Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia

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The Mobile Learning via SMS project was initiated in 2009. This powerpoint gives a brief picture of the rationale, design and implementation of the initiative. For further details, please contact tina_lim@oum.edu.my. Thank you.

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Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia

  1. 1. The ‘S’ of Mobile Learning<br />Tina Lim<br />Open University Malaysia<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />1<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  2. 2. Overview of presentation<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Why mobile devices are so immensely popular?<br />(Herrington & Herrington, 2007) <br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />3<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  4. 4. Some statistics on mobile phones in Malaysia<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />4<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  5. 5. Survey on learner readiness for mobile learning 2008:Do OUM learners own a mobile phone?<br />Out of 2837 respondents<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />5<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  6. 6. Are OUM learners ready for mobile learning?<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />6<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  7. 7. 16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />7<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  8. 8. OUM’s vision: To be the Leading Provider of Flexible Learning<br />OUM’s Mobile Learning Initiative<br /><ul><li> Advisor: Professor Dr. MansorFadzil (Senior Vice President)
  9. 9. Head: Professor Dr. ZorainiWatiAbas (Director of the IQRI)</li></ul>G<br />O<br />A<br />L<br />S<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />8<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  10. 10. Blended learning environment @ OUM<br />9<br />
  11. 11. OUM’s LMS (Learning Management System)<br />10<br />
  12. 12. OUM’s Current focus: Mobile learning via SMS<br />Why SMS <br />Least/lowest common denominator of all mobile technologies<br />People are very familiar with the use of SMS <br />Can be used in all types of mobile phones<br />Convenient and relatively cheap<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />11<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  13. 13. Short Message Service (SMS) a.k.a. text messaging<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />12<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  14. 14. Milestones in OUM’s Mobile Learning via SMS Initiative<br />Jan. 2010<br />Sept. 2009<br />May 2009<br />End of 2008<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />13<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  15. 15. 14<br />Categories of SMS, Their Purpose & Example<br />
  16. 16. 15<br />MOBILE LEARNING: SMS CONTENT & SCHEDULE FOR SEPT 2009 SEM.<br />(COURSE : COMPANY LAW) – First Three weeks<br />
  17. 17. Group messaging / Sending bulk SMS<br />16<br />
  18. 18. Benefits of using SMS for teaching/learning<br />Motiwalla (2007)<br />UdayBhaskar & Govindarajulu (2008)<br />Field (2005)<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />17<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  19. 19. Mellow (2005)<br />Keegan (2007)<br />Ericsson Global (2009)<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />18<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  20. 20. Push/Pull Metaphor<br />2 ways to get information from a network:<br />The University pushes information to the student<br />The student pullsinformation from a source<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />19<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  21. 21. Push and pull of mobile learning via SMS<br />in a blended learning environment<br />Content<br />Motivation<br />Tips<br />Forum/ Facebook<br />Course management<br />Mobile Learning<br />20<br />
  22. 22. Re-defining learning spaceConcept of Space-Time 4 dimensions (3D space, 4th D time)<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />21<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  23. 23. The ‘S’ of Mobile Learning<br />The of Mobile Learning: Mobile Learning via SMS in a Blended Learning Environment<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />22<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />
  24. 24. Analogy of the use SMS in a blended learning environment as the Superhero of mobile learning<br />Superman<br />Mobile learning via SMS<br />Very common, ordinary and simple<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />23<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br /><ul><li>Yet powerful:
  25. 25. Expands learners’ time
  26. 26. Re-creates learning space: From one dimension to other dimensions
  27. 27. Can be used in response to distance learners’ needs </li></li></ul><li>Appreciation and Thanks to OUM Mobile Learning Team members<br />Any comments/questions?<br />Please email tina_lim@oum.edu.my<br />16 & 17 Dec. 2009<br />24<br />APAC Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2009<br />

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