Good day to all the participants of the course! My name Bugaychuk Konstantin. I live in Ukraine in the Kharkiv city. I work at the Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs. I am a PhD, associate professor. One of the areas of my interest is the e-learning and everything connected with it.
In everyday life and in my work I use a mobile phone (galaxy mini: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_Mini) and a tablet (galaxy tab 7.0. plus: http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxytab/7.0/index.html?type=find). So I understand that mobile learning is useful and good.
In my university had not yet established mobile learning, but I am preparing myself in advance for this activity. For example, I started a site on Moodle and integrated to it mobile application MLE. Now, everyone who will learn, to be able to comfortably view the material from your mobile device, and interact with other students.
I think that the most important thing in education is not a mobile device. Most importantly - access anywhere, anytime 24/7, openness, simplicity, rapidity of reflection, constant interaction of the teacher and the student and its support.
I have experience in the field of massive open online courses (cMOOC). In 2011, I and my colleague Vladimir Kukharenko were the organizers and tutors first cMOOCs in Eastern Europe:
1. «Social services in distance education» http://el-ukraine.wikispaces.com
2. «Distance Learning from A to Z» http://elaz.wikispaces.com. This course we submitted to the international competition. Learn more about this course you can here: http://bugaychuk.blogspot.com/2012/06/2012-international-e-learning-awards.html (our application in English!).
What would I like to share for you?
1. In the course «Social Services in Distance Learning» we had a topic «Mobile learning». http://goo.gl/WoBkX. Here you will find many references in English and Russian on «mobile learning». This wiki is also a lot of sources in English on the web 2.0 services and personal learning environment.
In my blog you can find articles about MOOC and mobile learning:
In general, in my blog you can find lots of information on e-learning, and the use of web 2.0 services
2. I spent several webinars on mobile learning. I used the service Wiziq. I think that you do not understand my Russian))). But I have a few presentations that I will be translated into English and will share for the participants of this course.
In general, in this course, I have a divide with all of you. I'm not very good at English. So I will run slower you. But I will try to fulfill all the requirements of the organizers of the course and take part in all activities.
I will help Inge with her magisters work, and will take part in her online survey)))).
If you are my materials will be useful, write about it. You are free to use them for their research and work.
Also, I will use the content of this course to improve my future MOOC))))). All references to the authors will be saved)))
Thanks Inge for the invitation to the course and I wish us all a good job. I am very happy to be part of the community.
My some data:
Blog - http://bugaychuk.blogspot.com
Skype - buga1978
Twitter - @ bugaychuk
Diigo group http://groups.diigo.com/group/ukr_el11
paper.li (daily newspaper) - http://paper.li/bugaychuk