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Digital Ed Tech
 “On The Go.”
      Judy Brown
   mLearnopedia.com
     20 April 2009
Let’s Discuss...
Cell phones
Other devices
Learning
Policy
Mobile Learning
What is mobile?
What is learning?
Ubiquitous computing




                       Image Credit: RedHalo
Define Mobile
            Netbook /                 Tablet PC
  Laptop
            Micro PC     Cell Phone
           UMPC...
Mobile Learning Defined
Mobile learning is
the art of using
mobile technologies
to enhance the
learning experience.



   ...
MoLeNET Definition
The exploitation of ubiquitous handheld
technologies, together with wireless and
mobile phone networks,...
Ubiquitous computing?
quot;Totally ubiquitous computing. One of the things
our grandchildren will find quaintest about us ...
Pew Internet & American Life
Project
“By the year 2020, most people across the
world will be using a mobile device as
thei...
4 Billion Mobile Phone Subscribers
             Comparison                        Stats
Newspapers                        ...
The Horizon Report 2009 Edition
“Already considered as another component of the
network on many campuses, mobiles continue...
2009 K-12 Edition
Commonly carried by most college students, many high
school students, and a growing number of younger st...
Swiss Army Knife of the 21st Century
“The convenience and
pervasiveness of mobile
devices is their main
strength. Use this...
How can we use
   mobile?
What is the purpose of school?
quot;[T]imes have changed, and students can get
information from the internet, as well as m...
What is your direction?
Outlaw
Acceptable Use Policy
Responsible Use Policy
A Few Examples
Types of Mobile Learning
       Learning               Productivity
 Lectures / podcasts      Campus tours
 Assessment/qui...
Mapping the African
    American Past (MAAP)
       Columbia University
       podcasts
       New York City
       Images...
There’s an app for that...
Virginia Mobile Learning
  Apps Development Challenge
Nearly all children in the United States have access to a
mobile dev...
Achievement
Engagement
Attendance
Discipline
Punctuality
Grades
Morale
Mary Passage Middle School
 English, social
 studies, science
 and math
 Groups
 Text quizzes
 Acceptable use



         ...
Project K-Nect
At-risk 9th and 10th
grade students
North Carolina
Algebra
Positive student
achievement
Increased student
e...
Augmented Reality Scientific
 Role Play Environments
Game Engine
decoupled from Game
Content
Desktop PC-based AR
content e...
It's in Your Pocket: Teaching
Spectacularly with Cellphones
“The technology wave that follows the web? Mobile.
Cellphones ...
Welcome to Hairdressing Training
 Voted Britain's
 best example of
 handheld
 learning




http://htmob.mobi/demo/
C-Shock
 Series of
 challenges and
 interactions




http://port.c-
shock.com
Learning about Living
MILLEE
Mobile and
Immersive Learning
for Literacy in
Emerging Economies
ESL learning games
on cellphones
Funded by NSF,
Ma...
Abilene Christian University
Syllabus
“Clicker”
Resources -
dictionary, thesaurus,
calculator, etc.
Classroom
communicator...
2D Codes
City of Manor, Texas
http://www.
cityofmanor.org/
smarttour/
Mobile Technology Support
     of Learning
       Benefit from flexible access to information, resources
       and tools ...
Elliott Soloway
“This is the beginning of the future. The
future is mobile devices that are connected.
They're going to be...
“It is not the laptop computer, but the cell
phone that is going to change everything.”




  http://www.podtech.net/scobl...
“Pockets of Potential”
Mobile devices are an integral part of children’s lives and they
are here to stay. The social and c...
Opportunities
  quot;It is no longer a question of whether we
  should use these devices to support
  learning, but how an...
Other Resources
21st Century Education - www.mobilelearninginstitute.
org/21stcenturyeducation/index.html
Education Apps -...
Questions / Discussion


          Judy Brown
       judy@judybrown.com
       www.judybrown.com
      www.mlearnopedia.co...
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Presentation by Judy Brown at Wisconsin Charter Schools Association Conference on 20 April 2009 (minus videos)

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  1. 1. Digital Ed Tech “On The Go.” Judy Brown mLearnopedia.com 20 April 2009
  2. 2. Let’s Discuss... Cell phones Other devices Learning Policy
  3. 3. Mobile Learning What is mobile? What is learning? Ubiquitous computing Image Credit: RedHalo
  4. 4. Define Mobile Netbook / Tablet PC Laptop Micro PC Cell Phone UMPC / MID Wearable or Game Combination Device Handheld / (e-book Player PDA reader / USB (Audio / Video) Drive)
  5. 5. Mobile Learning Defined Mobile learning is the art of using mobile technologies to enhance the learning experience. Image Credit: Mobil e Learning Institute
  6. 6. MoLeNET Definition The exploitation of ubiquitous handheld technologies, together with wireless and mobile phone networks, to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning. Learners involved may or may not be mobile.
  7. 7. Ubiquitous computing? quot;Totally ubiquitous computing. One of the things our grandchildren will find quaintest about us is that we distinguish the digital from the real, the virtual from the real. In the future, that will become literally impossible. The distinction between cyberspace and that which isn't cyberspace is going to be unimaginable. There is where they don't have Wi-Fi.” William Gibson
  8. 8. Pew Internet & American Life Project “By the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the Internet.”
  9. 9. 4 Billion Mobile Phone Subscribers Comparison Stats Newspapers 480 million Cars 800 million TV subscriptions 850 million Personal computers 1 billion Fixed landline telephone 1.2 billion eMail users 1.3 billion Internet users 1.4 billion Television sets 1.5 billion People carry at least one credit card 1.7 billion World population 6.7 billion Source: Communities Dominate
  10. 10. The Horizon Report 2009 Edition “Already considered as another component of the network on many campuses, mobiles continue to evolve rapidly. New interfaces, the ability to run third-party applications, and location-awareness have all come to the mobile device in the past year, making it an ever more versatile tool that can be easily adapted to a host of tasks for learning, productivity, and social networking. For many users, broadband mobile devices like the iPhone have already begun to assume many tasks that were once the exclusive province of portable computers. ”
  11. 11. 2009 K-12 Edition Commonly carried by most college students, many high school students, and a growing number of younger students, mobiles have been evolving rapidly in recent years. Multi-touch interfaces, GPS capability, and the ability to run third-party applications make today’s mobile device an increasingly flexible tool that is readily adapted to a wide range of tasks for social networking, learning, and productivity. In some places, mobile devices like the iPhone have already begun to supplant portable computers as the Internet-capable device of choice.
  12. 12. Swiss Army Knife of the 21st Century “The convenience and pervasiveness of mobile devices is their main strength. Use this strength to reach your learners with information they need, store information your learners may need later, and get learners to complete tasks while going about their day- to-day lives.” Leonard Low
  13. 13. How can we use mobile?
  14. 14. What is the purpose of school? quot;[T]imes have changed, and students can get information from the internet, as well as many other places. Schools need to be the center that provides not simple information, but collaborative experiences based on that information. School should be the place that connects parents, students, and communities-- and technology can leverage all of this by providing the information. Technology makes school progress possible.quot; Tim Magner, U.S. Department of Education
  15. 15. What is your direction? Outlaw Acceptable Use Policy Responsible Use Policy
  16. 16. A Few Examples
  17. 17. Types of Mobile Learning Learning Productivity Lectures / podcasts Campus tours Assessment/quiz Grades Assignments Registration User generated content Polling Safety Collaboration Reference Access to faculty and Information - specialties students Campus Coaches eBooks Social networking
  18. 18. Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) Columbia University podcasts New York City Images, videos, maps Lesson plans http://maap.columbia.edu
  19. 19. There’s an app for that...
  20. 20. Virginia Mobile Learning Apps Development Challenge Nearly all children in the United States have access to a mobile device: 93% of 6-to-9 year olds live in a home with a cell phone; more than 50% own a portable video game device; 30% have a personal cell phone; and 20% have personal digital music players. In short, mobile devices are an integral part of children’s lives. 
  21. 21. Achievement Engagement Attendance Discipline Punctuality Grades Morale
  22. 22. Mary Passage Middle School English, social studies, science and math Groups Text quizzes Acceptable use Photo Credit: Joe Fudge, Dai ly Press / March 31, 2009
  23. 23. Project K-Nect At-risk 9th and 10th grade students North Carolina Algebra Positive student achievement Increased student engagement Increased communication http://www.projectknect.org
  24. 24. Augmented Reality Scientific Role Play Environments Game Engine decoupled from Game Content Desktop PC-based AR content editor Significant collaboration, teamwork, and inquiry-based learning
  25. 25. It's in Your Pocket: Teaching Spectacularly with Cellphones “The technology wave that follows the web? Mobile. Cellphones text faster than email, spread video faster than cameras, and webcast in real time. They show assignments, document work, translate voice to text, podcast and interface with Web 2.0. Best thing: you and your students carry them already! Explore which features adapt to educational goals. Examples are out there. The wave is here. Let's learn to ride!” quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; quot; Hall Davidson
  26. 26. Welcome to Hairdressing Training Voted Britain's best example of handheld learning http://htmob.mobi/demo/
  27. 27. C-Shock Series of challenges and interactions http://port.c- shock.com
  28. 28. Learning about Living
  29. 29. MILLEE Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies ESL learning games on cellphones Funded by NSF, MacArthur, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Intel...
  30. 30. Abilene Christian University Syllabus “Clicker” Resources - dictionary, thesaurus, calculator, etc. Classroom communicator Podcasting client eBook Internet communicator Course information Notetaking Gradebook/attendance http://m.acu.edu
  31. 31. 2D Codes City of Manor, Texas http://www. cityofmanor.org/ smarttour/
  32. 32. Mobile Technology Support of Learning Benefit from flexible access to information, resources and tools when and where they need it Support their learning in and outside the classroom – for example on field trips Personalise their learning experience Record and share experiences with their peers or other groups, including parents and the community Carry out collaborative activities with students from different school or even other countries. http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/en/Technology/Most-common- technologies/Mobile-technologies/
  33. 33. Elliott Soloway “This is the beginning of the future. The future is mobile devices that are connected. They're going to be the new paper and pencil.” “Cell phones can be powerful computers. They can do just about everything laptops can do for a fraction of the price. And many students are bringing them to school anyway.”
  34. 34. “It is not the laptop computer, but the cell phone that is going to change everything.” http://www.podtech.net/scobleshow/technology/ 1604/improving-education-with-teacher-of-the-year
  35. 35. “Pockets of Potential” Mobile devices are an integral part of children’s lives and they are here to stay. The social and cultural phenomena, market opportunity, and, most importantly, the “pockets of educational potential” documented in this report must not be dismissed. Our national debate must shift from whether to use these devices to support learning, to understanding how and when they might best be used. Just as Sesame Street introduced generations of children and their families to the potential of television as an educational medium two generations ago, today’s children will benefit if mobile becomes a force for learning and discovery in the next decade.
  36. 36. Opportunities quot;It is no longer a question of whether we should use these devices to support learning, but how and when to use them.quot; 1. To encourage “anywhere, anytime” learning. 2. To reach under-served children. 3. To improve 21st-century social interactions. 4. To fit with learning environments. 5. To enable a personalized learning experience.
  37. 37. Other Resources 21st Century Education - www.mobilelearninginstitute. org/21stcenturyeducation/index.html Education Apps - web.me.com/dowd/Touch/ Welcome.html Horizon K12 - www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf Liz Kolb - www.cellphonesinlearning.com/ MoLeNET - www.molenet.org.uk/projects/ Pockets of Potential - www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/ pdf/pockets_of_potential.pdf
  38. 38. Questions / Discussion Judy Brown judy@judybrown.com www.judybrown.com www.mlearnopedia.com cc.mlearnopedia.com
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