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SIGML Book Study Chapter 13: Mobile in Teacher Education

The SIGML book study is covering the last chapter of “Mobile training: Transforming the delivery and of education and training” this week. The chapter, written by Jocelyn Wishart, describes

a small-scale project, funded by the UK Teacher Development Agency, where all teachers and trainee teachers in one secondary school science department were given handheld Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) for the academic year. The aims were to build m-learning and m-teaching capacity, to enable school based associate tutors to join the e-learning community linked to the local initial teacher training course, and to encourage reflective practice amongst trainee teachers.

To find out whether or not this was successful you’ll have to hop on over to the SIGML Book Study Ning. Next week we will wrap up our discussion of the book with its editor, Dr. Mohamed Ally from Athabasca University.

There is still time!! To join the discussion, please register for free at http://sigmlbookstudy2010.ning.com/. You can download the book for free at http://www.aupress.ca/books/120155/ebook/99Z_Mohamed_Ally_2009-MobileLearning.pdf. If you’d like a hard copy, it can be ordered from Athabasca University at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

SIGML Book Study: Chapter 11 Mobile Learning in an International Distance Ed Program

The SIGML book study is now in week 11! This week’s chapter discusses the development of an m-learning component for a distance education program in Southern Africa. This component is based “on the integration of constructivist, situated, collaborative, and informal learning theories and activities” (Ally, 2009, p. 224). The argument is made that m-learning is part of a blend of approaches that are relevant if they help to solve identified problems and shortcomings of the existing approach.

To join the discussion, please register for free at http://sigmlbookstudy2010.ning.com/. You can download the book for free at http://www.aupress.ca/books/120155/ebook/99Z_Mohamed_Ally_2009-MobileLearning.pdf. If you’d like a hard copy, it can be ordered from Athabasca University at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

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ISTE SIGML Book Study (Continued)

The SIGML book study is already heading into week 10! We’ve had some good discussions, but it has been somewhat quiet lately on the Ning site at http://sigmlbookstudy2010.ning.com/. We’ve got four more chapters to read and discuss, as well as a final wrap up with Dr. Ally during the week of April 26.

It’s not to late to register and participate. You can download the book for free at http://www.aupress.ca/books/120155/ebook/99Z_Mohamed_Ally_2009-MobileLearning.pdf. If you’d like a hard copy, it can be ordered from Athabasca University at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

Hope to see you there…..

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ISTE SIGML Book Study

Well, what was supposed to be a brief break from blogging turned into a three-month hiatus. Here is a good reason to start up again though, the SIGML book study:

The book study has started. Chapter 1 discussion questions have been posted on the book study Ning at http://sigmlbookstudy2010.ning.com/. This week’s discussion is led by Louis Loeffler. It’s not too late to sign up and participate!

Mohammed Ally’s Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training was chosen by SIGML members for the 2010 book study. It can be downloaded for free from http://www.aupress.ca/books/120155/ebook/99Z_Mohamed_Ally_2009-MobileLearning.pdf. If you’d like a hard copy, it can be ordered from Athabasca University at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

So far we’ve got a good group of people but we can always use more. So head on over to the book study Ning and sign up!

Lots going on in the world of mobile learning. More on that in the next few days…