Presentation eLearning and ICT4D changing realities and challenges

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Short presentation that was used to start a discussion on new educational technologies and approaches for ICT4D. Given for the Deutsche Welle Akademie (DW Akademie), which offers media training for journalists and activists around the world.


  • 1. eLearning & ICT4Dknowledge exchangeInge (Ignatia) de Waard

2. ICT4D changes:global influences Emergent countries versus developing countries shift inglobal North/South War in all forms and shapes Social media coverage: peer media / activism Natural disasters (rise climate change) Health (globalisation, multinational interest) 3. ICT4D changes:contemporary online learning Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC): more Weboriented (Learning Management Systems - LMS) Mobile learning: mobile penetration and mobileinternet access 4. Global MOOC map 5. Global mobile learning 6. Mobile first? 7. Some mobile dataIn Transforming learning throughmEducation it is predicted thatmEducation will be a $70 Billionmarket opportunity by 2020.mHealth is a massive, growing market,GSMA-PwC research predicts that thegrowth of the mobile health marketwill lead to a global revenueopportunity of US$23 billion by 2017.This includes $6.9 billion in Europe,$6.8 billion in Asia, $6.5 billion inNorth Americas, $1.6 billion in LatinAmerica, and $1.2 billion in Africa. 8. Mobile devices are more than a computer(Some) mobile devices have the ability to Measure, analyse & produce data(sensors) send relevant data to editors/reviewers offer advice as content deliverers AND they can be embedded in anycontext , either institutional or personal.ALL mobile devices are connected forcommunication purposes 9. What is so specific about mProjects? Human challenges Digital skills Need: motivation and willingness Workload Security personal / Censorship - regional Design challenges: Screen Size(s) User-friendliness (keep the clicks down to 1 ) A mobile friendly learning/content platform Different content and content sizes (download, time available) IT challenges BYOD or not? Security & privacy? Synchronization with other IT architecture 10. Consider multiple learning optionsmLearning Just-in-time learning: what you need, when you really need it Authentic learning: in the field Learning anywhere and anytime Contextualized learning: in your setting Personalized and collaborative learning Multimedia carry-on (learner preference: visual, audio, text) Augmented learning Gamification Time management (when you can)MOOCs and social media Flipped classroom New pedagogies: building on peer knowledge exchange Increased knowledge production Open Educational Resources (OER).mLearning and social media: Connected throughout the day Connected in your field of preference/expertise Content from the context 11. Options with MOOCfitting developing regions Open Educational Resources MOOC trajectories: continued professionaldevelopment, non-formal certification, access Digitalizing personal contexts, getting knowledge fromthe crowd 12. Contemplating OER contentOER saves money, demands time & critical eyes: YouTube lectures on topic (mobile but size?Cost?) Creative Commons pictures / your pictures? Remixing of OER (Licensing!) Quality assurance of OER? 13. As a learner in this AgeYou need to be connected and engaged: Networked and Social learning Personal Learning Management skills Personal Learning Network Digital skills 14. MOOC and mobile challenges Language (dominant English) Cultural sensitivities (Global North directand indirect represented in OER) Digital skills of all parties Digital divide Trust (content, propaganda,representation) Best learning approaches are only partiallyknown Teachers / trainers / activists development Censorship of social media / peer media Digital safety / mobile = personal 15. Experts in the mobile networkVery small part of what is done, but with faces 16. Policy development in developingregions & conflict areas (Gaza, N-Irak)EthicsHumansJohn Traxler: specialized in training policyimplementationContextParticipationPolicyFuture 17. Deep rural basic educationparticipatory roll outparticipationCofimvabasustainabilityEducationaltechFullinfrastructureAdele Botha (part of CSIR team): rolling out tablets teachers/trainers first, pupils second (changemanagement). Holistic approach in South Africa. 18. Gender realities in mobile learning Ronda Zelezny-Green,expert in gender andmobile (GSMA gender)ContextPersonalPrivateGenderempowermentCulturaldiversity 19. Refugee campsNeedContextSafetyRestoringcommunityTrustBarbara Moser-Mercer experience in setting up onlinelearning (MOOC, mobile) in challenging areas. ArticleLearning Hub in refugee camp (Coursera) 20. Natural disaster / disaster readinessInnovationNeedAll regionsInfrastructureSupportContextDavid Metcalf involved in mobile readiness andrebuilding community 21. Possible useful documents 22. Download the start-a-MOOC template More practical questions you want to reflectupon prior to setting up a MOOC: e.g. NEED? Document available here (Google drive doc, soyou need to sign in with Yahoo, FB) 23. Starting a mobile project5 core elements: 1. What is the goal of the mobile project?.2. Get all the stakeholders involved.3. What are your planned participant dynamics (peer-to-peer, patientmonitoring, patient guidance, data analysis).4. What is the (mobile) infrastructure like in the target area you will berolling out your project?5. What is the mobile situation for your target audience?Knowing the above steps, you can get more practical: 6. Security can be an issue (ethical issues, privacy of health records)7. What will be the core devices you will cater for? BYOD or not?8. How will you design the content or the app? (Authoring tools orprogramming or social media?)9. Which strategies / existing platforms do you have for mobile contentdelivery ?10. What is a mobile content user allowed to do? User policies? 24. Mobile basicsMore on what to consider when contemplating mLearning can beviewed here more complete overview on the different aspects of starting amobile project 25. Lets talk: questions, networking26E-mail: ingedewaard (at) gmail.comBlog: ignatiawebs.blogspot.comTwitter: