There's something in K-12 education. Move. A revolution. A paradigm shift. Name what you can do, but something will surely change. Because of the lack of a better term, it was called "mobile learning". You've probably heard this term already at various K-12 technology conferences. What does this really mean?
I was thinking about the change and what the students, educators, and parents mean. I realized that this was just a move when I attended the Mobil 2011 conference. There were K-12 instructors, system administrators, technology staff, and even application developers at the conference. As the founder of Mobicip, I could say that I was one of the early converters who thought students used mobile devices instead of textbooks and notebooks, and basically instead of the backpack. No matter how much I believed in this change, I did not fully understand the implications of this change until I listened to Graham Brown-Martin, founder of Learning Without Frontiers, and the organizer of the Handheld Learning Conference in London
Graham's interesting mobile phone call in 2011 took the consequences of mobile learning.
Think about what the car did to the horse carts. Precisely this mobile learning leads to K-12 education. In fact, the term "mobile learning" is somewhat misleading in itself. It is not about mobility, but this is an important element. This change is omnipresent, having a fair relationship with everyone and accessing information at the fingertips of students. What is this access? This provides them with access to high-quality interactions that enable them to learn by learning in practice, learning repetition, learning to enjoy the game, and learning about the immediate nature of the connection. If you have any doubt, talk to Travis Allen, the founder of iSchoolInitiative. [Graham szerint] mobile learning ultimately leads to a "Napster" view of learning the K-12 students. Think about it for a minute. A diligent student is looking for the information, appet and content he wants whenever he wants. Given that incredible opportunities are available, you try to find the best quality learning experience. No question is whether high quality content is available on the Internet. Let's look at some examples.
1. MIT Open Courseware
According to their website, OCW is the online publication of virtually any MIT course content, OCW is open and accessible to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. It's incredible, is not it? And this is not just MIT. A number of higher education institutions followed the example and opened online courses accessible to anyone using the web browser
According to Apple, iTunesU "offers over 350,000 free shows, videos, movies and other resources" from all over the world. "Connexions
The Connexions website" is one of the world's most popular educational venues, has over 17,000 learning subjects or modules in its repository and over 1,000 collections (textbooks, periodicals, etc. ) which is used by more than 2 million people each month. "
4. Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is simply inspiring because it is incredible that a person made 2100 videos that were watched and counted 44.3 million times a day. Sal Khan's video from TED in 2011.
5. App Store
But of course, the App Store has brought a whole new level of interactive learning that was previously unavailable. It is obvious that Graham is telling you something when you say that mobile learning is instant access to all your favorite apps that are more than happy to share the rest of the world. meanwhile, I feel that all the information discussed in Mobile 2011, all the back channel conversations , all the articles on the blog are still the tip of the iceberg. If Graham's prediction is true, ubiquitous connectivity and instant access change the basic definition of learning as we know it. The flow of education flows from institutional organizations to students irrevocably. The student is now the learner, the seeker, the ultimate decisive factor in providing him a quality learning experience personally and personally. Teachers, especially good people, will be incredibly valuable and earned and will be guided by a proportionate income to their value to society. There may be a new "mentor / trainer" class who will be the friend of the philosopher and the student leader, but perhaps there is little power to dictate the concepts of why and what, but simply guide it. The role of the institution in combining high-quality learning resources, survival in the favor of choosing a distinguished learner. Institutions that are not transformed will remain along the road to the relics of older times.
Will Graham's prediction come true? Is there any disruptive change in education as we know it? Is it simply the inevitable consequence of "mobile" learning ?
Only time will tell. Mobile 2011 is considered a temptation of the coming times
Thanks to the organizers for a wonderful and inspirational conference.