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Low-cost experiential mobile learning and user-generated content - stories from Sydney

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Graham Healing
31 May 2011

Where: Digilab, OU Library, Walton Hall

Time: 14.00 - 15.30, 13 July 2011

Speaker: Andrew Litchfield
  • Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) at the University of Technology Sydney
  • Co-ordinator of the Technology and Education Design and Development (TEDD) Research Group.
Abstract

Please bring your favourite mGadget (optional) and be ready to discuss how to use sustainable mLearning strategies in distance education. We examine how experiential learning theory and the affordances of networked mobile devices can enhance student engagement and learning outcomes. We identify experiential learning strategies that can be enabled by mobile devices and discuss the emerging importance of multimedia literacy in university education.

The facilitator presents case-studies from his teaching practice of using low-cost mLearning to improve interactivity in learning spaces, vodcasting as a collaborative team assignment, and enhancing fieldwork tasks with multimedia data collection. We will discuss how these mLearning strategies can align (or not) with your use of Moodle, Elluminate, Skype and other online tools.

Biography

Andrew Litchfield is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney and co-ordinates the Technology and Education Design and Development Research Group. His research interests include; sustainable experiential mobile learning, professional attributes and curriculum renewal, designing multimedia learning resources and diffusing educational innovations. Andrew’s teaching practice focuses on postgraduate IT professional attributes and academic staff development to improve learning and teaching including curriculum renewal and subject design. He has been responsible for successful national, university-wide and local-area academic staff development and capacity-building projects in using innovative ICT in learning and teaching. This work has received professional media and academic awards.

 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Sarah Davies (s.j.m.davies) as it helps us with setting up the room and ordering refreshments.

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