Mobile Moodle Lab:

Exploring the affordances of iDevices for student-generated media production.

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Presenter 1: Thomas Cochrane

Department or Centre: Te Puna Ako
Institution: Unitec, New Zealand
Brief biography: Thomas Cochrane is an Academic Advisor (elearning and Learning Technologies) with Unitec. His research interests include mobile learning, web 2.0, and communities of practice. He is currently implementing mobile learning trials for his PHD thesis: "Mobilizing Learning: Transforming pedagogy with mobile web 2.0". Harnessing the potential of social software tools using wireless mobile devices, such as: PDAs, netbooks, smartphones, and the new generation of tablet devices.
BE, BD, GDHE, MTS, Mcomp, PHD Student

Presenter 2: Vickel Narayan

Department or Centre: Te Puna Ako
Institution: Unitec, New Zealand
Brief biography: Vickel Narayan is an Academic Advisor (eLearning and Learning Technologies) at Unitec. Vickel has a keen interest on Web 2.0 technologies (inclusive of mobile devices) and their potential to engage students and teachers in the teaching and learning process. He is particularly interested in exploring Web 2.0 tools for creating, nurturing and maintaining virtual communities, social connectedness and fostering social constructivism. Vickel is also interested in Virtual Worlds particularly pedagogical implications of their use in education.

Length of workshop (full or half day):
Full Day 9am to 4pm

Facilities required (computer laboratory, projector, whiteboard, moveable chairs etc.):

Room with wifi Internet access, with flexible seating (i.e. not rows)
Video projector and screen with laptop input
Sound system for laptop
Document Camera
Presenter will supply participants with the following for the workshop: 20 x wifi iPads
Participants are encouraged to bring their own wifi enabled laptop or netbook (with iTunes 10+ installed), personal cellphone, and iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad.

Maximum number of participants:

Intended audience and degree of expertise/past experience required:

Educators interested in using mobile technologies in their teaching, and those wanting a practical overview of how to use the iPad for media creation and sharing. Participants will require
basic computer and cellphone skills, and a willingness to sign up for a range of free mobile web 2.0 services to explore. Participants will also need to create an iTunes Store account

Statement of objectives for the workshop:

By the completion of the workshop participants will be able to:
  • Evaluate the potential of the Apple iPad to enhance tertiary education today within a social constructivist pedagogy (Pedagogy 2.0)
  • Create, edit, and upload to YouTube a movie entirely from the iPad using iMovie
  • Evaluate examples of student-generated content and student-generated learning contexts using the iPad
  • Record, edit, and share via web 2.0 a PODCast or audio soundtrack entirely on from the iPad using Garageband
  • Create a basic Augmented Reality POI for viewing on an iDevice

Detailed description:

A hands-on investigation of enabling student-generated content collated within Moodle, created and edited on mobile devices (such as the iPhone and iPad), bridging authentic learning environments and portfolio generation into Moodle courses.
In particular the workshop will focus upon the use of iOS applications such as iMovie (iPhone & iPad) and Garageband (iPad) for student media generation and editing. The workshop will explore sharing and integrating student-generated content via web 2.0 sites such as YouTube, Audioboo, and SoundCloud. Additionally we will explore the creation and distribution of Augmented Reality POIs (Points Of Interest) for use on the iPad. The workshop will use a social constructivist pedagogical foundation and utilize mobile Twitter as a group sharing and collaboration tool.

Participants are encouraged to BYO iDevice for full participation.

Example projects involving student-generated content and contexts using the iPad will be explored and critiqued, including the 2010 eCV Architecture project, the 2011 elearning lab for the very small screen project, and the 2011 iArchitecture project.

9am Introductions and Workshop outline
9:10 iPads handed out
WiFi & Wiki logins/URLs
Participants create iTunes accounts and Twitter profiles
Scan QR Code to Google Docs workshop notes
9:25 MLearning Intro and example student-generated projects
2010 eCV __
2011 ELVSS __
2011 iArchitecture __

9:45 iPad App Demos
Twitter (Vickel)
iMovie (Thom)
To transfer photos and videos from an iPhone or camera phone to the iPad use either the "camera kit" plus USB or the "Transfer" app for wifi or Bluetooth.
Garageband (Thom)
Augmented Reality (Vickel) __

10:15am Morning Tea
!0:30 Thom Intro to iMovie
11 – 12 Participants Movie Making Project
Upload rough cuts to YouTube
12 Lunchtime.
1pm Vickel – Augmented Reality Overview
2pm Thom - Garageband on the iPad
2:30pm Participants work on iMove/Garageband/AR project
4pm Questions

Previous presentations of this workshop and relevant website or publication references:


Cochrane, T., & Oldfield, J. (2011). iPedagogy: Exploring pedagogical transformation via mlearning with the iPad. Unpublished Workshop. Lincoln University.
Cochrane, T., & Narayan, V. (2011). iPedagogy. Unpublished Workshop. Waikato University.
Cochrane, T., & Oldfield, J. (2010). iPedagogy: Exploring pedagogical transformation via mlearning with the iPad. Unpublished Workshop. University of Technology Sydney.


Oldfield, J., Cochrane, T., & MacDonald, D. (2011). Making the 'Case' for the iPad. Paper presented at the International Conference on Elearning Futures (iCELF). Retrieved from
Cochrane, T., & Rhodes, D. (2011). iArchi[tech]ture: Heutagogical Approaches to Education Facilitated by Mlearning Integration. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education ICICTE 2011. Retrieved from
Cochrane, T., Narayan, V., & Oldfield, J. (2011). iPadagogy: Appropriating the iPad within Pedagogical Contexts. Paper presented at the mLearn2011, 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning. Retrieved from
Cochrane, T., & Flitta, I. (2011). Mobile Web 2.0 Integration. Paper presented at the IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning 2011, Avilla, Spain.
Cochrane, T., & Bateman, R. (2011). Transforming Pedagogy Using Mobile Web 2.0. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources (pp. 281-307). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.
Cochrane, T. (2011). Mobile Cloud Services as Catalysts for Pedagogical Change. In L. Chao (Ed.), Cloud Computing for Teaching and Learning (Vol. Under Review). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.
Cochrane, T. (2011). Exploring the Pedagogical Affordances of Mobile Web 2.0. In L. Chao (Ed.), Open Source Mobile Learning: Mobile Linux Applications (pp. 196-215). Hershey, PA 17033, USA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global).
Cochrane, T., & Bateman, R. (2010). Smartphones give you wings: Pedagogical affordances of mobile web 2.0. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(1), 1-14.
Cochrane, T. (2010). Exploring Mobile Learning success factors. ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology, 18(2), 133-148.
Cochrane, T. (2010). Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: Mobile web 2.0 informing a new institutional elearning strategy. Special Issue 'The Transformational Impact of Learning technology' of ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology, 18(3), 221–231.