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T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Developing m
-
Portal
-

pedagogical issues


The European Schoolnetworks Conference


New Technologies and Pedagogies, the Keys to Collaboration

Saturday, 15 February 09.30


11.00

Workshop Strand 3 The Open School: New Pedagogies in New Spaces

Alice Mitchell

M
-
Portal project leader

Ultralab

www.ultralab.net

October 2002

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

October 2002

The m
-
Learning project

M
-
Learning
-

a pan
-
European project


Harnessing mobile technologies to promote learning


M
-
Portal development


SMS and MMS, push technologies, mobile games


Need for a shared pedagogy for m
-
learning

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

October 2002

The m
-
Learning project





Project

No
:

IST
-
2001
-
37187


Project Full Name:


Mobile Communications
Technologies for Young Adult Learning and Skills
Development

Duration:

36 months S
tart date:

October 1
st

2001

Countries

involved
:

Italy,

Sweden,

United

Kingdom




T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

m
--
Learning consortium

Ultralab,

Chelmsford,

UK

The Learning and Skills
Development

Agency (LSDA), London, UK

Centre of Research in Pure and Applied



Mathematics, Salerno, Italy

Cambridge Training & Development,



Cambridge, UK

Lecando AB, Bromma, Sweden

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Why m
-
Learning?

“… one in five adults has less literacy than is expected of an
11
-
year
-
old”




Skills for life


“In 1996 … a quarter of nineteen
-
year
-
olds

were functionally illiterate”


Basic Skills Agency


“Inertia and fatalism …are our chief enemies. We must be
bold and imaginative to overcome them”







Skills for Life




T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

How to reach them?

Using mobile technologies to:


engage disaffected learners


improve their Basic Skills


re
-
connect them with learning

Using our combined strengths as:


2 university based research centres (UK & Italy)


2 e
-
learning companies (Sweden & UK)


1 educational research & development charity (UK)


T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

The challenges

A ‘high
-
risk’ project: 4 difficult and diverse areas:



new, emerging and rapidly developing technologies


developing learning content for devices with limited
input/output functionality


target audiences who are disaffected and difficult to reach


Need for new pedagogic approaches



T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org


Browser (big) Browser (small)


IPAQVoice XML


SMS

Learning Management System


Courses, projects



chat, forums

LIA

Content

m
-
Portal

optional login
-

you can customise your environment

What?
-

System overview

Underpinning
research

Underpinning
research

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

M
-
Portal research



Technology Watch:

mobile
technologies and their potential for
promoting autonomous learning



Field research:

needs, preferences,
attitudes and habits of young adult
phone users

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

m
-
Portal layer

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Learner management tools

LMS
-

a learning environment for
participants and tutor/mentors

Facilitates administration

Complements
m
-
Portal

with Forum
discussions and chat functionality

Uses CRMPA Learning Intelligent Agent
to make personalised learning paths to
CTAD’s material

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org


m
-
Portal
-

pedagogical issues






Computers

are

increasingly

powerful

and

complex,


but

with

an

interface

that

presents

an

illusion

of

simplicity
.





How

can

we

make

the

interface

easy

to

use?



How

can

we

make

it

powerful

and

empowering?




How

do

we

engage

and

support

the

disaffected

learner?



T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Features of progressivist
environments



Promoting

creativity,

independence

and

interdependence

-

and

delight

in

learning


Teacher

as

a

facilitator/mentor

rather

than

a

knowledge

provider


Students

learn

what

they

want

and

need

to

know


Wanting

to

learn

and

knowing

how

to

learn

are

more

important

than

acquiring

factual

knowledge


Their

own

evaluation

-

a

meaningful

judgement

of

their

work


Learning

takes

place

when

students

are

feeling

at

ease


T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

M
-
Portal environment

M
-
Portal

is

designed

as

a

progressivist

environment,

to

promote
:


Innate

curiosity


Choice

of

activity


Emphasis

on

group

and

individual

discovery



Learner

self
-
direction

and

self
-
expression



Open

communication



Mutual

respect

between

participants




T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Interactivity and collaborative
learning

However the success of m
-
Portal will lie in the extent to
which it is:


easy to use


engaging


able to foster a culture of learning


promotes interactivity and enquiry
-
based, social
learning



T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

m
-
Portal Overview

Café


Portal Constructor

My Microportal

Forum

Other
Microportals

MLWorld

Buddies

Study/Library

Contacts

Mentors

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

m
-
Portal Screens

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

m
-
Portal Screens


Currently small browser based


Uses database of known devices for layout
detection


English and Italian


Direct access to LMS and Learning Materials


‘My microportal’ functionality allows users to
select, annotate and create

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

m
-
Portal Screens

This is some info about me blah blah blah etc etc etc etc.


Contenuti

aggiundi


Found this helped with interest...

Cool Italian English Dictionary

My short story

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Potential of mobile technologies to
support learning




Importance

of

IPv
6

and

Broadband
:




Ipv
6

swings

the

axis

of

control

of

the

infrastructure

towards

common

good

and

public

service

organisations

-

a

significant

contributor

to

the

European

Union

push

for

open

source

and

non

proprietary

software

environments
.




Symmetry

is

a

key

component

of

a

broadband

learning

environment

-

learners

put

in

and

contribute

rather

than

simply

download

and

interact
.

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Potential growth areas








Wireless

email

and

groupware

-

strong

potential

for

m
-
learning




Technical

benefits

of

asynchronous

environments

-

reduced

queries

and

‘user

idle

time’

-

controlled

communication

costs

-

a

good

choice

for

m
-
learning

applications

-

people

prefer

it


T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

New generation mobile devices




Convergence

of

phones

and

PDA’s
:



more

bandwidth

and

speed

to

transfer

data



handsets

turning

into

‘world

phones’

or

‘microbrowsers’



e
-
mail,

sound

files,

other

data



daylight

viewable,

tactile

screens

with

high

resolution



more

affordable

AND

significantly

more

processing

power





your

phone

is

fast

becoming

your

computer!


T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

SMS, MMS, mobile games







SMS

-

more

than

just

a

passing

fad

-

a

communication

medium

integral

to

young

people’s

lives




Clear

market

push

towards

MMS

-

but

premium

rate

activities




Mobile

games

-

the

next

‘killer

application’?




We

should

remain

ambitious

for

the

future

T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Need for a shared pedagogy




We need an overarching, progressivist m
-
learning pedagogy that
will:




accommodate different learner perspectives in developing
learning strategies, models and applications




support virtual networked and collaborative learning




support ambient learning



T R I B A L

m
-
Learning project
-

IST
-
2000
-
25270
-

www.m
-
learning.org

Discussion







What

specific

added

value/s

can

you

identify

for

using

m
-
Portal

with

your

students?




How

could

it

provide

you

with

the

information

you

need

about

what

students

have

learned?



What

are

key

pedagogical

issues

for

m
-
learning?