Exploring Mobile: Considerations and opportunities

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A presentation by Doug Belshaw and Zak Mensah of JISC Advance for the Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2011 (#PELC11)

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Exploring Mobile: Considerations and opportunities

  1. 1. Plymouth e-Learning Conference 2011Exploring Mobile:Considerationsand OpportunitiesDoug Belshaw, JISC infoNetZak Mensah, JISC Digital Media
  2. 2. Overview of session 1. What is mobile learning? 2. Uses of mobile learning 3. Institutional strategy 4. Future trends
  3. 3. Overview of session#pelc11mob
  4. 4. What is mobile learning? "This session aims to equip educators and leaders to engage students through the use of mobile learning"
  5. 5. What is mobile learning? http://bit.ly/govephonehome CC BY milos milosevic
  6. 6. Definitions of mobile learning? http://onthehorizon.pbworks.com
  7. 7. Definitions of mobile learning? “A society which is mobile, which is full of channels for the distribution of a change occurring anywhere, must see to it that its members are educated to personal initiative and adaptability. Otherwise, they will be overwhelmed by the changes in which they are caught and whose significance or connections they do not perceive.” ?
  8. 8. Definitions of mobile learning? “A society which is mobile, which is full of channels for the distribution of a change occurring anywhere, must see to it that its members are educated to personal initiative and adaptability. Otherwise, they will be overwhelmed by the changes in which they are caught and whose significance or connections they do not perceive.” John Dewey (1916)
  9. 9. Definitions of mobile learning? "Early definitions... which focused predominantly on the attributes of mobile technology, have given way to more sophisticated conceptualisations suggesting that mobility is the central issue (Winters, 2006). This denotes not just physical mobility but... having access to people and digital learning resources, regardless of place and time."Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (2010)
  10. 10. Definitions of mobile learning?Winters (2006) - dominant perspectives:1. Technocentric2. Relationship to e-learning3. Augmenting formal education4. Learner-centred
  11. 11. Definitions of mobile learning? "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." http://www.molenet.org. uk
  12. 12. Definitions of mobile learning?So...Mobile learning is about: adaptability (context) access (resources) extension (reach) *not* just about these!
  13. 13. What do you use mobile devices for?CC BY-NC-SA Alian Bachellier
  14. 14. My usesCommunication Learning Creating Email, Phone, RSS feeds, Audio, Creating digital images, SMS, Twitter Music, Podcasts Recording voice memos (huffduffer), Web browsing
  15. 15. ContextContext is king mobile web design, Moll 2007
  16. 16. Context is kingLocation Opportunities ConstraintsClassroom User devices SizeSocial AvailabilityOut of class Anytime, anywhere Range of devices Additional reference www.slideshare.net/sharplem/disruptive-mobile-learning-bett-2008
  17. 17. 3 thingsAudio, video and e-books
  18. 18. Huffduffer to share audio withmultiple devices
  19. 19. Record once, readmany
  20. 20. E-booksSearchAccess anywhereAccess anytimeAccess everyonePDF / ePubStanza for viewingApps e.g. kindle
  21. 21. www.calibre-ebook.com
  22. 22. Strategy Library is king 625 hotspots 66 8000+ connected to wireless per week Devices, uses and attitudes www.wireless.bris.ac.uk/help/wireless-survey/survey-2010/results-2010/
  23. 23. What is your institution doing with mobile? CC BY Johan Larsson
  24. 24. How could institutions approach mobile? "Students respond to requests to shut off their phones with a sense of panic, a feeling that they will be cut off from their world of personal relationships. This feeling, taken to its extreme, has been dubbed "nomophobia," the fear of being forced to shut off a phone, or the obsessive worry of losing a phone. There is even a support Web site for nomophobics." (Woodill 2011, p.150)
  25. 25. How could institutions approach mobile?
  26. 26. How could institutions approach mobile?Cochrane (2010)
  27. 27. How could institutions approach mobile? Kooles FRAME model (2010)
  28. 28. How could institutions approach mobile? "Relationships between tutors, learners and IT staff need to be further developed so that productive debates can be had over issues such as security, curriculum planning and delivery, resource development, establishing authenticity of work and fitness for purpose of IT infrastructure." (MoLeNET, 2010 p.8)
  29. 29. How could institutions approach mobile?
  30. 30. How could institutions approach mobile? "The main barriers to developing these new modes of mobile learning are not technical but social. We have little understanding of context and learning outside the classroom, and even less about how this can be supported through new mobile technologies." (Sharples 2010, p.4)
  31. 31. What do you see as future trends? CC BY Johan Larsson
  32. 32. What do you see as future trends? "People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to."http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/
  33. 33. Some future trends http://navigator.nmc.org
  34. 34. Some future trends
  35. 35. Want more? http://bit.ly/pelc11-mobile
  36. 36. “The information era in whichwe currently live is changingthe culture of education”.Retta Guy, 2009

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