Unit 9: Mobile Learning

Objectives

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • Discuss the different kinds of Mobile Learning (M-Learning).
  • Explain what different technologies are involved in M-Learning.
  • Install iTunes on your computer.
  • Download a Podcast or Video Podcast (Vodcast) to your computer and listen to/view it.
  • If you have an MP3 player, download a podcast from your computer to your MP3 player and listen to it.
  • Discuss the benefits and problems with Podcasts as an educational medium.

Readings

Alexander, B., (2004). Going nomadic: Mobile learning in higher educationEDUCAUSE Review, 39(5), 28–35. Available at: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0451.pdf

Apple Computer (2007). iTunes U. Available at: http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

Koole, M. L. A. (2009). A model for framing mobile learning. In M. Ally (Ed.) Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training. Athabasca: Athabasca University Press. Available at: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

Mobile Learning (2007). The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Leaning, 8(2).

Ogawa, M., & Nickles, D. (2006a). Improving students perceptions in large-enrollment courses through podcasting. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 250-254). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Available at: http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm/files/paper_23693.pdf?
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Ogawa, M. & Nickles, D. (2006b). Tools for the Information Age. Available at: feed://learnu.ics.hawaii.edu/podcasts/101/lectures.rss

Prensky, M. (2005). What can you learn from a cell phone? Almost anything! Innovate, 1(5). Available at: http://rylish.usu.edu/courses/mobility/images/almost_anything.pdf

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