FELS Mobile Learning Day

22 May 2012

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Yishay Mor
22 May 2012

 

 

FELS Mobile Learning Day Programme

Co-organized by IET and FELS

Date: 23rd May 2012 10:00 – 16:00          Venue: Jennie Lee Building, Ambient Lab

Programme of Activities for the day

Coffee from 9:30

Time

Activity

Presenter/facilitator

10:00-10:10

Welcome and Introduction

Cecilia Garrido

10:10-10:20

Results of Mobile Learning Mini-Survey

Yishay Mor

10:20-10:40

VLE2.0, Mobile VLE, Mobile usage statistics

This presentation and hands-on session will give an overview of current developments and applications of the OU VLE, Mobile VLE in OU teaching and learning. It will include an outline of most recent usage statistics.

Rhodri Thomas

10:40-11:00

Mobile Learning Overview

Mobile learning has been a focus of research and innovative practice for well over a decade, and mobile phones and other devices have now become a common way to access information and engage in learning. This talk will give a broad overview of mobile learning, focusing on pedagogy and the facilitation of student learning.

Mike Sharples

11:00-11:30

Mobiles in distance education

Mobile learning is increasingly an attractive proposition for learners who combine studying with work and other commitments. This talk will review how mobile devices can support distance learners and distance educators. It will include some information about mobile applications developed at the OU, and about accessibility of mobile devices.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

From FELS:

Tom Power - English in Action

Valérie Demouy -Learnosity pilot

11:30-11:40

Coffee Break

 

11:40-12:00

Q &A / discussion

 

Mobile Learning activities, discussions and demos

12:00-12:15

Mobile Augmented Reality education

This session will raise awareness of what Augmented Reality (AR) is, the use of AR apps for educational activities on mobile phones and how AR might be used in modules.

Elizabeth FitzGerald

 

12:15-12:45

Mobile Learning Apps

We will consider the emerging economy of mobile apps and review some educational apps for the iPhone and iPad, including the new iTunesU app. Mobile apps used in FELS modules and projects will be highlighted.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

From FELS:

David Messer - Our Story app

12:45-13:00

Issues and barriers to mobile learning

A discussion around issues and challenges in mobile learning, including barriers to the uptake of mobile devices for learning, e.g. privacy issues, ethical risks, usability issues.

Anne Adams

13:00:13:30

Lunch

Over lunch, choose your afternoon session from the four options presented.

 

13:30-14:00

FELS scenarios: help shape the future of mobile learning in FELS

A session to share the experience of FELS colleagues taking part in the mobile learning trials

Yishay Mor

From FELS: colleagues from Working with Young People, PGCE and Department of Languages

 

 

Parallel Sessions - Hands-on Activities in Lab & Outdoors

(14:00-15:15pm)

 

1

Title: DIY Mobile Apps

Activity description:

Mobile apps can support different types of learning activity but not many mobile apps are currently designed for higher education. Using Google Apps Inventor allows you or your students to develop home made apps. This activity will explore why you might use Google Apps Inventor and how you can use it.

 

If you can, please have a look at http://www.appinventor.mit.edu/ before the session. This would be helpful, but not essential.

Yishay Mor

2

Title: Creating an ebook

Activity description:

The ebook format allows students to access and interact with multimedia learning materials in a standard book presentation. New authoring software simplifies the production of ebooks for PC, iPad, Kindle and other devices.  In this session you will explore interactive OU course ebooks, and create an ebook using Apple iBooks Author (on a Mac) or Sigil (on a PC).

If you can download iBooks Author (from the Mac App Store) or Sigil (http://code.google.com/p/sigil/) in advance, that would be helpful, but not essential.

 

Mike Sharples

3

Title: Mobile learning with iSpot

Activity description:  

In this session, you’ll learn how to use mobile technologies and internet based systems such as iSpot to gather and analyse data which can also be used in collaborative and knowledge sharing activities. You will look for wildlife on campus, and you’ll use the internet on your mobile phone to find information about it, identify its characteristics and establish its scientific name. If you find something new that does not exist on iSpot, then you can upload it to iSpot as a ‘new observation’, and discuss its characteristics online in order to identify it.

The outcome from this activity is a short group presentation reflecting on potential benefits of using mobile technologies and web based systems such as iSpot to support teaching and learning.

Daisy Mwanza-Simwami

4

Title: Using and creating location-based audio tours

Activity description:

This session will look at creating mobile learning activities around audio tours/guides – i.e. location-based audio giving information of relevance to one’s physical location. Participants will be introduced to both easy and more complex ways of creating audio tours, and will also be introduced to the idea (and practicalities) of using QR codes to enable mobile learning.

Elizabeth FitzGerald

 

Plenary Session

15:15 – 15.45

All groups come together to share and discuss what they have achieved in their activity (e.g. something they created, something they learned).

All

15:45- 16:00

Final discussion & Next steps

Cecilia Garrido

       

 

FELS Mobile Learning Day Programme
Co-organized by IET and FELS
Date: 23rd May 2012 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Jennie Lee Building, Ambient Lab
Programme of Activities for the day
Coffee from 9:30
Time
Activity
Presenter/facilitator
10:00-10:10
10:10-10:20
10:20-10:40
Welcome and Introduction
Results of Mobile Learning Mini-Survey
VLE2.0, Mobile VLE, Mobile usage statistics
Rhodri Thomas
This presentation and hands-on session will give an overview of
current developments and applications of the OU VLE, Mobile VLE
in OU teaching and learning. It will include an outline of most recent
usage statistics.
Mobile Learning Overview
Mike Sharples
Mobile learning has been a focus of research and innovative practice
for well over a decade, and mobile phones and other devices have now
become a common way to access information and engage in learning.
This talk will give a broad overview of mobile learning, focusing on
pedagogy and the facilitation of student learning.
Mobiles in distance education
Mobile learning is increasingly an attractive proposition for learners
who combine studying with work and other commitments. This talk
will review how mobile devices can support distance learners and
distance educators. It will include some information about mobile
applications developed at the OU, and about accessibility of mobile
devices.
Coffee Break
Q &A / discussion
Cecilia Garrido
Yishay Mor
10:40-11:00
11:00-11:30
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
From FELS:
Tom Power - English in
Action
Valérie Demouy -
Learnosity pilot
11:30-11:40
11:40-12:00
Mobile Learning activities, discussions and demos
12:00-12:15
12:15-12:45
Mobile Augmented Reality education
Elizabeth FitzGerald
This session will raise awareness of what Augmented Reality (AR)
is, the use of AR apps for educational activities on mobile phones and
how AR might be used in modules.
Mobile Learning Apps
We will consider the emerging economy of mobile apps and review
some educational apps for the iPhone and iPad, including the new
iTunesU app. Mobile apps used in FELS modules and projects will be
highlighted.
Issues and barriers to mobile learning
Anne Adams
A discussion around issues and challenges in mobile learning,
including barriers to the uptake of mobile devices for learning, e.g.
privacy issues, ethical risks, usability issues.
Lunch
Over lunch, choose your afternoon session from the four options
presented.
FELS scenarios: help shape the future of mobile learning in FELS Yishay Mor
A session to share the experience of FELS colleagues taking part in From FELS: colleagues
the mobile learning trials
from Working with
Young People, PGCE
and Department of
Languages
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
From FELS:
David Messer - Our
Story app
12:45-13:00
13:00:13:30
13:30-14:00
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2
Parallel Sessions - Hands-on Activities in Lab & Outdoors
(14:00-15:15pm)
Title: DIY Mobile Apps
Activity description:
Mobile apps can support different types of learning activity but not
many mobile apps are currently designed for higher education. Using
Google Apps Inventor allows you or your students to develop home
made apps. This activity will explore why you might use Google
Apps Inventor and how you can use it.
If you can, please have a look at http://www.appinventor.mit.edu/
before the session. This would be helpful, but not essential.
Title: Creating an ebook
Activity description:
The ebook format allows students to access and interact with
multimedia learning materials in a standard book presentation. New
authoring software simplifies the production of ebooks for PC, iPad,
Kindle and other devices. In this session you will explore interactive
OU course ebooks, and create an ebook using Apple iBooks Author
(on a Mac) or Sigil (on a PC).
If you can download iBooks Author (from the Mac App Store) or
Sigil (http://code.google.com/p/sigil/) in advance, that would be
helpful, but not essential.
Yishay Mor
Mike Sharples
3
4
Title: Mobile learning with iSpot
Activity description:
In this session, you’ll learn how to use mobile technologies and
internet based systems such as iSpot to gather and analyse data
which can also be used in collaborative and knowledge sharing
activities. You will look for wildlife on campus, and you’ll use the
internet on your mobile phone to find information about it, identify
its characteristics and establish its scientific name. If you find
something new that does not exist on iSpot, then you can upload it to
iSpot as a ‘new observation’, and discuss its characteristics online in
order to identify it.
The outcome from this activity is a short group presentation
reflecting on potential benefits of using mobile technologies and web
based systems such as iSpot to support teaching and learning.
Title: Using and creating location-based audio tours
Activity description:
This session will look at creating mobile learning activities around
audio tours/guides – i.e. location-based audio giving information of
relevance to one’s physical location. Participants will be introduced
to both easy and more complex ways of creating audio tours, and
will also be introduced to the idea (and practicalities) of using QR
codes to enable mobile learning.
Daisy Mwanza-Simwami
Elizabeth FitzGerald
Plenary Session
15:15 – 15.45 All groups come together to share and discuss what they have All
achieved in their activity (e.g. something they created, something
they learned).
15:45- 16:00
Final discussion & Next steps
Cecilia Garrido
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FELS Mobile Learning Day Programme

Co-organized by IET and FELS

Date: 23rd May 2012 10:00 – 16:00          Venue: Jennie Lee Building, Ambient Lab

Programme of Activities for the day

Coffee from 9:30

Time

Activity

Presenter/facilitator

10:00-10:10

Welcome and Introduction

Cecilia Garrido

10:10-10:20

Results of Mobile Learning Mini-Survey

Yishay Mor

10:20-10:40

VLE2.0, Mobile VLE, Mobile usage statistics

This presentation and hands-on session will give an overview of current developments and applications of the OU VLE, Mobile VLE in OU teaching and learning. It will include an outline of most recent usage statistics.

Rhodri Thomas

10:40-11:00

Mobile Learning Overview

Mobile learning has been a focus of research and innovative practice for well over a decade, and mobile phones and other devices have now become a common way to access information and engage in learning. This talk will give a broad overview of mobile learning, focusing on pedagogy and the facilitation of student learning.

Mike Sharples

11:00-11:30

Mobiles in distance education

Mobile learning is increasingly an attractive proposition for learners who combine studying with work and other commitments. This talk will review how mobile devices can support distance learners and distance educators. It will include some information about mobile applications developed at the OU, and about accessibility of mobile devices.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

From FELS:

Tom Power - English in Action

Valérie Demouy -Learnosity pilot

11:30-11:40

Coffee Break

 

11:40-12:00

Q &A / discussion

 

Mobile Learning activities, discussions and demos

12:00-12:15

Mobile Augmented Reality education

This session will raise awareness of what Augmented Reality (AR) is, the use of AR apps for educational activities on mobile phones and how AR might be used in modules.

Elizabeth FitzGerald

 

12:15-12:45

Mobile Learning Apps

We will consider the emerging economy of mobile apps and review some educational apps for the iPhone and iPad, including the new iTunesU app. Mobile apps used in FELS modules and projects will be highlighted.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

From FELS:

David Messer - Our Story app

12:45-13:00

Issues and barriers to mobile learning

A discussion around issues and challenges in mobile learning, including barriers to the uptake of mobile devices for learning, e.g. privacy issues, ethical risks, usability issues.

Anne Adams

13:00:13:30

Lunch

Over lunch, choose your afternoon session from the four options presented.

 

13:30-14:00

FELS scenarios: help shape the future of mobile learning in FELS

A session to share the experience of FELS colleagues taking part in the mobile learning trials

Yishay Mor

From FELS: colleagues from Working with Young People, PGCE and Department of Languages

 

 

Parallel Sessions - Hands-on Activities in Lab & Outdoors

(14:00-15:15pm)

 

1

Title: DIY Mobile Apps

Activity description:

Mobile apps can support different types of learning activity but not many mobile apps are currently designed for higher education. Using Google Apps Inventor allows you or your students to develop home made apps. This activity will explore why you might use Google Apps Inventor and how you can use it.

 

If you can, please have a look at http://www.appinventor.mit.edu/ before the session. This would be helpful, but not essential.

Yishay Mor

2

Title: Creating an ebook

Activity description:

The ebook format allows students to access and interact with multimedia learning materials in a standard book presentation. New authoring software simplifies the production of ebooks for PC, iPad, Kindle and other devices.  In this session you will explore interactive OU course ebooks, and create an ebook using Apple iBooks Author (on a Mac) or Sigil (on a PC).

If you can download iBooks Author (from the Mac App Store) or Sigil (http://code.google.com/p/sigil/) in advance, that would be helpful, but not essential.

 

Anne Adams

3

Title: Mobile learning with iSpot

Activity description:  

In this session, you’ll learn how to use mobile technologies and internet based systems such as iSpot to gather and analyse data which can also be used in collaborative and knowledge sharing activities. You will look for wildlife on campus, and you’ll use the internet on your mobile phone to find information about it, identify its characteristics and establish its scientific name. If you find something new that does not exist on iSpot, then you can upload it to iSpot as a ‘new observation’, and discuss its characteristics online in order to identify it.

The outcome from this activity is a short group presentation reflecting on potential benefits of using mobile technologies and web based systems such as iSpot to support teaching and learning.

Daisy Mwanza-Simwami

4

Title: Using and creating location-based audio tours

Activity description:

This session will look at creating mobile learning activities around audio tours/guides – i.e. location-based audio giving information of relevance to one’s physical location. Participants will be introduced to both easy and more complex ways of creating audio tours, and will also be introduced to the idea (and practicalities) of using QR codes to enable mobile learning.

Elizabeth FitzGerald

 

Plenary Session

15:15 – 15.45

All groups come together to share and discuss what they have achieved in their activity (e.g. something they created, something they learned).

All

15:45- 16:00

Final discussion & Next steps

Cecilia Garrido

       

 

 

 

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