The main feature is a discussion about the potential for using SMS Text Messages to enhance learning. Karl McCauley and Susannah Diamond join Andrew Middleton in discussing ideas, limitations and current opportunities at Sheffield Hallam University for this technology. The LTA Report and briefing documents on innovation and practice in LTA are also introduced.
The documents referred to in the show are available to members of SHU staff at: https://staff.shu.ac.uk/lits/lti/
For people with ideas and questions relating to the SMS Text Messaging feature contact Susannah Diamond at s.m.diamond "AT" shu.ac.uk
If you're interested in reading more about how SMS Text Messaging has been used in UK HE see the following articles:
Garner, J. Francis and K. Wales “An Evaluation of the Implementation of a Short Message System (SMS) to Support Undergraduate Student Learning”. Mlearn 2002. Proceedings of the European Workshop on Mobile and Contextual Learning. 20 and 21 June, 2002
Horstmanshof, L. (2004). Using SMS as a way of providing connection and community for first year students. In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer & R. Phillips (Eds), Beyond the comfort zone: Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference (pp. 423-427). Perth, 5-8 December. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/perth04/procs/horstmanshof.html
Kukulska-Hulme, A. & Traxler, J (Eds) (2005). Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers (F. Lockwood, Ed.). London: Routledge.
Naismith, L., Lonsdale, P., Vavoula, , G. and Sharples, M. (2004) Futurelab Report 11: Literature Review in Mobile Technologies and Learning. Futurelab. [online: http://www.futurelab.org.uk/research/lit_reviews.htm#lr11, visted 02/06/06]
Riordan, B. & Traxler, J. (2003). Supporting Computing Students at Risk Using Blended Technologies. Proceedings of LTSN Annual Conference 2003 Galway, Ireland
Stone, A. and Briggs, J.. “ITZ GD 2 TXT – How To Use SMS Effectively In M-Learning” Mlearn 2002. Proceedings of the European Workshop on Mobile and Contextual Learning. 20 and 21 June, 2002
Traxler, J., & Kukulska-Hulme, A. (2005). Mobile Learning in Developing Countries (G. Chin, Ed.). Vancouver, BC: Commonwealth of Learning.