Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments Conference Mobile learning isn’t one flavour or one approa...
90% of the planet ... <ul><li>There are mobile data networks covering 90% of the people on the planet </li></ul>
... but we are all different <ul><li>The trends are similar all over the world  </li></ul><ul><li>... but the specific cho...
Same, same ... but different <ul><li>We are using different phones used in different countries .... to do the same tasks <...
The hype is entrancing ... Title of Presentation ‒  Section <ul><li>5.8 billion mobile subscribers worldwide by 2013 </li>...
Rapid evolution: multi-touch, pinch, zoom, swipe We used to worry about  how to fit text onto small screens
Rapid evolution: panning over a virtual screen
Rapid evolution: it knows where I am
Rapid evolution: it understands what I see
Mobile learning’s gradual evolution 2011 2007 2003 Working  inside  the system iPad / tablets Connecting to non-mobile sys...
Mobile learning’s gradual evolution 2011 2007 2003 Working  outside  the system Augmented Reality User’s own devices Gamin...
Traditional courses & class groups. structured learning Informal, work based, performance tools,  job aids, personalised M...
@dawnhallybone @derekrobertson @Consolarium @olliebray @timrylands @deputymitchell @davewhy @grahambm Technology as tools,...
It even works with knitting Technology as tools, not the entire “system”
“ bluffers guide” to mobile learning <ul><ul><ul><li>To support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching, training and le...
Using SMS for  real-time simulations Sarah Cornelius Phil Marston  Alastair Gemmell
A real-time flood  disaster simulation  activity for undergraduate geography students
Imagine… … you are a manager of civil defence in a small town in South Eastern France…
...W eather conditions are changing...
… heavy rainfall  is predicted…
… you must respond to the changes that are taking place to prevent a flood disaster.
 
 
 
adult, working learners learning interwoven with task at the point of need blur between reference, support tool, learning ...
MoLeNET = mobile learning in UK Further Education 3 phased rollout 2007 to 2010 40,000 learners 7,000 educators Over 100 d...
www.molenet.org.uk
www.molenet.org.uk
“ ubuntu” Now in 5 schools in South Africa. All ages. Mix of devices All poor. All under-resourced. All about supporting t...
E-Books where there is no paper
Reading. Reference. Shared devices Improving the school dance! Discovery Poetry
Politicised Visual Literacy
My lessons <ul><li>Ubuntu = Collaborative learning, and supporting multiple agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Not about the device...
The learner is the traveller We are tour-guides Technology is the vehicle Learning the destination When surrounded by hype...
The learner is the traveller We are tour-guides Technology is the vehicle The best device you can use is an iPhone / Andro...
The learner is the traveller We are tour-guides Technology is the vehicle Learning the destination Images by GeoffStead/Tr...
<ul><li>Geoff Stead,  Head of Innovation,  Tribal </li></ul><ul><li>@geoffstead </li></ul><ul><li>moblearn.blogspot.com </...
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  • Image by gsmworld.com (2009 figures)
  • image by icrossing.com
  • Pictures of “visual literacy”, and uploaded e-books / study guides Tools for a job (interview / pictures etc)
  • Pictures of “visual literacy”, and uploaded e-books / study guides Tools for a job (interview / pictures etc) Jess??? What else???
  • Images by GeoffStead/Tribal, JessWakelin/Tribal, PlayingWithBrushes/Flickr, DVidsHub/Flickr, Pierre Poliquin, MarkRichardson/ZenAndNow, Eurodroid
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    1. 1. Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments Conference Mobile learning isn’t one flavour or one approach it’s a whole grocery store Geoff Stead Head of Innovation Tribal @geoffstead Triballabs.net moblearn.blogspot.com Andy Black @andyjb Andysblackhole.blogspot .com
    2. 2. 90% of the planet ... <ul><li>There are mobile data networks covering 90% of the people on the planet </li></ul>
    3. 3. ... but we are all different <ul><li>The trends are similar all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>... but the specific choices of technology, and cultural significance varies </li></ul>Women need to borrow from the man in the family Equal gender ownership Long, expensive contracts No contracts Micro payments FREE to recieve a text message FREE to recieve a text message Pay to receive a text message FREE to recieve a text message FREE to recieve a text message $400 smartphone $100 smartphone to recieve a text message to recieve a text message Do fewer things on smarter phones to recieve a text message Do more things on dumber phones Do fewer things on smarter phones Costs 6x more to phone Tanzania (next door) than USA / China / India FREE to recieve a text message FREE to recieve a text message FREE to recieve a text message Leads the world in mobile banking
    4. 4. Same, same ... but different <ul><li>We are using different phones used in different countries .... to do the same tasks </li></ul>
    5. 5. The hype is entrancing ... Title of Presentation ‒ Section <ul><li>5.8 billion mobile subscribers worldwide by 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>50% of new internet connections in 2009 were from a phone </li></ul><ul><li>60% of the world’s population can access fast mobile connections (HSPDA/3G+) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile data use exceeding Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Smartphone market share keeps going up and data rates keep going down </li></ul><ul><li>On average, your mobile phone is within an arm’s reach 19 hours per day </li></ul>But how can we REALLY learn what works? <ul><li>Device churn costs risks too many different devices </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid technology evolution vs glacial curriculum change </li></ul><ul><li>Supplier enthusiasm vs real, transferrable lessons </li></ul>
    6. 6. Rapid evolution: multi-touch, pinch, zoom, swipe We used to worry about how to fit text onto small screens
    7. 7. Rapid evolution: panning over a virtual screen
    8. 8. Rapid evolution: it knows where I am
    9. 9. Rapid evolution: it understands what I see
    10. 10. Mobile learning’s gradual evolution 2011 2007 2003 Working inside the system iPad / tablets Connecting to non-mobile systems (VLE) Access to course resources Podcasts Class register Specialist kit “ clicker” voting Traditional courses & class groups. structured learning
    11. 11. Mobile learning’s gradual evolution 2011 2007 2003 Working outside the system Augmented Reality User’s own devices Gaming Blogs User generated Personalised Informal, work based, performance tools, job aids, personalised
    12. 12. Traditional courses & class groups. structured learning Informal, work based, performance tools, job aids, personalised Micro-course modules Integration with institutional systems Reference materials User generated Post course support tools Augmented reference materials Activity based Communication Collaboration Gaming Mobile learning convergence point User-owned
    13. 13. @dawnhallybone @derekrobertson @Consolarium @olliebray @timrylands @deputymitchell @davewhy @grahambm Technology as tools, not the entire “system” But we already know this!
    14. 14. It even works with knitting Technology as tools, not the entire “system”
    15. 15. “ bluffers guide” to mobile learning <ul><ul><ul><li>To support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching, training and learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mainstream (ubiquitous) devices that you would carry on a regular basis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used at the point of need (which for adult learners is rarely in a structured class group) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US Gvt internal report: (CTTSO/TSWG) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When planning m-learning: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look at “moments of need” rather than courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do not present mobile learning as a training program, but rather as a productivity tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design content for mobile. Bulk conversion is not effective </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Using SMS for real-time simulations Sarah Cornelius Phil Marston Alastair Gemmell
    17. 17. A real-time flood disaster simulation activity for undergraduate geography students
    18. 18. Imagine… … you are a manager of civil defence in a small town in South Eastern France…
    19. 19. ...W eather conditions are changing...
    20. 20. … heavy rainfall is predicted…
    21. 21. … you must respond to the changes that are taking place to prevent a flood disaster.
    22. 25.
    23. 26.
    24. 27. adult, working learners learning interwoven with task at the point of need blur between reference, support tool, learning no formal class / group learners are hard to reach in any other way
    25. 28. MoLeNET = mobile learning in UK Further Education 3 phased rollout 2007 to 2010 40,000 learners 7,000 educators Over 100 different projects, spanning more than 1/3 of all colleges in the UK Multiple action research projects reviewing impact Super messy, but some very valuable results www.molenet.org.uk
    26. 29. www.molenet.org.uk
    27. 30. www.molenet.org.uk
    28. 31. “ ubuntu” Now in 5 schools in South Africa. All ages. Mix of devices All poor. All under-resourced. All about supporting the teachers. Ongoing - new batch of 1000 phones recycled by Sprint, USA
    29. 32. E-Books where there is no paper
    30. 33. Reading. Reference. Shared devices Improving the school dance! Discovery Poetry
    31. 34. Politicised Visual Literacy
    32. 35. My lessons <ul><li>Ubuntu = Collaborative learning, and supporting multiple agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Not about the devices – ALL about the teachers, and a long term vision spanning multiple projects </li></ul><ul><li>Successes from the simple things: </li></ul><ul><li>MobiPocket </li></ul><ul><li>Video evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Local champions </li></ul><ul><li>The bads? </li></ul><ul><li>logistics, especially when the devices are shared and the schedules are rigid </li></ul><ul><li>cultural change takes time </li></ul>
    33. 36. The learner is the traveller We are tour-guides Technology is the vehicle Learning the destination When surrounded by hype, take a step back
    34. 37. The learner is the traveller We are tour-guides Technology is the vehicle The best device you can use is an iPhone / Android / iPad / Nintendo DS ... When you hear you are choosing the transport, not defining the journey
    35. 38. The learner is the traveller We are tour-guides Technology is the vehicle Learning the destination Images by GeoffStead/Tribal, JessWakelin/Tribal, PlayingWithBrushes, DVidsHub, Pierre Poliquin, MarkRichardson/ZenAndNow, Twiga_269
    36. 39. <ul><li>Geoff Stead, Head of Innovation, Tribal </li></ul><ul><li>@geoffstead </li></ul><ul><li>moblearn.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>m-learning.org </li></ul><ul><li>triballabs.net </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Black (not of tribal) </li></ul><ul><li>@andyjb </li></ul><ul><li>Andy.blackhole.blogspot.com </li></ul>

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