In a nutshell, together with TAFE SA Regional Institute we’re helping to run a trial, (another Australian Flexible Learning Framework – e-Standards Projects 2009) focusing on student generated content, collaboration and communication, rapidly … easily… from anywhere, and at any time.
It’s not just about collecting and uploading – there’s a whole heap of other options we’ll be thoroughly investigating as part of this trial; tagging, storing, publishing, sharing and collaborating, just to name a few.
This is no one man show, either. Individual student portfolios can be linked – allowing collaboration and sharing with other learners. We can create a collection of information that can be used as part of an RPL process.
Mobile devices are a fantastic tool for bridging learning contexts, facilitating peer group networks and bringing learning into the real world! Our guide would aim to make this tool more easily accessible to educational institutions.
As part of the trial we’ll be looking at various devices such as Mobile phones, Smartphones, iPhones, as well as Netbooks. Both advantages and disadvantages.
The ultimate aim is to have a guide that can be used by other organisations wanting to use mobile technology.