Learning Café CEC90
Optimising Mobile Learning Experiences
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Schöneberg
A well organised system of mobile learning can help students to plan; check progress and scores; keep on top of timed activities and events; dip in and out of learning content; and connect with tutors and other students. However smartphone usage also may lead to the distractions of multitasking, phubbing, cyber loafing, social media updates and addiction. What are the key design principles for stimulating efficient mobile delivery? And how can you as an educator actively engage students in a reflective discussion about their smartphone use? Join our Learning Café and discover the key steps to making mobile devices learning’s deus ex machina.
The Open University, UK
Louise Olney is the Head of Online Student Experience at the Open University in the UK, Her team has a broad range of skills and experience including educational technology, web and mobile development, teaching, project management and user experience design. Over the last two years they have all been committed to delivering an engaging and purposeful online learning and teaching experience for students at the OU, transforming the current online learning systems to exceed increasing market-based student expectations and digital skills.
Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Smartphones in the Class: Strategies to Enhance Self-Regulation and Digital Metacognition
Zac Woolfitt is a lecturer and researcher at Inholland University in the Netherlands. With a background in tourism where he worked in North America for ten years, he is now based near Amsterdam.
Since 2010 he has been conducting research into the effective use of video in higher education. His research has examined challenges teaching staff face when transitioning from face-to-face, to teaching via video (from 3d to 2d). Using a variety of technologies, he has recorded over 100 web lectures that are used when ‘flipping’ the classroom in an interactive, dynamic and blended learning environment.
Since 2017 he has been researching the impact of the smartphone in the higher education classroom. How are students using their phones for learning or is it just distraction? What approaches can lectuerers and students examine to facilitte learning in the classroom with the smartphone? How can students managage distractions and gain insight into their smartphone use in relation to their study behaviour and results?