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Lipstick on a pig? : Lecture notes as video podcasts on the iPhone

O'Loughlin, Eugene (2009) Lipstick on a pig? : Lecture notes as video podcasts on the iPhone. In: EdTech 2009: 10th Annual Irish Educational Technology Users' Conference, 21-22 May 2009, National College of Ireland, Dublin.

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Abstract

Apple’s suite of hand-held devices, the iPod, iTouch, and iPhone, offer plenty of opportunities to educators to provide educational material in several media formats. These devices represent the leading edge in touch screen hand-held devices. Already, many third level institutions world-wide have introduced such devices in many different ways to both engage learners and teachers, as well as provide administration support. Some software vendors that create authoring tools, e.g. Toolbook, have versions for creating content for the iPhone. The iPhone 3G has recently become the top selling mobile phone in the United States (source – NDP Group). In a recent “All About iPhone Report”, Wu (2008) reported that for the first time the iPhone has become a lower cost alternative to expensive multiple digital devices and services, transforming it from a “luxury item to a practical communication and entertainment tool”. According to the report, growth rates of iPhone penetration are three times higher in lower income groups when compared to high income groups. Clearly, the iPhone, and its many competitors, are putting immense technical power into people’s hands – consequently creating more opportunity for mobile learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning > M-Learning (Mobile Learning)
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > Distance Learning > M-Learning (Mobile Learning)
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 10:01
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2014 10:01
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1489

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