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  • Designing the Learning TaskAgnes Kukulska-HulmeSony Ericsson

    The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology

  • What kind of learning?Learning for the mobile age:

    the processes of coming to know through conversations across multiple contexts amongst people and personal interactive technologies (Sharples, 2007)

  • eds Beetham & Sharpe, 2007

    Chapter by Kukulska-Hulme & Traxler:

    Designing for mobile and wireless learning

    Characterizations of mobile learning include: personal, spontaneous, opportunistic, informal, pervasive, situated, private, context-aware, bite-sized, portable

    This implies a conceptualization of mobile learning in terms of the learners experiences with an emphasis on device ownership, informality, movement and context that will always be inaccessible to conventional e-learning Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age

    The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology

  • Degrees of participationReceive contentTake part in prescribed activitiesTake part in proposed activities Seek out new contentShare with othersCreate own contentCreate own activity

    The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology

  • Critical success factors for mobile learningBased on papers from mLearn conferences 2002-5, Naismith & Corlett (2006) identified 5 critical success factors:

    Availability of Technology: Whether provided for, or by the learner, successful mobile learning projects make mobile technology availableInstitutional Support: Extensive and well thought out support resources, including staff training and equipment/software maintenanceConnectivity: Successful mobile learning projects incorporate wireless network access, whether through local wireless LAN or over the mobile telephone networksIntegration: Successful mobile learning projects do not stand apart, but are integrated with the curriculum, the student experience, or real life, or any combination of the threeOwnership: Ownership of technology helps to promote ownership over learning. Learners should either own the technology or at least treat it as if they own it (use it any time they wish, be free to customise or upgrade it, or even to use it subversively)

  • Describing a mobile learning activityActivity title: ..

    1. Learning context - type of setting: school learning, university, workplace, everyday learning, museum learning... 2. Target audience who will participate?3. Learning need - addressing an existing need, generating new needs by enabling new practices? 4. Pedagogical approach learning principles and ideas underpinning educational design; integration with other activities/ other learning5. Learning activity - short description of the activity itself6. Technology - what technology/ies are used in which parts of the activity (hardware, device, sensors, etc.). How and where do you expect learners to use the technology?

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