Activities using Mobile Devices

  • Most students now have access to their own laptops and smartphones for learning
  • Suggestions for apps include RefME (iPhone and Android), Lecture Capture (iPhone) and LectureRecordings (Android), and StudyBlue (iPhone and Android)
  • Mobile apps are available for Blackboard Learn and Collaborate
  • Suggested learning activities that are mapped to the Best Practice Principles are below.

Active Induction

Guided Exploration

Facilitated Investigation

Self-organised Learner

Students sign up for SMS alerts Students access weekly updates and announcements via SMS or RSS Students contribute annotations/ comments / content to group web page /wiki Use calendar to plan own work schedule
Students access course announcements Students access web links of relevant resources  Upload audio comments /feedback /research findings via iPadio or voicethread Log keeping/ e-portfolio building in the field/ work-based.
Students access FAQ Access Blackboard forums Upload images to blog / image sharing site Create video to upload to e-portfolio
Engage in location based game/ activity Online quiz on content/skills with instant feedback Create podcasts /video to share  Gaming/scenarios/simulation

Case studies

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