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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ExploringMobile learning By: Akhlesh Agarwal 11-Feb-2012
Agenda • Exploring mLearning. • Findings from student survey on mobile usage. • Suggested mLearning tools in NU context.
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 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 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 Java application support
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 • 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 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 • 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