BLOG.MAGWEBBER.COM: Week 12 - Mobile, Wireless and Ubiquitous Learning
APRIL 4, 2010
Indiana University R685 - WebberBlog Main Navigation BLOG.MAGWEBBER.COM: Week 12 - Mobile, Wireless and Ubiquitous Learning Week 12 - Mobile, Wireless and Ubiquitous Learning This week we had a great synchronous session hosted by Dr Bonk with John Traxlar presenting from the UK and students engaging from all over the US, which was also taped for viewing asynchronously at a later time. John is Professor of Mobile Learning, probably the worlds first, and Director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Director of the International Association for Moblie Learning, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and also of Interactive Learning Environments. He co-wrote a guide to mobile learning in developing countries and is co-editor of the definitive book on mobile learning: Kukulska-Hulme, A. and Traxler, J. (2005) Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers, Routledge. His take on the lack of sustainability worsening since initial views prior to his study in 2002 was one of the most interesting points for me. In 2002, pdas were extremely popular and combined with dumb cell phones in business, and it sounds like his team thought the future would combine them into one device (which it did) and thus encourage stability of platforms, little variety in physical characteristics of cell phones (like desktop phones). In fact, the opposite has happened. Cell phones have become more of individually-geared fashion statements than they have learning devices, at least in a formal learning way. I was intrigued by Johns input on formal learning and how it could be done via mobile devices by scenario based drills seem to be a very worthwhile pursuit. This is applicable for stimulating higher order thinking processes through cell phones which is something I had not considered at all. Posted by Mag at 4/3/2010 12:29 PM Categories: uncategorized Trackbacks Trackback specific URL for this entry No trackbacks exist for this entry. Comments No comments exist for this entry. Leave a comment Back to Main Page About Me Name: Mag Webber Home: Indianapolis, IN I am a technical training designer with AT&T. I am also working on my masters degree in instructional systems technology at Indiana University. Please feel free to add comments to this blog or contact me directly at email@example.com. Recent Comments Steve Hoard on Week 10 - Interactive & Collaborative Learning 4/1/2010 Steve Hoard on Week 6 - Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open CourseWare (OCW) 2/21/2010 Steve Hoard on Week 5 - Free & Open Sourceware 2/14/2010 Steve Hoard on Week 3 - E-Books & E-Readers 1/31/2010 Steve Hoard on Welcome! 1/31/2010 Lisa on Week 2 - Digital Literacy Skills 1/27/2010 Lisa on Week 1 - Web 2.0 Learners 1/20/2010 Steve Hoard on Welcome! 1/19/2010 Calendar April 2010 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Cool Sites Visited Recently www.academicearth.org www.apple.com/ipad www.educause.edu www.travelinedman.blogspot.com www.turningthe pages-UK.com www.wikibooks.org www.moodle.com www.worldisopen.com www.boingboing.net/gadgets www.openlibrary.org www.scribd.com www.globaltext.org www.echo.gmu.edu www.merlot.org www.voicethread.com www.voxopop.com www.yackpack.com 2010. Tags: sustainability formal_learning.