Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ascilite 2009 - day 2 - morning parallel sessions - mobile learning stream

Staying with the mobile learning stream this morning.

First up Norshuhada Shiratuddin and Syamsul Bahrin Zaibon from Universiti Utara in Malaysia. They report on two projects which used local game characters and contxts in a mobile game. This has led to improved student engagement and built capability in the development of mobile learning games which are locally contextualised. Good example of how to complement learning with play and entertainment.

Thom Cochran and Roger Bateman then present their learning from their work at Unitec with product design, performance arts and music students. Good to catch up with the evaluations of their project with a report on student views of their experiences in working with eportfolios using mobile phones.

Followed by Joan Richardson and John Lenarcic from RMIT University present their pilot implementation of a SMS system for student-academic staff admin info exchange. Allows for both "push" and "pull".

Last up Krassue Petrovs and Chun Li from Auckland University of Technology present on a framework for evaluating mlearning artefacts.