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<ul><li>1.Sultan Qaboos University College of Education Department of Instructional &amp; Learning TechnologiesMobile learning TechnologySubmitted to: Dr. Alaa Sadik Done by: Hanaa Saif Alzuhaibi(69635)Abeer salim Al-maawali (82910) </li></ul> <p>2. Definition: Mobile learning is defines as: The achievement of any knowledge and skill through using mobiletechnology, anywhere, anytime, that results in an alteration inbehavior. The terms of education and training on mobile devices.Objectives of using m-learning in DE: Improving communication and learning in DE Maintain and enhance contact with students and teachers Support and improve student retentionTechnologies that support mobile learning: Personal digital assistant (PDA) Ultra-Mobile PCSmartphonetablet PC Mobile phone 3. Features: Enables learners to construct understandings M-learning is collaborative M-learning is engaging and fun Allows users to have access to the resources in different formats (voice, text, picture and video) Allows the reuse of material Accessible from anywhere.Offers flexible environment in which other services and components can be added. Games and simulation for learning on mobile devicesAdvantages: helps learners to improve literacy and numeric skills can be used for independent and collaborative learning experiences it is portable form one place to another Learners can interact with each other and with the instructor instead of hiding behind large monitors. not much technological pre-requisites provides real time and location independency Learner can individually control his her speed of learning Easy to use. used anywhere, anytime Handwriting with the stylus pen is more intuitive than using keyboard and mouse. 4. It's possible to share assignments and work collaboratively; learners and practitioners can e-mail each other, using the infrared function of a PDA or a wireless network such as Bluetooth.Disadvantages: Small screens that limit the amount of information that can be displayed. Causing students using them for long periods of time There are limited storage capacities for mobiles and PDAs. Challenges to the Security of the Device and Its Data Battery Life, data loss due to battery problems It's difficult to use moving graphics, especially with mobile phones It's a fast-moving market, especially for mobile phones, so devices can become out of date very quickly. Bandwidth may degrade with a larger number of users when using wireless networks.How m-learning is used to support learning: It provides Communication and Collaboration. Real-time chat , data sharing. Students make groups, Allow Capturing and integrating data. Mobile library, network database, data collection, data synthesis. Flexible physical access. Students use local databases, interactive promptive and just-in-time instruction.Examples: Example 1 :MediaBoard 5. Is a flexible, web-based tool which lets learners build up online webpages by sending messages, pictures and audio from their phones. Author can use this tool for: following directions or answering questions to complete a task recording speech or other audio using photographs adding and editing text to create a multimedia web site Each mediaBoard that an author sets up is a bit like anInternet message board. Users can attach audio, text and images to the zones on theirmediaBoard by uploading them from their computer via the web, bye-mail, or by multimedia message (MMS) from a handheld computeror a mobile phone.Example 2 :SMS quiz author:The SMS quiz author is a web-based application that allows you to setup an automated response system for multiple-choicequizzes on the learners mobile phone. Participants answerquestions by text and receive instant feedback.Exampl3: MyLearning author for Pocket PC: MyLearning author for Pocket PC (or PDA)is a set of easy-to-use software tools that let you -create learning activities for learners -create quizzes -using sound and Flash files as well as text.Research: 6. Title: (Effectiveness Of Mobile Learning In Distance Education) in Allama IqbalOpen University, PakistanAuthor: Dr. Muhammad Imran YOUSUFObjective: The main aim of this research is to better understand and measure students attitudes and perceptions towards the importance of mobile learning in distance education Results:Mobile learning can improve the DE by enhancing ways of communication among distance learners, tutors and supporting staff.The biggest advantage of this technology is that it can be used anywhere, anytime and its usage is easy access to a larger number of distance learners. Features analysis: *SynchronousTime of interaction *Asynchronous*Student-student *Student-teacherType of interaction * Student-content*Student-machine *Group-basedLearning style *Self-based learning 7. *AnytimeFlexibility*Anyplace *Ease of access/use *DevelopmentSpeed*Feedback *Delivery *Stand-alone medium Instruction*Multimedia supportCost*Cost effectiveness </p>