Putting Mobile Back intoMobile LearningMark van t Hooft, PhD
2010 Miami University M-Learning SummitOxford, Ohio
The mLearning revolution has merely provided mobile learning in the classroom. (Nash, 2009)
Interacting with a desktop computer takes place in a bubble, in dedicated times and places where the learner has their back to the world for a substantial and probably premeditated episode. Interacting with a mobile is different and woven into all the times and places of peoples lives Desktop technologies operate in their own small world, mobile technologies operate in the world. (Traxler, 2010)
Mobile Learning Means going beyond just mobile technologies or delivering content to mobile devices.
Mobile Learning Meansbeing able to operate successfully in and across new and ever changing contexts and learning spaces. (Pachler, 2009)
Mobile Learning Meansreal and digital realms augment each other.
Mobile Learning Means learning as constructivist, situated, collaborative, informal, and lifelong.
Mobile Learning Means emphasizing 21st century skills.
So How Do We Do This?
Possibilities Frequency 1550http://freq1550.waag.org/http://www.waag.org/project/frequentie
Possibilities London Street Museumhttp://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/app/you-are-here-app/index.html
Possibilities Environmental Detectiveshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goPTuUMu_oc
Possibilities MyArtSpace (now Ookl): http://www.ookl.org.uk/web/index.php
World War II Memorial in Washington DC (2009 NECC Conference).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M70AtlLy_nsPossibilities Learning activities using cell phones, QR codes, and digital content. Denvers Public Art (ISTE 2010 Conference.) http://www.youtube.com/group/SIGMLtour
Food for ThoughtImportance of place
Food for ThoughtMeet learners half-way and take advantage of the technology skills they already have, but teach them how to use these skills for learning. Dont assume they already know.
Food for ThoughtLearning lasts a lifetime, and we can and should teach our students how to take advantage of digital technologies for that purpose.
Mark van t Hooftmvanthoo@kent.edu
ReferencesKlopfer, E. (2008). Augmented learning: Research and design of mobile educational games. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.Nash, C. (2009). The end of the mLearning revolution. Handheld Learning. Retrieved from http://www.handheldlearning.co.uk/content/view/60/ Pachler, N. (2009, April). Pedagogical issues and mobile learning. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.Pemberton, L., Winter, M., & Fallakhair, S. (2010). Collaborative mobile language sharing for mobile learners. RCETJ, 6(1), 144-148. Retrieved from http://www.rcetj.org/index.php/rcetj/article/view/76 Polson, D. , & Morgan, C. (2010). Towards an intelligent learning system for the natural born cyborg. RCETJ, 6(1), 185-193. Retrieved from http://www.rcetj.org/index.php/rcetj/article/view/77Traxler, J. (2010). The sustainable university. Retrieved from http://profjohntraxler.blogspot.com/2010/10/sustainable-university.html
Image Credits21st Century Skills:http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=119 CloudBank: http://cloudbankblog.blogspot.com/p/about.html Designing Learning Spaces: http://www.mobilearner.org/2008/07/how-to-design-learning-space.html Environmental Detectives: http://education.mit.edu/ar/ed.html Frequency 1550: http://www.waag.org/project/frequentieFrequency 1550 Cartoon: http://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/121.jpg ISTE Conference Denver: Stephanie Greenhut.Layar: http://site.layar.com/company/blog/make-your-own-layar-screen-shot-with-the-dreamcatcher/ London Street Museum: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/app/you-are-here-app/index.html & http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/AboutUs/Newsroom/Streetmuseum+app.htm Mobile phone map (Sara): http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/8782/sara-augmented-reality-architecture-application.html Student Profile: http://www.rcetj.org/index.php/rcetj/article/view/77/194 vCommunicator Mobile: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=79769&print=1
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