These general principles are:
- create quick and simple interactions,
- prepare flexible material, that can be accessed across contexts,
special affordances of mobile devices that might add to the learner
experience (for example, the use of audio; or employing anonymity of the
- use mobile technology not just to ‘deliver’ learning, but to facilitate it,
- make use of the features in the mobile devices for voice communication, note-taking, photography, and time management.
It must be
kept in mind that the learning content, (and not the mobile technology
itself) must be the core focus of any mobile learning initiative.
- Once the learning objective is defined look at various ways of delivering content that will work towards that objective.
- Fragment the content into slivers of information, which can be consumed in 10 minute periods.
- See how audio, video and animation can be used to support the subject material
- Check for free app that provide interactive activities, which would reinforce the learning
- Locate and list veritable blogs and discussion groups which allow email entries for queries
Mobile learning opens subtle channels of communication, which can
encourage students who don’t actively participate in classes to respond
and express themselves.
By exploring and testing new forms of content
and exercises, you’ll come across ways to engage your learners both
inside and outside the classroom.