Near and Far Future Trends

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Presentation at Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments Conference in Bremen in March 2011

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Near and Far Future Trends

  1. 1. Near and Far Contemplating (NFC) the future trends in Mobile and what’s happening right here right now  
  2. 2. STATE OF FLUX IS THE NEW NORMAL GET OVER IT
  3. 3. Mobile Learning or Learner Mobility 1 :1 computing doesn't mean Solo learning Adults & children learn better in groups where as OLPC project premised on solo learning Content is important but collaboration is King Location and context are trends to watch The role of formal informal (learning)
  4. 6. We live in extraordinary times cue work by Nicholas Hughes using robosapiens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0OGa1SFTUQ&feature=player_embedded Nics blog on the project its nearly five years ago http://robosapienrules.blogspot.com
  5. 7. Mobile handset growth worldwide
  6. 8. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of 385 million users in 2000. ITU estimates two billion people online by end 2010 We've gone from state when a high percentage of sub Saharan Africa population would die never having made a phone call to the reverse
  7. 9. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of 385 million users in 2000. ITU estimates two billion people online by end 2010 We've gone from state when a high percentage of sub Saharan Africa population would die never having made a phone call to the reverse We live in extraordinary times
  8. 10. <ul><li>Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the lowest levels of infrastructure investment in the world. Merely 29 percent of roads are paved, barely a quarter of the population has access to electricity, three landlines available per 100 people (ITU, 2009; World Bank, 2009 There are ten times as many mobile phones as landlines in sub-Saharan Africa (ITU, 2009), and 60 percent of the population has mobile phone coverage. Mobile phone subscriptions increased by 49 percent annually between 2002 and 2007, as compared with 17 percent per year in Europe (ITU, 2008). </li></ul>
  9. 11. Digital Cameras just Cameras Phone Cameras just *********
  10. 12. Augmented reality <ul><li>Loads of Flavours look at Situated Simulations Sitsim </li></ul><ul><li>The located image on mobile device but not incorporating the landscape on the device </li></ul><ul><li>The http://inventioproject.no / Dept. of Media & Communication, University of Oslo </li></ul>
  11. 13. Augmented reality = enhanced learning layar.com wikitude.org
  12. 14. http:// wwwbhfo.org/news/press-releases/contact-lens-display-system-2.html
  13. 15. And enhanced campus navigation Tilburg University http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/internet/ar.html
  14. 16. Exeter University UK
  15. 17. E books and E book reader format wars
  16. 18. Ipad is just the start !
  17. 19. The book will re invent itself or at least the content will Reinventing the book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISxgVmRnFq8
  18. 20. I tunes U first of many mobile platforms adapted for education Platform wars
  19. 21. Using mobile phones in secondary <ul><li>as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countdown timers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stopwatch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still pictures of art experiments etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Hartnell-Young and Nadja Heym University Nottingham 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>delivr.com/14bnq </li></ul>
  20. 22. Ideas for here and now QR Codes <ul><li>QR Codes way of converting text or url into graphic readable by smart phone or web cam </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.qrme.co.uk/qr-codes-explained.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use for treasure hunt type activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing more info in galleries libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially useful for people with limited typing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print on posters ,tee shirt & mugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More ideas at Tom Barrets excellent blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_765hsdw5xcr </li></ul></ul>QR code for my blog Bit.ly bundles
  21. 23. Near Field communication Near Field Communications is a wireless technology that passes data between NFC enabled devices, typically within a few centimetres of each other. It is present in some mobile phones, used on the London transport system
  22. 24. NFC in education <ul><li>Transferring homework or other data from/to learners device </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Paying for lunch/printing </li></ul><ul><li>Jetstream is coming like NFC currently operates only over 10centimtres but transmits 530megabytes of data a second </li></ul>
  23. 25. NFC explained Youtube clip explaining NFC commercial uses http://youtu.be/Bp82H3koH3Q
  24. 26. PICO projection Think the smallest mobile phone able to project a image Don't believe me ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKCWBC88shM video shot in London cafe two years ago
  25. 27. The technology connectivity inverted pyramid Actually multiple pyramids
  26. 28. http://www.nowandnext.com/PDF/trends_and_technology_timeline_2010.pdf
  27. 29. The future answer for rich content across devices is the browser (I might be wrong ) <ul><li>The solutions for now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apps (native) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloading/preloading content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top rate instructional design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple but clever . Complicated and clever road to disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust delivery platforms for and in the future (you choose ?) </li></ul></ul>
  28. 30. Virtual and real a time to redefine both ! <ul><li>Welcome to the world </li></ul><ul><li>@andyjb </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul>

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