Alongside Sophie Paluch (College of Law- Bloomsbury) and Kate Reader (University of Bristol), I will be giving a talk at the 9th Annual Blackboard users group conference at Durham University on 7-9th January 2009.
The abstract is below:
Mobile technology available through smartphones, iphones and personal digital assistants is becoming increasingly common as web browsers with more wireless capabilities and faster internet speeds are now standard on an average new mobile phone. At the same time the number of students with mobile technology is increasing and there are more opportunities to use these devices for their formal and informal learning within the VLE.
This paper examines how we can use the mobile technology currently available to enhance current teaching and learning practices within the VLE, without complicating them. The paper through both survey data and case study’s also investigates how your students may already be using their mobile devices as part of their education. It then uses survey data to examine the reality of today versus the possibilities for the future.