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: http://qrcode.sourceforge.jp/: “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.”
  • House image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tikaro/2888182451/sizes/m/in/pool-24833696%40N00/
  • 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 http://howtomlearn.posterous.com
    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>http://howtomlearn.mofuse.mobi/ </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Putting up our own mobile backchannel <ul><li>Via computer: </li></ul><ul><li>http://howtomlearn.posterous.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Via mobile: http://howtomlearn.mofuse.com/ </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:// mle.sourceforge.net
    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:// www.syncnotes.com/WebView/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speech: http:// www.digitalfuturesoft.com/dfttsmobilesdk.php </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speech for iPhone: http://download.cnet.com/iReader-Text-to-Speech-for-iPhone/3000-20432_4-10970918.html </li></ul><ul><li>text to speech (windows mobile) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-wordstreamer.html </li></ul>
    12. 12. Different operating systems <ul><li>Symbian http://www.60symbian.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>share mobile videos live (heavy on data transfer! So watch out!) especially Nokia, but increasingly other mobiles as well: https:// qik.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Android </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.android.com/market/free.html </li></ul><ul><li>windows mobile </li></ul><ul><li>http://marketplace.windowsphone.com/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Geo: mediascapes: http:// www.mscapers.com / </li></ul>
    13. 13. Nice iPhone apps <ul><li>everything is music: shake, dance… and your phone makes music: http:// rjdj.me / </li></ul><ul><li>if you want to be seen as a culture savvy intellectual, get this cool app: http:// www.soundwalk.com / </li></ul><ul><li>play a gps game worldwide: orbster online gps game: http:// orbster.com / </li></ul><ul><li>getting connected: http://www.aka-aki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Free iPhone apps: http://www.iphoneapps4free.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>iPods http://learninginhand.com/blog/2009/10/create-it-in-your-hand-share-it-with.html </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 http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/212741/moeb09
    15. 15. Great mobile sites to follow <ul><li>Friendfeed: </li></ul><ul><li>http://friendfeed.com/mobile-2-0 </li></ul><ul><li>A mobile learning content collection: </li></ul><ul><li>http://cc.mlearnopedia.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile health: http://mobihealthnews.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Great overall mobile news: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.m-trends.org / </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 http://reader.kaywa.com Winksite QRcode generator Just a couple of examples no promo intended  and these are FREE i-nigma reader www.i-nigma.mobi
    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 www.explodingdog.com 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@ itg.be Blog: ignatiawebs.blogspot.com Del.icio.us: http:// del.icio.us/ignatia linkedIn: http:// www.linkedin.com /in/ ingedewaard Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ignatia Slideshare: http://slideshare.net/ignatia

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