mLearning: Mobile Devices As Research, Communication, and Teaching Tools

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Presentation given at the Kentucky Convergence Conference 2009, Somerset, KY

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1. mLearning: Mobile Devices As Research, Communication, and Teaching ToolsChad M. GesserAssistant Professor of SociologyOwensboro Community and Technical Collegechad.gesser@kctcs.edu 2. Anything in particular youd like to learn/discuss in this session? 3. Web 1.0:heres a web page Ive created, I control the information you read, you digest itnow move along---totalitarianWeb 2.0:here is information Ive created and shared with you.You can share it with others, we can discuss it, it can be built upon, it can be easily manipulated.Care to collaborate?---decentralized/democratizedThe Web is no longer just a way to receive information it is a medium for commenting, collaborating and creating.Oblinger, Diana. "Growing Up with Google - What it Means to Education,'" Emerging Technologies for Learning, vol. 4, (March 2008). 4. 5. As the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in the 1960s, media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.-by Nicholas Carr Is Google Making Us Stupid? 6. Wired Magazine,Issue 16.07, July 2008 7. Wired Magazine,Issue 16.07, July 2008 8. Source: Sharples, Mike, Josie Taylor, and GiasemiVavoula. 2006. A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age http://mlearning.noe-kaleidoscope.org/repository/TheoryOfLearningForMobileAge.pdf and http://www.lsri.nottingham.ac.uk/msh/Papers/Theory%20of%20Mobile%20Learning.pdf 9. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_learning 10. 11. 12. Source:http://www.economist.com/specialreports/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14483856 13. how it can be applied in the classroom, Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/science/06uganda.html?_r=2 14. 15. Source:http://www.economist.com/specialreports/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14483896 16. Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-smartphone-sales-to-beat-pc-sales-by-2011-2009-8 17. Source: http://mashable.com/2009/06/14/new-media-iran/ 18. Source: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Iran+Riots+2009&s=rec 19. Source: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=iran+election 20. Real Life Examples and Discussion 21. mLearning: Mobile Devices As Research, Communication, and Teaching ToolsChad M. GesserAssistant Professor of SociologyOwensboro Community and Technical Collegechad.gesser@kctcs.eduTwitter: profgesserMore resourceshttp://delicious.com/gesser/mobilelearninghttp://www.slideshare.net/profgesserhttp://www.retaggr.com/Card/profgesser

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