Delivering content on a PDA Andy Ramsden Learning Technology Adviser Learning Technology Support Service http://www.ltss.bris.ac.uk http://www.mobile-learning.blog-city.com Innovative ways of delivering, creating and using content on a Handheld aims of this presentation
Learning Technology Adviser
Learning Technology Support Service
Innovative ways of delivering, creating and using content on a Handheld
What I’d like you to be …
On a piece of paper list the types of content you’d imagine would be used on a PDA (mobile device).
On a piece of paper write down the sort of elearning activities you might expect students to undertake on their mobile device(s)
Hold onto those bits of paper, and I’ll hopefully discuss some of them during the rest of this presentation
Original aims & objectives
Aims & objectives
adapted from Cook, Ramsden, Sims & Timmis (2004)
into Mobipocket version
to VLE course
When designing the activity minimise the quantity of text required to be input on the PDA.
Redesign the learning activity to minimise text entry
I’m having a great time. Hope is all well with you; chat soon. My new number is 55 what’s yours?
Ramsden (2004), Mobile Learning, pg 87
“Skype is a little program for making free calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. It’s free and easy to download and use, and works with most computers” and on the Pocket PC platform – so says skype.com
eBeam - http://www.e-beam.com/
Given the following would you recommend that a lecture starts to use podcasting?
What type of podcasting would you recommend? How integrated should be as a central delivery tool?
Survey – sample = 50 (response rate = 18%) – Nov 2005
Delivery of content to a PDA is relatively simple, and becoming easier over time. Key issues include infrastructure at the institutions and support.
Success is based upon using the PDA as an extension of the PC, especially wr.t. the transfer and storage of content, while aligning the elearning task to the strengths of the technology.