NIIT University                    Exploring                  Mobile learning                  By: Akhlesh Agarwal        ...
Journey of teaching toolsBlackboard+             Digital content              +                 MobileChalk               ...
Mobile learning• Pros                       • Cons  – Anytime anywhere           – Small screen    connectivity           ...
Possibilities with mLearning                            Phone based lecture delivery ?                                (Wha...
Choosing the right teaching processes                 for mLearning                          Connectivity available on pho...
Results from student survey on technology availability     in student phones                              6
95%                                     100%                                      90%                       82%           ...
23%                                                                                       Yes                             ...
mLearning: recommended processes for NU                            Phone based lecture delivery ?                         ...
Key findings• Allow NU-WiFi for student phones for them to  use “NUcleus” (NU-Moodle) and other internet  based content. S...
Recommended processes• Audio podcasts   – Easy to create by faculty, can be downloaded and used     offline by students   ...
Mobile learning at NU campus                               12
Mobile learning also includes using the laptop with campuswide WiFi in open lawns. Here a students clarifies her doubts in...
In the cafeteria when students have an argument on a technical  query, mobile learning access immediately provides the rig...
Listening to a downloaded podcast from her faculty, this        student is actually learning while jogging.               ...
akhlesh.agarwal@           @akhlesha                       16
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    1. 1. NIIT University Exploring Mobile learning By: Akhlesh Agarwal 1
    2. 2. Journey of teaching toolsBlackboard+ Digital content + MobileChalk learning tools Learning portal 2
    3. 3. Mobile learning• Pros • Cons – Anytime anywhere – Small screen connectivity – Different platforms (iPhone, – Always “on” with Gen Y Android, Bberry) – Phones becoming – Different connectivity (SMS, Smarter Blutooth, Wifi, 3G GPRS…… Too complex?) – Cost of data transfer 3
    4. 4. Possibilities with mLearning Phone based lecture delivery ? (What an !dea sir ji ) GuruSmall text based Small videos quizzes Content Audio Podcasts Exams Traditional PPT, PDF, learning Quick ref guides processes Hands on / Collab Labs oration SMS based OS specific Apps messaging and Q&A, Attendance 4
    5. 5. Choosing the right teaching processes for mLearning Connectivity available on phone GSM/CDMA Campus WiFi for student Mobile content should be BlueTooth phones. So that they don’t small duration and it should GPRS need to pay for using 3G or be easy to create by faculty WiFi GPRS for accessing content 3G from phonesBite-size contentSimple to create by facultySimple to use by students Voice call Tools available on phone Min keyboard requirement SMS Cost of downloading Audio file (MP3) Mobile content should Offline options Pictures/Images use tools which are Video file available on most Usage behavior eBooks phones not just latest Internet Browser smartphones Platform specific App 5
    6. 6. Results from student survey on technology availability in student phones 6
    7. 7. 95% 100% 90% 82% 80% 70% 56% 59% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 22% 0% Yes13% Bluetooth Wifi GPRS 3G 65% No Don’t knowJava application support Android 34% 26% Symbian Blackberry 25% iPhone 8% Windows 2% 5% No smartphone 7
    8. 8. 23% Yes 77% No 40% Have you ever accessed NU moodle Yes from your phone 60% NoDo you use some SMS facility tosend cheap SMS to your friends Yes (almost every hour) 25% 45% Yes (Twice a day) Yes (once a day) 26% Yes (But not regularly) Don’t chk mail on phone Do you check your NU mail on your phone 8
    9. 9. mLearning: recommended processes for NU Phone based lecture delivery ? (What an !dea sir ji ) GuruSmall text based Small videos quizzes Content Audio Podcasts Exams Traditional PPT, PDF, learning Quick ref guides processes Hands on / Collab Labs oration SMS based OS specific Apps messaging and Q&A, Attendance 9
    10. 10. Key findings• Allow NU-WiFi for student phones for them to use “NUcleus” (NU-Moodle) and other internet based content. Students would not want to pay for using GPRS/3G• SMS, Audio (MP3), Images tools available on most phones.• OS specific Apps not recommended in initial Phase. 10
    11. 11. Recommended processes• Audio podcasts – Easy to create by faculty, can be downloaded and used offline by students – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/• Small articles, quick ref guides – Can be in eBook/PDF or image formats• SMS based collaboration – Teacher to students (From phone or from portal) – student to students 11
    12. 12. Mobile learning at NU campus 12
    13. 13. Mobile learning also includes using the laptop with campuswide WiFi in open lawns. Here a students clarifies her doubts in discussions with a faculty. 13
    14. 14. In the cafeteria when students have an argument on a technical query, mobile learning access immediately provides the right answer. 14
    15. 15. Listening to a downloaded podcast from her faculty, this student is actually learning while jogging. 15
    16. 16. akhlesh.agarwal@ @akhlesha 16

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