Note to translator: SMS is text message, MMS is picture message. GPS is “global positioning service”--Child devices (pen on tether) to adult (= easily broken)
Step 1: Learn outside classStep 2: Use that to improve class
A basic “feature phone”
IPSOS KMG places mobile phone ownership at 92%In this presentation, we presume students have their own hardware. A teacher might buy a phone for receiving info, for classes.
US Department of Education analysis
It’s a personal device. What is their personal life like?
Performance is last: Save high stakes for when Teacher is present
Rubric for pairing technology and teaching
Note to translator: Don’t translate “Cambridge University Press” or “Limitless Horizons, LLC”
Note to translator: Don’t translate “Flurry.com”--Median, NOT average
Note to translator: Don’t translate “Pronunciation: Clear Speech”Note to translator, see notes on slide 17 regarding “special needs”--Popular in a special needs context.
Note to translator: Don’t translate “Cambridge Dictionaries”--This is not a gameNote social icons on website
Note to translator: Don’t translate “Math in a Minute”
One thing glossed over here is technology maintenance. Do you need IT staff? Do students have their own gadgets?
Note to translator: “Special needs” includes autism, Asperger’s, speech and motor impairments…Note to translator: “Tumblr” is a company name, so is “Flickr”
mLearning: Theory, opportunities and use
mLearning: Theory, opportunities, and usePresented to the Turkish Private Schools Association Roderick Gammon January 2012
Personal mobile devicesVReader iPhone Netbook Leapster Nintendo DS & iPadGalaxy Sony PSP
Mobile• Extending learning to outside the class Personal• Bringing outside experience into class
A focus on phonesUseful features• Camera• Email/SMS/MMS• Write/Type• Audio play/record• Maps & GPS
A focus on phones in Turkey* As of 2010 • 44% internet access – Top 5 in Europe – 32.7 hours per user in August – 35% use to plan travel – 76% within ages 16-24 • 78% mobile phone ownership • 23.7% smartphone ownership*2011, European travel commission http://www.newmediatrendwatch.com/regional-overview/103-europe
When introducing mobile, consider:Learner: When, where will they engage?Knowledge: What is the focus and purpose?Assessment: How will performance be observed?Community: How will it impact the class context?
LearnerWhat are the opportunities? • Pre-class prep • In-class activities • Dedicated study and assignments • Self-directed study • Unexpected free time What is the student’s day like?
KnowledgeWhere is the learner in the study lifecycle? • Pre-enrollment • Enrolled • Certification • Performance support Curriculum + relationship to it
AssessmentWhat is the learner’s progress towardstheir learning purpose? • Time on task • Type of content • Engagement • Performance Assessment as a prompt for engagement
Community: Educational contexts Student:Teacher Person:Technology Example mediaClassroom *:1 *:1 Interactive whiteboard, projectorsMedia lab *:1 1:1 Desktop PCs, audio recordings, netbooks/tabletsPersonal study 1:0 1:1 Mobile phone, netbookGroup study, *:0 1:2…n Paper and pencilin-person to latest consumer techGroup 2.0 *:* 1:1 Social network spaces
Example eLearning on iOSCambridge University Press• Pronunciation (any age)• 2 views of the same reference (secondary +)Limitless Horizons, LLC• Arithmetic (primary)
eLearning apps on iOSHow they are used*• Engagement: • 22% for 2-3 minutes per session • 23% 3-10 minutes• Frequency: 2 sessions a day* Data on particular eLearning apps via Flurry.com
Pronunciation: Clear Speech • Focused on one skill • Teacher-developed • Casual gaming • Audio + physical response • Any age
Cambridge Dictionaries • General reference • Secondary + • Multilingual • Multidevice (web and app)
Math in a Minute • Arithmetic only • No writing required • For young children • Assessment as activity • Scoring/progress as motivation
Before introducingTarget audience closely• Daily & study lifecycles• AgeIsolate skills, outputs and inputs• Input difficulty
Putting into practiceUpgrading current methods• Distributing presentation podcasts, notes & slides• Send questions before, during class: SMS, Twitter• Special needs: From single to multipurpose devicesCollaboration ideas (free)• Digital stories: Tumblr, Create presentations• Photo hunt: Flickr, Maps
Thank youRoderick Gammon Personal blog: http://lh-llc.com Cambridge University Press: http://www.cambridgemobileapps.com/ http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/multimedia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org