Mobile learning: the ethics<br />no class groups<br />	informal learning<br />personalised plan<br />		self driven<br />di...
Mobile has always been about context<br />    			 ... surely the ethics should be too? <br />
Quick poll ...<br />Mobile connectivity will keep on marching into our lives ... and those of our students<br />... whethe...
Worldwide mobile coverage & connectivity<br />90% of the world lives in a place with access to a mobile network.<br />(80%...
Worldwide mobile coverage & connectivity<br />by 2011 over 85% of handsets distributed globally will include some form of ...
Getting the definition right<br />Mobile learning is NOT just about mobile courses, but a blend of tools, resources, colla...
Getting the definition right<br />"Mobile learning isn't putting whole course on mobile phone but augmenting formal learni...
Do not present mobile learning as a training program, but rather as a productivity tool </li></li></ul><li>Getting the def...
Talking about ethics<br />In the medical world, keeping patients on older, failing treatments when there is a better alter...
Talking about ethics<br />Isn’t it unethical not to offer mobile learning to your learners?<br />
Talking about ethics<br />The ethics of m-learning are all about context<br />It is unethical not to offer mobile learning...
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Online educa 2010 mobile ethics

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Contribution to a panel discussion on the ethical issues of using new technologies in education.

Panelists:
Andy Black, Becta, UK
Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, UK
Mark Childs, Coventry University, UK
Geoff Stead, Tribal, UK
Frances Bell, University of Salford, UK

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  1. 1. Mobile learning: the ethics<br />no class groups<br /> informal learning<br />personalised plan<br /> self driven<br />disengaged,<br />hard to reach, hard to teach<br />at work, needing work! <br />Geoff Stead<br />Digital Learning Studio<br />Tribal<br />@geoffstead<br />www.m-learning.org<br />moblearn.blogspot.com<br />
  2. 2. Mobile has always been about context<br /> ... surely the ethics should be too? <br />
  3. 3. Quick poll ...<br />Mobile connectivity will keep on marching into our lives ... and those of our students<br />... whether we approve or not<br />
  4. 4. Worldwide mobile coverage & connectivity<br />90% of the world lives in a place with access to a mobile network.<br />(80% in rural communities)<br />5.3 bn mobile subscriptions worldwide<br />This is over 70% of the world’s population <br />(up 15% from 4.6 bn at the end of 2009)<br />
  5. 5. Worldwide mobile coverage & connectivity<br />by 2011 over 85% of handsets distributed globally will include some form of internet browser <br />
  6. 6. Getting the definition right<br />Mobile learning is NOT just about mobile courses, but a blend of tools, resources, collaboration and context aware support ...<br />
  7. 7. Getting the definition right<br />"Mobile learning isn't putting whole course on mobile phone but augmenting formal learning " Clarke Quinn<br />educause<br /> any educational interaction delivered through mobile technology and accessed at a student’s convenience from any location.<br />MoLENET (UK) ADL (USA)<br /> the exploitation of ubiquitous handheld technologies, together with wireless and mobile phone networks, to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning.<br />US Gvt guidelines<br />When planning m-learning:<br /><ul><li>Look at “moments of need” rather than courses
  8. 8. Do not present mobile learning as a training program, but rather as a productivity tool </li></li></ul><li>Getting the definition right<br />Location aware (GPS)<br />Text messaging (SMS)<br />Social networking<br />Virtual worlds<br />Phone calls<br />Collaboration tools<br />Media capture (image, sound, video)<br />Media playback<br />Media sharing<br />eBooks<br />Surveys / polls<br />
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  10. 10. Talking about ethics<br />In the medical world, keeping patients on older, failing treatments when there is a better alternative is seen as unethical<br />
  11. 11. Talking about ethics<br />Isn’t it unethical not to offer mobile learning to your learners?<br />
  12. 12. Talking about ethics<br />The ethics of m-learning are all about context<br />It is unethical not to offer mobile learning to your learners<br />@geoffstead<br />www.m-learning.org<br />moblearn.blogspot.com<br />

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