mLearning planning tools and qrcodes


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This ppt was presented during the workshop on 'How to start mLearning' at the Online Educa Berlin 2009.
It includes m-planning, some tools and information on qr-codes for learning.

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  • From: “QR Code is a two-dimensional barcode, used widely in Japan. The advantage of QR Code from well-known barcode is larger data capacity (more than 100 bytes, typically) and error correction.”
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  • mLearning planning tools and qrcodes

    1. 1. Tools and tips Sorry, not enough room to look at them all! Share the ones you know or use on
    2. 2. Wifi is cheap <ul><li>For those who have cell phone with wifi capacity: </li></ul><ul><li>To login to the wireless at OEB09: </li></ul><ul><li>wireless: ibahn_conf </li></ul><ul><li>Password: 03EC57 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(the ‘0’ is a zero) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the mobile version: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Putting up our own mobile backchannel <ul><li>Via computer: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Via mobile: </li></ul><ul><li>Give me your e-mail and simply mail to: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tag e.g.: ((tag: oeb09, mobile)) in the heading </li></ul>
    4. 4. Limiting our costs (for when we go out) <ul><li>Put your camera resolution on low </li></ul><ul><li>Put your film resolution on low </li></ul><ul><li>Data transfer can be VERY expensive! But as long as we can stick to wifi, all of us are safe  </li></ul>
    5. 5. Planning mLearning <ul><li>The key question: will a mLearning project make a relevant difference in your setting? </li></ul><ul><li>If the answer is yes, go to the strategic drawing board, find partners, find options </li></ul>
    6. 6. Plan with a little help of your friends <ul><li>Complete document here , thanks to Judy Brown </li></ul>
    7. 7. Mindmapping it all
    8. 8. Mobile learning platform: Moodle Open source and recognizable (we use it in Peru) http://
    9. 9. Choosing tools <ul><li>Choose the tool that fits the mobile devices you will use in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and user-friendliness are priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Low data exchange improves user comfort </li></ul><ul><li>And remember Javascript and Flash not universally supported </li></ul>
    10. 10. Some of the ‘classic’ mTools2.0 <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Fring </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Friendfeed </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>What is your favorite? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Getting around with text <ul><li>Useful keeping your notes over all your devices: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speech: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speech for iPhone: </li></ul><ul><li>text to speech (windows mobile) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. Different operating systems <ul><li>Symbian </li></ul><ul><li>share mobile videos live (heavy on data transfer! So watch out!) especially Nokia, but increasingly other mobiles as well: https:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Android </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>windows mobile </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Geo: mediascapes: http:// / </li></ul>
    13. 13. Nice iPhone apps <ul><li>everything is music: shake, dance… and your phone makes music: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>if you want to be seen as a culture savvy intellectual, get this cool app: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>play a gps game worldwide: orbster online gps game: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>getting connected: </li></ul><ul><li>Free iPhone apps: </li></ul><ul><li>iPods </li></ul>
    14. 14. Surveys, polls and quizzes <ul><li>Poll Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Turning Technologies ResponseWare (BlackBerry & iPhone) </li></ul><ul><li>iQuiz Maker (iPod) </li></ul><ul><li>Milkit </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Study </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket Exam Builder </li></ul><ul><li>PodQuiz-hyperMix Maker </li></ul><ul><li>QuestionMark </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzler Maker </li></ul><ul><li>StudyCell </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal CTAD SMS quiz author </li></ul>Survey example from surveygizmo
    15. 15. Great mobile sites to follow <ul><li>Friendfeed: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A mobile learning content collection: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile health: </li></ul><ul><li>Great overall mobile news: </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>
    16. 16. QRcodes for all… <ul><li>Let’s have a look at how these codes can simplify your life and learning </li></ul>
    17. 17. How can we access mobile content easily? Making it easier for the learners to access content enhances their learning experience QRcodes =Quick Response codes
    18. 18. What are mobile barcodes 1-dimensional 2-dimensional
    19. 19. The possibilities Learning from objects, exchanging information, quick direction to URL…
    20. 20. The mobile barcode learning facts <ul><li>provide flyers with QRcodes to different web-based assessments; </li></ul><ul><li>direct mobile users to mobile manuals; </li></ul><ul><li>use the mobile barcodes to get background information during field trips (architecture, history, engineering…). </li></ul><ul><li>direct learners to the latest updates on specific information; </li></ul><ul><li>get students involved in future mobile applications; </li></ul><ul><li>check student attendance in face-to-face courses; </li></ul><ul><li>direct students to a specific mobile module or course </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    21. 21. Technical demands for mobile barcodes <ul><li>camera equipped cell phones + </li></ul>Example from QuickMark
    22. 22. co/dec mobile barcodes Kaywa reader Winksite QRcode generator Just a couple of examples no promo intended  and these are FREE i-nigma reader
    23. 23. Exploring mobile barcodes at ITM <ul><li>provide flyers with QRcodes to different web-based assessments YES ; </li></ul><ul><li>direct mobile users to mobile manuals YES ; </li></ul><ul><li>use the mobile barcodes to get background information during field trips (architecture, history, engineering…) FUTURE . </li></ul><ul><li>direct learners to the latest updates on specific information YES ; </li></ul><ul><li>get students involved in future mobile applications FUTURE ; </li></ul><ul><li>check student attendance in face-2-face courses NO ; </li></ul><ul><li>direct students to a specific mobile module or course YES . </li></ul>
    24. 24. Just-in-time learning Cartoon : from Short manuals for sporadically used machinery
    25. 25. Accessing learning material swiftly accessing mobile content with one click: courses, updates, CME… (save the course on your mobile)
    26. 26. To take into account <ul><li>Distance to the code for readability </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is evolving into 3D-coding </li></ul><ul><li>The QRcode is static, but the links to which they point can be adapted </li></ul><ul><li>Usefull links </li></ul><ul><li>2D code blog </li></ul><ul><li>QRcode info from the Denso Wave inc . inventors </li></ul><ul><li>QRcode demo with Gallerie , Japan (= youtube movie 7 min) </li></ul>
    27. 27. Contact me Email: idewaard@ Blog: http:// linkedIn: http:// /in/ ingedewaard Twitter: Slideshare: