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Started by Enabling e-Learning 23 Sep 2011 11:14am () Replies (5)

Here's a great summary of useful resources on mobile learning from the Software for Learning website: http://softwareforlearning.tki.org.nz/Software-in-schools/mLearning...practical ideas, research and school snapshots.

How is mobile learning working at your school?

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  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 01 May 2013 11:01am ()

    Here’s an interesting paper on m-learning, Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective that unpacks a pedagogical framework - developed from two mobile learning projects (Australia and UK) from a socio-cultural perspective.

    Simply put, m-learning (learning with mobile technologies) offers alternatives to the notions of time and spaceboundaries in traditional teaching and learning. The three pedagogical features highlighted in the framework are:

    • Authenticity
    • Collaboration
    • Personalisation

    m-learning

    Why would this paper be an interesting read? 

    There is an ongoing need to examine the pedagogies that are suitable for m-learning, and to conceptualise m-learning from the perspective of learners’ experiences rather than the affordances of the technology tools (Traxler 2007). (P1)

     

    The framework in this paper, offers an opportunity to critique the integrity and relevance of learning scenarios - in terms of mobile activities and pedagogical approaches. This is great timing, as more teachers are trialing mobile devices in schools.

    If this interests you, I would love to hear more about how this framework can be adopted for your own circumstances - as you trial/implement the use of mobile devices in your school.

     

    [Image source] Flickr: mikecogh

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 15 Nov 2013 5:18pm ()

    I thought this presentation was a refreshing way of curating several different views about one issue - in this case 35 educators talk about the benefits of mobile learning for students. Their ideas are captured and reframed as Key Lessons.

    After some discussion, staff could present their views on the 'big ideas' about the benefits of mobile technologies (in a Google presentation or Slideshare) and this could be used in presentations to parents.

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