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  1. 1. Integrating M-Learning in a Broad Context:Issues and Recommendations<br />Gerald Gannod and Kristen Bachman<br />Miami University, Oxford OH<br />Twitter: @miami_mlearning<br /><br />Try this network: salones<br />1<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br /><br />
  2. 2. Quick Poll<br /><br />Take out your phones!<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Motivation<br />Budget issues abound in the US affecting K-20 education<br />Wisconsin, Ohio, among others<br />Challenge: promotion of learning while reducing cost<br />Classes of questions being asked:<br />To what benefit? <br />How?<br />Cost?<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />3<br />
  4. 4. KnowledgeWorks<br />Governor of State of Ohio contracted KnowledgeWorks to develop recommendations for Digital Learning<br />Miami University asked to help draft briefing for the m-learning component of the recommendation<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Process<br />Graduate Seminar in CSE formed to develop recommendations<br />Developed rubric based on existing m-learning literature<br />Analyzed existing m-learning techniques<br />Discussed issues with K-12 m-learning practitioner<br />3 classes of recommendations<br />Adoption<br />Technology<br />Cost<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Adoption: M-learning should…<br />Not be viewed as a replacement for existing techniques but rather as a supplement<br />Be used to facilitate different dimensions of learning<br />Be used to facilitate collaboration with instructors and other learners<br />Be adopted as an institutional or broad initiative rather than a pilot by a small set of early adopters<br />Be accompanied by protective measures to prevent abuses<br />Accompanied by training for major constituents<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Technology: M-learning technologies…<br />Should be extensible and programmable to support creation of add-ons<br />Should be selected according to its intended use<br />Should be accompanied with application acquisition policies (to address content abuse)<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Budget and Cost: Initiatives should…<br />Consider a number of cost attributes including:<br />Quality of alternatives, relative replacement schedules, network infrastructure, management software, IT support<br />Consider pairing digital learning and m-learning with other cost savings (such as facilities costs)<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Conclusions and Questions<br />These recommendations are merely reflections and require some study to determine impact<br />Working on an adoption guidebook for adopting m-learning based on the experiences of K-12 practitioners<br />What have we obviously missed? Direct tweet @miami_mlearning or email<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />9<br />
  10. 10. 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning<br />Student Eligibility<br />Student Access<br />Personalized Learning<br />Advancement<br />Content<br />Instruction<br />Providers<br />Assessment and Accountability<br />Funding<br />Delivery<br />Miami M-Learning Center<br />10<br />Digital Learning Now, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Dec. 2010.<br />