Monday 27 September 2010

CIDER free online session: Mobile Learning: Solutions and Challenges

Interested in mLearning? Or do you have a question concerning mobile learning, and you do not know where to ask it? Join this CIDER session presented by Marguerite Koole and myself. We will share our mLearning experience and we will gladly answer any questions you might have on the subject.

(from the CIDER description):
In this session, Marguerite Koole and Inge de Waard will describe two mobile learning projects:

1. A project piloting a Java-based system called "MobiGlam". Through MobiGlam, students accessed Moodle course modules on their mobile devices. Evaluations from this 2008 project highlighted some interesting challenges in the Canadian context.

2. A mobile learning project of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt, Lima, Peru. Twenty physicians, deployed in urban peripheral HIV/AIDS clinics in Peru, used Smartphones with portable solar chargers to access 3D simulations of interactive clinical cases, discussion forums, and quizzes. A short paper on the project can be found here, if you have any questions, feel free to put them forward.

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11am-12pm MDT (Edmonton), which is 19.00h CEST, or look here for the time clock conversion.

Where: Online via Elluminate at:
The great thing about these CIDER sessions is, you can review them (for free) on a later date as well, for they record all their sessions. Interested in previous sessions? Look here.

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that we can use the Voice over IP functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the "First Time Users" section.