STEP 1: Identify Potential Learning Objectives
To begin any mobile learning project, you need to first identify the learning objectives.
STEP 2: Shortlist Areas for Application for the Pilot
This step may have been identified along with your learning objectives in some cases. If not, it is a good idea to shortlist the potential areas of application you’d like to experiment on during your mobile learning pilot.
STEP 3: Define Success Criteria & Measurability
In order to measure whether your pilot has been a success or not, you need to put measurable goals in place. These will be your success criteria markers and will enable you to understand just how well your pilot performed based on your expectations when the project is over.
STEP 4: Evaluate Devices in Terms of Costs & Capabilities
There are various types of mobile devices in the market today. Based on your defined learning objective, you should be able to narrow down features to the top three to five critical requirements your device must have and make a selection that best suits your need.
STEP 5: Define a Budget for the Pilot Project
Your pilot project expenditures will include devices, wireless connectivity plans, training, and the technology support and solution. Talk to a few service provides and ask for proposals. This will help you figure out a realistic budget.
STEP 6: Identify Stakeholders and Champions
For your mobile learning project to be accepted and successful you need to have your teachers involved and on board. Identify a set of people who will facilitate mobile learning and those who will implement it.
STEP 7: Internal Discussion & Finalization
A few rounds of discussion with decision makers will be required to narrow down all the above points. Once finalized, you should have a document detailing your learning objectives, application subjects, success criteria and measurement, size of the project, length of the project, devices to be used, budget, list of stakeholders, plus a content outline and technology implementation plan.