Monday, 5 October 2009

A mobile future for communications and learning

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that the Handheld Learning conference is a far more vibrant community of Twitter users than the recent WOLCE attendees. You can get a great sense of the presentations, even get to review them and discover new things in ways which seem almost better than actually attending yourself.

One great find was this recent video put together to support the MOCOM 2020 vision that describes the impact that mobile communication will have over the next ten years. Feels persuasive - what do you think?:

Thanks to Louise Duncan for pointing me to this. She's a real pioneer in the use of mobile learning in the classroom and has valuable experience using the iPod Touch as an effective learning device.

In the next few years, these pilots will begin to move much further into the mainstream. Perhaps then we'll cling less tightly to the classroom's four walls as being the gold standard of an effective learning environment.

1 comment:

Donald Clark said...

WOLCE's a dead duck. Why can't these conference organisers do what Graham Brown Martin's been doing for the last couple of years. Scrap the black canvas back and get things online! WOLCE ain't an 'open' conference nor does it learn! And the NEC's a shit, depressing venue. This may seem like a rant but it's what many others are saying.