FELs Mobile Learning Workshop Anne Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Issues and Problems with mobile devices (5 mins discussion)Feeling in control / safe with your device - securing that device It is important that we feel secure and safe with any device that we use and teach through. Starting with your own mobile device, do you know how to secure them? All mobile devices should be password /passcode protected. Following the guidance notes on: http://intranet6.open.ac.uk/it/service-delivery/new-it- mobile-device-standard-published (5 min to try and protect your mobile device)
With regard to mobile privacy and security the OU is leading international research in this fieldPrimma (funded by the EPSRC) is an OU led researchproject reviewing mobile secuirty issues. They have ontheir web-site a continually updated account of current mobile risks. This is not to scare you BUT to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Type in primma to google or: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/primma/ (5 mins to look at this)
Assuring privacy. Often this comes down to broad principles that aren’tspecific to mobile devices but can be heightened by the capabilities of these devices. Over 10 years of empirical research has led to a privacy framework and guidance documents that have been used in many different disciplines. Most recently as guidance documents for a TMA for social workers on K216 ‘ethical practice in social work’:http://learn.open.ac.uk/mod/resourcepage/view.php?id= 522634 (5 mins to look and discuss this)
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