UK’s largest mobile learning project for Online Educa Berlin ‘07 event

November 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Learning technology provider MyKnowledgeMap (MKM) reveals aims and outcomes of the UK's most ambitious mobile learning and assessment project to date at the 13th Online Educa Berlin conference this month (November 2007).

MKM communications director Tom Holland and Gareth Frith from the University of Leeds will talk on the use of mobile technologies for collaborative learning and assessment using working examples from the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings project (ALPS).

The most significant mobile learning and assessment project undertaken in the UK to date, ALPS has enabled graduates from a range of health and social care courses to use smartphones to assess their competencies in the clinic, hospital or workplace.

The major provider of learning systems for the project, York-based MKM has created a backbone system to handle the management, mapping, co-ordination, and analysis of the assessment data.

MKM is integrating a number of its products into the ALPS solution. A networked version of its Compendle system allows course leaders to compile and manage assessments using a range of existing repositories.

A competency mapping system based on the company’s new Capability Matrix skills gap system enables tutors to match competencies with assessments. MKM’s e-portfolio, integrated with a multi-function cohort management system, allows learners to compile a record of their learning.

All of these systems will integrate with the online learning environments that learners and tutors are accustomed to using.

ALPS is to provide the students with a range of materials focused on helping them to assess their competencies, accessible any time, anywhere, via their phones or PDAs.

Students will be able to complete assessment questionnaires via their devices, covering core competencies such as teamwork and communication.

They will also be encouraged to reflect on their skills as they practice them. Using the multimedia capabilities of their mobile phones, they will be able to record sound and video, and upload these to e-portfolios online as evidence of their achievements.

As part of their presentation, Holland and Frith demonstrate how MKM’s materials management tools Compendle and Question Builder can be used to create competency quizzes, deliverable to students via mobile technologies.

The key event for the international technology-supported learning and training industry, the Online Educa Berlin conference attracts a line-up of international experts and is the largest international event of its kind, with over 2000 delegates from more than 90 countries.

High-level decision-makers will be attending the conference, including senior professionals from education, business and government.

Tom Holland’s and Gareth Frith’s talk – ‘Online Learning Services for the Mobile Learner’ – takes place at 1200 hours on November 29th at Online Educa, Berlin 2007 Berlin.

The event runs from November 28 – 30 2007 at the city’s Hotel InterContinental.

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About MyKnowledgeMap
Founded in 2000, MyKnowledgeMap (often known as MKM) is a dynamic company delivering web-based knowledge systems designed by individuals, for the individual.

Further Information from:
Rob Arntsen / Tom Holland, MyKnowledgeMap 00 44 (0) 1904 659465