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Mobile Learning at Charles Sturt University

  1. 1. Case Study - Implementing Mobile Learning at Charles Sturt University: Findings from the mLearn Project Assoc Prof Philip Uys Director, Strategic Learning and Teaching Innovation Division of Learning and Teaching Services Charles Sturt University, Australia puys@csu.edu.au Presentation at the Informa Mobile Learning Conference August 2012 DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  2. 2. 1. Introduction 2. Key mLearning concepts 3. Examining the impact of mobile learning on CSU 4. Investigating mobile learning for CSU 5. Implementing a successful mobile learning strategy 7. Summary DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  3. 3. 1. Introduction - Involvement: Sponsor CSU mLearn project; 2011 mlearning seminars in SA; judge of GSMA's 17th Global Mobile Awards (Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning); various presentations about mLearning DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  4. 4. 2. Key mLearning concepts - mLearning is about supporting the mobility of the learner (anywhere, anytime) with contemporary mobile devices - We are using the students devices (not the institution’s) and moving into their world in a more direct and personal way - On-demand learning: occurs more often than online learning, but shorter periods of access - With the expectation to continue on other devices - Tablets, and particularly the iPad, has accelerated the growth and demand for mobile learning DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  5. 5. 3. Examining the impact of mobile learning on CSU - general access to the “University”; learning and teaching; research – will focus on the impact on learning in this presentation DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  6. 6. - CSU Ed Tech survey responses June 2010 (n=4000) • 87% of students want to revisit work from lectures on their handheld/mobile device • Students were evenly split (50/50) among those who wish to access on campus information; subject information; subject readings; assessments or notifications on a handheld/mobile device. • Since 2005 we have surveyed our first year students in the School of Communication about a range of technology/media issues. Of the 207 surveyed in 2010 - 94% own a portable media player (e.g. iPod) and 80% use iTunes at least weekly. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  7. 7. - CSU website access through mobile devices per month: January 2012: 51, 533 visits (growth of more than 1000% since January 2010) iOS accounted for 40,000. Total 245,508 unique visitors = 21% mobile - Other needs at CSU: - CSU students doing fieldwork need to access CSU’s learning and teaching systems wherever they are. - The envisaged increase in students from lower SES backgrounds could see a decrease in privately owned laptops with a resultant higher ratio of mobile (small screen) devices - Web content now “mobile first” DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  8. 8. Impact on learning “There is something counter-intuitive but familiar about this approach to technology: new technologies often heralded and sold as “revolutionary,” are deployed to do the same old things” (p. 11). Hanley, L. (2011). Teacher as bricoleur. Radical Teacher, 90, 9-14. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  9. 9. - focus in this presentation on distinctive aspects compared to f2f and distance education, such as using the: 1.inherent affordances of mobile devices themselves (mobility, GPS, etc.) as well as the 2. functionality on the devices (apps) DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  10. 10. - A few standout items of the “24 benefits of mobile learning - Marcus Boyes” -1.Relevance: mobile learning enables training and evidence collection to be ‘situated rather than simulated’ and so it makes learning possible at the point of need e.g. Induction - 2. Elimination of technologicaland acceptance barriers: the use of a learner’s own mobile device means they are already familiar with the technology, eliminating technological barriers to accessing learning. - 3. Context sensitive learning: with GPS and the use of QR codes learning can become specific to a location DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  11. 11. Distinctive capabilities in learning and teaching through (personas): 1. Students accessing learning materials 2. Performing learning tasks 3. Participating in learning interactions 4. Performing assessment tasks 5. Students accessing learning support 6. Evaluating teaching DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  12. 12. Designing Content for Multiple Devices; Brandon Carson, Michelle Lentz DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  13. 13. Add: To Create and Contribute! DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
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  15. 15. a. eBooks Martha (28) is studying by distance. Whilst on the train she is able to browse books and resources in an online store on her iPad. Before she reaches her destination she has read a few samples and chosen to purchase an eBook of her prescribed text so she can avoid lugging the large volume print copy to and from work. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  16. 16. b. Pod/Vodcasts Rachel (43) has two children and is enrolled in CSU through distance education. She uses mobile technology mostly to complete her readings while on the move. She is able to access podcasts of her lectures while she is preparing dinner using iTunesU, and on her hands free mobile phone while travelling to work and socially DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  17. 17. 3. Performing learning tasks DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  18. 18. a. Research Andre (42) is a 4th year education student on practicum in a small country town teaching year 2 children. He uses an iPad to find relevant articles and add it to “Instapaper” to read later (“Instapaper” also allows Andre to change the font, size and colour.) DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  19. 19. b. ePortfolio/Personal Learning System Liz (24) is a final year student in B. Information Studies (Distance Ed only), currently studying Social Networking in Info Studies subject. She is able to update her ePortfolio using her smart phone to keep a record of any meetings that she will have in regards to work or study. She also uses the Pebble Pad application on her smart phone to document emergent, unintentional learning. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  20. 20. send x-ray with comments to academic for upload/upload in LMS c. Mobile Capture Mick (44) is a mature age student, family man and farming outside Broken Hill. He is in his second year of study doing an joint agricultural /health science diploma by DE. Out in the field, where there is no network connection, Mick is still able to use his phone to take photos of examples from his study guide which are also geo-tagged. When he is back at the homestead he is able to upload them to the forums for discussion with his peers.. This supports contingent learning (reacting to the environment and changing experiences), and situated learning (learning takes place in the surroundings that make learning meaningful). Mick also sends x-rays from outstations with comments to the academic for upload in the LMS, or sometimes upload it himself at the homestead. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  21. 21. d. Geo-tagging Kevin (20) is a student in environmental science who with fellow students visits a natural reserve near Sydney where various plants and trees are geo-tagged to deliver online information and enhance users’ experiences via photo, video, audio and text; on the user’s mobile device. Kevin can add to the information which is then available to his peers. It is developed as an environmental teaching tool as well as an eco-guide for natural reserves and parks. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  22. 22. e. SMS Michael (23) is a final year Vet student. He has a basic mobile phone (not a smart phone). He accesses CSU’s intelligent mobile answer engine that delivers knowledge bits over SMS. The return SMS will contain the exact answer to the query and not links to answers. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  23. 23. 4. Participating in learning interactions DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  24. 24. a. CHAT Andre (42) is a 4th year education student on practicum in a small country town teaching year 2 children. He uses an iPad to access his Learning Management System modules and communicates with other students in the class using the chat tool. In addition, he belongs to a Mixit study group where he also participates actively in chats. He is also an expert on using his mobile phone to participate in Twitter discussions. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  25. 25. b. Messaging System - the Learning Management System Pete (41) is an academic teaching a distance education cohort in the Outback, with only two residential schools per session per year. His students in the region have intermittent Internet access at best and the mobile networks are far more robust. Pete sends notifications to students (using SMS) regarding the availability of new Internet resources as they are posted so students know when they need to get online. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  26. 26. c. Web Application Client Liz (24) is a final year student in Bachelor of Information Studies currently studying a Social Networking subject. The class is immersed and engaged with variety of Web 2.0 tools integrated in Sakai OAE. Using a web application client, the class is able to aggregate and share content on their Galaxy Tablet from a variety of sites and applications in one central location. For Liz this is a great time saver. She can also use tools she is already using and familiar with. This supports personalised learning (learning is customised for the preferences, history and abilities of individual learners or groups of learners). DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  27. 27. 5. Performing assessment tasks DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  28. 28. a. Self Assessment Tools James (29) is studying a health science degree. James is about to undertake a multiple choice test on the train as part of his subject revision. To access this, James uses his tablet and an environment specifically designed for mobile use. Once complete, James will get instantaneous feedback from the test and see where he may need to focus his studies for the exam DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  29. 29. b. OLE Access – online assignment submission Sam (28) is a trainee parks manager completing a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences. Sam is struggling to connect to anything because of his location (very remote). Sam struggles with a poor internet connection on his homestead but is able to get mobile reception in some locations with higher elevation. Sam is able to take his tablet computer and submit his assessments using his mobile connection saving a long trek into town. Mobile learning thus addresses geographical or spatial distance. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  30. 30. c. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) James (29) is studying a health science degree. He is required to attend a trade fair in Sydney and check in with at least half of the stalls at the fair. RFID uses radio waves to transfer data from an electronic tag attached to the student, through a reader for the purpose of identifying and tracking the object. Students wear RFID bracelets that connects them to their Facebook and Twitter pages. At each station they scan their bracelet and have a post or tweet automatically sent to their pages. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
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  32. 32. a. Learning Support Tools and SMS Robyn (58) is a mature age student returning to study after 25 years in the workforce. She is struggling with the Learning Management System that is so different from how she studied when she got her degree. Fortunately she is able to access a range of resources and tools to help her, including interactive tutorials so she is able to see how things work. She has to contribute to a Wiki in one of her subjects and after watching a video showing how wiki formatting is done she feels more confident. She has downloaded a cheat sheet to her mobile that lists all the codes so she can refer to it quickly whenever and wherever she needs to. Furthermore, she has elected to receive targeted SMS messages such as reminders of assessments and encouraging messages at crucial milestones. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  33. 33. 6. Evaluating teaching DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  34. 34. a. Classroom Feedback Leanne (31) - first year academic teaching Accounting. It’s her first full time teaching position and she is nervous about her performance and she will be in charge of reviewing and updating the subject next session. Leanne wants to ensure that she is engaging with the students, that they are finding the subject information useful and the assessments beneficial so she has deployed a range of feedback tools to her subject materials through mobile devices. Students can “like” and rate sections of the online modules as well as make comments, which are recorded anonymously. Students have already commented on a number of areas that are difficult to understand and she now knows that they need further development. Students are able to update their comments simultaneously, using a smart phone. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  35. 35. 4. Investigating mobile learning for CSU DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  36. 36. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/lts/docs/role/ltsystemsdashboard.pd f DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  37. 37. Implementation thus far: - 2012 iTunesU (private) with CSU Replay - since 2008 podcast tool in Interact: 2011 in 714 subject sites, out of approx 3600 sites = 20% - since 2010 ePortfolio/PLE system mobile web and iPhone/iPad app 2011 - 2013 mLearn project at CSU DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
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  39. 39. http://eportfolio.csu.edu.au/pebblepad/mobile DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  40. 40. • General mobile access available since mid-2011: mobile web available targeting iphones and android phones http://m.csu.edu.au DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  41. 41. - 2011 TO 2013 to expand mlearning and explore sustainability issues (around $.5 million): 1. Mobilise specific features and tools from Interact (CSU’s learning management system Sakai) then Interact 2 (Sakai OAE) as a whole (2013) 2. Run trials of tablet devices: nuclear medicine; eCommerce; education 3. Develop mobile friendly media-rich learning materials 4. Pre-load tablets in the Library for workplace learning, and 5. Mobilise the subject evaluation system. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  42. 42. Phase One trials: 1. Nuclear medicine: interactive elements to the classroom using responseware (clicker app); an information access point and communication tool for students on placement; Use multimedia capabilities to record learning practice in a video diary 2. eCommerce (ITC594 E-commerce Technologies): multiple cohorts; mobile technology and e-commerce; students create and develop content for assessment directly on the device 3. Education (EML302 Investigation: Literacy): create multimodal text; participate in weekly tutorial sessions with the iPad; develop writing tasks using the iPad; post writing tasks to a class blog DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  43. 43. Phase Two trials: 1.Demonstrating mathematics using an iPad. A combined trial involving academics teaching mathematics across the university - in Physics, Business and in Learning Skills 2.Apps in Nursing: Simulation and Resources. Use of simulation application and digital copies of traditional paper based resources. 3.iPads for Accessibility. iPads given to disability students to assess the capabilities, improvements and accessibility. 4.Online Tutorials from an iPad. Investigate the ability of staff to run online tutorials with students from an iPad. 5.iPads for Teaching. Academics from a number of schools including nursing, community health and environmental science will use iPads in their teaching practice and assess suitability as a platform for a range of tasks from including in the classroom, to create content, paperless marking & integrating social media. 6.Class Trials One set to be used writing subjects to assess their ability and provide a platform for paperless marking and use of social media. The other in a class Understanding Digital Media with advertising and communication students. DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  44. 44. Findings from Phase 1 pre-trial (43/55): DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  45. 45. Findings from Phase 1 pre-trial (43/55): Overwhelmingly: Many times a day DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  46. 46. Findings from Phase 1 post-trial (13/42): DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
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  50. 50. Findings from Phase 1 post-trial (13/42): DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
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  53. 53. Findings from Phase 1 post-trial (13/42): DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  54. 54. 5. Implementing a mobile strategy DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  55. 55. - a mobile learning strategy has four variables: the ICAP model DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  56. 56. Clark Quinn DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  57. 57. CSU MOBILE STRATEGY 2012 1.INTRODUCTION 2.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3. PURPOSE AND VISION: MOBILITY AND STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT 4. DRIVERS EXTERNAL (TECHNICAL AND SOCIAL) INTERNAL PROFILE (TECHNICAL AND SOCIAL) 5. VALUES 6. PRINCIPLES 7. OBJECTIVES STUDENT EXPERIENCE LEARNING AND TEACHING RESEARCH ORGANISATIONAL 8. HIGH LEVEL STRATEGIES A. LEARNING EXPERIENCE/INTERACTIVITY STRATEGY B. CONTENT STRATEGY C. AUDIENCE STRATEGY D. PLATFORM/SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY E. RESEARCH STRATEGY F. ADOPTION AND USAGE G. CHANGE MANAGEMENT 9. DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW OF POLICIES 10. GOVERNANCE 11. RISKS AND MITIGATION MECHANISMS 12. HIGH LEVEL INDICATORS OF SUCCESSFUL MOBILE USAGE AT CSU DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  58. 58. Building mLearning content - Integrate as part of the learning process i.e “doing” and interactivity, not just listen/read (supported by mlearning) (Traditional: Learning outcomes  learning content) DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  59. 59. - Select the apps to be used (especially free ones!) – distinctive of mlearning http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Bloom-iPads- Apps.jpg DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  60. 60. - consider platform: SMS / mobile web / mobile app (off-line + features of device e.g. Geo-location) - consider special affordances of mobile devices that might add to the learner experience e.g. location/context awareness DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  61. 61. One of the keys of a mobile learning strategy for higher education: Produse: Use mobile learning to produce and consume knowledge Herrington, A., Herrington, J. & Mantei, J. (2009). Design principles for mobile learning. In J. Herrington, A. Herrington, J. Mantei, I. Olney, & B. Ferry (Eds.), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education (pp. 129- 138). Wollongong: University of Wollongong. Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/88/ DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  62. 62. Luke Wroblewski’s definition of mobile first consists of three core components: 1. The growth of mobile is a huge opportunity to reach more people than ever 2. The constraints of the mobile medium force us to focus on what really matters 3. The capabilities of mobile create opportunities to innovate http://bradfrostweb.com/blog/mobile/the-many-faces-of-mobile-first/ DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  63. 63. URLs mLearn project at CSU http://www.csu.edu.au/division/landt/resources/mobilelearning/index.htm mLearning project blog http://mlearnproject.wordpress.com/ Uys, Philip mLearning collection http://www.globe-online.com/mobilelearning 24 benefits of mobile learning, by Marcus Boyes http://insights.elearningnetwork.org/?p=507 mLearning in Higher Education (Curated by Tim Klapdor) http://www.scoop.it/t/mlearning-in-higher-education DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  64. 64. Design principles for mobile learning http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/88/ Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/02/top-50-mobile-learning- resources ADL Mobile Learning Handbook https://sites.google.com/a/adlnet.gov/mobile-learning-guide/home Top 50 mLearning Resources http://www.slideshare.net/UpsideLearning/top-50mlearningmobilelearningresources DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  65. 65. 8. Summary - On-demand learning: more often than online learning, but shorter access periods  chunking – example of technology changing pedagogy - - Seek out appropriate apps - Use the inherent affordances of the mobile devices DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  66. 66. - Use mobile learning to generate knowledge - We are in their world: the learning is more personal - ICAP model - “Mobile first” for new content - New opportunity – fresh start – let’s reboot! - DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES
  67. 67. Thank you Slides available from www.globe-online.com/philip.uys Assoc Prof Philip Uys Director, Strategic Learning and Teaching Innovation Division of Learning and Teaching Services Charles Sturt University, Australia <puys@csu.edu.au> DIVISION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING SERVICES

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