Mobile learning in VET

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Some thoughts, implementations and challenges that have been faced when implementing mobile learning in vocational education and training. Presention is based on a teachnology learning cycle.

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Mobile learning in VET

  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CYCLE, MOBILE LEARNINGTLC, The Technology Learning Cycle, University of MissouriReference: Clark, C. 2012, NspireD2 Blog 2.5.2012, Kaneb Center, University of Notre Dame PAULIINA VENHO
  2. 2. Pauliina Venho, mobile learning advisor, Omnia
  3. 3. MOBILE LEARNING?Activity that allows individuals to be more productive whenconsuming, interacting with, or creating information,mediated through a compact digital portable device that theindividual carries on a regular basis, has reliableconnectivity, and fits in a pocket or purse. (eLearning guild)Keyconcepts:Facilitate, support, enhance, extend(MoLeNet)http://mjansson.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/mobiiliviidakossa-polkuja-raivaamassa/
  4. 4. Upgrade Your Lesson – 21st Century Skills HOW TO SUPPORT THESE SKILLS THROUGH MOBILE LEARNING? Licensed under Creative Commons by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano ~ GloballyConnectedLearning.com
  5. 5. 21 Century Literacies stHOW TO SUPPORT THESE LITERACIES THROUGH MOBILE LEARNING? Licensed under Creative Commons by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano ~ GloballyConnectedLearning.com
  6. 6. Reference: Clark Quinn (2011), Designing mLearning,
  7. 7. Pauliina Venho, mobile learning advisor, Omnia
  8. 8. Pauliina Venho, mobile learning advisor, Omnia
  9. 9. Traxler J. 2009, Current State of Mobile Learning Pauliina Venho, mobile learning advisor, Omnia
  10. 10. Opening the door of the classroom Closing the textbook Empowering students Changing the role of teacherSlowness of organisational change Finding time to learn new things Lack of peer support
  11. 11. UsabilityTechnical securityInternationalexperiencesRichness ofapplicationsAND / ORBYOD?(Bring Your OwnDevice)
  12. 12. SOCIAL MEDIA WIKISBLOGSDropBox
  13. 13. Lack of IT-support Abundance of optionsCombining technical and pedagogigal perspectives and expertice Not enough time for testing solutions Unclear objectives Open vs. closed environments
  14. 14. SUPPORT FROM THE MANAGEMENT DEVICE MANAGEMENT ANDGUIDANCE FOR IT SUPPORTTEACHERS GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS
  15. 15. First Questions
  16. 16. Courage to play with the device and applications Jumping over the incovenience zone Do students know better than I do?Hurry resulted from the lack of devices Too many permissions and forms That picture with hudreds of social media applications
  17. 17. LEARNING VOCABULARYList of words Translation Taking Photo Adding Adding voice text on the photos -> on the slideshow / video R E F L E C T I O N photo LISTENING AND GIVING Blog Videos INSTRUCTIONS behind QR- codes Answer by audio or video Cloud storage LEARNING DIALOGUE Adding text, music etc. on the video Self made comics Practicing dialogue with video or audio Examples from language learning
  18. 18. LEARNING LANGUAGECONNECTING LEARNING INEVERYDAY LIFE SITUATIONSINDEPENDENT WORKINGMAKING ONE’S OWN LEARNINGPROCESS VISIBLEINDEPENDENT FROM TIME ANDPLACE
  19. 19. Two different examples from VETBusiness andadministration Property maintenanceAim: Aim:Students of business and administration studies, To learn the process of how to repair a toilet.strengthen their theoretical knowledge by interviewingexperts from different fields about: Added value of Mlearning:•gaining customers Authentic environment and learning by doing. Possibility to repeat the situation.•serving regular customers Applications:•customer feedback and reclamations Camera, iMovie, YouTube, wiki•consumer protectionAdded value of Mlearning: http://mobiilioppija.wikispaces.com/mobile+property+mainte nanceAuthentic learning environment, cognitive apprenticeshipApplications:Audiorecorder, Popplet mind map, wikihttp://mobiilioppija.wikispaces.com/Mobile+mind+map
  20. 20. THE SAMEAPPLICATIONCAN BE USED INMANY WAYS TOSERVE MULTIPLELEARNINGTARGETS.
  21. 21. VIDEOS ABOUT:SKILLS NEEDED IN WORKING LIFE ON-THE-JOB LEARNINGFACTS TO REMEMBER IMPORTANT RECIPES
  22. 22. STRENGTHENING ONE’S PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY BY MAKING STUDENTS’ THOUGHTS VISIBLE Strip Designer application
  23. 23. Tolerating changeSeeing new things as extra burden When technology does not work Trusting on ones own expertice Sneering colleagues
  24. 24. Learning outcomes Suitability for the target group Learning process and content Applications and network environmentsAssignment and learning process Different learning styles Motivation Learning in authentic environment Visibility of students’ cognitive processes Technical implementation Learning independent from time and place Is implementation adaptable to other groups or subjects
  25. 25. Making incomplete processes visible Linking the outputs to serve targets of learningSharing ones own experiences Unclear feedback systems Courage to ask feedback from students Too short implementations
  26. 26. Pauliina Venho, MA (educ.), Mlearning advisor & project managerOmnia, FinlandTwitter: @pauliinavenhohttp://mobiilioppija.wikispaces.com/www.mobiilisti.com

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