DEIMP multiplier event The Netherlands: September 25th 2019 The Hague
On September 25th Inholland University of Applied Sciences organized the second DEIMP multiplier event in The Hague. Fifteen teachers of partnerschools in primary education, teacher educators and researchers applied for this mini-conference about the innovative use of mobile technology for teaching and learning.
Jeroen Bottema presented an overview of the preliminary results of the research-project. He presented the findings of the scoping study which identified 21 innovative principles for mobile learning, clustered into five groups (authenticity, mobility, student choice, adaptivity, and collaboration) which can be used by educators to design innovative mobile learning activities.
To support teachers in developing innovative mobile pedagogies using these principles a teacher development approach was developed consisting of a mobile app and an online course. Jeroen presented the first prototype of the online course and the rationale behind it. Katinka Koster, teacher of De Triangel in Delfgauw, one of the parnerschools, presented her mobile learning scenario which she developed during the first run of the online course.
Next, participants could join one of two workshops. Gerton Cazemier organized a workshop about how you can develop an authentic learning experience for learners, using the app ActionBound. Participants used their mobile devices in the neighborhood of the university for a location-based guided tour with all kinds of assignments. In another workshop Jeroen explored the complexity of teacher professional development with technology. How do teachers develop their technological pedagogical content knowledge so they can utilize all the exiting affordances of (mobile) technology for teaching and learning?
The multiplier-event ended with the kick-off of the online course where most teachers that attended the multiplier will participate in, developing new innovative learning scenarios for mobile devices.
It was another successful multiplier event, where teachers, teacher educators and researchers could share their ideas about the use of mobile technology in the classroom.
Check out the blogpost by Ton Koenraad of TELLConsult about this event.