Month01 Insights:

  • Mobile Learning at the Open University of Malaysia (Zoraini Wati Abas)

We have dipped our toes in ‘Mobile Learning’, that allow increased flexibility, ubiquitous connectivity and interactive applications.

  • Digital Scholarship (Martin Weller)

The concept of Digital Scholarship investigates how academic practice will change with new technologies.

Social Media in Research
+Self-Publishing, Open-Access Journals -Need to be Tech-Sawy, Poor Sources, less control
Communities of Practice
+Grannularity, Networks of Peers, Activated Clusters or Nodes -Waste of time, boundaries, informal
Crowd Sourcing
+Distributed model for gathering user input, Repositories -Filtering Abundance, Poor Quality, rapid & complex

Abundance does not apply to all aspects of learning; indeed the opposite may be true, for example, an individual’s attention is not abundant and is time limited. The abundance of content puts increasing pressure on this scarce resource, and so finding effective ways of dealing with this may be the key element in any pedagogy. (Martin Weller in The Digital Scholar)

  • Collective learning (Allison Littlejohn)
(under construction)
  • History and future directions of open education (David Wiley)
(under construction)

Month01 Thoughs:

M-learning is called the next wave of learning and can integrate  factors of persons, places, objects and times.  I tried to summarize how it is used in this mind map:

SpicyNodes: Mobile Learning.

Month01 Questions:

Can I manage all of this at once?

How many input can you handle?