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Published on February 9, 2009

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  CoMo: Supporting collaborative  group work using mobile phones in distance  education Niall Winters London Knowledge Lab CDE Conference, 9 th February 2009 Brunei Gallery, London

Taken from: Magdalena Jara and Fitri Mohamad (2007) Pedagogical templates for e-learning, WLE Occasional Paper: http://is.gd/iwcu ‘ Modes’ of learning Audience for this research

Audience for this research Those designing a course With a ‘hands-on’ element That uses a combination of distance and f2f engagement with students Where collaborative work around boundary objects occurs

Those designing a course

With a ‘hands-on’ element

That uses a combination of distance and f2f engagement with students

Where collaborative work around boundary objects occurs

The CoMo project 1-year, CDE funded Yishay Mor and Natasha Lackovic Context 4 th and 5 th year students @ Royal Veterinary College Rotations Use of mobile phones to support groupwork Experience from the RVC’s myPad project

1-year, CDE funded

Yishay Mor and Natasha Lackovic

Context

4 th and 5 th year students @ Royal Veterinary College

Rotations

Use of mobile phones to support groupwork

Experience from the RVC’s myPad project

 

 

 

  Research in Distance Education:   from present findings to  future  agendas

Critique Mobile learning has failed to adequately exploit “the social practices by which [the] new affordances [of mobile devices] become powerful educational interventions” (Roschelle, 2003) Roschelle, J. (2003) Unlocking the learning value of wireless mobile devices, JCAL, 19(3), 260-272 Argue: applies even more so today

Mobile learning has failed to adequately exploit “the social practices by which [the] new affordances [of mobile devices] become powerful educational interventions” (Roschelle, 2003)

Roschelle, J. (2003) Unlocking the learning value of wireless mobile devices, JCAL, 19(3), 260-272

Argue: applies even more so today

Social media + Mobile technologies

Fifth generation distance education, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government, http://is.gd/iuip

1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th

5 th Gen Web 2.0 + The Mobile Phone (caveat: only a slice of the distance learning spectrum)

 

Web 2.0 short-hand definition “ [T]he design of systems that get better the more people use them.” – Tim O’Reilly For more see: A quick guide to web 2.0

“ [T]he design of systems that get better the more people use them.”

– Tim O’Reilly

For more see: A quick guide to web 2.0

 

 

Techno-pedagogic design for 5 th generation learners Knowledge construction though content creation

7 steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Review : techno-pedagogic understanding Observe : an ethnographic study of the context of learning Identify gaps that can be addressed with the technology Blend : consider how the new technology, and any new practices derived from it, would fit in with the existing context Develop scenarios, addressing concerns Deploy and enhance Challenge with new possibilities

P1 is a practical problem: “When is tieback surgery in dogs appropriate?” TT/EE represents a critique of tentative solutions to the problem. It is often the case that further problems will emerge from this critique and discussion of the solution; these are denoted by P2 and the process beings again (Chiptin, 2006) Capture – Visualise – Discuss and Reflect p1 tt/ee p2

P1 is a practical problem: “When is tieback surgery in dogs appropriate?”

TT/EE represents a critique of tentative solutions to the problem.

It is often the case that further problems will emerge from this critique and discussion of the solution; these are denoted by P2 and the process beings again

(Chiptin, 2006)

Capture – Visualise – Discuss and Reflect

Student use Social: social relationships between student are an important support framework Memory jog: snapshots of key incidents facilitated group reflection Clinical subjects and procedures were documented for discussion Temporal analysis: students documented case progression over time, evening days

Social: social relationships between student are an important support framework

Memory jog: snapshots of key incidents facilitated group reflection

Clinical subjects and procedures were documented for discussion

Temporal analysis: students documented case progression over time, evening days

Outcomes Mobile learning as an intervention supported knowledge construction by the learner Embedded in an existing infrastructure and learning ecosystem : the mobile phone is both an additional tool for the student and part of a ‘family’ of technologies used by the RVC Learning activities need to be designed for embedding in this ecosystem Types of representation provided by the devices Images collected by students supported tutors’ approaches to problem-based learning. They were a bridge between the abstract nature of what was in the students’ textbooks and they way cases presented when they arrived at the hospital. A window for the tutors on what student were focusing on

Mobile learning as an intervention supported knowledge construction by the learner

Embedded in an existing infrastructure and learning ecosystem : the mobile phone is both an additional tool for the student and part of a ‘family’ of technologies used by the RVC

Learning activities need to be designed for embedding in this ecosystem

Types of representation provided by the devices

Images collected by students supported tutors’ approaches to problem-based learning. They were a bridge between the abstract nature of what was in the students’ textbooks and they way cases presented when they arrived at the hospital.

A window for the tutors on what student were focusing on

Future research agenda Effective pedagogic design of learning experiences for mobile web 2.0 CoMo as an exemplar Challenge to the notion of distance learning How can multiple contexts be designed for? Potential for larger-scale learning than before Location-based information (e.g. Google Latitude) Support lightweight interaction between students (e.g. twitter, presence)

Effective pedagogic design of learning experiences for mobile web 2.0

CoMo as an exemplar

Challenge to the notion of distance learning

How can multiple contexts be designed for?

Potential for larger-scale learning than before

Location-based information (e.g. Google Latitude)

Support lightweight interaction between students (e.g. twitter, presence)

Acknowledgements Kim Whittlestone, Senior Lecturer in Independent Learning, Dr. Matthew Pead, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Group, Arthur House, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery Richard Coe, European Veterinary Specialist in Surgery and Temporary Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery All our student participants

Kim Whittlestone, Senior Lecturer in Independent Learning,

Dr. Matthew Pead, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Group,

Arthur House, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

Richard Coe, European Veterinary Specialist in Surgery and Temporary Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

All our student participants

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Twitter: @nwin

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