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