eLearning Community Event: eBooks and related technologies
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17 October 2012
eBooks and related technologies
Date: 13 November 2012
Location: Library Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
PROGRAMME: - 10:00 - 12:30
10:00 - Presenters: Nick Watson, Elizabeth Ellis and Andrew McDermott (LTS)
Title: Mobile learning: a whistlestop tour
Abstract: Mobile Learning gives the Open University an opportunity to offer our students the same world class learning traditionally available through books, DVDs, and the VLE via digital book formats. This session will offer an overview of the process and workflow carried out by the LTD-based project team to bring formal learning to students in this format, and how this forks into informal learning via courses in the iTunes U APP.
Link to the course 'Learning about itunes U Course Manager' which goes into detail about the app and how we generated content for it. It features video from the team and academics who developed the courses.
10:45 - Presenters: Mike Sharples and Simon Cross (IET);
Title: Student use of e-book readers and tablets
Abstract: We shall present the findings from a recent study of student use of e-book readers and tablets, comprising an international literature review, survey of OU taught postgraduate students, and interviews with early adopter students.
11:30 - Coffee
11:45 - Presenters: Clive Sexton and Rob Parsons (ARTS R13)
Title: Learning from 'Foyle's War'
Abstract: A day-school event, built around the Hastings-based Foyle’s War, focused on examining learning issues within AA100: a multidisciplinary level 1 Arts and Humanities module. The diverse skills and concepts encompassed potentially makes teaching them very challenging, and the module adopts a multidisciplinary mode where possible. Our aim was to examine if using iPads for content delivery was a suitable opportunity for mobile learning, thereby enhancing the student experience and deepening learning through use of provocative contexts.