Mobile technology, free apps, digital inclusion and citizenship


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  • Mobile learning, mobile education, or educational Mobile is a linguistic term again refers to the use of mobile information and mobile devices technology, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), mobile phones and personal computers and handheld and accessories such as: Players of MBC 3, MBC 4 in the process Education. This method is largely related to e-learning and distance education. This technology in addition to the Internet has become a necessity for the educational and learning process, the spread of technology, effectiveness and ease of use and handling more than traditional education and learning. The technology could play the role of traditional learning and education, which are unable to even simulate the role of technology, and this is proven by the rapid technological development in today This term focuses on the use of available technology with wireless communications to deliver information outside the classroom. This method was found to fit changing circumstances incident affected the process of education that the phenomenon of globalization. Mustlhaltalm mobile, or "mobile education," has many meanings in Almokhtlfah.opalrgm communities of its association with e-learning and distance education, but it focuses on learning in all contexts and learning through mobile devices. One definition of mobile learning is: What kind of learning that happens Andmala be educated in a fixed and a specific location before, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. In other words, mobile education reduces the restriction in the learning mobility offered by mobile devices common site. The term includes: learning using mobile technologies including-but not Tguetsr- on mobile computers, MP3 players, laptops and mobile phones and computers. Mobile learning focuses on the learner to be mobile, and interacts with mobile technologies, and reflects a focus on how the community and its institutions to absorb and support for mobile devices, which are growing. Mobile Education appropriate where it can be accessed from almost anywhere. It is like other forms of e-learning, and collaborative Hoaadha, and achieves almost immediate exchange between everyone uses the same content, which leads to the reception of instant feedback and tips. And achieves Ancharacoya by replacing books and notes to "RAM" RAMs, which are filled with the contents of learning designed memory. In addition, it is the simplicity of use for more effective and entertaining experience
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Mobile technology, free apps, digital inclusion and citizenship

  1. 1. Mobile technology, free apps, digital inclusion and citizenship Neuza Pedro João Filipe Matos
  2. 2. Beneficial Harmful
  3. 3. Everyday life vs Schools ‘Keep in touch’ ‘solve problems’ ‘misused’ ‘disruptive gadgets’ Connection, Access to information, Management & Storage Negative attitudes and low social acceptance towards mobile learning (Almeida, 2012; Lobato, 2013; Teixeira, 2013)
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  5. 5. Regulamento Interno da Escola Secundária G#!@tfrj?»
  6. 6. How this new technology can positively impact education / labor market / society ?
  7. 7. Mobile learning Is a term used to define the type of learning that takes place when a learner takes some kind of mobile equipment making intentional use of its applications, content and connectivity to learn at any time and place.
  8. 8. Mobile learning International projects • ‘Learning2Go’ (United Kingdom) • ‘LET´S GO’ (USA and Sweden) • ‘MoMath’ (African countries) • ‘Mobiles for supervisors’ (Argentina) • ‘MILLEE’ (India)
  9. 9. Learning2Go (United Kingdom) • An inquiry-based mobile learning project claiming to be the largest collaborative Mobile learning project for students in the UK, since 2003. Aims: . developing new ways of delivering learning both in and outside of school. . explore methods for incorporating fieldwork and multidisciplinary activities into mobile learning projects . seek solutions to actual community problems, such as disparities between socio-economic groups in access to mobile devices and familiarity with mobile technologies.
  10. 10. Learning Ecology with Technologies from Science for Global Outcomes (LET’S GO) An international mobile learning project funded by Wallenberg Global Learning Network, the National Geographic Society and universities and schools in Sweden and USA (2008-11). The project integrates geo-positional data sensing, multimedia communication, information visualization and Web 2.0 tools to facilitate science learning. Participating schools used lowcost laptop computers and mobile phones for field-based learning activities to teach students ecological science and scientific methods. In the design phase, teachers, students, developers and scientists worked together to create inquiry-based collaborative science tasks.
  11. 11. MoMath project • Nokia + South Africa’s Department of Education (2007) 2011: the project had reached 25000 learners, 500 teachers and 172 schools in 4 provinces. Aims: Use mobile phones to provide Grade 10 students with access to more than 10000 math exercises aligned with the national Math curriculum. Students use their own mobile phones to access content, participate in competitions based on multiple-choice questions and engage in peer interaction. Learners use the platform to complete math exercises, take tests sent by their teachers and participate in competitions. Students receive reminders about their required work via SMS. Free access is supported by South Africa’s 3 local mobile network operators.
  12. 12. ‘Mobiles for supervisors’ (Argentina) In the province of Mendoza has made significant progress in improving the production and management of educational information. An online system is used to report and track data on students’ academic performance, schools’ human resources and infrastructure needs. However, 1634 public schools are located in rural areas with bad access to computer and internet connectivity. Educators and administrators of rural schools have difficulty accessing the online system to enter data, and consequently much of the information on these schools is outdated. To address these issues, in 2010 the province launched an initiative called ‘Mobiles for Supervisors’ that provided 350 school system supervisors with smartphones (+ mobile service plans). With these mobile devices, school system supervisors visiting rural schools can connect to the online system directly from their smartphones.
  13. 13. Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies-MILLEE (India) Research-based initiative that investigates how mobile phones can be used to enhance English language skills. Aims: . Seeks to reach out low-income students in rural areas who have minimal access to traditional education systems. . focus on providing educational opportunities for out-ofschool learning through mobile phones. Ex: students participated in an afterschool programme where they learned English using mobile-based games that they played for approximately 6 hours per week
  14. 14. Conclusions: Driving forces • support a more ubiquitous ‘anywhere-anytime’ learning, • situated and personalized learning experience, • provide free access to (trustworthy) information, webtools and applications, • to reach underserved learners, • improve 21st-century skills and real e-citizenship, • to fit with new learning environments - the digital habitats
  15. 15. Not only for students learning but also for Communication Teachers - Parents School - Teachers (Pedro & Soares, 2012) (Catalão & Pedro, 2012)
  16. 16. A request ! More rigorous, reliable and independent research around mobile learning
  17. 17. Neuza Pedro João Filipe Matos Univ Lisboa SEMIME, 1 fev 2014 Mobile technology, free apps, digital inclusion and citizenship