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Mobile Learning Winter Festival 2011

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Daisy Mwanza-Simwami & Rhodri Thomas
13 January 2011

Hello everybody,

The Open University's (OU) Institute of Educational Technology (IET) is holding it's first ever 'Mobile Learning Winter Festival'  for OU staff on 18th and 19th January 2011. You are all most welcome to attend or/and to discuss the various activities taking place using this online discussion space.

See below for the two day festival programme of mobile learning activities.

Mobile Learning Winter Festival
Date: 18th – 19th January 2011
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Jennie Lee Building Ground Floor

Programme for both Day 1 & Day 2
 Drop in anytime – please register on arrival! 
Doors open at 10am
Refreshments available
11 am Welcome address by Prof Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, IET 

Theme 1: Mobile technologies in teaching & learning

Key information for module teams Champion
Mobile VLE Stuart Nixon & Anthony Forth
OU Library’s mobile services Keren Mills & Hassan Sheikh
E-books on mobile devices Liz Mallett & Pete Mitton
M-Assessment (IOA project) and Mobile Language Learning on L120 Valerie Demouy
Residential school experiences (L204) Anna Comas Quinn, Raquel Mardomingo and Chris Valentine
Podcasting + Learning and Teaching Solutions Pete Mitton & Rafael Hidalgo
iTunesU Catherine Chambers & LTS Corporate team
Mobile pedagogies
iSpot / Crowdsourcing Jon Rosewell
Using mobile devices to support inquiry learning Canan Blake
Mobile knowledge sharing (tumblr) Daisy Mwanza-Simwami
Work-based mobile learning Canan Blake
Geo-caching for learning Gill Clough
English in Action (EIA) project Clare Woodward
Mobile Language Learning (OU Chinese iPhone app for L197) Qian Khan & KMi Mobile Innovations Group
Use of SMS (nursing and healthcare education) Sheila Counihan
Accessibility for the iPad Chetz Colwell
Mobile OTIH (Out There In Here) project Tim Coughlan  & Trevor Collins
Looking to the future
Mobile & Location-aware technologies (Oxford mobile experience) Andrew Brasher

Theme 2: Mobile learning for fun

Key information for module teams Champion
Mobile Games and Maps James Aczel
Drumkit app Daisy Mwanza-Simwami & Mariano Rico
E-Health / Calorie Counter apps – iTracker, RunKeeper, etc Daisy Mwanza-Simwami & Mariano Rico
Knowledge management / visualisation apps - Mind mapping, Mappiness, Doodle Buddy, Simple Mind Mariano Rico & Daisy Mwanza-Simwami
Image morphing apps - OU Devolve me app Mariano Rico
Fun reading - Wattpad Mariano Rico
QR codes (treasure trail) Keren Mills
Survey / Quiz on mobile devices Canan Blake

Theme 3: Mobile Learning Communities and Resources

Key information for module teams Champion
MTech SIG of the eLearning Community at the OU Keren Mills
OU 'mobisite' – the Open University’s website for mobile learning Rhodri Thomas
Cloudworks community and resources Grainne Conole
IET’s 10 Mobile Experiences Andrew Brasher
IamLearn – the International Association for Mobile Learning Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
MOTILL project resources – mobile lifelong learning (database and case studies) Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

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TWITTER - Share your thoughts and impressions here and on Twitter. If you use Twitter, the hashtag for the Festival is #mlwf


Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
18:04 on 14 January 2011 (Edited 18:05 on 14 January 2011)

IPAD USERS - You can download many OpenLearn interactive ebooks for free from ItunesU. Look in the Ebooks section on The Open University page on iTunesU.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
18:53 on 14 January 2011

Here area a few slides intended  to prompt Open University staff to think about how to facilitate and exploit mobile learning within OU courses. If you need inspiration have a look at the examples put together by your OU colleagues for the Mobile Learning Winter Festival 2011. Note that some of the links within the slides are accessible to Open University staff only.

Andrew Brasher
15:33 on 17 January 2011 (Edited 15:37 on 17 January 2011)

'MOBILE EXPERIENCES' - You can try out 10 different ways of using your mobile phone to support learning. These brief  and illuminating 'experiences' have been created by IET and are available to all OU staff via the EPD website - or you can find them in the Guidance section of the Mobile Connections website:



Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
14:35 on 18 January 2011

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