EdTech: Benefits of mobile-friendly learning
This module will look at what is meant by mobile learning. It will illustrate some of the teaching and learning opportunities that mobile phones, tablets, and small laptops can bring.
Ownership of smart devices amongst the under-50s in the UK is nearing 100%, with increasing use for a widening range of domestic, personal and social activities.
Their use for formal learning is nowhere near as common. We will look at some of the practical ways in which we can exploit the functionality of mobile devices.
Mobile friendly learning Pt 1
At the end of this module you will be able to:
• explain what is meant by the term mobile learning
• identify the range of functions that mobile devices offer
• describe how mobile devices can enhance learning
Digital Teaching Professional Framework
This module covers the EdTech component - B1a : Using teaching and learning resources with learners
- Visualise and explain new concepts in a motivating and engaging way using digital technologies e.g. by using animations or videos.
- Use motivating and engaging activities (e.g. games and quizzes) in digital learning environments.
- Put learners' active uses of digital technologies central to the teaching process.
- Allow learners actively to engage with subject matter using digital technologies, e.g. using different senses, manipulating virtual objects, varying the problem set up to enquire into its structure, etc.
- Promote active learning in a given learning context or for a specific learning objective using appropriate digital technologies.
- Reflect on how suitable the different digital technologies used are in increasing learners' active learning, and to adapt strategies and choices accordingly.
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Some good uses shown - some that I already use but has given ideas for others.
Currently preparing a lesson plan for a session aimed at FE educators about introducing learning technologies. This module clearly identifies situations where mobile technologies will add value to the learning experience and the activities set reinforce the learning aim effectively.
Really enjoyed this module!
This can be good for assignments as it can be used for evidence of tasks the earners have done.
I think the positive promotion of mobile phones as a learning resource in the classroom is vital. They aren't going away anytime soon and if we can turn them into a force for good in learning, it makes management of them a little easier!
I have used photographs with SEN students to record learning and trips. I have not thought of trying videos or the tablet and GPS. I need to put some thought in as to how I could use more technology with English students, maybe for following instructions.
Good introduction to enhancing the use of digital learning to enhance delivery
Clear and straight to the point
A simple set of learning. Although some examples are a little convoluted however, this might be as a consequence of the timeframe in which to explain it.
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