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Rhodri Thomas HHL 2009 "Mobilising The OU"

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Presentation in Research Strand for Handheld Learning Conference 2009
http://www.handheldlearning2009.com/

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Rhodri Thomas HHL 2009 "Mobilising The OU"

  1. 1. Mobilising The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/mLearn Rhodri Thomas Rhodri.Thomas@open.ac.uk @rhodct Senior Project Manager, Learning Innovation Office
  2. 2. Teaching and Learning projects for mobile learners (overview)
  3. 3.  OU Library mobile website progression Knowledge Media institute Mobile application development Source: http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/mobiles/ Source: http://library.open.ac.uk [on mobile device] OU Skills for Study [Java] Source:http://www.open.ac.uk/skillsforstudy/using-maths-and-statistics.php
  4. 4. Meeting students halfway
  5. 5. Responding to students already accessing while mobile Data source: Internal student portal site statistics (see paper)
  6. 6. Providing ways of interacting, not just browsing
  7. 7. HTML editor – mobile device detection and simplification
  8. 8. Optimising content for devices and mobile learners
  9. 9. Mobile-optimised VLE design and layout
  10. 10. Responding to student feedback in feature set prioritisation Data source: August 2009 Mobile VLE student survey (see paper)
  11. 11. Prototyping formats more appropriate for devices
  12. 12. eBooks – automating from Structured Content and XML – creating ePub
  13. 13. Trialling alternatives in audiovisual exercises and formative assessment
  14. 14. L120 – speaking activities using voice response (Learnosity system) See also: http://www.learnosity.com/blog/index.cfm/The-Open-University
  15. 15. Developing and Testing: Mobile web microsites and on-board apps
  16. 16. See also: http://digilab.open.ac.uk/
  17. 17. Usability: Focus groups & Design feedback Source: Nielsen Norman Group http://www.nngroup.com/rep orts/mobile/ followed up by OU survey and use of Ambient Technology labs facilities http://jennielee.open.ac.uk/la bs/about.cfm
  18. 18. Rhodri.Thomas@open.ac.uk www.open.ac.uk/blogs/mLearn This presentation: http://slidesha.re/2KnntR

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