New Learning

July 21, 2009

Digital Notepads at Training for Travel

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Sarah Nelmes, the Information Learning Technologies Director for Training for Travel, talks about why they chose to use digital notepads, their experiences of using them, and how they plan to use them in the future.

Sarah explains how the use of digital notepads to record information from assessor visit reports, have increased turnaround time. She goes on to explain who they chose digital notepads over similar technology, how they have used templates for working with forms and how they would like to develop their use of these notepads for eportfolio evidence.

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An interview about podcasting

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rscpodcasts_small.gifAlan Carr talking to Kevin Hickey about Podcasting within Mid-Cheshire College

A podcast of Alan Carr talking to Kevin Hickey about Podcasting within Mid-Cheshire College is available at http://RSC-Northwestpodcast.notlong.com

Netbooks at The Manchester College

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David Beaumont, programme team leader for 16-18  IT at The Manchester College, explains what netbooks are and how they are being used at the college.

David explains how the use of netbooks developed from their basic use within a mobile learning project into a range of uses including enabling learners to create digital diaries.  David also comments on the debate over which operating system to use and highlights the benifits of being creative in how to use them.

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July 17, 2009

MoLeNET in the NorthWest

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Originally published at http://www.rsc-northwest.ac.uk

The Mobile Learning Network (MoleNet) was set up by the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) to provide a collaborative approach to the implementation of Mobile Learning. They did this by providing funding to 32 projects across England.

Five of these projects were led by colleges based in the NorthWest.

Learning on the Go (LoG).
Stockport College with Trafford College, University of Manchester
Enabling students to revise vocational competency materials and access additional learning support through the use of handheld devices.

Teaching & Learning : Technology Driven – Quality Driven
Cardinal Newman College
Aiming to build on recent successes and move the College and its teaching and learning forward by enhancing the students’ learning experience
through the use of wireless technology and, in par ticular, ultra-mobile PC hardware.

Mobile IN Salford
Eccles College with Salford College, Pendleton College, Langdon College and Salford City Learning Centres
Exploring the potential of hybrid PDA/phones with 3G capability to enhance learning in/outside classrooms. Developing interaction between mobile devices and learning environments, exploiting the potential of closed social networks

EISL Project – Extending, Inspiring and Supporting Learning through the use of Mobile Technologies
Bolton Community College with MANCAT, City College Manchester and The Oldham College
Vod/podcasting technologies to suppor t the delivery of learning via PDAs, mobile phones, i-Pods and PSPs. One par tner will supply memory cards for learners’ own devices; the others will provide learners with their own mobile devices.

Using Mobile Learning Technologies to improve retention and achievement with challenging client groups
Accrington and Rossendale College
Evaluating the impact of mobile learning technologies on teaching and learning, aiming to improve retention and achievement rates of students and to ensure investment in the new technologies delivers positive results

Further information about all these projects is avalable on the MoLeNET website
http://www.molenet.org.uk/

Mobile Phones for ESOL at Hopwood Hall

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Saima Hanif, ESOL tutor at Hopwood Hall, discusses her experience of using the voice recorder features of learners mobile phones for ESOL.

Saima elaborates on how learners can take advantage of the features built into many mobile phones to record and playback conversations both in and out of the classroom.

This interview highlights issues such as the compatibility of different file types and raising awareness. Click here to download the podcast

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iPods at Lakes College

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rscpodcasts_small.gifPaula Stephenson, Learning Support Manager at Lakes College West Cumbria, talks about their use of iPods.

Paula explains how students are using iPods to store and view video evidence they have created, listen to audio versions of text documents and play revision quizzes. She goes on to detail the huge effect these quizzes, created with the free iQuiz maker software, has had on achievement.


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iQuiz Maker www.iquizmaker.com

iTunesU http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/itunesu.html


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Interview about Text Messaging

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rscpodcasts_small.gifA podcast interview with Lillian Soon discussing the use of SMS (text messaging) in education

Podcast interview Lillian Soon from XLearn discussing the advantages of using SMS messaging education, as well as some practical some tips and tricks.

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20 ways to use an iPod for education

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A pecha kucha style presentation looking at 20 ways to use an ipod classic for educational use.  Many of the features will work on other media devices.

Text to Speech/ Literacy Support Software at King George V College

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Julie Catterall ,  Head of Learning Support at King George V College, talks about their use of Text to Speech/Literacy Support Software.

Julie explains how the software makes text from a website, or electronic document, more accessible. Although this software is specificity designed for those with reading and writing difficulties, Julie explains how it could be beneficial for all students. Julie goes on to elaborate on how this type of software can support independence for students with specific learning difficulties.

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Second Life at Myerscough College

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Gary  Elliot, eLearning Developer at Myerscough College discusses their use of Second Life.

Gary explains what Second Life is, and how it can be used as a “truly virtual learning environment”.  He goes on to discuss the technical requirements, its implications for distance learning, its potential for simulations and how it has proved to be surprisingly popular with a relatively high age group studying agricultural courses.

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