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HandHeld Learning MirandaMod by Mind Map: HandHeld Learning MirandaMod
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There needs to be an understanding of both the place of formal and informal learning with mobile devices.

Issues in the use of ubiquitous technologies

Students' own devices 'banned' in schools.

Having a consistent and achievable approach by teachers when there are too many devices to learn

Youtube banned in many schools.

Theories in the use of ubiquitous technologies

What students want is to collaborate, communicate, this is what we need to provide access to through technologies, and teach how to do this effectively and safely Content may be brilliant, but if there is no communication / collaboration, it will not be accessed.

Impact on formal learning

Impact on informal learning

Students like to add to their mobile resources at home Eg YouTube videos and podcasts, they like to share with their families too

How can we reconceptualise assessment, so that it better reflects the ways in which knowledge is developed collaboratively? Or should we give up on the nostrum of online learning?

eportfolios may be a step in the right direction

Students contributions and creations shared in an online space can be used as assessment of student understanding.

What is the value of the learning experience balanced again the expense and the risk?

Similarly - what is the risk in a competitive world of not utilising

We teach drugs & sex education so why not teach how to implement handheld learning as an effective learning tool?

Can these technologies make learning for professionals more personal and relevant?

Can these technologies make learning for teachers more personal and relevant?

Yes. Teachmeets, Edtechrounup, Flashmeetings etc. I agree it is especially relevant in enabling teachers to build up Personal/Professional Learning Networks

Can these technologies make learning for students more personal and relevant?

Yes. Particularly if learner's own technologies can be used.

A device provided to all students in a class / school can still be personalised in many ways and can be managed more easily.

Relevant as it is how they learn out with the school setting. It is the tools of their trade and generation. It enables learning anytime, anyplace anywhere and creates a shift from time zone learning in a class to learning when child is ready. Personalisation, schools provide all other tools so they should provide device to ensure all children have the same access to a range of tools and they can then personalise the device.

about concept mapping as a knowledge creation tool

It's great, we use Inspiration all the time.

Mindmeister adds an element of anywhere/anytime contributions.

Its the online or cloud element that adds the real value

The research/practitioner reference I (John Cook) was asked for in the session was:'Mobile Learning: Structure, Agency, Practices'. See p89 http://bit.ly/zUwuu, due out November, written with n.pachler IoE and other colleagues.