SDF Spring Conference: workshop plan

Event … http://www.staffdevelopment.ac.uk/?q=content/sdf-spring-conference

Title:

Technology in staff development – going mobile

Slides:

Slide 1: Intro

Include QR Code to slides and include link to wiki post – on our staff development wiki include a post include slideshare, flickr display, youtube, and audioboo

To do: set up on iPhone

Slide 2: Aims

“how might we (staff developers) use mobile technologies within our staff development sessions?”

To answer this question, I’ll focus on two scenarios;

  1. Using mobile technologies in low (no) technology teaching spaces (existing technologies / existing users)
  2. Using mobile technologies to create a new learning opportunity through making the leaner mobile (new technologies / new users)

“What message would I like you to take from this session?”

To do: images of creativity / hands-up etc., raise point on working together etc., (usual stuff)

Slide 3 (Activity 1): Across to you

Question: Who are you? What would you like from this session?

capture method …. flip chart
Slide 4 (Activity 2): Where are we with technologies?

Question: What technologies are people currently using in their staff development sessions? How effective are they? What are the strengths and weaknesses?

Capture Method: record on flip chart, type into blog post

Slide 5 (Activity 3): Vote (SMS)

Do you think Mobile technologies offer you a great opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of your staff development sessions? To the extent where you will champion their use if colleagues and senior management?

Yes (q1y)
No (q1n)
Undecided (q1u)
To do : Set up SMS number. Ensure can get it on the iPhone

Reporting back: On flip chart … write up the scores

Slide 6 (Activity 4): Design a “generic” staff development activity

Question:  in groups could you work up a typical staff development scenario (session) you run? Describe the room, the tasks you want people to do, the technologies you are likely to use and what you are trying to achieve with them

Suggested topic: ???
Capture Method: Group work (groups of three people), using a flip chart to create the scenario. I’ll get some one to take a photo of the flip chart and upload to flickr (using a set tag to be displayed on the blog)

Slide 7: A framework for our discussion (Salmon – 4 quandrants model)

existing technologies / existing users – current pedagogy current mission

scenario 1 – the facilitator uses the device, participants contribute via phone (sms)

Unpack:

replication of tasks you might complete on a a computer. Deconstruct activities to the use of the mobile device.
a) collect views
b) collect (record) outputs from sessions

use sms as an ars system

images to upload to flickr of flipchart activity
capture video and upload to youtube

new technologies – existing users – new pedagogy, current mission

scenario 2 – location aware learning activities

the learner becomes mobile – quote from sharples

Slide 8: Activity 5: QR Code based learning activity

Question: what is a qr code, how do you create one? how are they being used in teaching and learning? how can you get a reader? how do you think they might be used it teaching and learning?

Method: use mobile devices

handout in teaching room – broad questions on (see question above), and answer boxes for notes.

work in groups of three

activity 1: in classroom – discuss what people think, who has used one? what happened? I’ll show video of creating a Q Code, create the groups and send out. make them aware of the limit of QR Code distribution, ensure aware they don’t need to go in any particular order

activity 2 – outside – 15 minutes to explore the QR Codes

activity 3 – in classroom – send txt to mobile phones, get them back in the classroom to find out what think. Only make notes on the “how do they think they might use it in teaching and learning”

Slide 9: Is it good to make the learner mobile?

Question: How did you find this approach as a learning activity?

Collection method: Audio record views … upload to audio boo (?)

Slide 10: Pit falls of using mobile devices in today’s approach

  • need the technology
  • staff don’t know how to use them
  • permissions … using very public learning spaces

Slide 11: Own and use the technology

captures from the Google Form

Slide 12: Permissions … where is our stuff going?

deconstruct the use of externally hosted tools …
Slide: 13 (Activity xx): Designing in mobile technologies.

Question: could you work up a typical staff development scenario (session) you run? Describe the room, the tasks you want people to do, the technologies you are likely to use and what you are trying to achieve with them

Capture Method: Group work (groups of three people), using a flip chart to create the scenario. I’ll take a photo of the flip chart and upload to flickr (using a set tag to be displayed on the blog).

Slide 14: Evaluation
Question 2:  Do you think Mobile technologies offer you a great opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of your staff development sessions? To the extent where you will champion their use if colleagues and senior management?

Yes (q2y)
No (q2n)
Undecided (q2u)

Question 3: Would you recommend a colleague attending this session?

Yes (q3y)

No (q3n)

Slide 15: Thanks & Questions

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