The role of mobile learning in distance education in developing regions Niall Winters* & Jenni Parker** Research in Distan...
Distance education <ul><li>Primacy of desktop model for information dissemination and interactive activities  </li></ul>
Two Cases  (from Sub-Saharan Africa) <ul><li>Mobile learning for nurse training (w/AMREF) within the context of an elearni...
Katito health centre Image Credit: AMREF HQ
Image Credit: AMREF HQ
 
A changing landscape <ul><li>Fundamental shift from a desktop-based delivery model to a situational-based, experiential mo...
Case 1 Mobile learning for nurse training (w/AMREF) within the context of an elearning programme (NW)
Participatory design at AMREF Back row (L to R) : Mugure Kiambati, Eliphas Gitonga, Niall Winters, Ruth Nyansikera, Nargis...
 
 
 
Conversational Framework
The mobile design should support students to: <ul><li>Access theory (on the nursing process) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questio...
Create New NCP Review your previous NCPs View template NCP View NP content
Assessment Nursing Diagnosis Planning  Implementation Evaluation Share Request help View NP Content
Share Request help View NP Content History taking Physical examination Clinical Investigation  Key assessment findings
Share Request help View NP Content Nursing Diagnosis Actual  [Problem]  related to  [Cause]  as evidenced by  [Defining ch...
Case 2 Mobile learning for training UN ITC/ILO trainees (JP)
 
 
 
 
 
Conclusion <ul><li>Mobile has a role to play </li></ul><ul><li>Applied contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Learning design is pivot...
References <ul><li>Laurillard, D. (2002) Rethinking university teaching: a conversational framework for the effective use ...
Thank you! <ul><li>[email_address] uk ;  [email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lkl.ac.uk/ niall </li></ul><ul><li...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Role of mobile in distance education

2,168 views

Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

Role of mobile in distance education

  1. 1. The role of mobile learning in distance education in developing regions Niall Winters* & Jenni Parker** Research in Distance Education Conference 2011 October 26 th 2011 *London Knowledge Lab Institute of Education University of London **Global Learning Centre UNHCR
  2. 2. Distance education <ul><li>Primacy of desktop model for information dissemination and interactive activities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Two Cases (from Sub-Saharan Africa) <ul><li>Mobile learning for nurse training (w/AMREF) within the context of an elearning programme (NW) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning for training UN ITC/ILO trainees (JP) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Katito health centre Image Credit: AMREF HQ
  5. 5. Image Credit: AMREF HQ
  6. 7. A changing landscape <ul><li>Fundamental shift from a desktop-based delivery model to a situational-based, experiential model </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning for applied distance education </li></ul><ul><li>Learning design is a challenge </li></ul>
  7. 8. Case 1 Mobile learning for nurse training (w/AMREF) within the context of an elearning programme (NW)
  8. 9. Participatory design at AMREF Back row (L to R) : Mugure Kiambati, Eliphas Gitonga, Niall Winters, Ruth Nyansikera, Nargis Kaka, Alvin Namisi, Scholastica Kibathi, Mercy Ndung’u . Front row (L to R) : Ruth Miathya, Susan Wanja, Catherine Wangongu, Anne Boraya, Faith Muriithi, Felarmine Muiruri
  9. 13. Conversational Framework
  10. 14. The mobile design should support students to: <ul><li>Access theory (on the nursing process) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions of mentors and tutors/peers </li></ul><ul><li>Offer their own ideas to tutors/peers </li></ul><ul><li>Use their understanding to achieve the task goal </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat their practice and improve via feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Share/Debate their practice outputs with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul>
  11. 15. Create New NCP Review your previous NCPs View template NCP View NP content
  12. 16. Assessment Nursing Diagnosis Planning Implementation Evaluation Share Request help View NP Content
  13. 17. Share Request help View NP Content History taking Physical examination Clinical Investigation Key assessment findings
  14. 18. Share Request help View NP Content Nursing Diagnosis Actual [Problem] related to [Cause] as evidenced by [Defining characteristics] Potential NANDA labels Actual vs Potential
  15. 19. Case 2 Mobile learning for training UN ITC/ILO trainees (JP)
  16. 25. Conclusion <ul><li>Mobile has a role to play </li></ul><ul><li>Applied contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Learning design is pivotal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Care as much about pedagogical innovation as technical innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage with users through participatory design approaches </li></ul>
  17. 26. References <ul><li>Laurillard, D. (2002) Rethinking university teaching: a conversational framework for the effective use of learning technologies (2nd ed.). London: Routledge </li></ul><ul><li>Joynes, C. (2011) Distance Learning for Health, London International Development Centre </li></ul>
  18. 27. Thank you! <ul><li>[email_address] uk ; [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lkl.ac.uk/ niall </li></ul><ul><li>http://jenniferparker.posterous.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>@nwin; @jenniparker57 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ml4d.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://mlearningafrica.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Learning Toolkit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jenniferparker.posterous.com/mobile-learning-toolkit </li></ul></ul>

×