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Presentation from Cilip Mobile Learning Event in Birmingham UK, September 2009

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  • Frightening how far we have not come!
  • Which is the best breakfast, a discussion forum topic maybe?
  • The denial of having devices with them…
  • What hooked students, summer school…ebooks Some students wanted more materials NOW!!!! Technology students arent always interested in technology…..What was that student quote? There is not enough money in a grant to persuade students to do anythin
  • Ie don’t get something complicated and leave it in a drawer!
  • Mmit Mobile Learning

    1. 1. Whats all this text? For those reading these slides rather than at a presentation ..... Why so many slides, mostly to provide resources to follow up and the reason for all the text on the slides is to provide useful resources and links! Some of the slides have notes in small text that were not on the actual presentation.
    2. 2. Jon Trinder University of Glasgow @jont Just CozYou Cant See It- Doesn't mean it isn't there A brief history of the past present and future of mobile learning
    3. 3. The Past And Making the River Run Uphill
    4. 4. <ul><li>“ Every era of technology has, to some extent,formed education in its own image” </li></ul><ul><li>(Sharples,Taylor,Vavoula) ‏ </li></ul>
    5. 5. History 1984 1996 1999 1993
    6. 6. 1996 PDA Specifications First Palm and WindowCE Machine specifications. Note Most early projects used the Palm. Although it had less media capability it had huge battery life making many projects feasible and set some expectations for what would be practical in future. The move to devices with greater media capability but short battery life, meant some of the promises of the future have not yet been realised....and also see the next slide 6-8 Weeks 160 *160 128K 16Mhz Palm Pilot 1000 Palm OS 20 hours 640 x 240 2MB 44Mhz Hewlett Packard HP 300LX, WindowsCE Battery Life Screen Size (Pixels) ‏ RAM CPU Speed PDA Operating System
    7. 7. Philosophical Differences <ul><li>“ It may in fact transpire that different hardware and software platforms support rather different interpretations of mobile learning” (J Traxler 2007) ‏ </li></ul>
    8. 8. Batteries and Charging
    9. 9. What aspect is mobile? The Technology or the Students?
    10. 10. Combination Devices
    11. 11. 17/04/09 Application Areas
    12. 12. Technologies <ul><li>PDA/Smartphones </li></ul><ul><li>Phones/SMS </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 Players </li></ul><ul><li>Voting Systems </li></ul><ul><li>USB Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Recorders </li></ul><ul><li>Books! </li></ul>
    13. 13. What’s the best… <ul><li>Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Car </li></ul><ul><li>There is only Best for You </li></ul>
    14. 14. USB Memory <ul><li>8 gig for 2 Pot Noodles! </li></ul>
    15. 15. Evaluating Mobile device use through automatic Logging Mr J.J.Trinder, Dr S.Roy, Dr J.V.Magill University of Glasgow [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address]
    16. 16. What we found.... <ul><li>Students not very co-operative </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can be disruptive to its users </li></ul><ul><li>Students _not_ as techno savvy as they may appear or claim </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Pocket Space </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Ages Quickly </li></ul>
    17. 17. Why Is Evaluation Difficult? Evaluation IS difficult
    18. 18. All Users are Different Note.This shows the % of use made of different type of application by 3 users. The median runtime is measured in seconds and indicates how long the usage sessions were
    19. 19. Practical Issues <ul><li>Do you need special software on the device or in the labs </li></ul><ul><li>Have you got suitable materials for deliver on the chosen device </li></ul><ul><li>How are you going to transfer the materials </li></ul><ul><li>Do the materials provided on the devices need to be available in other forms as well,e.g. for partially sighted students? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Mobile Learning..Is the Glass <ul><li>Half Full </li></ul><ul><li>Half Empty </li></ul><ul><li>Twice as big as it needs to be </li></ul><ul><li>The Wrong glass </li></ul>
    21. 21. Bridging Worlds‏
    22. 22. Existing Bridges <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Video </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Physical to Virtual sedgley Dohcross Worbridge www Follow sedgley on twitter
    24. 24. Inter-life Where Second Life meets Real Life Victor Lally (University of Glasgow) Brian Canavan (University of Glasgow) ‏ Jane Magill (University of Glasgow) Jon Trinder (University of Glasgow) Steve Brindley (University of Glasgow) Evan Magill (University of Stirling) Mario Kolberg (University of Stirling) ‏
    25. 25. What Is Inter-life? The project is investigating the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to support skills development by young people to enhance their management of life transitions. Funded by TLRP and ESRC
    26. 26. What Is Inter-life? Inter-Life offers the opportunity for participants to work together on transition activities in the community, whether they are logged in, or using their mobile device away from the desktop.
    27. 27. Resources
    28. 28. Reports Personal Assistants (PDAs) in Further and Higher Education, Ted Smith (2003) Handheld Computers in Schools BECTA report Mobile and PDA technologies and their future use in education (Paul Anderson and Adam Blackwood) ‏ Kaleidoscope Big Issues in Mobile Learning BECTA Researching Mobile Learning (2007)‏ CTAD mLearning Publications Commonwealth of Learning. Mobile Learning in Developing Countries Mobile technologies: prospects for their use in learning in informal science settings
    29. 29. Books <ul><li>Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers . Traxler, J. & Kukulska-Hulme, A. (Eds.) Routledge. ISBN 0-415-35740-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training . Ed M Ally </li></ul><ul><li>Handhelds For Doctors , Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0470858990 </li></ul><ul><li>Information Appliances and Beyond , Eric Bergman, Morgan Kaufmann ISBN: 1558606009 </li></ul><ul><li>Pervasive Computing , Jochen Burkhardt, Addison Wesley (2002) ISBN: 0201722151 </li></ul><ul><li>The Invisible Computer , Donald Norman, MIT Press (2002) 0 262 64041-4 </li></ul>
    30. 32. Shiny Project - The Shiny project will focus on the use of mobile devices for the assessment of learning at Gloucestershire College. The project will develop and implement the use of m-assessment across the curriculum. QR Codes Project with University of Bath JISC LTIG MoLeNET in General James Clay Blog and Podcast mobile learning theme and topics (warning iTunes Store link)‏ Twitter jamesclay thomcochrane timbuckteeth andyramsden Blogs etc
    31. 33. Mailing Lists, Forums <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    32. 34.
    33. 35. The Future (used to be better)‏
    34. 36. New Technology <ul><li>Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. </li></ul><ul><li>Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. </li></ul><ul><li>[Douglas Adams, Peter Guzzardi, Terry Jones, The Salmon of Doubt] </li></ul>
    35. 37. Expect the unexpected Eg Ultramobiles eeePC QR Codes
    36. 38. RFID
    37. 39. GPS <ul><li>GPS In Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Geocaching </li></ul><ul><li>Context Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>( have a play at ) </li></ul>
    38. 40. MoLeNET in General Shiny Project - The Shiny project will focus on the use of mobile devices for the assessment of learning at Gloucestershire College. The project will develop and implement the use of m-assessment across the curriculum. QR Codes Project with University of Bath JISC LTIG Thom Cochrane (New Zealand)‏ Stuart Smith (Manchester)‏ Other Projects
    39. 42. Hear come the talkies <ul><li>Projectors on phones </li></ul><ul><li>Even more storage </li></ul>“ Here come the talkies, obsolescence guaranteed; here come the talkies, don't you see? “ (lyrics from ‏ Note, just because a new technology comes along you dont have to get rid of the old one. Movies did not replace the still image
    40. 43. Other Sectors
    41. 44. Schools……
    42. 45. Meanwhile in HE
    43. 46. Barriers <ul><li>Have you got an </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Prevention Department? </li></ul>Note What is your IPD called. Most often the answer is IT services, but sometime purchasing departments are mentioned.
    44. 47. Unexpected Consequences <ul><li>The re-use of materials & mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Infamy in an instant </li></ul><ul><li>Mistakes captured for posterity </li></ul>
    45. 48. The Song Remains the Same <ul><li>Need to get content to and from devices </li></ul><ul><li>Need to power the device </li></ul><ul><li>Have compatible content </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with the speed of change </li></ul>
    46. 49. Final Thoughts... <ul><li>“ Manifestly it is better to use simple tools expertly than to possess a bewildering assortment of complicated gadgets and either neglect or use them incompetently” </li></ul><ul><li>LTC Rolt, 1947 </li></ul>