U-Learning: Training for a Portable Era.

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Family Devices (UK) Source: National Statistics Office: http://www. ... The cell telephone will turn into the prevailing handheld gadget for portable learning in the following ...
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U-Learning: Education for a Mobile Generation Steve Wheeler Faculty of Education University of Plymouth

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Digital Shift \'Our understudies have changed drastically. Today\'s understudies are no more the general population our instructive framework was intended to educate (Marc Prensky, 2001)

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Digital Shift By the time they achieve 21 most youngsters in the UK will have: Sent more than 200,000 instant messages Played 10,000 hours of videogames Watched more than 20,000 hours of TV Talked 10,000 hours on cellular telephones Seen more than 500,000 TV adverts Spent under 5,000 hours perusing Source: Prensky, 2001: The above makes sense of are as of now of date!

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Household Devices (UK) Source: National Statistics Office: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

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Mobile Phone Ownership (UK) Source: National Statistics Office: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

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Paradigm Shift Should we make an interpretation of conventional learning situations into advanced configuration, or ought to there be a finished revising of our thoughts regarding instruction and preparing?

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Analogs Progression of the Digital Age Increasing Proficiency

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Analogs Progression of the Digital Age Digital Immigrants Increasing Proficiency

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Analogs Progression of the Digital Age Digital Immigrants Digital Natives Increasing Proficiency Source: Prensky, (2001)

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Which would you say you are?

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Digital Natives … Video amusements MTV Hypertext and hypermedia Music downloads Laptop library access Mobile telephone availability Instant informing \'Jerk speed\'

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A Digital Divide Digital Immigrants think that its difficult to trust their understudies can learn effectively while sitting in front of the TV or listening to music, since they (the Immigrants ) can\'t. Computerized Natives think haphazardly, can multi-undertaking, and pack in shorter and more escalated blasts. Locals are dependably \'progressing\'

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Mobile Devices for U-Learning Personal Digital Assistants , or PDAs, are likely the most well-known sort of versatile innovation in instruction. Tablet PCs are as of now the most flexible type of portable innovation since they consolidate the usefulness of a tablet and a PDA. With innovative advances and relentlessly diminishing cost, cellular telephones are rising as a practical choice for versatile learning.

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A Prediction The cellular telephone will turn into the overwhelming handheld gadget for versatile learning in the following 5 years.

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Video Radio/Alarm Internet email Music Composer Camera Desk Dairy SMS/Text MP3 Audio Television Convergence

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Interaction with Tutors Interaction with Learners Interaction with Content Interaction in U-Learning Decreasing Dependency Source: Moore (1989) American Journal of Distance Education

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Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Tutors can store learning items and menus in XHTML so understudies can get to them through WAP on cell phones

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Source: ELearn Magazine, www.elearnmag.org

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Moblogging is the act of having the capacity to redesign an online diary (or "web log" - "blog") utilizing a cell phone. Source: http://mlearning.edublogs.org/label/cell telephone/moblogging/

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Discussion Are there territories of your own educating in which versatile (u)learning could have impact? In the event that yes, what might you have to know so as to actualize it? If not, why not? (Distinguish reasons portable learning may be improper or unusable)

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Digital Paper A CPU and touch screen On computerized paper (MIT) Source: fireflywiki.org The Future? Wearable Computers University of Oregon Source: www.cs.uoregon.edu

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Useful Resources Learning Light e-Learning Center (Mobile & Wireless Learning Projects) http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/shroud/Resources/mlearning.htm Educause Review Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education http://www.educause.edu/bar/er/erm04/erm0451.asp?bhcp=1 Glasgow Caledonian University : Mobile Learning Examples http://www.educause.edu/bar/er/erm04/erm0451.asp?bhcp=1 Futurelab Report 11: Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning http://www.futurelab.org.uk/research/surveys/reviews_11_and12/11_02.htm Learning with Mobile Devices : Conference Proceedings http://www.lsda.org.uk/records/pdf/1440.pdf

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Thanks for Listening E: swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk W: www2.plymouth.ac.uk/distancelearning V: 01752 232332

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