Mobile Technologies

Holley, D Invited host #ukedchat ‘What are the realities for teachers in the classroom of having more trainees based in the school?10/01/2013 summary and archive: Holley, D. Mobile Learning Case Studies: Contribution to ‘Mobile learning’ video resources for staff, 12 June, 2011 available at

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The final  project report on ‘Balancing the demands of in-school study with out of school study’ is available at http://Escalate/8140. Students were invited at 4 key points during their placements to engage with SMS text messaging with each other and the tutor to discuss a topical academic paper. Website: Learning on the move project and outcomes: Bradley, C., and Holley, D. (2010). How students in Higher Education use their mobile phones for learning. In Montebello, M., Camilleri, V., Dingli, A. (Eds)., Proceedings of mLearn Conference, pp 232-239. Held October 20-22, Malta. See paper [PDF file] See slides: Bradley, C., Holley, D. (2010). An analysis of first-year business students’ mobile phones and their use for learning. In Creanor, L., Hawkridge, D., Ng, K., Rennie, F. (Eds). “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change, pp 89-98. The 17th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2010). Held 7–9 September 2010, University of Nottingham, England, UK. Available from: This paper won the award for the ‘Best paper’ at the conference. See slides: Bradley, C., Holley, D. (2010). Learning on the Move: exploring student usage of their mobile phones. A seminar presented at the HERS (Higher Education Research Seminar) series, October 25th, at 12.30 in BEL1-12. See abstract Learning on the Move: exploring student usage of their mobile phones, Article in London Metropolitan Business School Research Newsletter, March 2010, Issue 4, Page 5 [PDF file]

Mobile Learning

At London Met we are exploring different ways to engage students using mobile learning.

  1. MediaBoard Was used to text new students taking my module information such as learning Tips, workshops and other useful aspects to assist student study.
  2. CETL-RLO The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Reusable Learning Objects learning style quiz’s and lots more see
  3. TxtTools Textools was used with large student groups to get them to ‘vote’ for an answer or send through questions.Project Four: Mobile phones Students using their mobile phones for learning which formed the content for an award winning conference paper on students and their learning plus hints and tips for lecturers and students, see