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  1. 1. The Future of Mobile Learning & the Use of PDA’s and Small Tablet PC’s Desiree’ B. Masga ED480 Mr. Jenkins
  2. 2. What is Mobile Learning? <ul><li>The term mobile learning (m-learning) refers to the use of mobile and handheld IT devices, such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), mobile telephones, laptops and tablet PC technologies, in teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning is the point at which mobile computing and e-learning intersect to produce an anytime, anywhere learning experience. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning on the Go!” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Use Mobile Devices for Learning (Advantages) <ul><li>Learners can interact with each other and with the practitioner instead of hiding behind large monitors. </li></ul><ul><li>It's much easier to accommodate several mobile devices in a classroom than several desktop computers. </li></ul><ul><li>PDAs or tablets holding notes and e-books are lighter and less bulky than bags full of files, paper and textbooks, or even laptops. </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting with the stylus pen is more intuitive than using keyboard and mouse. </li></ul><ul><li>It's possible to share assignments and work collaboratively; learners and practitioners can e-mail, cut, copy and paste text, pass the device around a group, or 'beam'? the work to each other using the infrared function of a PDA or a wireless network such as Bluetooth. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile devices can be used anywhere, anytime, including at home, on the train, in hotels - this is invaluable for work-based training. </li></ul><ul><li>These devices engage learners - young people who may have lost interest in education - like mobile phones, gadgets and games devices such as Nintendo DS or Playstation Portable. </li></ul><ul><li>This technology may contribute to combating the digital divide, as this equipment (for example PDAs) is generally cheaper than desktop computers. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Showing how much more connections mobile devices get anywhere and anytime! <ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Disadvantages <ul><li>Small mobile and PDA screens limit the amount and type of information that can be displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>There are limited storage capacities for mobiles and PDAs. </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries have to be charged regularly, and data can be lost if this is not done correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>They can be much less robust than desktops (although tablet PCs are beginning to tackle this problem). </li></ul><ul><li>It's difficult to use moving graphics, especially with mobile phones, although 3G and 4G will eventually allow this. </li></ul><ul><li>It's a fast-moving market, especially for mobile phones, so devices can become out of date very quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth may degrade with a larger number of users when using wireless networks. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Below are some links to mobile learning <ul><li> (Surveys) </li></ul><ul><li>These links below are videos on the push towards mobile learning: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This link is a slideshow of students using mobile learning: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For more video information on mobile learning and the future check it out on </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Use of PDA’s in Learning
  8. 8. What are PDAs? <ul><li>PDA’s are personal digital assistance or handheld computers </li></ul><ul><li>They are small enough to carry in your pocket, purse, or briefcase. </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly designed to help businesspeople keep track of their contacts and appointments. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators are beginning to see that these handy little gadgets can benefit students. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that Principals and V. Principals were given Blackberry phones? </li></ul>
  9. 9. How PDAs are Used by Students
  10. 10. Some Disadvantages <ul><li>Glass screen crack easily in backpacks </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive to repair </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up many individual devices for an entire class is hard to do </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of appropriate softwares </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly made for business </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Middle School Experiment <ul><li>Five students were given the Palm to try out for nine-weeks. They were allowed to take them home . </li></ul><ul><li>The students used the Palm Pilot’s built-in softwares: address book, calculator, calendar, and to-do list. </li></ul><ul><li>They were able to access their electronic assignment folders and share data with other students . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Expenses on PDAs for the School <ul><li>Some schools are looking at having reasonable prices given in order for their school to use the devices and as well as wireless connections </li></ul>
  13. 13. Links for More Information on PDAs <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Small Tablet PC’s in the Future of Learning
  15. 15. What are Small Tablet PC’s? <ul><li>In general, a tablet PC is a wireless personal computer (PC) that allows a user to take notes using natural handwriting with a stylus or digital pen on a touch screen . A tablet PC is similar in size and thickness to a yellow paper notepad and is intended to function as the user's primary personal computer as well as a note-taking device. Tablet PCs generally have two formats, a convertible model with an integrated keyboard and display that rotates 180 degrees and can be folded down over the keyboard -- or a slate style, with a removable keyboard. The user's handwritten notes, which can be edited and revised, can also be indexed and searched or shared via e-mail or cell phone. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Development of a Tablet-PC-based System to Increase Instructor-Student Classroom Interactions and Student Learning <ul><li>This describes a pilot study for a Tablet-PC-based system called the Classroom Learning Partner (CLP) that is being developed to support in-class assessment in large classes. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to increase instructor-student interaction thereby increasing student learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Link: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Many Types of Tablet PC’s <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This link shows you pictures and describes the many types of tablet PC’s . </li></ul>
  18. 18. Children and Small Tablet PC’s <ul><li>Below is the link to a story of a 3 year old girl who is trying out one of the many types of Tablet PCs out there. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Ten Points to Ponder About on Mobile Learning <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the video on what to remember when considering Mobile Learning </li></ul>
  20. 20. Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The rest of the resources are the links on the slides </li></ul>