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An Examination of  Mobile Learning Jym Brittain, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning - NSU
Please take out your mobile device for use in this presentation
277 million wireless subscribers in US (Jun 09) 1 89% of total U.S. population 1 96% of NSU students use mobile phones (20...
Mobile Learning Defined Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or l...
Academic Definition mobile learning—or  m-learning—can be viewed as any  form of learning that happens when mediated throu...
Mobile Learning is about Communicating  http://www.sparkmuseum.com/images/Telephone/1921%20Auto-%20Elec%20Strt-Shaft%20Dia...
mLearning is anytime and anywhere http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/files/2008/11/time-flies-clock-10-11-20...
How might we harness this?
Cell Phone Use (Applications*) <ul><li>Campus Security Alert system </li></ul><ul><li>Communication among students (Instan...
Cell Phone Use (Applications + ) <ul><li>Faculty bulletins or class reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Text-Messaging based surve...
Bulletins and Class Reminders <ul><li>Textmarks.com – it’s FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Students subscribe to class text feed b...
TM-based Surveys & Polls <ul><li>PollEverywhere.com * </li></ul><ul><li>Create live polls </li></ul><ul><li>Survey student...
Twitter *  – What is it? <ul><li>Mini-updates in 140 characters of text (or less) </li></ul><ul><li>Microblog of  whatever...
Twitter – Teaching & Learning <ul><li>Create bulletins or class reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Build student connection beyon...
Mobile streaming video <ul><li>qik.com – it’s FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Share live video from your phone! </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
Challenges to mLearning <ul><li>Makes cheating easier </li></ul><ul><li>Too much reliance on the Internet </li></ul><ul><l...
 
References http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/10/23/why-twitter-isnt-a-waste-of-time/ http://crowdstatus.com http://t...
Bibliography <ul><li>Alexander, B. (2004). Going nomadic: Mobile learning in higher education.  EDUCAUSE Review, 39(5), 29...
Questions? Jym Brittain Center for Teaching and Learning Northeastern State University 918-444-5859 [email_address] Presen...
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Examination Of Mobile Learning

  1. 1. An Examination of Mobile Learning Jym Brittain, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning - NSU
  2. 2. Please take out your mobile device for use in this presentation
  3. 3. 277 million wireless subscribers in US (Jun 09) 1 89% of total U.S. population 1 96% of NSU students use mobile phones (2008) 56% of all Americans have accessed the internet by wireless means 2 75% of NSU survey respondents use text messages 135.2 billion text-messages sent per month 1 Cell Phone Use (Statistics) 1 http://www.ctia.org/advocacy/research/index.cfm/AID/10323 2 http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/12-Wireless-Internet-Use.aspx
  4. 4. Mobile Learning Defined Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. &quot;Guidelines for learning/teaching/tutoring in a mobile environment&quot;. MOBIlearn . October 2003. pp. 6. http://www.mobilearn.org/download/results/guidelines.pdf . Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  5. 5. Academic Definition mobile learning—or m-learning—can be viewed as any form of learning that happens when mediated through a mobile device, and a form of learning that has established the legitimacy of ‘nomadic’ learners (Alexander, 2004). Alexander, B. (2004). Going nomadic: Mobile learning in higher education. EDUCAUSE Review, 39(5), 29.
  6. 6. Mobile Learning is about Communicating http://www.sparkmuseum.com/images/Telephone/1921%20Auto-%20Elec%20Strt-Shaft%20Dial%20Candle.JPG
  7. 7. mLearning is anytime and anywhere http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/files/2008/11/time-flies-clock-10-11-2006.gif
  8. 8. How might we harness this?
  9. 9. Cell Phone Use (Applications*) <ul><li>Campus Security Alert system </li></ul><ul><li>Communication among students (Instant messaging) </li></ul>* Specifically regarding text-messaging on campus
  10. 10. Cell Phone Use (Applications + ) <ul><li>Faculty bulletins or class reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Text-Messaging based surveys & Polls </li></ul><ul><li>Building community outside classroom </li></ul>+ Examples of applications in the classrooms
  11. 11. Bulletins and Class Reminders <ul><li>Textmarks.com – it’s FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Students subscribe to class text feed by typing KEYWORD to 41411 </li></ul><ul><li>Students get class updates via text on phone every time teacher creates new alerts </li></ul><ul><li>No need to know student cell phone numbers </li></ul>** ‘CLASS’ is just an example word, teachers can choose any word for their class when setting up account
  12. 12. TM-based Surveys & Polls <ul><li>PollEverywhere.com * </li></ul><ul><li>Create live polls </li></ul><ul><li>Survey students </li></ul><ul><li>Gain instant feedback from class </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to using clickers in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>No need to know student cell phone numbers </li></ul>* Free and paid subscriptions available – see website for feature details
  13. 13. Twitter * – What is it? <ul><li>Mini-updates in 140 characters of text (or less) </li></ul><ul><li>Microblog of whatever you want it to be… </li></ul>Answers the question: What are you doing?” * http://www.twitter.com
  14. 14. Twitter – Teaching & Learning <ul><li>Create bulletins or class reminders </li></ul><ul><li>Build student connection beyond classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Students become part of a global community </li></ul><ul><li>No need to know student cell phone numbers* </li></ul>* Students must update Twitter setting to link incoming messages to phone.
  15. 15. Mobile streaming video <ul><li>qik.com – it’s FREE! </li></ul><ul><li>Share live video from your phone! </li></ul><ul><li>Qik enables you to share your moments live with your friends, family and the world—right from your mobile phone! </li></ul>
  16. 17. Challenges to mLearning <ul><li>Makes cheating easier </li></ul><ul><li>Too much reliance on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Too distracting </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul><ul><li>http://themobilelearner.wordpress.com/ </li></ul>
  17. 19. References http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/10/23/why-twitter-isnt-a-waste-of-time/ http://crowdstatus.com http://tweetlater.com http://Tweetstats.com http://Tweetscan.com or http://metweets.com Check out the wiki for ‘all-things’ Twitter http://twitter.pbwiki.com http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/
  18. 20. Bibliography <ul><li>Alexander, B. (2004). Going nomadic: Mobile learning in higher education. EDUCAUSE Review, 39(5), 29. </li></ul><ul><li>CTIA. (2009). Wireless quick facts. Retrieved from: http://www.ctia.org/advocacy/research/index.cfm/AID/10323 </li></ul><ul><li>Herrington, J., Herrington, A., Mantei, J., Olney, I., & Ferry, B. (Eds.) (2009). New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education. Wollongong: University of Wollongong. Retrieved from: http://ro.uow.edu.au/ . </li></ul><ul><li>O’Malley, C., Vavoula,G., Glew, J.P., Taylor, J., Sharples, M., & Lefrere, P. (2003 ). Wp 4 – Guidelines for Learning/teaching/tutoring in a mobile environment . MOBIlearn. Retrieved from http://www.mobilearn.org/download/results/guidelines.pdf . </li></ul><ul><li>Traxler, J. (2007). Current State of Mobile Learning. International Review on Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) 8, no. 2. Available: www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/346/875 . </li></ul><ul><li>Horrigan, J. (2009). Wireless internet Use. Pew Internet & American Life Project Retrieved from: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/12-Wireless-Internet-Use.aspx </li></ul>
  19. 21. Questions? Jym Brittain Center for Teaching and Learning Northeastern State University 918-444-5859 [email_address] Presentation available at: http://ctl.nsuok.edu/drupal

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