mLearning @ USP

Mobile learning is any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.

These technologies makes learning easy for any user. Devices such as Mobile phones, notebooks, laptops, PDAs etc can be used.  Limitations of learning as in everywhere are overcome by using m-learning as it provides mobility through the use of portable mobile devices.

M-Learning allows assessments and learning to be done via mobile devices virtually everywhere. There is a transition from traditional face to face learning; to e-learning and finally it evolved to m-learning.

Implications

  • Teacher roles: need to evolve to encompass wide-ranging support for informal learning (teachers must get more experience with mobile learning).
  • New measures of learner progress and achievement (learner progress and achievement, how can we capture and measure this, what are new ways to award these achievements? Which formal and informal ways are there, badges, certificates, credits for learning overall ... bridging the gap between formal and informal learning).
  • Review of language and communications curricula - taking account of opportunities for mobile-supported, situated, social learning.
  • Strong guidance on aspects of personal safety and security issues (trust, safe learning environment, what does it mean for female immigrants to dive into social media networks..)