1. M-Learning Projects Sustainability: Guidelines to Address It
M-Learning Projects Sustainability: Guidelines to Address It
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Jose Casany, Maria and Forment, Marc and Mayol, Enric and Barcelo, Miquel. (2013). M-Learning Projects Sustainability: Guidelines to Address It. Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology. 45. 175-191.
- Mobiles are the most common form of Information Technology device in developing countries, moreso than desktop PC.
- In places without electricity, mobiles are recharged at street kiosks containing car batteries
- Mobiles are available cheaply secondhand
- Environmental junk of no longer working mobiles is a problem
- Developing countries have a high demand for information related to health, agriculture and education
- Developing countries don't use much mobile internet, but do use SMS applications
- "m-learning" is the use of mobiles phones for learning
- SMS used in primary education to deliver study guide material, content such as hints/tips/summaries, reminders or urgent messages about errata or cancellations. Sending of lists of questions & answers via SMS with attached word files (how?).
- South Africa, Kenya, Egypt
- One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. Resistance to adverse weather continuous. Large quantities required to be ordered, to be able to offer a lower price.
- MobiED project: audio wikipedia, send query to server by sms and receive a phone call with the answer spoken to you using computer speech
- mobiles used in field activity of students to take photos or interviews of residents in a damaged environmental area in taiwan
- research into why people would drive instead of taking public transport
- millenium goal of worldwide primary education for all
- illiteracy problems among the poor in south america
- web 2.0: user generated content; collaboration and sharing of information: FOSS (what does this stand for? free and open source software?). Participation and collaboration are important
- learning management systems (LMS) are not used much in developing countries
- sustainability of m-learning projects is important (ie, that it continues to run); achieve by encourage motivation and participation, training, collaboration with external participants, use of a Learning Management System (LMS) that is accessed via mobile, use FOSS software, software that is adapted to the local language and socio-culture, financially viable projects, local ownership of the mobiles (not hired)
- there is a relationship between education and development
- Moodbile open source m-learning project (moodbile.org): a learning management system that uses mobile phones. Too expensive to make a custom software. Modified an existing LMS with open source code, to provide information to mobiles. Facilities available: List courses enrolled by user and users, user's pending tasks, quiz, forum, grades, calendar, resources, messages, events. Three moodbile clients: HTML (browser), android app, iOS app. Moodle extension for Moodbile- since moodle is on its own not able to handle the small screen of a mobile.
- Could tablets be used in the developing world, since they are cheaper than laptops, but have a bigger screen than a mobile
- Is there a service available where you can request any webpage URL by sending an SMS, and then receive the contents of that page by an automated computer voice phone call?
- An accessibility guideline/ standard/ feature could be whereby a webpage could have all of its interaction done via SMS commands to control access to all parts and features of the site if a person chooses to do that? For example, you could receive an SMS or audio call containing the main choices, and then send an SMS to provide your input such as choosing a selection. There could be two sms phone numbers, for different parts of the website, and the same sms commands could have different results depending on the phone number it is sent to. SMS menus with a numbered option to choose and send, to continue.
- Ability to search the internet and return results of websites only that can handle mobile screen sizes (for example responsive sites, or jQueryMobile sites, or if there is a separate subdomain for mobiles), to avoid the need for clicking on lots of results that might not be viewable in a mobile browser such as flash sites
- Ability for mobiles to display flash content in its browser?
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