MoRSE Project presentation


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Presentation by Dr Ann Ooms to the 'Mobilising Remote Student Engagement (MoRSE)' Project board (17th July 2009) providing preliminary data from the baseline study and from pilot field trips.

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MoRSE Project presentation

  1. 1. MORSE Steering Group Meeting Dr. Ann Ooms 17 th July 2009
  2. 2. Overview of presentation <ul><li>Student baseline questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldtrips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isle of Wight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spain (Almeria) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malta </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons learned for evaluation of future field trips </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Students Baseline Questionnaire <ul><li>Responses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KU: 52 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DMU: 49 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>100% of students have a mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>60% contract – 40% pay-as-you-go </li></ul><ul><li>83% of students frequently use a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Not used by most students: netbook, PDA, video camera, GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Used by some students: still camera, MP3Player, </li></ul>
  4. 4. Students Baseline Questionnaire <ul><li>64% of students do not use broadband </li></ul><ul><li>64% of students (very) interested in taking personal equipment on fieldtrips </li></ul><ul><li>High percentages of students believe in use of mobile phone for learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: 80% of students believe mobile phone for phoning tutors could support their learning (a lot) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>77% of students (very) willing to use own txt credits for educational purposes on fieldtrips </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Isle of Wight Fieldtrip <ul><li>Students had the option of texting a lecturer who was based on campus if they had questions </li></ul>Somewhat agree Agree It was easy to use the SMS text service 31% 64.3% The SMS text service used made the fieldtrip more enjoyable 57.5% 20.0% The SMS text service made me interact with my peers 27.5% 20.0% The SMS text service helped me to get to know my peers 30.0% 10.0%
  6. 6. Isle of Wight Fieldtrip Somewhat agree Agree The SMS text service will have a positive impact on my motivation to study 51.2% 16.3% The SMS text service was useful for feedback on my understanding 48.8% 39.5% The SMS text service gave me info about my misunderstandings of certain components 36.6% 43.9% The SMS text service had a positive impact on my understanding of the material covered 61.9% 23.8% I would like other lecturers to use similar services in their modules 43.5% 45.7% I would advise my lecturer to keep using these SMS text services 37.0% 54.3%
  7. 7. Spain (Almaria) Fieldtrip <ul><li>6 day fieldtrip </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless internet access at the hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students will be able to relate their field experiences to the wider context immediately rather than having to wait until after the field trip </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aim: improved learning and understanding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual learning environment for reflection during and post fieldtrip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flicker website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depository for images, videos, comments, ideas, reflections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shared with other students and lecturer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Spain (Almaria) Fieldtrip <ul><li>Wireless internet at hotel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most students brought their own laptop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laptops provided if necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network access paid by KU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students almost expect it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students did not use internet as much as we expected </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vital for lecturer to have access to internet </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Spain (Almaria) Fieldtrip <ul><li>Wireless internet at hotel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liked most </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gave students the experience that the fieldtrip does not end once they are back at the hotel – it is a continuous learning process – immersive experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most challenging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing, straight forward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student questionnaire data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very positive </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Spain (Almaria) Fieldtrip <ul><li>Flickr website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students needed a Yahoo email address </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students needed to provide lecturer to access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That all take time so not all up and running during field trip </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used more after the fieldtrip than during </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student questionnaire data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very positive </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Malta Fieldtrip <ul><li>1 week fieldtrip </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless internet access at lobby in hotel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail for scheduling appointments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing report </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing wireless internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students would like more laptops (2 per group instead of 3 per group) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio-recording devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recording interviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students did not use text services because they had face-to-face access to the lecturers in the morning and evenings and to their peers all day </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Students own technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Students use technologies for personal use </li></ul><ul><li>Students believe in the potential of technologies for educational purposes </li></ul><ul><li>However, students don’t use technologies much for educational purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Students experiences with the use of technologies on the fieldtrips have been very positive and almost expect technologies to be available to them </li></ul>
  13. 13. Evaluation <ul><li>Reflective journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students don’t engage with reflective journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students prefer audio reflective journals above video reflective journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li> more focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Attending the fieldtrips as evaluator is crucial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to the students </li></ul></ul>