Smart Learning

Smart-Learning-Cover-400Smart Learning – teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education

This new MELSIG book is now available in several formats.

Purchase  Smart Learning as an e-book or in print form from Amazon.

Download the free e-Pub3 version of Smart Learning or the PDF versions here. MELSIG won’t get any money this way.

There are 29 chapters in the form of Thought Pieces, Case Studies, Scenarios and associated digital artefacts. 28 authors have contributed to this peer reviewed edition.

Scenarios produced for the book and as an ongoing development continue to be published now as a Tumblr site Smart Learning Scenarios. The selection from the book and have been compiled and extracted for download as a separate PDF: Smart Learning Scenarios.

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Smart Learning – teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets in post compulsory education captures innovative practice in teaching and learning with smartphones and tablets. As with previous MELSIG publications, the approach is scholarly, thoughtful, practical and creative. An important dimension of the Smart Learning book is its dual interest in both formal teaching and learning, and in how smart technologies are changing the way we engage with our university life beyond the classroom as academics and students.

All submissions have been peer reviewed to ensure the writing, the examples and ideas are of a high quality. Each contribution, in addition to the editor’s review, has been reviewed by at least three co-authors to improve quality and connections throughout the edition.

MELSIG is committed to the principles associated with open educational content and publish Smart Learning with an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License Creative Commons licence


Table of Contents

  • About Smart Learning 1

SECTION 1 Thought Pieces 14

  • Thinking about smart learning, Andrew Middleton, 15
  • Social media for learning — a framework to inspire innovation, Andrew Middleton & Sue Beckingham, 46
  • Applying learning analytics to smart learning — ethics and policy, Catherine Hack, 57
  • Bring Your Own Device — policy and practice in higher education, Santanu Vasant, 64
  • Psychosocial aspects of engagement with social media and digital technology — personal thoughts from the frontier, Denise Turner, 73
  • (How) should smart technologies for learning be taught? Helen Webster, 78
  • Building a conversational framework for e-learning to support the future implementation of learning technologies, Simon Thomson, 86
  • “What shall we do with our iPads?”, Ros Walker, 92
  • The TARDIS effect — how mobile phones could transform teaching and learning, Caroline Keep and Mark Feltham,  101

Section 2 Research and Case Studies 107

  • BYOD4L — learning to use smart devices for learning and teaching through the 5C framework, Chrissi Nerantzi & Sue Beckingham, 108
  • Reflections on 10 Days of Twitter for Regent’s University London, Chris Rowell, 128
  • Back pocket learning — enabling ‘digital natives’ to use smart devices to ensure understanding of the threshold concepts of journalism, Shelly Stevenson & Bianca Wright, 138
  • HE BYOD — ready or not? Anne Nortcliffe,147
  • Taking the tablets — should you bring your own or use those prescribed? Simon Thomson, 158
  • Oh, the places you’ll go — smart learning in the natural sciences, Mark Feltham & Caroline Keep, 172
  • Making it personal — a case study of personal smart device usage by higher education art and design students, Elaine Garcia & Martial Bugliolo, 179
  • Bringing well-established pedagogies into interactive lectures, Dave Kennedy & Daphne Robson, 191
  • Voices from ‘the other side’ — using Personal Response Systems to support student engagement, Michelle Blackburn & Jo Stroud, 199
  • Un-pop quiz — a case study of motivating student engagement through smart games, Juliette Wilson, 208
  • Using social video to capture reflective voices, Diane Rushton, Natalie Wilmot, Andrew Middleton & Simon Warwick, 216
  • Collaborative curation in the classroom, Catherine Hack, 226
  • Using smart devices to enhance learning — the use of Twitter and blogging in nurse education, Neil Withnell, 231

Section 3 Apps for Learning 237

  • Approaching apps for learning, teaching and research, Fiona Macneill, 238
  • Being smart — using apps lifewide, Andrew Middleton, 265

Appendix 283

  • About the smart learning scenarios, Andrew Middleton, 284
    About the authors 287

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