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Mobile learning about mobile learning

  1. 1. Mobile learning about mobile learning <br />Michael M. Grant, PhD<br /><br />Michael M. Grant 2010<br />Image from<br />
  2. 2. Michael M. Grant<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />
  4. 4. What is mobile learning?<br />“The intersection of mobile computing and e-learning: accessible resources wherever you are, strong search capabilities, rich interaction, powerful support for effective learning, and performance-based assessment. eLearning independent of location in time or space.”<br />(Quinn, 2000, para. 5)<br />
  5. 5. What is mobile learning?<br />The “exploitation of ubiquitous handheld hardware, wireless networking and mobile telephony to enhance and ex- tend the reach of teaching and learning.”<br />(Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNet, 2009)<br />
  6. 6. vs.<br />
  7. 7. A pilot invitation<br />
  8. 8. What I did …<br />Graduate Course: “School Change & the Internet”<br />Completely online course<br />Local students could check out an iPod Touch<br />One unit of nine <br />Inservice teachers & LMS certifications<br />Ages: 24–51 (mean=36.4)All women<br />Survey adapted from (Motiwalla, 2007) and (Grant & Cheon, 2007)<br />Discussion posts about the experience<br />
  9. 9. Demo<br />
  10. 10. The mobile app/unit<br />
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  12. 12. How did it go?<br />
  13. 13. Lickert scale of 1:Strongly Disagree to 5:Strongly Agree<br />
  14. 14. Lickert scale of 1:Strongly Disagree to 5:Strongly Agree<br />
  15. 15. “<br />I liked it better than I thought I would. I was able to walk around with it and read more easily than with a book. But, I had to keep touching the screen to keep it lit because I was taking notes while I was reading. <br />Also, the font was small which was o.k., but I was wondering how someone with trouble seeing would adjust because the size couldn't figure out how or if the size could be adjusted like it can be on some other apps. I also, like the idea of it from a conservation stand point- less paper and waste.<br />”<br />
  16. 16. “<br />The text was small and could not be made larger by turning the device or tapping (which enlarges the image in some apps), but I could still read it ok.<br />”<br />
  17. 17. “<br />I really like the concept of this application. My husband has an i-Touch, so I was able to download the app. easily. However, we do not have Wi-Fi access on it, so I had to drive down the road a little to download the cards. After that I was able to take it to the ballgame and study.<br />”<br />
  18. 18. “<br />I was not able to gain access to an Ipod …. My experience with the desktop application was great. I had no problems downloading the applications or with maneuvering through the material. I liked the idea that I could quickly move from section to section without a lot of lag time waiting for it to load.<br />”<br />
  19. 19. Unexpectations<br />Hey! Where’d my image go?<br />
  20. 20. Moving forward …<br />Oh, it’s a three-month-old<br />Conversations with MOBL 21<br />adding Android and iPad versions<br />A mobile CMS — mCMS?<br />Things to come<br />Image from<br />
  21. 21. Questions?<br />Twitter: @michaelmgrant<br />Email:<br />
  22. 22. References & Acknowledgements<br />Grant, M. M., & Cheon, J.-p. (2007). The value of using synchronous conferencing for instruction and students. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 6(3). Available at ticleID=109.<br />Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET ). (2009). What is mobile learning? Retrieved December 30, 2009, from<br />Motiwalla, L.F. (2007). Mobile learning: A framework and evaluation. Computers & Education, 49, 581-596.<br />Quinn, C. (2000). mLearning. Mobile, Wireless, In-Your-Pocket Learning. Linezine. Fall 2000. Available at<br />
  23. 23. Michael M. Grant 2010<br />