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  1. Accessible Workplace Learning Using Mobile Technology Mohamed Ally Rory McGreal Tony Tin Steve Schafer CNIE Conference, Ottawa May 2009

  2. Workplace Learning • Learning to improve performance in the workplace. • Learning can take place in-house or in the field using a variety of delivery methods and technologies.

  3. What is mobile learning? • Use of mobile devices such as mobile phones, handhelds, PDAs, iPhone 3G, etc to facilitate training, teaching and learning and access electronic learning resources.

  4. Mobile Training • Mobile training (M-Training) is the use of mobile technology to deliver electronic training courses and materials to workers anywhere and anytime. • Workplace becomes virtual • Workers are mobile • Workers telecommute

  5. Mobile Devices

  6. Why use Mobile Learning? • Access from remote locations • Workers can learn from anywhere • Workers can learn at anytime • Organizations and trainers can share training materials to reduce developmental cost • Training materials are easy to update

  7. Why use Mobile Learning? (cont’d) • Instant delivery of training • Updates received immediately • Workers already have mobile devices • Cater for different learning styles • Training is more learner-centered

  8. Learning Materials Development • Break content into small chunks • Design as learning objects • Store in repositories for easy access • Metatagged, retrieved, rediscovery and reused

  9. AU Mobile Learning Projects • M-library: CLA Library Research and Development Award 2007 • Mobile ESL training: CNIE Excellence & Innovation in Use of Learning Technology Award (Honourable Mention) 2008 CBC Coverage

  10. Mobile Workplace English Project • Build on the success of Mobile ESL project • Improve workplace communication • Provide practical and useful vocabulary • Introduce relevant situations http://wpeau.ca

  11. Technology • Learning contents designed and optimized for Iphone use

  12. Mobile Learning Lessons in Different Sectors

  13. Workplace specific grammar Mobile ESL Mobile WorkPlace English

  14. French and Chinese translations

  15. Interactive ExercisesM/C, True/False, Matching, Word Order

  16. Multimedia Features -audio • Vocabulary lists • Dialogues • Audio questions

  17. Multimedia Features -video • Health and Wellness video followed by interactive questions

  18. Research Project • Sixteen adult students attending a college participated in the study • Most of the students were between 18 and 25 years • Fifty-seven percent of students had never used a mobile device

  19. What is next? • Accent reduction training on mobile devices • iPhone applications in learning

  20. Further Information • Website: Mobile Library: http://library.athabascau.ca/ Mobile ESL http://eslau.ca Mobile Workplace English http://wpeau.ca • Publications:Ally, M. (2009). Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. AU Press.

  21. QuestionsContact mohameda@athabascau.ca