Next week I will be in South Africa. This is already my third trip this year to there. This time I have great expectations for the trip. With partners from SA, Indian, Brazil, US and Finland we are planning a new project called MobiLed – Mobile phones in informal and formal learning in developing countries. The project itself is still under construction, but in the workshop next week we will already generate some scenarios and produce video mock-ups out of them.
I can’t write down here any of the scenarios we have discussed already online, but I can tell you what are the main technology components we are going to use. They are:
- Mobile devices and network(s): GSM phones, multimedia phones, Internet tablets (have a look of this: It’s Debian GNU/Linux-based!)
- Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- Social Software: MediaWiki, blogs, knowledge building tools, etc.
- Language technologies: Speech interfaces, audio usage, etc.
- External speakers than can be used with the devices.
The pedagogical foundations of the scenarios are:
- Student and group-centred learning;
- Project-based learning;
- Problem solving;
- Inquiry learning.
And you can trust us, we will be very activity-centered in our design. It’s going to be a fun week!