John Traxler. Tools & Products. What Is Mobile Learning? Folks: The posting below looks at the many uses of mobile learning technologies in teaching and learning.
It is from Chapter 17 – Mobil Learning, in the book, Using Social Media in the Classroom: A Best Practice Guide, by Megan Poore. SAGE Publications Ltd, 1 Oliver’s Yard ,55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP. www.sagepublishing.com © Megan Poore 2016 All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Regards, Rick Reis firstname.lastname@example.org UP NEXT: Clicking Your Way to Flipping Your Class Tomorrow’s Teaching and Learning ---------- 1,531 words ---------- What is Mobile Learning? Sometimes referred to simply as ‘mlearning’, mobile learning can be described as ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning that is not fixed in time (by schedule) or space (by location) and that is supported by digital technologies. Mobile Learning. Weighing The Positives And Negatives Of Remote Learning. The recent surge in the development of systems to remotely deliver training content has given rise to the question of its value.
This is especially the case since most industries have been making the move to digital from storage servers to administrative tools and resources. To answer what the value of remote learning is, we have to understand what it is. According to Jeff Toms, Director of Marketing & Client Services at Farnham Castle, it is... “The remote delivery of training using a variety of different methods including: e-learning courses over the internet, live webinars, live face-to-face internet training and pre-prepared, tailored podcasts.” From Toms’ definition, we can see that remote learning is a multi-versatile platform, but it also has its share of both positive and negative associations. Positive Impacts The positive impacts of remote training can be categorized 3 ways. 1. 2. 3. Face-to-face training needs to abide by a rigid schedule.
Negative Associations 1. 2. 3. AllenComm. M-learning. Distance education using mobile device technology M-learning or mobile learning is "learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices".:page 4 A form of distance education, m-learners use mobile device educational technology at their convenient time.
The Mobile Learning Management System. Sustainability 11 04005. DePaul University, Chicago. What is MoLI?
MoLI is the Mobile Learning Initiative at DePaul, a collaborative effort between the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), DePaul Library, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Teaching Commons, and Media Production and Training. You can contact the team at MoLI@depaul.edu.. Newsletter Signup. The Era of Online Learning. UC San Diego, edX Launch First Adaptive Online Course to Teach Bioinformatics. Three years ago, UC San Diego computer science professor Pavel Pevzner predicted that today’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) would eventually give way to adaptive Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS).
In doing so, they could also replace traditional classroom lectures to a large extent – by dramatically changing the role of the professor. Benjamin Bloom, the giant of educational psychology, argued 30 years ago that the classroom is an inefficient way to teach because students learn the same material at different speeds. Pevzner agrees: “My feeling is that we are probably the last generation of professors who will use the traditional classroom as a teaching technology. Twenty years from now, packing students into a large classroom and keeping them there for an hour will probably be seen as cruel and unusual punishment.”
Life After MOOCs 2. Life after MOOCs - pdf - ACM September 2015. Context aware mobile learning: A systematic mapping study. Abowd, G, D., Dey, A, K., Brown, P, J., Davies, N., Smith, M., & Steggles, P. (1999).
Towards a better understanding of context and context-awareness. In International symposium on handheld and ubiquitous computing (pp. 304-307). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.Almaiah, M. A., & Alismaiel, O. A. (2019). Australian and UK universities considering scrapping lectures. Australian universities have been discussing plans to scrap the lecture model of teaching permanently, after seeing success with a more online-focused model. Curtin University, in Perth, have announced their intention to scrap lectures by the end of the year.
Lectures will be replaced by “CurtinTalks”, multiple shorter videos on a subject, in which students will be expected to have watched prior to engaging in small-group learning. Curtin University are not alone in this transition – Murdoch University are planning to “transition away” from the lecture-based format within 18 months to “mini lectures”, supplemented with online asynchronous activities. The vice-chancellor of Monash, Margaret Gardner, has also commented that discussions regarding the move away from lecture-based learning have become “particularly advanced”, citing the sizeable Australian lecture classes as a justification for the move. Universities in the UK have also considered the move. Not all are in favour of this change.