Mobile learning and new technonologies

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Keynote: presented at the ISASA Librarian Conference held in Grahamstown, South Africa, 6-8 July 2011.

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Mobile learning and new technonologies

  1. 1. Mobile learning and new technologies Prof. Dick Ng’ambi University of Cape Town, South AfricaPresented at the ISASA School Librarians Conference held in Grahamstown, 5-8 July 2011
  2. 2. Outline•  Common sense question –  Why do educators ‘ignore’ the powerful devices already in the hands of students?•  Pedagogical question –  How can one teach with mobile phones?•  Theoretical question –  Does use of mobile devices provide educators access to students’ internal dialogue?
  3. 3. Why do educators ‘ignore’ the powerfuldevices already in the hands of students?Send response to: 31957Prefix answer with:R 8769
  4. 4. Reality of our contextITU 2008 Per 100 people SA Egypt UK US Personal computers 15.9 22.8 78 72Bandwidth (bits ps pp) 1.5 2.3 77 21ITU 2010 Per 100 people SA Egypt UK US Fixed telephony 8.43 11.86 53.71 48.7 Internet users 12.3 26.7 85 79 Mobile users 100 87 130 89
  5. 5. University Missouri, USA
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  7. 7. 11
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  9. 9. Al Filreis, 2009
  10. 10. Deadline:Thursday30 June 2011
  11. 11. New Rules1)  Bring mobile phones to class2)  Podcast all lectures3)  SMS during & after lectures4)  Feedback on learning
  12. 12. Who forgot their mobilephone today?
  13. 13. Al Filreis, 2009
  14. 14. Al Filreis, 2009
  15. 15. Today’s lecture:Possibilities & Pitfallsof ICTs for EducationSMS questions to 31957Prefix message with:R 7442
  16. 16. Wiffiti.com
  17. 17. Critically interrogate Siemen &Tittenbeger, 2009 statement onp.11-15 of course readerSMS to 31957Prefix message withQ edn6099
  18. 18. Conclusion•  Common sense question –  Why do educators ‘ignore’ the powerful devices already in the hands of students?•  Pedagogical question –  How can one teach with mobile phones?•  Theoretical question –  Does use of mobile devices provide educators access to students’ internal dialogue?
  19. 19. Contact details: Dick Ng’ambiCentre for Educational Technology University of Cape Town Dick.Ngambi@uct.ac.za

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