Mobile Technologies Workshop - Mobile learning and social networks

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  • 1. Mobile learning & social networks Niall Winters Use of mobile technologies to support disease surveillance, education and knowledge sharing in the veterinary sector workshop Kabete Campus, University of Nairobi Vet School, Kenya

2. Why mobile? 3. 4. http://www.economist.com/node/18008202?story_id=18008202 5. Online connectivity

  • 50% increase in search requests from sub-Saharan Africa
    • 40% coming from mobile devices
  • Facebook is adding 100,000 per month in Senegal
  • Number of youtube plays is doubling each year within sub-Saharan Africa

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-22/google-recording-50-annual-growth-in-african-search-requests.html 6. Images from: http://www.safaricom.co.ke/index.php?id=296 7. Discussion: What is good learning? 8. Learning design

  • Good learning activities support students to:
    • Think about theory when they use it within their work setting to achieve a goal
    • Repeatedly practise actions when they receive intrinsic feedback on it
    • Reflect on their experience when they are required to produce their own version of this for their teacher

9. Why mobile? Why mobile learning? Table from: Sharples, M., Taylor, J., & Vavoula, G. (2007)New Learning New Technology Personalised Personal Learner-centredUser-centred SituatedMobile CollaborativeNetworked Ubiquitous Ubiquitous Lifelong Durable 10. Niall Winters Yishay Mor Kim Whittlestone 11. Task 1

  • Discuss the issues in implementing mobile learning for:
    • Students (Groups 1 & 6)
    • Government Veterinarians (Groups 2 & 7)
    • Private Veterinarians (Groups 3 & 8)
    • Community Animal Health Workers (Groups 4 & 9)
    • Farmers (Groups 5 &10)
  • 30 minutes + 1 minute presentation

12. Your mobile design should support learners to

  • Access theory/information on the subject matter
  • Share and question ideas with peers
  • Reflect on their experience

13. Task 2

  • Design a mobile solution considering the issues raised in your group
  • Focus on the learning!
  • Don t focus exclusively on the technology but on the overarching setting
  • Report back in 20 mins

14. Thank you!

  • [email_address]
  • http://www.lkl.ac.uk/niall
  • @nwin
  • http://www.ml4d. org
  • http://mlearningafrica.blogspot.com
  • http://androidsinafrica.blogspot.com

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