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Mobile Learning - Part 1 of 3 An Opportunity to Increase Teaching and Learning

Mobile Learning - Part 1 of 3 An Opportunity to Increase Teaching and Learning

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  1. Mobile Learning - Part 1 of 3An Opportunity to Increase Teaching and Learning Mary G. Beckmann July 2008

  2. Presentation Table of Contents • Part I: • About Mobile Learning • Part II: • Visual Content Available • Part III: • Auditory Content Available

  3. Part I – About mobile learning (Muyinda, 2007; Metcalf, 2006; Veltman, 2005 ) • What is mobile learning • Benefits and opportunities of mobile learning • Types of mobile learning devices • Types of technology available for mlearning • Application of mlearning

  4. 1. What is mlearning? mlearning is a model of training that blends electronic and distance education with portable mobile devices such as smart phones and hand held computers

  5. 2. Benefits and opportunities • Provides for self-directed, individualized, and self-paced learning • Provides interactive learning • Promotes life long learning because mlearning moves education out of the classroom for portable, anytime, anywhere learning (limited only by the design of a device) • Provides for global delivery of learning material • Complements and extends distance and online learning and classroom learning (Salz, 2006),Metcalf, 2006; Downey, 2007)

  6. 3. Types of mobile learning devices • Personal digital assistants such as PalmPilots and pocket PCs are considered hand held computers (PDAs have evolved to mini PCs able to carry out many of the basic functions of a larger PC using either the Palm OS or MS Pocket PC operating system) • Smart mobile phones (phones capable of MP3 music files and videos) (Naismith, Lonsdale, Vavoula, & Sharples, 2004

  7. 4. Technology currently available for mlearning • Text messaging • Electronic reading material • Internet capability • MP3 audio files (podcasts – radio talk shows – music, lectures, and audio books) • Video cameras and video capability allowing for video tutorials http://www.grayharriman.com/mlearning.htm

  8. 5. Application of mlearning There are multiple books and Internet resources providing ideas using mlearning in the teaching and learning environment: • Learning with mobile devices – a 204 page booklet www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/1440.pdf • Ten learning ideas using mlearning http://mlearning.edublogs.org/2006/11/16/top-10-learning-ideas-to-try-with-mobile-devices/

  9. What next… • Part II of this presentation will explore electronic reading content • Part III will explore audio and video content

  10. Resources Downey, G. W. (2007). Special report: schools work! Settting the record straight on ed-tech efficacy. eSchool News 10(7), p. 1-38. Metcalf, D. S. (2006). mlearning: Mobile learning and performance in the palm of your hand.Amherst, MA: HRD Press. Muyinda, P. B. (2007). Mlearning: pedagogical, technical and organizational hypes and realities. Campus-Wide Information Systems. 24(2). Retrieved October 10, 2007, from EBSCO pp. 97-104. Naismith, Lonsdale, Vavoula, & Sharples. (2004). Literature review into mobile learning in the university context. Retrieved through Academic Search Premier database. Salz, P. A. (2006). Learning to go. EContent 29(3), p 44-44. Retrieved through Academic Search Premier database. Veltman, C. (2005). Financial times: Education-to-go is more than an academic matter. Retrieved December 13, 2008, from http://search.ft.com/ftArticle?queryText=Veltman&y=0&aje=false&x=0&id=050223002923&ct=0&nclick_check+1