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Exploring Mobile learning. By: Akhlesh Agarwal 11-Feb-2012. Agenda. Exploring mLearning. Findings from student survey on mobile usage. Suggested mLearning tools in NU context. Journey of teaching tools. Mobile learning. Pros Anytime anywhere connectivity Always “on” with Gen Y

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exploring mobile learning

ExploringMobile learning

By: Akhlesh Agarwal

11-Feb-2012

agenda
Agenda
  • Exploring mLearning.
  • Findings from student survey on mobile usage.
  • Suggested mLearning tools in NU context.
mobile learning
Mobile learning
  • Pros
    • Anytime anywhere connectivity
    • Always “on” with Gen Y
    • Phones becoming Smarter
  • Cons
    • Small screen
    • Different platforms (iPhone, Android, Bberry)
    • Different connectivity (SMS, Blutooth, Wifi, 3G GPRS…… Too complex?)
    • Cost of data transfer
possibilities with mlearning
Possibilities with mLearning

Phone based lecture delivery ?

(What an !dea sir ji )

Guru

Content

Exams

Small text based quizzes

Small videos

Audio Podcasts

PPT, PDF,

Quick ref guides

Traditional learning processes

Hands on / Labs

Collab oration

SMS based messaging and Q&A, Attendance

OS specific Apps

choosing the right teaching processes for mlearning
Choosing the right teaching processes for mLearning

Connectivity available on phone

  • GSM/CDMA
  • BlueTooth
  • GPRS
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • Bite-size content
  • Simple to create by faculty
  • Simple to use by students
    • Min keyboard requirement
    • Cost of downloading
    • Offline options

Tools available on phone

  • Voice call
  • SMS
  • Audio file (MP3)
  • Pictures/Images
  • Video file
  • eBooks
  • Internet Browser
  • Platform specific App

Usage behavior

phone technology
Phone Technology

Java application support

usage behavior
Usage behavior

Have you ever accessed NU moodle

from your phone

Do you use some SMS facility to

send cheap SMS to your friends

Do you check your NU mail on your phone

key findings
Key findings
  • NU WiFi is not allowed for student phones.
  • Allow NU-WiFi for student phones for them to use “NUcleus” and other internet based content. Students would not want to pay for using GPRS/3G
  • SMS, Audio (MP3), Images tools available on most phones.
  • OS specific Apps not recommended in initial Phase.
mlearning recommended processes for nu
mLearning: recommended processes for NU

Phone based lecture delivery ?

(What an !dea sir ji )

Guru

Content

Exams

Small text based quizzes

Small videos

Audio Podcasts

PPT, PDF,

Quick ref guides

Traditional learning processes

Hands on / Labs

Collab oration

SMS based messaging and Q&A, Attendance

OS specific Apps

recommended processes
Recommended processes
  • Audio podcasts
    • Easy to create by faculty, can be downloaded and used offline by students
  • Small articles, quick ref guides
    • Can be in eBook or image formats
  • SMS based collaboration
    • Teacher to students (From phone or from portal)
    • student to students