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Mobile learning day - investigating the student tuition fees controversy


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  • 1. Faculty Mobile Learning Day 22/02: Investigating the Student Tuition Fees ControversyIn December 2010 the UK government Our Tumblr blog is at:decided to raise the cap on university fees to £9000. It also includedpart-time students, like those atthe OU, in the same fees and loansregime as full-time students, for thefirst time. This decision triggeredintensive public and political debate,and sparked massive student protests.A year on, what can we say about thismove? How will it affect the UK highereducation sector? How will it affect the Install the Tumblr app from thefuture of young people in Britain? How will app store / android market. Log init affect the UK economy and society? as “” password: modisdayYour task is to investigate thesequestions, by interviewing people aroundthe OU campus. First, you will use yourmobile devices to do any additionalresearch you need on the web. Secondly,working in small groups, you will thenuse your mobile devices to recordshort interviews. Before setting off foryour interviews, you should agree onthree questions which you will ask yourinterviewees. Remember to keep the click the paper and pencil icon to start a newinterviews short - up to 3 minutes each! post, select “video”After c.30 minutes of interviewing youwill reconvene, review these interviews,and produce a video report from theseinterviews, which you will post to the webusing your mobile devices.In order to conduct the interviews andproduce the final report, you will use a siteand mobile application called Tumblr. record or choose a previously recorded videoSee instructions to the right: to post
  • 2. What Next? Follow-up InformationThe OU mobile connections site is a focal point for all OU mobile learning activity: Mor, phone interviewingWe used Tumblr for this activity, but this is one option out of many, such as Qik and Google+.MobileActive’s mobile media toolkit has some easy to use guides on mobile media production. pollsPolleverywhere and smspolls offer basic polling services. For more elaborate interactions,check out FrontlineSMS and RapidSMS. Learning DesignML4D is an example of an initiative which facilitated a design-level discussion amongpractitioners in the field of mobile learning for development. It used the Participatory PatternWorkshop framework.