Mobile computing is a form of human–computer interaction by which a computer is expected to be transported during normal usage. Mobile computing has three aspects: mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile software. The first aspect addresses communication issues in ad-hoc and infrastructure networks as well as communication properties, protocols, data formats and concrete technologies. The second aspect is on the hardware, e.g., mobile devices or device components. The third aspect deals with the characteristics and requirements of mobile applications.
(As defined by the Wikipedia term: Mobile Computing)
Demo Mobile Courses
The following links are major Institutions that expose their academic courses to the various Mobile devices through a web inderface. Using HTML5 Technology that gives the look and feel of a native app.
Please feel free to surf through the examples of thoses real! and active institutions:
The following link as an example of a Theme that is available to us, the teachers, at this Tempus LPS Moodle server. The Theme, enable a special UI Mobile look and feel to the course.
Please feel free to go into your own course, click the "Edit Setting" link (inside the Setting block) and change your own theme to "mymobile". as shown in the following example.
- Several Video clip tutorials about using specific native Mobile apps for iOS, Android and other mobile platforms are presented here. more will be added as they become available in the near future...
Blogs, wesites, presentations, manuals, tutorials...
I know, it is not an easy task, but still... you will have to read through most of the following: Blogs, Presentations, Resources, Research, Recorded sessions and Discussion groups. To get the "Feel" and Ideas for what it means by saying that a course is "Mobile Learning" enabled. (Enjoy)
And do not forget! It is all: Work in progress. so feel free to engage, ask question and mold the future of Mobile learning.
Free Mobile Application
Some "Native Apps" you can use with you personal smart Mobile device, weather it is Android, iPhone or BlackBerry...
Mobile Ideas for your Course
- Mobile supported fieldwork (GEO location based)
- Fostering interactivity in lectures using m-learning
- Podcasting (Audio and/or Video)
- Consuming, very short, educational Media clips (When in transport, or short spare time periods)
- Augmented reality learing
- Virtually instructed geo map educational tours ("Field trip")
- Use QR codes that students have to scan as part of their assignment. (QR Generator)
System Administrator manuals and tutorials for implementing and integrating various Mobile frameworks into Moodle 2.
Working examples of what can be done with smart Mobile devices...