2014 e learning innovations conference emobilis presentation 2_20th june 2014

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2014 e learning innovations conference emobilis presentation 2_20th june 2014

  1. 1. ELEARNING INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE ELEARNING MEETS MOBILE INNOVATION 30TH July 2014
  2. 2. *Contents ELEARNING INNOVATIONS AGENDA SHG CASE STUDY Examples Lessons TrendsAbout eMobilis
  3. 3. The CFO of a company asked his CEO: “ What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave the company? “ The CEO answered, “ What happens if we don’t and they stay?” *Investing in any Learning
  4. 4. *About eMobilis • Training and App Development Institute: Launched training in May 2009 • Over 1,300 students enrolled, trained to date • Government registered- Kenya Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Tech • Key areas – Mobile Network Infrastructure /Software development • eMobilis Philosophy is focused on entrepreneurship • Co- Founder of MLAB East Africa- World Bank Regional Mobile Lab • University Boot camps (JKUAT, ANU, KCA, UoN) • First of its Kind in sub-Saharan Africa ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  5. 5. *Outcomes Over 1,370 students trained Partnerships with 5 Top Kenyan Universities 65% of students trained on scholarships Over 500 apps created and published on 4 stores Over 35 technology start-ups launched – 15 incubated Projects for Google, Nokia, Safaricom, Microsoft Students from 5 Sub Saharan countries trained DEMOGRAPHICS  Ages 17 - 30  22% Female  15% IT Practitioners  65% on scholarships ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  6. 6. *Clients + Programs MOBILE ANDROID USSD J2ME, PHP, MYSQL, LWUIT INTEGRATED HTML5 ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  7. 7. * Labs and Grad ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  8. 8. *Why Mobile WORLDS LARGEST DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM MULTI-DEVICE – TABLET, MULIKA MWIZI AFFORDABILITY - MOORES LAW 4G AND SMARTPHONES- COMPUTING POWER THERE ARE MORE PHONES GLOBALLY THAN TOILETS - UN Study CONVENIENCE PORTABILITY ANYTIME ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  9. 9. * Expectations ELEARNING INNOVATIONS Your cell phone has more computing power than the computers used during the Apollo Space Shuttle era to send a man to the moon. - NASA
  10. 10. *Stats • Ericsson a technology and communications services provider, predicts that there will be 930 million mobile subscriptions in sub saharan Africa by end of 2019, with 557 million smartphones and 710 million broadband subscriptions • This fast technological revolution spurred by a rise in social media, content rich apps and video content, would see the number of users skyrocket to 9.2 billion, with 82.3% of the populace on mobile broadband • Mobile phone usage has spread more rapidly in Africa than on any other continent recently - at an average 18 percent a year in the last five years. ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  11. 11. *Examples • ENEZA • “virtual tutor and teacher’s assistant on a low-cost mobile phone.” • Students use text messages to take quizzes, view mini-lessons and get extra help. • Their data is being logged for viewing by parents and teachers, and schools (country-wide data – rank). • 30 cents a month, unlimited access to its content, which conforms to Kenya’s standard curriculum. • Students choose topics by class and unit. Then respond to questions sent via text message, and get tailored responses depending on their answers. • If students score less than 50 percent on a quiz, they receive a “mini lesson” that reviews the topic. ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  12. 12. *Examples MAMA: Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action • A global movement that uses mobile technologies to improve the health and lives of mothers in developing nations. • Mobile technologies are providing women with access to life-saving maternal health information. • MAMA Voice sends pre-recorded messages in the same languages as the text messages for users who face literacy challenges. • MAMA MXit takes advantage of the 10 million-plus users on MXit, a social networking site, and has established an educational portal for South African men and women between the ages of 18 to 25 years old with important information about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. • Women are charged one rand (about 10 cents) to sign up for the MAMA services. ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  13. 13. *Examples KUZA Doctor: Backpack Farm • A Farmer’s Mobile Toolkit from Farm to Fork.” • Mobile tool in Kenya made to assist smallholder farmers in managing their production • Supports farmers using the most basic phones with critical knowledge to increase their rates of production and subsequent incomes while learning the value of local biodiversity and conservation farming. • Smart phone android application • “Toolkit” sends information to farmer’s phones like “Farming 101″ that teaches farmers water management techniques (including 7 kinds of drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting techniques), business tutorials and a ”’whiteboard” where farmers can connect with one another and markets. • After selecting a crop, farmers receive an average of 36 messages a season (45 for more technical crops) that help guide them through 8 stages from planning to harvest. ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  14. 14. *Examples Go Army Ed • IBM created portal for US Army- 2001 • An educated Soldier - best asset of the Army. 1.4m + Soldiers. Free Ed • Access to thousands of regionally accredited colleges and universities and over 1,000 available degree plans.- 25 Higher Education Colleges- online education • Schools use it o deliver degree and course offerings and to report Soldier progress • Army Education Counselors use it to provide educational guidance • Soldiers use it to apply for Tuition Assistance and take online courses • Laptop, Internet Helpdesk, Program Mentoring, ISP, no paper processes • Work toward a college degree or certificate anytime, anywhere ELEARNING INNOVATIONS
  15. 15. *Lessons Learned ELEARNING INNOVATIONS • Audience determines platform- Android, SMS, Windows, iOS (iPad) • Accessibility – App store vs pre-load? • Integrate Social Media and Multimedia • Content from subject matter experts • Consider data costs for user- offline vs online • Log-in tracking of progress, payments • Use Video, quizzes, audio • Pilot with users- feedback loop
  16. 16. *Trends in eLearning ELEARNING INNOVATIONS 1 Multi- lingual Not just English – Kiswahili, French etc 3 7 2 86 4 5 Asynchronous Learning in Non traditional formats and Just In Time Learning Responsive Build For different screen sizes UI/ UX User Centered Design. Tools FluidUI Social Collaboration, group work, peer learning, communities of practice 4G AND VIDEO Increased Media use and streaming video for visual learning, video conferencing Smartphone growth Better functions, larger screen size Piloting Iterative development
  17. 17. Thank You ! info@emobilis.org Twitter @emobilis www.emobilis.org

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