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Alex Smith


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Alex Smith presentation at Handheld Learning 2008, London

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  1. 1. RN Mobile Learning Project Lt Alex Smith BSc (Hons) PGCE (PCET) RN HMS COLLINGWOOD Weapon Engineering Principles Training Unit
  2. 2. Range <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Authoring – it’s applications </li></ul><ul><li>Progress to date </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>RN Engineering Branches restructured </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificer and Mechanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Technician (ET) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New ETs + re-badged legacy branches </li></ul><ul><li>Long time since last academics </li></ul><ul><li>Some feed from non-technical branches </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning package failing </li></ul><ul><li>Backclassing rates higher than desired </li></ul>
  4. 4. Concept of Use <ul><li>ET, LET, POET WE courseware library </li></ul><ul><li>Used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pre-course learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>revision/re-presentation whilst on course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>post-course revision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion between students </li></ul><ul><li>No change to current validated delivery </li></ul><ul><li>SME involvement </li></ul>
  5. 5. Initial Procurement <ul><li>Requirements of RN from software </li></ul><ul><li>- Must be intuitive to students and SME’s </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions of software within RN </li></ul><ul><li>- Bandwidth and security issues </li></ul><ul><li>Usefulness beyond pre-course learning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rapid Authoring - Lecturnity <ul><li>Powerpoint based </li></ul><ul><li>SCORM compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap rapid production of e-media and e-tests </li></ul><ul><li>Publish lessons in all multi media formats </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use by SME’s </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lecturnity - Lessons
  8. 8. Lecturnity - Tests
  9. 9. Access by Serving Personnel
  10. 10. Defence Learning Portal <ul><li>24/7 Access </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to track usage and results </li></ul><ul><li>QA of test and course material </li></ul><ul><li>Removes upfront LMS costs and long term administration costs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Defence Learning Portal
  12. 12. Mobile Learning Technology <ul><li>Detached personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Play Station Portable </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sony Play Station Portable
  14. 14. Play Station Portable <ul><li>Delivers lessons in video to hard to reach target audience </li></ul><ul><li>For the Y Generation the control of this device is almost intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Students feel ‘invested in’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. HMS Bristol Blended Learning NVQ <ul><li>True open workshop/hybrid learning environment addressing – Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes which should help increase retention </li></ul><ul><li>Didactic lesson still delivered </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by Rapid Authored lessons and relevant e-tests </li></ul><ul><li>PSP’s issued for trainees to use at night for revision and lesson re-enforcement </li></ul>
  16. 18. Progress to Date <ul><li>30 PSPs purchased for trials </li></ul><ul><li>Technically proven </li></ul><ul><li>Positive feedback from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourages peer to peer interaction </li></ul>
  17. 19. Next steps……
  18. 20. Summary <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Authoring – it’s applications </li></ul><ul><li>Progress to date </li></ul>
  19. 21. Demonstration