concentration during lectures, SRS woke me up again” ”SRS force you to participate, and that's very positive, you learn more when your active” “Its anonymous, so no one is afraid to answer”
  • 19. International Conference on Education and Learning in the Mobile Age •  CELMA : http://srs.hud.ac.uk/conference/ •  1 – 2 June •  Lake district •  2011 •  Submission deadline: 15 February
  • 20. Interested Organizations May Participate in Testing in 2010 Contact: Dr. John B. Stav JOHN.B.STAV@HIST.NO