Reviewing the several articles, I jot down 20 points of mlearning. Further, one of the articles show mlearning and ARCS model (Motivation model) to deliver sets of class effectively and to encourage students to learn actively. I am also interested in the research about developing studies. Ubiquitous and flexibility of mlearning enable students in developing countries to learn more opportunities which laptop cannot . Laptop infrastructure is troublesome in terms of cost performance.
Following shows my 20 points:
5 uses of mobile?
· Extend the distribution of learning materials and communication to lighter devise like PDAs and mobile phone
· Engage younger learners
· Connect to geographically-dispersed groups.
· It helps learners to identify where they need assistance and support
· It helps to raise self-esteem and self-confidence
What are 5 major issues or challenges mentioned in these articles?
· The definition of a 'good' or acceptable evaluation( the research is needed)
· The majority of mobile learning activity continues to take place on devices that were not designed with educational applications.
· Usability issues where PDAs have been used -- need to connect extra wires for instance.
· Sense of isolation.
· Lack of personal contact and immediate instructor feedback (some learners prefer).
What are 5 next steps?
1---To develop mobile learning course content and services that will enter into the mainstream and take mobile learning from a project-based structure and into mainstream education and training.
2---To find acceptable solutions regarding the small screen.
3---Requirement of pre-course orientation may help manage courses
4---potential security issues and digital divide
5---integrate even more features into smart phones
What are 5 other interesting things?
1 Unique scaffolding is possible and it would be customized to the individual’s path.
2 Mobile + SNS. --Making students more independent of time and space especially for distance learners. Connected with SNS that allows students to engage in cooperative learning activities. This could be a one solution to go.
3 Some mentors are very enthusiastic about the mediaBoards potential and groups of learners enjoy using it (The mediaBoard is an activity tool developed to facilitate collaborative approaches to mobile learning).
4 Mobile + LMS. --The mLMS which supports both the mobile client as well as traditional clients, and automatically provide different types of content on different devices.
5 SMS is used for effective language learning instruction.