Die Folien zu meinem Workshop über “Mobile Larning – ein Motivator für Lehrende und Lernende?” sind nun online zugänglich. Für Nicht-Workshopteilnehmer: es handelt sich um eine halbtägige Veranstaltung.
Our article about “Preparing teachers for a mobile world, to improve access to education” for Springer’s Prospectus Journal is now published. You will find the article right here – additionally I published a earlier “draft” version for further discussions.
Recent statistics on the use of mobile technology proclaim that the world is becoming mobile. People use their phones to socialize, to conduct business, to search for information, and more. For the first time in history, people around the world have the potential to learn from any location at their own convenience. But first, education systems must change, to facilitate mobile access to education. As this article describes, the most important change will be training teachers, both in pre-service programmes and through professional development, to use the technology to design and deliver education and to create bridges to informal learning. The article also describes some projects around the world that are helping to prepare teachers for the mobile world, and some pilot projects using the technology. Most such research, however, is limited to short-term studies focusing on learners’ satisfaction with mobile learning. Future studies must consider its long-term benefits and its impacts on performance and retention. As mobile technologies emerge, teachers have to keep up with the changes so that they can take advantage of the power of the technology to design and deliver education.
Reference: Ally, M., Grimus, M., Ebner, M. (2014) Preparing teachers for a mobile world, to improve access to education. Prospectus. 2014. Springer Netherlands. p. 1-17
Our publication about “LEARNING AND TEACHING WITH MOBILE DEVICES AN APPROACH IN SECONDARY EDUCATION IN GHANA” at this year International Conference on Mobile Learning is now online available.
While many developing nations find Internet-based e-learning unsuitable for their needs (lack of technology as well as of accessibility), mobile learning methods – specifically those involving the use of mobile-phones for both formal and informal learning – hold great promise for them (Grimus et al, 2013b). This article examines the chances and challenges of the use of mobile devices to support improvement and transformation of education in a Senior High School in Ghana. It draws attention to the local situation in a field-study looking at infrastructure, development of material and support. A model for teacher training was designed to facilitate teachers’ attitudes and abilities for implementation of mobile learning. The article figures out how mobile devices can be integrated in learning and teaching on the specific background of a school in Ghana. Based on our results we conclude that teachers and students want to use mobile devices in learning. Their perceptions are positive and they developed courses for specific subjects available for eReaders and mobile phones. The results and feedback from two workshops encourage us to propose this model as an example for integration of mobile devices for learning in other regions of Sub Sahara Africa.
Reference: Grimus, M.; Ebner, M. (2014) LEARNING AND TEACHING WITH MOBILE DEVICES – AN APPROACH IN SECONDARY EDUCATION IN GHANA. In: Proceedings of the 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOBILE LEARNING 2014. IADIS, Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez and Pedro Isaías (Eds.), pp 66-74.
Teaching as well as attending lectures in big lectures halls is an often-usual situation in middle European universities. Bearing in mind that a huge mass of learners leads to a decrease of lecture-student interactivity during lectures, the research work aims to enhance traditional face-to-face teaching by technology. The well-known and widely usedmicroblogging platform Twitter is used to display questions, notices and ideas on a wall just in time. Therefore a so-called TwitterWall is developed by Graz University of Technology concerning special pedagogical needs. Afterwards a first use in a big lecture is pointed out and discussed. The publication concluded that the use of Twitter in combination with specifics oftware can help to enhance lecture interactivity in mass-education.
Reference: Ebner, M. (2011), Is Twitter a Tool for Mass-Education?, 4th InternationalConference on Student Mobility and ICT, Vienna, p. 1-6
I am happy that we can invite to the third Online Round Table on “mobile Learning” which will lead to the upcoming EduCamp Event in Graz, Austria (November, 6-7):
The third online event is already on Thursday October 29. Mark A.M. Kramer will be our guest speaker. He will guide us through an informal discussion around ‘mobile Learning’, a topic that will certainly generate a lively debate. Make sure to contribute to it too. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there.
The details about the speaker, his talk as well as how you will be able to contribute you will find here.
…. ist zwar grundsätzlich nicht überraschend, aber wir sollten bedenken, es ist EIN Telefon, welches diesen Traffic erzeugt. TechCrunch berichtet hier:
If there was any question about the significance of the iPhone 3GS’s impressive video functionality, here’s your answer: YouTube reports that in the six days since the iPhone 3GS was released last week, the number of mobile uploads has increased by a whopping 400%. For a single phone model to have such a major impact on the site is simply phenomenal.
Es scheint als hätte Apple den Puls der Zeit wieder einmal perfekt erfasst – es war nie so einfach seine Videos online zu stellen. Und ich behaupte mal die Auswirkungen werden wir spüren – die Zunahme des digitalen Contents wird uns bald ins Unermessliche steigen und wir uns fragen wie konnten wir in einer Zeit leben wo wir alle diese Dinge nicht hatten. Es ist wohl nur eine Frage der Zeit bis andere Mobiltelefonhersteller nachziehen und dies auch ermöglichen.
Dass ich mir im Zuge von m-Learning hier große Änderungen erwarte, brauch ich nicht anführen. Es wird irgendwann einmal völlig normal sein, dass Bilder, Audios und Videos einfach Teil des Unterrichts sind und ja ich freu mich darauf .