The discussion starts off looking at the role of the Asus EeePC and other netbooks on e-learning on colleges across the UK. The discussion also looks at the variety of presentation software now available from PowerPoint to Keynote, Open Office to Google Docs. Then there is other stuff as well…
ZuiPrezi is a zooming presentation editor which allows you to easily create stunning presentations. With the help of ZuiPrezi you can create dynamic and visually structured zooming maps of texts, images, videos, PDFs, drawings. ZuiPrezi has a very intuitive interface and support for online sharing.
Create professional video for the classroom with the click of a button! Animoto combines your images and music to produce video with the visual impact of a music video.
Using Flowgram you can create interactive guided presentations by combining web pages, photos, Power Point and more with your voice, notes and highlights. Viewers can control the pages, scroll, click on links, view videos and more. An example Flowgram that was made by James.
It has been a very good conference and a good chance to see what is happening in the world of mobile and handheld learning.
Some really good stuff out there, but some sessions no more than a showcase of a product rather than how it impacts on learning.
This is not a research based conference (unlike mLearn) so there are lots of practitioners here talking about what they do, but there are also suppliers talking (or is that selling) their wares.
First presentation I have seen today was Lt Alex Smith who is using PSPs with Royal Navy personnel for learning. Quite interesting in what they are doing in what seems to be a very traditional teaching environment.
The second session was not really my cup of tea, very much about selling a product to schools.
Third session was presented by Jon Trinder who was presenting about connecting the physical to the virtual.
Best quote of the conference so far came from Jon, “Have you got an Innovation Prevention Department?”.
The dust has not even settled from mLearn 2008 and I haven’t even managed to gather my thoughts for the final blog post from the mobile learning conference before I am off to another conference.
Handheld Learning 2008 starts tomorrow in London at The Brewery – I wonder how many times we hear that joke from speakers – and I am presenting in the MoLeNET strand on the Tuesday. Hoping to also present in the Pecha Kucha too.
Lots of friends going to the conference, David Sugden and Lilian will be there, as will Kath and Jon from Glasgow. Steve is taking the bus from Plymouth, whilst Lisa V will be down for one day only – she’s found a gap in her diary. Andy Black will be there also. Lots of people from mLearn will be there too including Mark Kramer, Adele Botha, John Traxler and loads of others whom I only met last week. Well I have met John before lots of times!
One of the challenges for me is that though I know them all, I am not sure if they know each other, must remember to introduce people to each other.
If you are going, do come and say hello.
I shall be using the technologies as per usual, lots of photos on Flickr, video here and there, tweets and jaikus as well.
Key question for me though is do I use my trusty Mac laptop, or pretend that I am a handheld learning guru and use the UX1XN…. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.