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Oeb09 Session1 Basic To Mobile20


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This ppt was presented during the mLearning workshop 'How to start with mLearning' during the Online Educa Berlin 2009 conference.

It shows 4 mobile cases varying from basic to more complex mLearning.

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Oeb09 Session1 Basic To Mobile20

  1. 1. Mobile Learning from basic to mobile2.0 Inge de Waard
  2. 2. We are witnessing the dawn of the global knowledge and technology revolution! <ul><li>Mobile technology is changing our lives and it does so for people all around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>mobiles are the computers of the future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is mLearning so appealing? <ul><li>On-the-go: no place attached </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime: no schedule, but your own </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous, it is omnipresent </li></ul><ul><li>Just-in-time, when you need it </li></ul><ul><li>Localized </li></ul><ul><li>Informal and formal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Connected to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>… . And it is possible all around the world </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mobile? Out is In <ul><li>Your knowledge in your pocket for you to use when you want, wherever you are, … and you are no longer alone, it is US </li></ul><ul><li>Escaping the classroom will no longer be possible… well unless you switch it off… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making mLearning look heavy: statistics and numbers <ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
  6. 12. Where to start?
  7. 13. YOU CAN develop mobile projects 4 examples with different technologies <ul><li>co design and co deploy with all stakeholders </li></ul>
  8. 14. Case 1 : Telemedicine: peer to peer discussion forum with mobile access website Starting from web-based content User created content + peer to peer knowledge exchange
  9. 15. Provide content which is cross media/platform Think about copyright and disclaimers also between peers!
  10. 16. Know the needs that your learners face and adapt Wimax bluetooth Some programming Connect your mobile to a television set and use it as a desktop for bigger screen ( this technology will be standardized in new mobile devices, you can even use it as a desktop check it out on another youtube movie, it is a brandname, sorry for the marketing)
  11. 17. CME for lifelong learning? <ul><li>Keeping physicians in contact with peers will enhance knowledge exchange in priority settings (HIV/AIDS is increasingly spreading) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the latest medical information out there is crucial </li></ul>
  12. 18. Adding CME modules to the Telemedicine website <ul><li>CME keeps physicians on top of their speciality & if it is linked to the Telemedicine website => growing number of users </li></ul>
  13. 19. Feedback of the pilot group <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>They liked the relevant information that was brought to them </li></ul><ul><li>Learning at their own convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Opened new ways of learning </li></ul><ul><li>They felt connected with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Access was not ensured in the field and this could drain the battery </li></ul><ul><li>The screen was small for learning (in the older cell phone types) </li></ul><ul><li>Without electricity the battery can run out </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics/tables sometimes unclear on small screens </li></ul>
  14. 20. Case 2 : research based on simple data exchange: FAMACHA anaemia
  15. 21. analyze before setting up a mobile project Target Group Build on what exists Cost
  16. 22. incorporate all the stakeholders Sms Delimiters Sms: 8431,1,3,2,1,3,2,4,2 farmer cattle eye data
  17. 23. Assure benefits for all stakeholders Mobile data connection: great for statistical, rural research!
  18. 24. Case 3: eSCART online courses Different media suit different learners’ skills
  19. 25. Redesign existing strong projects only when this has a surplus! Javascript Html & CSS Big mobile multimedia files? consider sending SDcards to learners to reduce download costs. Mobile course example:
  20. 26. Make learning a multi-sensory experience <ul><li>Natural Evolution HIV/AIDS </li></ul>Screen capturing (captivate, camtasia) Video editing (final cut, premiere) Audio editing (audicity = free) Asynchronous discussion +
  21. 27. Explore your (future) software Mobile offline possibilities enabling multimedia courses. Mobile = mp4 conversion so you have any video you want. Use cheap video converter software like AVS4you (39,95 EUR) Connect your mobile to a television set and use it as a desktop for bigger screen ( this technology will be standardized in new mobile devices, you can even use it as a desktop check it out on another youtube movie, it is a brandname, sorry for the marketing) Solar panels are already out there.
  22. 28. <ul><li>Health care workers involved in HIV/AIDS care in Peru </li></ul><ul><li>20 Clinics in Department Capitals (urban and peripheral) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 70% of the national patients receive treatment on those selected health facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The selection was made working closely with the Ministry of Health </li></ul></ul>Case 4: Tibotec: mLearning2.0
  23. 29. Scenario in South America Internet cafes ADSL Mobile devices: localized solution
  24. 30. Pre-test (day 1) -access LCMS ( MLE Moodle) -via email -website Clinical Case (day 3) -3d movies (podcast deliver using itunes) -Questions related with clinical case (start discussion forum Moodle) -Critical thinking Send summary material Website Link (day 11) Post-test (day 15) Summary Day 1: Pre-test with focus on this topic Day 3: Send Clinical case with questions and start discussion Day 10: Conclusion of clinical case Day 11: Summary of module (articles and review) Day 15: Post-test Example of clinical module wifi
  25. 31. The mLearning tools used in this case
  26. 32. Wrap up: the mobile learning essence <ul><li>Plan carefully before setting up a mobile project </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the latest mobile world for ideas and possible technical solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Only start if you know a mobile project will make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate all stakeholders from the start </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the technical conditions your learners face (and find solutions were needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the courses simple/intuitive, clear and fun </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity in courses, fit different learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the learner (interactivity, implement context as much as possible, user generated context). </li></ul>
  27. 33. Mobile developing…. YES! <ul><li>Go open source (free) and all the way: (for would-be mobile developers) </li></ul><ul><li>The W3C mobile web initiative: mobile web from W3C </li></ul><ul><li>The mobile validator , checking whether your mobile website is accessible </li></ul><ul><li>DOM Compatibility - CSS Object Model View with different cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile web training from W3C (only 99$!) </li></ul><ul><li>More advanced: </li></ul><ul><li>mobile2.0 messaging: funambol </li></ul><ul><li>develop your own mobile apps with betavine or </li></ul><ul><li>Other mobile programming: Dotnet for mobile : free course; Linux for mobile : free course; </li></ul>
  28. 34. Contact Email: idewaard@ Blog: (click the ‘mobile’ tag) Slideshare (ppt): http:// linkedIn: http://