DAY-1: Mobile & Handheld Learning
Educating the “A for Apps” Generation

Friday, 9th December 2011

We are now in an information society that creates about 2 exabytes of data every day. Information processing and access tools are much more readily available and learners will soon have tablets in their hands. The principle of freedom of learner choice will drive a model of CYOLD (Choose Your Own Learning Device), that will result in the classroom having devices ranging from the Government sponsored Aakash to the aspirational iPad and a whole range in between.

Live LearningTM in the classroom requires using these in a pedagogical sound manner, with the teacher playing multiple roles of curator, creator, coach, mentor and motivator all converged in one. A very challenging but exciting place to be in. We need to ensure that 'No Teacher is Left Behind' in this exciting journey.

The following program is designed as the first step towards this and once the glimpse of this exciting future is seen, it will be followed up with appropriate programs to include all educators.

Program Outline

Time / Session Topic Speaker
09:30 to 10:00 Registration
10:00 to 10:30
Session 1
The Pedagogical Potential and Limitations
of Mobile and Handheld Learning
M.M. Pant
10:30 to 11:00
Session 2
Survey of Learning on Mobile and
Handheld Devices
Vishal Singhal
11:00 to 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 to 12:00
Session 3
Nurturing the next Steve Jobs in your School Anurag Bist
12:00 to 13:15
Session 4

LearnTABTM and LearnPADTM: Case Studies & Examples:
4.1 English Edge

4.2 OLPC

4.3 Learning with Tablets outside the Classroom

4.4 iProf

Vivek Agarwal

Satish Jha

Ajay Joshi

Sanjay Purohit

13:15 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 14:45
Session 5
5.1 Let the Learning Games Begin
5.2 The X-Box Kinect: Gaming or Learning
Atul Pant
Kinner Sachdeva
Aditya Kapoor
14:45 to 15:15
Session 6
Live LearningTM: When every Learner has a
Tablet and Internet Access
M.M. Pant
15:15 to 15:30
Session 7
Aiding Personalized Learning with Tablets Rita Kaul
15:30 to 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 to 17:30
Session 8

Hands on Experience with Mobile and
Handheld Learning:

8.1  How to choose the Learning Device?

8.2  Designing & Delivering the Live LearningTM


Manoj Pant

Lovely Kumar
Anila Rattan