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Using learners’ own devices

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit July 4, 2011 | slide RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Using Learners Own Devices Gordon Millner – Technical Advisor, RSC-EM
  2. 2. July 4, 2011 | slide Can everyone switch off their mobile phone please On silent/vibrate will not be sufficient, I want it switched off Can you all put your laptops and iPads etc away please and get out pen and paper No texting or tweeting or taking notes electronically is allowed
  3. 3. <ul><li>&quot;By now almost everyone owns one and uses one, often more than one. </li></ul><ul><li>Not only do they own them and use them but they also invest considerable time, effort and resource choosing them, buying them, customising them and exploiting them …. </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ These devices express </li></ul><ul><li>part or much of their owners' </li></ul><ul><li>values, affiliations, identity and individuality </li></ul><ul><li>through their choice and through their use </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ They are </li></ul><ul><li>both pervasive and ubiquitous, </li></ul><ul><li>both conspicuous and unobtrusive, </li></ul><ul><li>both noteworthy and taken-for-granted </li></ul><ul><li>in the lives of most people … </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ This explains in part why mobile learning is not just e-learning on mobile devices; </li></ul><ul><li>it also hints that we might leverage learners' own devices and in doing so take education into new modes, spaces and places.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(Prof. John Traxler, Univ. of Wolverhampton, 2011) </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  7. 7. <ul><li>Let’s look at some </li></ul><ul><li>FACTS </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  8. 8. <ul><li>1.2 billion text messages sent by people in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>every week </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Data Association (MDA) </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  9. 9. <ul><li>95 per cent of UK households have access to mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Data Association (MDA) </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  10. 10. <ul><li>there are now more mobile devices in use in the UK than there are people . </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Data Association (MDA) </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  11. 11. What’s missing?
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ Technology is playing an increasingly </li></ul><ul><li>important role in people’s lives </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ Staying in touch with friends and family by email and arranging your life by SMS is fast becoming the norm </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  14. 14. <ul><li>And then there’s the </li></ul><ul><li>uploading of messages, posts and photos to facebook and twitter </li></ul><ul><li>videos to youtube </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  15. 15. <ul><li>“ Similarly it must therefore be that technology </li></ul><ul><li>is playing an increasingly </li></ul><ul><li>important role in a learner’s life </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  16. 16. <ul><li>What about </li></ul><ul><li>netbooks, </li></ul><ul><li>notebooks and </li></ul><ul><li>tablets? </li></ul><ul><li>Which do you think are going up or going down in sales? </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  17. 17. <ul><li>UK Netbook sales strong in 2009 but going </li></ul><ul><li>DOWN 22% in Oct 2010 and by </li></ul><ul><li>DOWN 40% in Nov 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>compared to same month in previous year </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas 2010 was the end of the netbook PC phenomenon </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  18. 18. <ul><li>Mainstream portable sales UP </li></ul><ul><li>32% in Oct 2010 and </li></ul><ul><li>24% in Nov 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>compared to the same months a year before </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  19. 19. <ul><li>Tablet sales UP </li></ul><ul><li>424% in Nov 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to same month in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Remember though: </li></ul><ul><li>there weren’t many tablets about in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Apple’s iPad – 60% of all tablet sales, </li></ul><ul><li>the 3G version accounting for 80% of the share STATS: </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  20. 20. So lets give our students a device to use then <ul><li>Giving or loaning devices for the purpose of a learning activity may not always be a solution. In a recent project XDAs were given to learners for the purposes of the project, but were rejected as being too large and complex and because the learners already owned (and preferred to use) other devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes from the case study include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ They found the XDA too large and complex for everyday convenience, yet too small to manage a full range of files.“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Our students do not seem interested in carrying an extra devic e.” </li></ul></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  21. 21. <ul><li>Do you have examples in your organisation of learners own devices being used? </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  22. 22. <ul><li>Does your organisation have barriers that prevent students using their own devices?   </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  23. 23. So what now? <ul><li>REAL scenarios: </li></ul><ul><li>Management want to reduce their capital spend on equipment and suggests to not update PCs this year in some classrooms, even remove them altogether and let students use their own devices instead. This will also reduce the need for as many ICT technical support staff and so save money </li></ul><ul><li>Students and staff want to learn and work the “Martini Way” across the campus/organisation with their own device(s) </li></ul><ul><li>A student is caught viewing rude material on their laptop computer. They are using their own USB 3G dongle and so are not connected to your network </li></ul><ul><li>Students are using their mobile phones on a field trip </li></ul><ul><li>“ Johnny” cannot afford to have his own mobile device and so cannot participate in lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Mary’s brother is always missing his learning support session </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  24. 24. What issues are raised? <ul><li>Will all students want to bring in their own device for fear of theft, bullying, getting broken </li></ul><ul><li>What about digital exclusion? Some students can’t afford their own personal devices </li></ul><ul><li>Devices are personal and will usually contain a great deal of personal data and information. Could this personal data be compromised during everyday use in a formal education context? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it ethical or desirable to ask students who have purchased their personal devices, to use them for purposes they may not have expected them to be used for? </li></ul><ul><li>What about wear and tear, or accidental damage of the devices during learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would pay for replacement or repair, or insure the devices during these kind of activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the range of devices, is more technical staffing needed </li></ul><ul><li>Security of network </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  25. 25. What issues are raised? <ul><li>Legitimate use of device whether using network connection or own connection </li></ul><ul><li>Needing appropriate actions in place in case of breach of “responsible use policy” </li></ul><ul><li>Expense of managed wireless network and continual virus checks/updates of devices </li></ul><ul><li>Separate areas of network may need setting up and what type of access are you allowing to devices. Everything including workarea… or internet and email only?? </li></ul><ul><li>Do students have their own work area, perhaps cloud-based? </li></ul><ul><li>JANET acceptable use </li></ul><ul><li>Are there more opportunities for learning spaces? </li></ul><ul><li>What about charging facilities for batteries? Who’s responsibility? </li></ul><ul><li>What about printing? Do they need to print? </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  26. 26. What are the benefits? <ul><li>It fits in with the learner’s way of life </li></ul><ul><li>“ Martini” learning and improved “ownership” of their learning </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access </li></ul><ul><li>Learners take photographs, record sounds and videos on trips or in the classroom. Geotagging is now a possibility </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility and choice seem to be key, and link in with the idea of enabling and encouraging creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication … assignment submissions, deadlines and announcements, SMS notifications of closures/timetable changes, keeping potential students “warm” before they start. </li></ul><ul><li>Use SMS positively and supportively as well as for chasing. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow learners to subscribe to SMS, giving them choice which is empowering </li></ul><ul><li>Learners taking notes in class, photos of board, copy/paste into assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can carry around electronic versions of their handouts, PPTs, etc all the time, also becomes searchable compared to paper. Also made available in different formats, eg. Audio/video/text, thus they can be more inclusive </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  27. 27. <ul><li>Any Q’s </li></ul><ul><li>Gordon Millner – Technical Advisor, RSC-EM </li></ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>T: 01509 618120 </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide
  28. 28. Further Resources <ul><li>This presentation was part of the RSC East Midlands e-fair 2011 “Becoming an agile learning provider” for more information and to see all the resources go to: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>July 4, 2011 | slide