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Insight into Near Field Communication Technology for Learning

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 21, 2013 | slide 1 RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Insight into Near Field Communication Blend IT, Mix IT, Flip IT! Simon Wardman (Central College Nottingham) and Thomas Sweeney (LSRI) www.jiscrsc.ac.uk
  2. 2. • What is NFC (Near Field Communication) smart-phone • Background to our project • Vocabulary Scavenger Hunts • Student created posters and coding of NFC tags • Final thoughts and Q and A Content of session
  3. 3. Near Field Communication • In the ‘chat’ area of the webinar could you indicate if you know of how Near Field communication is being used in any context. Please indicate no if you have not heard of any uses of this technology.
  4. 4. NFC vs QR Codes NFC • Can be hidden • Re-writable • Cost Money • Word on any (newish) phone • Can store around 160 bytes of information. Text message, Tweet. QR Codes • They look rather ugly! • Can’t overwrite them (although there are ways around this) • Very cheap to create • Work on any phone • Can store >= 160 bytes
  5. 5. Collect the word easily using NFC enabled devices
  6. 6. Groups of three: Scribe, Collector and Reader
  7. 7. Negotiating the best definition of the word
  8. 8. Video of Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt Duration: 1.5 minutes • It will appear in in the ‘whiteboard area’ in a few seconds • Link also in the Chat area if you prefer to watch it in a separate browser window.
  9. 9. Students creation of smart posters • Business English students were given the task of producing interactive marketing posters using Near Field Communication (NFC) tags. These students then displayed and presented their posters to students from other groups.
  10. 10. What makes a good advert? Clear objectives, text, images, colour…
  11. 11. Collaboration
  12. 12. Video of Business Englishstudents presentationtheir creations Duration: 2.5 minutes • It will appear in in the ‘whiteboard area’ in a few seconds • Link also in the Chat area if you prefer to watch it in a separate browser window.
  13. 13. ‘I got a lot of information two-way process’
  14. 14. A dental professional
  15. 15. ‘I got good advice’ ‘I asked the questions I wanted’
  16. 16. ‘We spoke naturally’
  17. 17. ‘We weren’t sitting behind our desks’
  18. 18. Final Thoughts • Final Thoughts • Questions for Tommy and Simon • What to expect from the face-to-face workshop
  19. 19. MORE INSIGHT INTO NFC TECHNOLOGY AND LANGUAGE LEARNING IS AVAILABLE FROM: WWW.TEACHABILITY.EU (TOMMY AND SIMON’S COLLABORATIVE BLOG) WWW.NFCCENTRAL.CO.UK (A WEBLOG CONCERNED WITH NFC IN EDUCATION) TWITTER.COM/NOTTINGHAMCOLLE (PROJECT TWITTER PAGE) Tommy Sweeney (LSRI) Simon Wardman (CCN)
  20. 20. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit June 21, 2013 | slide 43 RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Insight into Near Field Communication Blend IT, Mix IT, Flip IT! Simon Wardman and Thomas Sweeney www.jiscrsc.ac.uk
  21. 21. June 21, 2013 | slide 44 Insight 2013 All the resources from the Insight series: • Hosted on the RSC East Midlands Moodle platform • Web address - bit.ly/insight-resources • Will be constantly updated over the next week
  22. 22. June 21, 2013 | slide 45 Insight 2013 Jisc Regional Support Centres work with more than 2,000 UK learning providers helping them to improve performance and efficiency through the use of technology. www.jiscrsc.ac.uk
  23. 23. June 21, 2013 | slide 46 Insight 2013 That’s it for this Insight webinar! If you have any questions then please contact us: • 01509 618110 • support@rsc-em.ac.uk • www.jiscrsc.ac.uk

Editor's Notes

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  • Toponimo is a mobile application for English Language Learners.
  • Learners log in to the app.
  • Essentially it’s a Language Journal. Like a personal dictionary that allows learners to capture words they have heard or read when they are out and about.
  • You can add words directly to the application and it will automatically download the definitions, pos, pronounciations.
  • Learners can also “search nearby”
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  • The term ‘context’ is ill defined.
  • The term ‘context’ is ill defined.
  • The term ‘context’ is ill defined.
  • Level of context specificity.These are all locations but they are not specific locations.
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  • Even a location such as supermarket

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