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Mobile learning.. Trends and Opportunities

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The presentation was made for a workshop on M-learning conducted during the TUNSIA TESOL International Conference, Feb 2016.

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Mobile learning.. Trends and Opportunities

  1. 1. Mobile Learning Hamdi Nsir Korba Prep School February, 2016 Trends and Opportunities
  2. 2. 1. Trends 2. Opportunities 3. Classroom Practices
  3. 3. Methods of learning that involve the use of mobile phones and handheld computers A system of learning that uses mobile devices such as mobile/cell phones, small computers that can be carried, etc. so that people can learn anywhere at any time Definition:
  4. 4. M-learning Vs eLearning?  Variable screen size | GUI  Simplicity  On demand (Just-in-time) learning  Low cost  Mobility/hardware  Formal/informal education
  5. 5. Funny but expressive! In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof. Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day in 2012. Nomophobia: the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing your signal. 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down the toilet in Britain every year. China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs.
  6. 6. Facts… Source: www.gsma.com | Mobile Economy Report 2015
  7. 7. Facts… PEW Research Center http://www.pewglobal.org/
  8. 8. M-learning: Hardware and Devices (1)
  9. 9. M-learning: Hardware and Devices (2)
  10. 10. M-learning: Software and apps 1. Text (sms - chat) 2.Audio /Video 3. Pictures 4.Training applications
  11. 11. Mike. Sharples (Pachler, Bachmair & Cook, 2010) 1. Questioning of tools - « push learning » « Learning2go » (England) 2.Learning « outside classrooms» « Skattjakt Treasurehunt » (Sweden) 3. Learners’ mobility: « Contsens » Europe A bit of history
  12. 12. “Over the past ten years mobile learning has grown from a minor research interest to a set of significant projects in schools, workplaces, museums, cities and rural areas around the world”. Mike Sharples: Big Issues in Mobile Learning, 2006
  13. 13. Opportunities
  14. 14. Anyone, anywhere, anytime… Rural India Kenya
  15. 15. A technology that can reach the unreachable…
  16. 16. Benefits of m-Learning?
  17. 17. Benefits of m-Learning? - Better accessibility to a larger audience - Improved life chances for disadvantaged Social groups - Improved teaching and CPD opportunities - Revitalizing the curriculum - Improved feedback from/to learners - Rethinking teaching methods - Turning learners into a valuable teaching resource - Supporting learner retention, progression and transition - Supporting continuing Knowledge updating and further study - Supporting adaptability to the changing needs of learners
  18. 18. Uses of mobile devices in classrooms??
  19. 19. Discussion question: Can you think of possible uses / activities that can be based on mobile devices in the classroom??
  20. 20. • Capturing pictures/videos • Texting • Real time sharing • File exchange • Assessment • Linguistic support: (dictionaries, spellers, translators…)
  21. 21. Keeping track
  22. 22. Further uses
  23. 23. Further uses
  24. 24. Time savers
  25. 25. E-readers
  26. 26. Taking Notes
  27. 27. AR
  28. 28. QR Codes
  29. 29. However, we still need to remind them and teach them not to forget:
  30. 30. “Internet Seen as Positive Influence on education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations”. PEW Research Center http://www.pewglobal.org/
  31. 31. Resources University Leaders: ACU, CTU, Open University, International Academy of Design andTechnology Organizations:  LearningTown (mobile learning group) http://www.learningtown.com/  The eLearningGuild http://www.elearningguild.com/  InternationalAssociation of Mobile Learning mLearning Conferences: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/  http://mlearnopedia.com/  http://www.elearningguild.com/mLearning conference Blog: handheldlearning
  32. 32. Books & Journals • Instructional Design for M-Learning – David Metcalf • Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators andTrainers – Kukulska & Traxler • Mobile Learning:Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training (eBook of studies from AU Press) – Editor: MohamedAlly • Mobile Learning: on-line journal • Mobile Learning:A handbook for Educators andTrainers: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and JohnTraxler • M-learning: texting (SMS) as a teaching & learning tool in higher arts education
  33. 33. ThankYou! hamdins@gmail.com

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