SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment). Advancement of Knowledge by Inquiries. Stone Age – Understanding diseases Why is she sick? A) She is cursed B) She has sinned C) She is unfortunate D) God knows Bury them or pray for them.
Stone Age – Understanding diseases
Why is she sick?
A) She is cursed
B) She has sinned
C) She is unfortunate
D) God knows
Bury them or pray for them
What is disease? (Inquiry in 2050)
The answer will be very different from today’s responses.
Why is he sick?
A) He is infected by bacterium, virus, prion, or fungus
B) He is prone to be susceptible to herpes virus because…
C) His immune system is set to deteriorate after 50
D) He is born with a genetic structure that…
Knowledge will continue to advance.
Advancement in molecular biology and Genome sequencing is
reshaping what we know about human biology, health, and medicine.
Teachers come up with questions while students spend a lot of time with rote memorization and simple recall activities.
SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment)
SMILE consists of an open source mobile learning application and mobile interaction management system.
Mobility, Social Networking, & Gamification
W/out Internet access
with Internet access
Reflect, Evaluate, Analyze, Present, Discuss, & Exchange Questions.
Combination of collaboration and
competition based on needs.
Leverage mobile media.
Questions are learning objects,
discussion topics, & evaluation vector.
Science - Textbook content remixing
Questions from students’ curiosities
Students generating questions. (Top Left).
Sample student-generated question by remixing own textbook content. (Top right)
Student powering the SMILE network server with car battery (Left) .
Math – Extreme seriousness
Question quality / Team Competition
Math – Multi-age/ multi ability group
Advanced questions challenge less advanced students
Advanced students benefit from diverse questions
Questions in Swahili and English.
No textbook. Only the teacher owns textbooks.
Learning English by creating questions with photos. (Bottom)
Barcelo Medical University- Argentina