As part of: http://www.ictd2010.org/
Participatory design of mobile learning activities: a workshop for academics from developing regions
December 16 2010, 09.00-17.00
Please note: Attendance at the workshop is free but you must already be registered for the ICTD conference
This workshop will provide an introduction to the use of mobile learning in education. The focus will be on the design of learning activities by participants. Issues addressed will include the role of mobiles in (i) improving access to education and (ii) engaging in new ways of learning.
The objectives of this workshop are:
Morning session: Participants will describe their learning context (Luckin, 2010), 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. This is important because critiques of mobile learning have pointed to a lack of understanding of how the social and technical affordances of mobile devices can be leveraged (Roschelle, 2003). Participants will be introduced to concept mapping and visual scenario techniques for activity co-design.
Afternoon session: Based the process of developing their design, each group will present a poster outlining the ways in which their solution addressed the challenges raised in the morning sessions. The day will end with a discussion of emerging themes and ways forward.