The e-Learning Unit at SGUL has been keenly observing changes in student learning habits using mobile devices. Each year the unit releases a mobile learning (m-learning) survey to analyse differences in students’ needs to enable m-learning and SGUL and to develop and implement the m-learning strategy. Each year students who participate in the survey have a chance of being part of a prize draw and this year students are in a chance of winning an Android tablet.
Data gathered from the m-learning survey in previous years has helped to implement SGULs’ iTunesU site, develop and release mobile applications such as MedAssess, MedEdEthics and TGCA (The Genetics Counselling App) with other developments in the pipeline.
Did you know from the students who participated in the survey in 2010 the most popular brand of mobile phone was a Nokia phone (25%), in 2011 both Apple and Blackberry were the most popular brands and in 2012 (39%) and 2013 (49%) the most popular brand was Apple phones. What will it be this year?
Participate in the m-learning survey 2014 by following the link or scanning the QR code: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TMJPYKK
The survey will close on Friday 11th July 2014. The winner of the Android Tablet will be notified via their SGUL email provided in the survey (the email address will not be used for any other reason). The survey should take you no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete and all answers will be confidential.
St Georges has been working with the charity Karma Nirvana who work to support people who have been involved in honour based abuse. Their research shows that the summer marks a peak in reports of forced marriage cases, when individuals can be taken on ‘holiday’ by their family to be married, unaware of the intended purpose of the trip.
If any student or knows of a friend who:
St Georges advises them to call the charity ‘Karma Nirvana’. See their website: http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/
Karma Nirvana supports all victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage. Their honour network helpline offers confidential support. You can call them on: 0800 5999 247
Many of the call handlers are themselves survivors of forced marriage or honour based abuse and so will understand your situation or the situation of a friend you may be concerned about and the absolute need for confidentiality.