I've set myself a challenge to take mobile learning to the nth degree, 'testing to destruction'.
If I thought the iPad would survive the experience I thought perhaps a jacuzzi or sauna?
Signal might not be good.
In my gap year eons ago I discovered that the hotel owner (4 star) thought it great that guests and staff, including a very lowly teen me, could 'chill' out together in 'his' sauna.
There is relevance and that is the idea of 'informal' learning.
Indeed, I wonder if many OU students, enjoying and enrolled in a 'life of learning' practice in a more informal way then us 'regular' students who (and I applaud it) take it reasonably seriously.
I could knock out the TMAO4 in a first draft before lunch today, not bother with much referencing and checking meaning, grammar etc: and submit expecting to scrape through with a 40 something at worst, a 50 something more likely. The problem I have is enjoying the present too much and even with e-learning being fed the latest through the likes of Zite and Stumbleupon.
Recording our hang-out session may have made for fun viewing.
On the other hand by doing so it radically changes the dynamic. I wouldn't want the student me confused with the business me.
(Four months in to a 12 month fixed contract).
That said I'd love a playback of my slow descent below the frame.
This is the trickster at play.
Belbin I believe categorises people and how they work in teams, I know where I belong! The very fact that it has become a catalyst for conversation shows it's value; where now Elluminate?
I've started to make comparisons in my OU Student Blog.