This workshop is designed for application developers, educators, social activists and researchers interested in the design and use of mobile activities to support learning in developing regions. The workshop has been designed for those at the beginner and intermediate levels working in a range of learning contexts.
The workshop will provide:
• An introduction to critical issues in mobile learning
• Discussion of common problems participants believe the use of mobile devices will help address
• Techniques for developing scenarios on the use of mobile devices for learning
• Production a set of mobile resources, captured online for use by participants in their everyday practice
The workshop will be facilitated by Niall Winters and Yishay Mor from the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London.
10.00 Welcome and introductions
10.30 Discussion of critical issues in mobile learning
11.15 Coffee break
11.30 Design session 1: See and Share
Participants will describe their learning context, working in small groups to identify key challenges. This will be followed by ʻhands-onʼ use of current mobile applications and a discussion of their potential to support student learning.
13.00 Bring your own lunch
14.00 Design session 2: Activity co-design
Participants will be introduced to concept mapping and visual scenario techniques for activity design. Emphasis will be placed on the co-design of mobile learning activities specifically for the learners participants work with in their everyday practice.
15.45 Poster session
Based the process of developing your design, each group will present a poster outlining the ways in which their solution addressed the challenges raised in the earlier sessions.
16.30 Discussion on emerging themes
iHub is an innovation hub for the local technology community. It is an open space for the technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area. This space is a tech community facility with a focus on young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers and designers. It is part open community workspace (co-working), part vector for investors and VCs and part incubator.
The event is free, but places are limited. Please register at: http://ml4d-ihub-ke.eventbrite.com/
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