Open University explores the potential of m-learning

We’ve are working with The Open University, well-known for its commitment to educational technology, on a couple of projects looking into how mobile phones could be used by students to improve their learning experience.

One project we have teamed up to create is a mobile phone-based study support tool that helps people get to grips with key mathematical concepts like averages and statistics.

The interactive programme allows students to collect data on their phone, and then use a variety of tools and graphs to learn about interpreting that data.

The Open University have a similar approach to mobile phone support tools as we do. They recognise that tools aimed at busy OU students, will provide greater flexibility and easy access to study support and learning materials, by being optional support and not core activites.