2006 Mlearning World Wide Web & Assessment


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Presentation completed in 2006 for the AFLF re: mlearning and innovation.

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  • I am here to share with you for the next 10 mins, an innovation we are working on at CLI with the use of LTS. This innovation relates to the process we follow in developing learning resources. And the focus of this innovation is to help us develop learning resources more cost effectively and enable all teachers in DET to be able to find them, access them and use them more easily to create personalised learning experiences for their students.
  • 2006 Mlearning World Wide Web & Assessment

    1. 1. Mlearning, the world wide web and assessment Alex Hayes Centre for Learning Innovation, DET NSW
    2. 2. Session overview <ul><li>About CLI </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration using a mobile device to record an assessment </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge </li></ul><ul><li>The jigsaw and the jargon – blogs, moblogs, Del.icio.us, Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>The story so far </li></ul><ul><li>Current and future projects </li></ul>
    3. 3. Opening comments - About CLI <ul><li>CLI is the primary developer of teaching and learning resources for the NSW Department of Education and Training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 200 schools – 760 000 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>130 vocational colleges (TAFE) – 460 000 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CLI develops and distributes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning resources (eg print, CD, DVD, video, websites, LMS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CLI provides advice and expertise in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology standards (eg interoperability, metadata) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected Learning (eg tools and technologies; snapshots of practice) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. CLI functional areas <ul><li>Learning Design </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Education and industry expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning Exchange (TaLe) </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Connected Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Contract management </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia production </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic and multimedia design </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / video production </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing systems </li></ul>CLI Policy and strategic advice Partnerships and commercial sales
    5. 5. An idea ….? Painting and Decorating BCGPD3001B Prepare surfaces for painting 1. Student’s or employer’s mobile device records assessment event 2. Transmits to website 3. Photo / video / audio appears on website (moblog)
    6. 6. Online assessment idea……….convergence 4. New post automatically sends SMS to assessor’s phone. 5. Assessor views new post, adds comments and then copies work sample to separate website (eg. Blogger)
    7. 7. The challenge … CLI Photodisk image … and the solution?
    8. 8. The challenge TAFE NSW student images used with permission
    9. 9. The story so far <ul><li>First mobile phone Motorola’s DynaTAC 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>First mobile network (analogue) 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>First GSM (digital) network 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>First SMS 1992 (1995 & 1998) </li></ul><ul><li>First ringtone (Finland) 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>WAP 1.0 specification 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>i-mode launched 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Video (3G) 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Global roaming 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial 3G 2001 </li></ul>*Thanks to Sony Ericsson for phone images and HWW for the slide 2m Blackberries 15m mp3 players 1,600m mobiles 1880 1947 1878 1910 1986-96 2001 200 2 2004 2003 2006
    10. 10. The jigsaw – Web tools …. ? Protopage Technorati Del.icio.us blogs mo blogs
    11. 11. Jargon buster <ul><li>Blogs (or “web logs”) </li></ul><ul><li>websites where new content is added sequentially. </li></ul><ul><li>next generation in chat rooms, discussion boards and email distribution lists. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these websites are hosted by agencies who provide free, but often limited storage space for users. Their return comes from selling increased storage and advertising on the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people use them as a form of electronic diary, recording their thoughts, ideas and journeys. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile blogs (moblogs) </li></ul><ul><li>similar but focus on pictures rather than text. They also link to mobile devices. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Acronym buster <ul><li>RSS – really simple syndication or rich site summary </li></ul><ul><li>A programmed electronic process which automatically sends information from one source (eg a website) to another (eg a digital phone or email account). Most commonly used to send information or summaries of new content on a website (eg newspaper headlines, sports results, tenders). </li></ul><ul><li>SMS – short message service </li></ul><ul><li>A service which enables you to transmit text from one digital device to another. Often referred to as texting. </li></ul><ul><li>MMS – multimedia messaging service </li></ul><ul><li>As above, but also enables the transmission of digital audio, picture and video files. </li></ul>
    13. 13. So what do you get? <ul><li>A ‘free’ platform for sending photos, audio files and video to a website </li></ul><ul><li>Free platforms for managing multiple websites </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic updates on new entries via SMS and RSS </li></ul>And the downside? <ul><li>Privacy and confidentiality concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Child protection </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Digital rights management – ownership and use of material </li></ul><ul><li>IT infrastructure – support, fire walls, return on investment </li></ul><ul><li>Call costs </li></ul>
    14. 14. Mobile learning: the story so far …. <ul><li>Content downloaded on to mobile devices for use in the field </li></ul><ul><li>For example: maps, product information, spreadsheets, quizzes, checklists, standard operating procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission of data (sales, customer record updates, quotes, checklists) back to base </li></ul><ul><li>Links to the internet for up to date information </li></ul><ul><li>For example: local services, phone numbers, news, product sheets, diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Email and calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Phones converged with websites (blogs or mobile blogs) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Possible next steps … <ul><li>Training videos on demand transmitted to your device </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving through group interaction via mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Short interactive tests sent (or pre-programmed) to the device, completed and submitted electronically to the training centre </li></ul><ul><li>OH&S guides electronically embedded in the workplace and automatically sent to mobile devices when activated (RFIDs) </li></ul><ul><li>Game-based simulations and scenarios played out on mobile devices </li></ul>
    16. 16. Some ideas for engaging learners via mlearning…….
    17. 17. Science Excursions – Possible documentation technique <ul><li>Step 1 - Photos taken on site </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 - Photo sent to moblog site </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3 – Digital data ( images ) processed at school site </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4 – Students / Educators compose a digital story detailing the learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5 – Digital story processed and made avialable for distribution in CD format, burned to CD </li></ul><ul><li>extension … </li></ul><ul><li>GPS tagged photos added to database for further explorations. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Workplace Assessment – Possible Documentation Technique <ul><li>Step 1 - OH&S risks identified and sent to moblog for discussion and rating </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 – Digital data repackaged into Top 10 risks and sent back to mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3 - Workplace tasks recorded and sent to moblog for assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4 – Further ‘byte’ sized activities sent to the phones </li></ul><ul><li>extension… </li></ul><ul><li>Site inductions using RFIDs </li></ul>
    19. 19. Research & Development – Factors & Considerations <ul><li>1. Mobile learning literature review (eg. using a del.icio.us tagging site) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Hardware and software comparisons (phones, PDAs, Mp3 players) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Gaming simulations using mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>4. Pedagogy studies (behaviourist, constructivist, collaborative, connectivist learning) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Learning design (graphics, accessibility, technical standards, interoperability of learning objects) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Developing Communities of Practice (ie. Flexible Learning Framework, TALO, MobiLearn) </li></ul>
    20. 20. Key questions to consider <ul><li>Does this new technology add value to the learning experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the pedagogy sound? </li></ul><ul><li>How much additional training or guidance is required? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there are a clear cost benefit to the organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>How sustainable is the whole process? Who pays? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are we devoting time and resources to it? ie just because we can or because there is real value in embracing the new technology? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Getting the right mix ….hypothesis ? <ul><li>A mobile device, with network connections and multimedia capabilities, will soon become an integral part of most people’s daily working and social lives. </li></ul><ul><li>These devices offer exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences for people as they learn and develop within an organisation. The devices do not necessarily replace other learning and development experiences. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Prove It! An online tool to recognise prior learning www.cli.nsw.edu.au/proveit
    23. 23. Our ideal world of education and training in a mobile world ? Learner uses RPL tool to identify gaps in skills or evidence of those skills Learner creates digital portfolio of evidence Trainer assesses existing skills and then sets various tasks to meet gaps
    24. 24. Learner uses a variety of media to complete and submit tasks Learner may engage in face to face workshops Learner is assessed and given appropriate certification The cycle of continuous learning continues Models …? See Try Apply
    25. 25. Where in the world are we at with mobile learning ? http:// www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.php?start =http:// www.alexanderhayes.com /