As part of a MOOC that I am taking the following quiz was taken:( http://www.blogthings.com/areyouanearlyadopterquiz) and the results was as follow
Mobile learning is getting more and more popular while social media fully supports mobile learning.Tools, resources, apps and widgets that are available for mobile devices are much more than for traditional PC user. Why dont we encourage our learners and teachers to make the best out of these tools?
Such a cool name for a gaming company. Even though I missed the presentation by Keith, I spoke to some one at the stall and found out about the kind of things that they do.
Personal Learning spaced for learners and teachers
Dr Ashely Tan spoke about Jail breaking education with mobile Learning at mobilearnAsia 2013. His argument was that learning happens every where not just inside the classroom. To take advantage of all these opportunities learners should be allowed to connect use different tools and resources such as audio, video and image capture to provide evidence, to enable learning that is beyond the traditional classroom.
One of the key themes was: "We have 21st century learners being taught by 20th century teacher in 19th century classrooms" It was also highlighted that current assessment are inadequate to measure more outcomes differently. The ability to trial new things, allowing students to use the technology to be innovative, take responsibility and authority for their own learning and providing opportunity for such environment was necessary in the 21st century.
Link to Ashely's presentation :http://t.co/dxDNO7W3y2
At MobilearnAsia 2013 Terese Bird presented on BYOD in UK Schools: Premise, Promise. Her presentation suggested that with an idea why you are proceeding with BYOD, identifying infrastructure required with a well communicated expectation it is possible to progress with BYOD concept to bring benefits to all involved in teaching and learning.
She suggests Figuringitouted suggests ideas how to proceed.
Comparing to standard PC or laptops other mobile devices are capable of handling other functionalities such as easy photo taking, video recording, portability, and surfing the net. With large number of students owing these smart devices it is a pity that we do not use the capabilities of these resources for teaching and learning.
Terese suggested some areas to consider:
2. Infrastructure - suggested site
3. Plans for good digital citizenship
Dr. Kulari Lokuge has been in the education sector for more than twenty years. She has been educating student using latest educational technologies while facilitating professional development to her staff to use technology for education to provide engaging and interesting learning experiences. She has initiated and successfully managed several e-learning projects.