Anthony Forth (@anthonyforth) provided an overview of the OU Moodle Mobile project, mLearn at this past UK Moot at ULCC. He provided us a few helpful links and some guidance as well so that we could comment here on the progress of this additional player in mobile Moodle.
The mLearn project (this phase) is designed to achieve a few specific goals, to paraphrase the project overview,
- produce a mobile interface that allows staff and students to connect through a range of web-enabled mobile devices, including support for the Open University’s structured content system, forums, newsfeeds, etc
- provide the choice of a standard or mobile interface within an existing theme (currently the OU’s custom theme).
- provide an opportunity for staff and students to work collaboratively
- additionally, produce an app, initially for Android and the iPhone, enabling users to store, and synchronise, Moodle content locally in discreet packages or a mixture of online and local content.
More information and updates for the project are available at the official mLearn blog at OU: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/mLearn/.
It’s interesting to note that OU is already attracting 10,000 mobile users to their sites per month.
Here are a few “screen shots” taken from Anthony’s presentation at Mootuk10:
- mLearn blog: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/mLearn/
- Anthony Forth’s Moot Presentation: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/dataplus/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/moodlemoot-presentation.ppt