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Nov 11: 1 – Introduction to new online version

PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE NOW IN AN ARCHIVE EDITION OF INTOUCH

 

Welcome to our inaugural electronic version of intouch the RSC East Midlands newsletter. We have several articles relating to mobile learning this edition along with some important updates on what the RSC can do for you.

previous intouch editions

So what’s happened to intouch?

As you can see we’ve re-developed our newsletter from a paper-version with a downloadable pdf file to this new version, powered using WordPress, a free blogging and content management tool.

We’ve made the change for a number of reasons; demand from readers for a better electronic version; a desire to use innovative methods; to reduce the quantity of paper used; and to cut down on the costs of producing the newsletter.

This new format means there is a chance for our readers to put foward their experience and opinions. At the bottom of every article is a comment button so we encourage you to have your say and encourage debate across the East Midlands.

All the back catalogue of intouch editions is available through the online publisher Issuu.

Please tell us what you think of our first effort below.

Mobile learning

Our theme for this first electronic edition of intouch is mobile learning. Several of the articles, as you can see in the left-hand menu cover this topic.

The last time we looked at mobile learning in intouch was back in the Autumn of 2008, and obviously things have moved on since then.

But what is mobile learning?

MoleNet, the 3-year programme of capital funding for Further Education institutions that ran from 2007 until 2010 reasoned that mobile learning involves:

“the exploitation of ubiquitous handheld hardware, wireless networking and mobile telephony to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning.”

There is a groundswell of opinion that mobile learning is very much about the mobility of the learner rather than the device.

One thing for certain is that mobile learning is still in its infancy and that there is much more to come on this front. We hope our articles will help you.

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