Mobile Learning in Practice: SEN and Essential Skills (phase two of the Mobile Learning Infokit)
Online session date: 18 March 2015 at 12:00
There has been a remarkable growth in ownership of mobile technologies and their adoption by students as a means of communication. Academic professionals need to be able to engage with these technologies to their best advantage to enhance teaching and learning. The Jisc Mobile Learning Infokit was published to provide a practical guide for educational organisations planning to implement a mobile learning initiative. As part of an update to its mobile learning resources Jisc invited proposals from individuals and teams across all sectors for videos which showcased existing good practice around app-based learning in the areas of:
- Sharing resources
- Assessment, feedback and submission
- Building evidence
- Content creation
- Engaging learners with content linking
The objectives were to highlight best practice across HE and FE & Skills in the use of apps underpinned by strong pedagogical benefits and to show how app-based learning has been used in teaching contexts to enhance the digital student experience. This resulted in a resource that provides guidance in implementing a mobile learning strategy from institutional level through to individual academic level.
Following its launch at Digifest 2015, we are moving into phase two of the project by looking at best practice in the areas of SEN and Esssential Skills. This webinar will feature presentations from institutions which have been using mobile technology to engage students with physical disabilities and learning difficulties. Presenters will share their experiences of using an app-based approach to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Tracey Duffy, Digital Media Adviser – E Learning, Jisc
Ross Anderson, Grimsby College
Matt Harrison, Portland College
Who should attend?
Academic professionals, Library and Learning Support staff, Learning Technologists, E-Learning Developers
Why should I attend?
The webinar will provide the opportunity to engage with other professionals who are using mobile technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience and provide examples of practical use that can be taken back to your own institution.