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Going Nomadic: How going wireless could affect Teaching and Learning at Wits

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Going nomadic

  1. 1. Going Nomadic<br />How will the introduction of wireless and mobile computing devices affect teaching and learning at Wits University? <br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />What does the term Nomadic mean?<br />Where is Wits?<br />Nomadic challenges & Choices<br />
  3. 3. Tethered<br />
  4. 4. Does going nomadic = SMS speak?<br />in yor tutorial grupzdiscuSz d concept of smslngwij? n wotsituAtNziz it k? weniz it not acceptable? iz it ruining d eng lngwij?<br />NXT discuS Y spLN & grammar iz so important.<br />Yor tutor wiLthNlEd a discussion inviting fEdbakfrmEch of d grupz. b suR 2 capture d rslts of yor discussion n a wrddocmnt & + 2 yor electronic portfolio.<br />
  5. 5. Where is Wits?<br />Positioning itself as a tech savvy university<br />Wireless<br />SCAN<br />iFolder<br />QR codes<br />Podcasting<br />Mobile friendly services<br />PLN/PLE<br />
  6. 6. Level of Embeddedness<br />High<br />Pervasive Computing<br />Ubiquitous Computing<br />High<br />Low<br />Level of Mobility<br />Mobile Computing<br />Traditional Computing<br />Low<br />Dimensions of Ubiquitous Computing Adapted from Lyytinen & Yoo<br />
  7. 7. Why go nomadic?<br />Many students are nomads already <br />in the UK children aged 12–15 have an average of six media devices in their bedrooms and children aged 8–11 have an average of four such devices (Pachler, Bechmair & Cook). <br />Growth & proliferation of these devices<br />Increase opportunities self-organisation and individualization <br />Expectation that the University takes teaching and learning beyond classroom walls<br />
  8. 8. Going nomadic challenges<br />Temporal <br />Spatial <br />Contextual<br />
  9. 9. Will nomadic affect campus life?<br />
  10. 10. Will nomadic affect our Learning Environments?<br />
  11. 11. Will nomadic affect the way that we teach and learn?<br />
  12. 12. What route should Wits take?<br />Innovation Route <br />Anytime, anyplace learning<br />Campus ready for the future<br />Engaged students<br />Boosted results <br />Disruption Route<br />Take advantage of the increasing richness of the external technology environment <br />Distribute ownership of technology <br />Decentralise of technological responsibility<br />Reduce costs<br />
  13. 13. Pack your technological backpack<br />10 mobile technologies<br />
  14. 14. Enter the life-worlds & habitus of the nomadic<br />
  15. 15. What route<br />Innovation<br />Disruption<br />
  16. 16. Conclusion<br />‘Don’t ask what the technology can do for you, rather what the pedagogy needs.’ <br />Gilly Salmon, Professor of e-Learning and Learning Technologies, University of Leicester<br />
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  18. 18. Ready for the journey<br />Derek Moore<br />
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