Mobile learning for teaching and learning

Workshop title: Use of mobile learning for teaching and learning
Presenter: Ass. Prof. Dick Ng’ambi, UCT
Date and location: 10th of March 2011, 14.00-16.00, Bellville, 107 IT centre
Workshop outline
While mobile technologies are increasingly being used in other sectors, the innovative uses of mobile devices for teaching and learning is surprisingly low. While the ownership of mobile phones by students has led to student-controlled environments such as social media, the disjuncture between institutionally-controlled environments such as learning management systems (LMS) and where students are at, continues to widen. One of the reasons, among others, for this low uptake of mobile technologies by educators is their limited pedagogical understanding of mobile devices.
In this seminar, I address three questions:
1. a common sense question of why educators ‘ignore’ the powerful devices already in the hands of students?
2. a pedagogical question of how can one teach with mobile phones?
3. a theoretical question of whether the use of mobile phones provide educators access to students’ internal dialogue?

Please book your place asap with Daniela Gachago at

Workshop resources

Slideshare presentation

CPUT workshop outcomes (pdf file with participants mobile comments)

Podcast Introduction (7 mins); Conclusion Part 1 (9 mins); Conclusion Part 2 (9 mins)


About D Gachago

I have been working in the field of eLearning for more than 10 years, in commercial companies and in Higher Education, in Austria, Botswana, Scotland and now South Africa. I am still enthusiastic about all the interesting stuff that's going on and am trying desperately to keep on top of all the new technology coming out (not always managing very well).
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