Unplugged: getting mobile in education Gihan Lahoud Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW
Smartphone Penetration 2011
How Smartphones are being used
<ul><li>Every 6.5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>150 times a day </li></ul>
Possibilities for teaching and learning........
What is mLearning? <ul><li>Device </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket size </li></ul><ul><li>80% with you </li></ul><ul><li>Connected...
Examples  Travel and Tourism Automotive Draping
Tools /Apps <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Dropbox </li></ul><ul><li>Video – YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Images – flickr...
Student feedback - benefits <ul><li>Learning is personal </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous </li></ul><ul><li>Portable - anytime...
Challenges <ul><li>Wireless access </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Test apps </li></ul>
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Unplugged mobile learning

  1. 1. Unplugged: getting mobile in education Gihan Lahoud Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW
  2. 2. Smartphone Penetration 2011
  3. 3. How Smartphones are being used
  4. 4. <ul><li>Every 6.5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>150 times a day </li></ul>
  5. 5. Possibilities for teaching and learning........
  6. 6. What is mLearning? <ul><li>Device </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket size </li></ul><ul><li>80% with you </li></ul><ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Mlearning is no just about being mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous access </li></ul><ul><li>Not about the device – but the experience and capability </li></ul><ul><li>Look at what your students are using </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples Travel and Tourism Automotive Draping
  8. 8. Tools /Apps <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Dropbox </li></ul><ul><li>Video – YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Images – flickr/picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Goodreader </li></ul><ul><li>Quick office </li></ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student feedback - benefits <ul><li>Learning is personal </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous </li></ul><ul><li>Portable - anytime anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Student centred – peer to peer networks </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul>
  10. 10. Challenges <ul><li>Wireless access </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Test apps </li></ul>

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