Mobile learning in Higher Education (Nottingham)

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Mobile learning in Higher Education (Nottingham)

  1. 1. Mobile LearningWhat works, what’s next<br />Mike Sharples<br />Learning Sciences Research Institute<br />University of Nottingham<br />www.nottingham.ac.uk/lsri/msh<br />
  2. 2. What works?<br />
  3. 3. http://www.exact-learning.com/en/products/learn-exact-suite/exact-mobile-solution-for-mobile-learning<br />
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  8. 8. So what now?<br />
  9. 9. Creating engaging and effective content<br />Small screen<br />Short duration<br />Interleaved with other activities<br />Interactivity<br />Context adaptivity<br />Collaboration<br />Annotation<br />Standards<br />Interoperability<br />Authoring tools<br />Digital rights management<br />Business models<br />
  10. 10. And yet...<br />
  11. 11. Mobile learning is more than squeezing<br />
  12. 12. into...<br />
  13. 13. ...or delivering...<br />
  14. 14. on...<br />
  15. 15. ...or even delivering...<br />
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  17. 17. ...on an...<br />
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  19. 19. Innovations in mobile learning <br />
  20. 20. Student Learning Organiser<br />University of Birmingham<br />Wireless pocket PC<br />17 MSc Students over one year<br />Integrated suite of tools<br />Communication, Time management, Course content, Note-taking<br />Students could add their own software<br />
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  25. 25. Main Results <br />Most use of calendar and timetabling, as well as the communications tools<br />No evidence of need for a specific ‘learning organiser’<br />Didn’t hinder learning, but nor did it greatly assist<br />
  26. 26. Field Trips<br />Gary Priestnall<br />Gemma Polmear<br />
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  29. 29. Inquiry-based Learning<br />Three year project<br />University of Nottingham/ Open University<br />Aim:<br />To help learners engage in effective science inquiries<br />
  30. 30. Low cost inquiry toolkit<br />
  31. 31. Lower cost inquiry toolkit<br /><ul><li>Calculator
  32. 32. Timer
  33. 33. Camera
  34. 34. Audio recorder
  35. 35. Accelerometer
  36. 36. Location tracker
  37. 37. Tilt sensor
  38. 38. Communicator
  39. 39. Anemometer</li></li></ul><li>Inquiry learning cycle<br />
  40. 40. Scripted inquiry<br />nQuire Inquiry Guide to provide flexible sequencing of activities<br />
  41. 41. Results<br />Gain in subject knowledge and knowledge of the inquiry process, compared to no gains for control group<br />Maintained enjoyment of science classes, compared to fall by control group<br />How to choose and design personally meaningful inquiries<br />How to maintain continuity of learning across contexts<br />Role of teacher – framing inquiry in class, orchestrating activity, re-integrating findings<br />
  42. 42. Next stage: nQuire onlinewww.nquire.org.uk<br />
  43. 43. What next?<br />Supporting productive learning on student-owned devices<br />Access for all – anywhere, anytime, anyone<br />Inquiry-based learning outside the lecture room<br />Learning through mobile media creation and sharing<br />Connecting learning across contexts<br />Technology-mediated lifelong and life-wide learning <br />

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