Do you have Facebook? The Potential use of Smartphones for e-learning in South Asia

When: 16th Oct 2017, 18:00 - 16th Oct 2017, 20:00
Where: The Pod, The Spark Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD
Town/City: Southampton
Organiser: BCS e-Learning Specialist Group
Price: Free and open to both BCS and Non-BCS Members
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This is a joint event with BCS e-Learning SG, BCS Hampshire Branch, BCSWomen and Southampton Solent University.

During her fieldwork in Nepal Eleanor Dewar became interested in the use of mobile phones, particularly in connection with e-learning and m-learning. With the rapidly increasing adoption of mobile phones within Nepal and other South Asian countries across all levels of society, this talk builds on her fieldwork around literacy and explores current mobile phone usages and the potentials for m- and e-learning in the South Asian context. Eleanor will expand on what is currently available and potential developments in smartphone use for both schooling and lifelong learning.

Eleanor Dewar has recently completed an MA in Education, Gender and International Development, with her thesis focusing on Nepali women's use of literacy. Her research focuses around the interplay of education, pedagogy, gender and technology.

With Professor James Uhomoibhi, she has been working to develop MOOCAfrica, an Africa-based, African centric MOOC platform. She is also an active member and Trustee of the disability charity BlueAssistUK.

Note the external doors are normally closed at 6.30pm, so if you cannot get in, a special phone will be switched on from 6.30pm to 7.30pm only, and emailed via the BCS booking reminder, to those that have booked at least 3 days in advance.