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VLE straight jacket or lego november 2010


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Presented by Andy Black at the RSC Eastern VLE forum, 12th Nov 2010.

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VLE straight jacket or lego november 2010

  1. 1. VLEs: Straight Jackets or Lego?
  2. 2. What ever the age what ever the technology what ever the age its no less advanced just different
  3. 3. E books and E book reader format wars
  4. 4. Future of the book forward looking
  5. 5. The world has changed Mobile phone companies more trusted than banks. Mobile phone companies may become banks M passa
  6. 6. M-Pesa, the Kenyan branchless banking system undoubtedly stole the headlines, judging by the Tweets and ReTweets and is a very African success story. Not only is it now the biggest bank in the world with 8 million customers, but annual money transfers are now equivalent to 20 – 25% of Kenya’s total GDP, depending on who you believe has the most up-to- date facts. Many banks will clearly try to replicate this and probably most will fail, but it does paint a great picture
  7. 7. The Growth of Mobile International telecoms unit key=tUzZsw5SoG_jXRDl6p8tRCg&single=true&gid =0&output=html Google spreadsheet of International Telecoms Union (ITU) data on mobile phone penetration for all countries from 1998-2008 Live chart player
  8. 8. A technology when invented thought to have no practical and especially no com m ercial use
  9. 9. • “We sat there discussing the route taken by a text message from a mobile through the paging system. Juhani had brought a programmable calculator with him. We realized that the numerical keypad could also be used for letters. Then it struck us that the paging system was not needed, it was just a detour. There was nothing to stop the mobile phone itself from receiving a text message.”
  10. 10. What do you use your phone for ? What d report-calling-yesterday-texting-today-using-apps-tomorrow/ 14/10/2010
  11. 11. • When most everyone shouts, few listen. How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure.
  12. 12. Examples of getting it wrong •Every town will need a telephone •The world will only need 5 or 6 computers •SMS will never catch on •The internet is a new idea of a network (Learn from the telegraph in the US in the 1890 )
  13. 13. ICT in FE 2006 Its not the things you predict its the things you miss that matter
  14. 14. The technology connectivity inverted pyramid Actually multiple pyramids
  15. 15. Mobile Learning or Learner Mobility
  16. 16. Complicated APPS for smart phones campus info Mobile access to institutional services Molly Project (Mobile Oxford) Tribal MIS systems (70% of UK Higher Ed)
  17. 17. The future answer for rich content across devices is the browser (I might be wrong ) The solutions for now • Apps (native) • Downloading/preloading content • Top rate instructional design • Simple but clever . Complicated and clever road to disaster • Robust delivery platforms for and in the future (you choose ?)
  18. 18. Thanks for listening