Welcome !!! My name is Inge de Waard, I am the coordinator of eLearning at the Tropical Institute of Medicine in Antwerp – ITM for short. Today I will be …. speaking to you about mobile projects and social media.
Mobile Nomads and Social Media, Fredericton, NB, Canada
M-Nomads: creating a mobile oasis with social media by Inge de Waard
Today's emerging mobile learning industry is open for exploration
eLearning developers & providers need to join the mobile caravan “ You must be the change you wish to see” - Gandhi
Where to start ? How do we motivate ourself and others?
Your mobile goals are within reach if you gather around the oasis "Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. " --Bette Davis
Engage in mobile projects and create a tribe of explorers
Develop pilot programs 3 examples with different technologies <ul><li>co design and co deploy </li></ul>
Research based on simple data exchange: FAMACHA anaemia
analyze before setting up a mobile project Target Group Build on what exists Cost
incorporate all the participants Sms Delimiters Sms: 8431,1,3,2,1,3,2,4,2 farmer cattle eye data
Assure benefits for all Mobile data connection: great for statistical, rural research!
<ul><li>Involve more senses and interactivity => better learning outcomes </li></ul>Creating a group dynamic assures pedagogical benefits
Join relevant communities <ul><li>College2.0 learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming community </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian eLear ning research community </li></ul>Useful in mobile forums or to find partners
Use wikis to enhance social interaction in mobile projects read/write edit publish
Use wikis to enhance social interaction in mobile projects Blade wiki : personal mobile wiki Tiki wiki : mobile wiki We used a wiki with all the teachers to follow up on the development of e-courses
vodcasting: were high end Web2.0 meets … you, me & everyone we know <ul><li>ITM vodcast </li></ul>Vodcasts enable immediate mobile access/download through iTunes Post movies from your mobile to YouTube or Blip.tv
Don’t be a lonely nomad: make your profile known
Use your profile to connect to people facebook LinkedIn cv Flickr mobile photos
Use your profile to connect to people Del.icio.us
microblogging let your tribe know what you are doing <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>=> Keep in touch with members/learners on the (mobile) go Jaiku
Let’s do it! <ul><li>"What we have to learn to do, </li></ul><ul><li>we learn by doing." – Aristotle </li></ul>
Do it! & keep it small See result: www.youtube.com/profile?user=cyberinge Send video to: [email_address] See the result on: http://twitter.com/rhl_mobile Log in to twitter.com: User: Rhl_mobile Pw: ilikeyou See the result on www.flickr.com/photos/14189102@N05/ Send a mail to: [email_address] Why? To share movies that could help discussing a case or study Why? To share progress or interesting links Why? To share photos of cases or projects
Will you be able to create your own mobile knowledge oasis?
Will your projects die through lack of motivation?
Engage in mobile projects and create a mobile tribe
Mobile projects will put your knowledge on the map So join the mobile caravan