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Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

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Problem In the educational reality of the second decennium of the 21st century education is molded by a variety of new factors. Due to these new technologies and emerging formats, education is forced into a process of transformation. As such many tensions accompany this educational transformation, and especially when looking at the more vulnerable learner groups. 87-88).

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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Apple Education. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. The Revolution No One Noticed: Mobile Phones and Multimobile Services in Higher Education. Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students’ Educational Experiences. Mobile Learning Technologies and the Move towards ‘User-Led Education’. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. 2009 Horizon Report. Duke University: Mobile Devices in Education. Marc Prensky Blog. Learning Org. Will at Work Learning. Futures of Learning.

Erik Duval’s Weblog

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Rencontre d’amis au bord de la mer du Nord - the essence of mobile learning. 3 May 2009 by erikduval I get many nice requests to come speak or participate in a discussion. 27 March 2009 by erikduval Had a lot of fun preparing a class on the history of Human-Computer Interaction. and beyond school education, IMHO! So were the people. You may have seen these before. And for you?

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

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Why an iPod Touch in Education? Using the iPod for Learning: A slideshare presentation from an Grace Poli, Media Specialist and Apple Distinguished Educator. Tags: mobilelearning edushifts iPod in Education cell phone digital culture Cell Phones in Education To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  link]. 2.  link]. 3.  From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Liz Kolb’s blog on using cell phones for learning. link].

CES 2009

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There are so many used for this tool in education and training. Last week I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas seeking mobile learning related tools and announcements. The biggest mobile news in my opinion was that of the Palm Pre. The demo was very impressive and it should again move the industry, but until we get a chance to put it through its paces we will have to wait.

Why mobile learning is on the rise and benefits diverse populations

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In January 2009 Carly Shuler (a fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center ) came out with a fabulous paper on the benefits of mobile learning entitled: pockets of potential - Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning. Carly Shuler recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with an Ed.M. Some of the issues talked about are known to most of us: 1.

the Horizon report 2009 from Educause

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The Educause Horizon Report for 2009 has just been published. It makes predictions about the emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on education. This year's predictions are: mobile devices, cloud computing, geo-everything, the personal web, semantic-aware applications, and smart objects (always linked with examples). For more details see the full report.

Open and Free Seminar: Open Educational Resources: January 19 - February 8, 2009

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This seminar is part of the free educational seminars that are organized by ScoPE , a Canadian resource with seminars on all kinds of distance education topics. From the scope website: Title of the seminar: Open Educational Resources: January 19 - February 8, 2009 Facilitator : Scott Leslie The availability of Open Educational Resources is increasing almost daily.

The Mobile Learner

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SADBLOG - The Buzz TeachingHacks The Clever Sheep The Power of Educational Technology Blog Stats 7,523 hits Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List January 19, 2009 — Rob De Lorenzo To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  link] 2. 

My humble and short eLearning predictions for 2009

Ignatia Webs

What will 2009 give us? And I imagine 2009 will give us: content, social media, educational policies and. So let me give you my predictions for 2009. The world is evolving from an industrial age into a knowledge age, so content will become key in 2009. To ban new media from educational institutions will only result in bigger unwanted use of these new media.

Exploring Educational Technology

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Exploring Educational Technology Front Page About Multimedia Photos Files 2009 MLearning Projects Overview June 19, 2009 · Leave a Comment The projects are guided and supported by weekly “technology sessions” (Communities of Practice, or COP) facilitated by a ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., 2005) investigating the potential of mobile web 2.0

New online book on mobile learning -available for free download

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New online book on mobile learning -available for free download by Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. Thanks to IAmLearn to send this new information around.

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Handheld Learning 2009

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This week, I have been keeping an eye on the Handheld Learning 2009 conference.  One of the most interesting aspects of any conference I’ve attended has been the out-of-session discussions, and the Handheld Learning 2009 conference has done this through support for a number of social networking tools such as Twitter , LinkedIn , and Facebook , as well as their own conference forum area , which already boasts some 4500 posts on 1500 topics. 

December « 2009 « innovating education

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innovating education Front Page My Projects About me Conference notes Entries from December 2009 2009: A year in review December 9, 2009 · 3 Comments What did I do in 2009 as the fellow for 21st Century Learning at the Shuttleworth Foundation ? It also won a Bronze Pixel in the Bookmarks Awards 2009 (the only medal in it’s category). What next?

Layar the first mobile augmented reality application

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But this application might be very interesting for educational purposes, to get learners out in the street and amongst the topics they need to learn. Augmented reality is the natural next step off technological mobile applications. Augmented reality gives you just that bit more information when and where you need it. Layar builds on the Android platform. Cool idea.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

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It is a nice, 40 page report describing three cases: The microelectronics education program The £23 million Microelectronics Education Programme (MEP) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland was established by the Government in November 1980 and ran for six years. education eLearning ICT4D mobile learning online learning technology The focus is also on design-based research.

Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique

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He moves away from the main trend of depicting mLearning as successful simply because it brings education to people that did not use technology for education before and of the main narrative that mLearning is a sure benefit. How can we move ahead getting all the major, willing stakeholders around an ethical educational project development table? But what are they buying into?

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Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. Lets educate accordingly. Copyright © 2009 MobileBehavior LLC. At  St.

Mobile Learning in India

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Almost every sector will benefit from the use of m-learning, however we feel three primary areas that will feel the biggest impact: Education , Agriculture and Healthcare. Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. Like all communication and computing devices, mobile phones can be used to learn.

CCK09: does Connectivism want to change the world?

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My network consists of people trying to improve the world, meaning reduce conflicts, access to health facilities, access to education, etcetera. A lot of people in my network are scientists with a vision to improve the world and make it a better place to live in, with quality of life for all (in a variety of forms they define it). For I feel that fighting to keep communications open and accessible for all is an absolute priority, also in education. The last couple of months I have been thinking more then I am writing. I am still thinking. So less writing is done.

Help for busy Educators: Posterous

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The wonderful, ever faster pace of technological change does have its downsides, especially for already busy educators. So again fellow educators in need of less to do: Posterous lets you auto-update multiple services using just email. Number 1 on my list of these over the last year has been Evernote.  It also allows me to share what I’ve stored in it online with others.

Do you know of other changes in education for students?

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Education is changing and all of us feel the results of that change. We are amidst the change as educators, but how does this affect the student/learner? Although I came up with a more or less lengthy list, I hope you can add some of your ideas of change in education. The list I could put together leading to the Walhalla of education we are aiming for. Horn and Curtis W.

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

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There has been a gap of several months since I last shared ideas in the form of a blog post on the topic of using iPods in Education. While the introduction of the iPhone and the iPod Touch has changed the rules in how handheld devices can be used in education, this series has laid dormant as I’ve been in the process of catching up with the technology. As I did not own neither an iPod Touch nor an iPhone, I didn’t feel confident that I could confidently discuss the benefits of using such devices in education. That is, until now. The future looks bright indeed.

Gathering of Educators using ubiquitous devices

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As one of 130 educators from around the world (and two from my institution Education Queensland), we logged on to hear real life stories of Universities and Schools that are integrating connected, mobile, wireless devices into their learning activities. interesting FYI: iPhone vs iPod Touch in education - ACU finds iPhone users more satisfied/ use the device a fair bit more.

iPods in Education Part 11: Digital Flash Cards

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However, with the advent of digital media devices, many educators and students are creating digital versions of flash cards and placing them on digital media devices such as an iPod to help student take their study tools with them. Tags: tools mobilelearning iPod in Education multiple intelligences ipod Obviously, the concept of using flash cards is not new. 

Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

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Cell phones in learning a novel idea with powerful potential… Tags: cell phones mobile learning cell phone differentiatedinstruction cell_phone Cell Phones in Education There is baggage that comes with the term “assistive technology&# as the use of this term often generates certain stereotypes.  One of them is that assistive technology is specialized technology. 

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TIME between TIMES: the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

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In a few days, I get to present at a massive educational conference – Ulearn09 in Christchurch, New Zealand. This year there will be over 1700 educators present. I’m presenting the following paper. TIME between TIMES. : the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change. Former teacher, now trainer and education consultant. Enjoy! link]. link].

The Innovative Educator: Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them

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skip to main | skip to sidebar The Innovative Educator Sharing ideas about educating innovatively. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them Last week I had the opportunity to speak with colleagues interested in using cell phones to enhance teaching and learning in schools with a 21st century education focus.

The first Web2.0, comprehensive iPhone education app?

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One common problem for educators seeking to use the iPhone or iPod touch in their learning environment is the fact that the most common uses of the devices for things such as taking attendance, voice recording or interfacing with learning management systems (such as Moodle) require constant exiting and switching between several different apps. Helping to solve this problem is a new app from iKonstrukt thats simply titled ‘Educate’. So can this app live up to its ambitious name of providing everything needed to educate a student? By Jonathan Nalder, and Shane Roberts.

Blogphilosophy rethinking educational methodologies: is constructivism indeed a solution for all regions?

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The last couple of weeks I have been following a module of a Master in Distance Education at Athabasca University. This particular module focuses on the International issues that arise while developing distance education for different regions around the globe. To me the same thing is true for educational methodologies. Does anybody have thoughts on this or experiences?

iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten?

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Direct observations about where Educator’s are at.

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I’ve recently had the fortune to attend major technology in education two conferences in the space of a week that featured Keynote’s from such high-profile educators as Stephen Heppell, Gary Stager, Mark Treadwell and Mark Prensky. Firstly, that pedagogy and learning can still be outshone by shiny technology. I saw educators flirting with software and hardware vendors rather than asking ‘where’s the research for that?’. Secondly, that paper and pens are still ahead as notetaking tools of choice for educators, but only just. So what did I observe? Enjoy.

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

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Cell Phones in Education Part 3: Capturing the Moment

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Often educators encourage students to use a variety of evidence in a variety of formats. The beauty of allowing students to use these digital tools is that an educator is not dictating how learning is to happen or specifying too strictly how students are to demonstrate their learning. Tags: Cell Phones in Education cell_phone differentiatedinstruction differentiated instruction Just imagine it. Students are outside of their classroom on a field study. During the field study, they see something that really captures the essence of what they are learning.

Ontario Educator Meetup #3 - “Web Apps that Actually Work in Education

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I would like to announce the date and time of the third session of the Ontario Educator Meetup. Date: Wednesday February 25th 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. Theme: “ Web Apps that Actually Work in Education “. Please keep in mind that while this is for Ontario educators, everyone from anywhere in the world is invited to attend. EST. Click here for time zone information. Rodd Lucier , aka @dougpete, will be providing a 5-10 minute talk which will be followed by a 20-25 minute general conversation on the subject. Place: Adobe Connect: [link].

#eden09: my poster presentation on mobile continued medical education

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This is a link to the poster presentation I gave today at EDEN09. During this conference mobile learning was not really mentioned a lot. also put in the movie of my (always moving) body as I present. The movie was filmed by Kristof who I filmed yesterday, so he put his foot down and told me I needed to put myself and my way of presenting stuff out there as well.

Paper on Continuing Medical Education through mobile devices for Health Care Workers in Developing Countries

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At the end of this month I will be attending IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. It runs from 26 to 28 February 2009. For this conference my colleagues and I have written a paper on Continuing Medical Education via mobile forhealth care workers in developing countries.

A map of my possible future (in 5 years time) as an educator…

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Jonathan Nalder Twitter: jnxyz Homepage: www.jnxyz.net EdTech blog: [link] Sent from an iPhone 3GS. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder’s posterous.

#eden09: educational shift in Japan, using ubiquitous learning by Haruo Nishinosono

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So he takes the audience along his ever changing educational approach leading up to where it is now. It reminds me very much of my grandparents way (strong Protestant) of touching sensitive issues. While he looks at designing ubiquitous learning, quality is mentioned as a key factor: Ubiquitous learning aims to realize a learning process and/or outcomes free from teachers?control