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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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To make it even simpler and easy to access the links can be sent over sms. Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world. Used as a Part of the Blend. Mobile devices are perfect to add to a blend in your training program. Device to Access Information. Performance Support Agents.

What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

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Touch screen or not : again this is very personal, some like touch screens, others do not (with touch screen you cannot write a quick sms blindly or from the pocket of your pants for instance, but on the other hand it offers immediate contact with what you see). Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. What can you opt for in a high-end phone or mobile device?

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that mobile technology will be mainstream by the end of this year. Even the simplest mobile devices such as low-end mobile phones (which are not necessarily Internet enabled) allow access to learning content via SMS, as the BBC Janala project in Bangladesh shows. But in general, there is a misconception that mobile learning means SMS.

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Home About Mobile Learning # 6: Six key m-learning resources Comments (8) By Nicky Hockly , June 9, 2010 1:54 pm How do you feel about housework? Using devices with no inbuilt cameras or sms/telephone facilities will avoid kids constantly taking photos during class, or needing expensive phone data plans. Don’t make the mistake of thinking mobile=apps, or mobile=SMS. And voila!

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

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It is very easy to create your own SMS scavenger hunts. Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR. In SCVNGR you can participate in or create your own mobile scavenger hunts. The great aspect of this application is that you can use it with basic text messaging (no GPS or smartphone required) OR you can use it with an iPhone! The hunt can be anywhere!

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#mLearn2010 keynote of Agnes Kukulska Hulme on Conversations en route to Learning

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Live from mlearn 2010 Wednesday 2010. 2010) Twittering in teacher education: reflecting on practicum experiences, Open Learning, 25(3). Second case study is by Madoe, M (2010) Exploring the use of MXit - a cellphone social network to facilitate learning in distance education, Open learning 25(3). You share pictures, sms. Physical traveling has become more complex.

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. What better solution than to ban cellphones altogether? The solution lies in perspective.

Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon

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SMS is much faster than email : An SMS message is read within 4 minutes while an email could take up-to 48 hours making SMS 720 times faster – perfect for speedy delivery of emergency information. In 2010 Estonia has also become the first country to allow tax returns to be filed by SMS. His presentation is now available here. There are an estimated 4.2

QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions

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Instructional Design Fusions Skip to content Home About Archives ← Exploratree: A Metacognition Tool QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality Posted on September 26, 2010 by diannerees | 1 Comment QR code for this blog QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of data matrix barcode made up of a pattern of black squares on a white background, with larger squares at three corners.

Free mobile sms service getting to grips with bullying in schools: Bullyproof

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Bullyproof will be released in March 2010, but you can check it out with the developer Brendan O'Keefe pre-release. Reduce bullying First of all bullyproof says to decrease bullying by using sms's. The free Bullyproof software , developed by Brendan O'Keefe , enables kids from primary and secondary school to send sms-allerts when bullying is taking place, or has happened. Bullyproof SMS is a social innovation designed to help reduce bullying. The Bullyproof SMS software is available free to all schools and organisations that have an existing policy on bullying.

Sending text messages during sex … really?

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Have a look at this infographic from CellPhones.org pulling together a range of stats about SMS usage in the US. Tags: usage stats digital native trends SMS I get a constant flood of statistics reminding me how many mobile users there are in the world, but despite that, every now and again something pops up that makes me say … “what!” Doh … sorry. That one I just don’t get at all.

2010 Knight-Batten Award Winner: Sourcing Through Texting

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Congratulations to The Takeaway, WNYC, Public Radio International, Public Insight Journalism and WDET Detroit on their 2010 Knight-Batten Award for the Sourcing through Texting project. Tags: Use Cases award knight mobile mobile commons pri sms takeaway wnyc From the official site: A team from The Takeaway radio show joined journalists from WDET Detroit in a successful experiment that prompted residents to text tips about particular stories from Mexicantown in Southwest Detroit. The result: non-listeners became engaged and more informed.

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February Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning February 1, 2010 to February 28, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. BBC's education service Janala has delivered 1m lessons in three months | Media | guardian.co.uk , February 22, 2010 The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

Find Out Where to Vote via Text Message

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And because it’s available over SMS, it works on almost every phone. Fact 1: In 2008, an estimated 1.9 million citizens did not vote simply because they didn’t know where to go. Fact 2: 93% of Americans have a mobile phone. Fact 3: A text message reminder on Election Day increases likelihood of voting by 4-5%. Mobile Commons is pleased to announce our new Mobile Polling Place Locator , released in partnership the Voting Information Project. Here’s how it works: Text in your address and immediately find out where to vote. Try a demo now! Text WHERE to 30644 (English).

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #2: The issues

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Or are you going to focus your learners on discrete content such as quizzes, polls, SMS, simple games, and apps? Given the danger of assuming that mobile learning only means SMS or apps, it makes sense to at least explore rich content options, and to refer your learners to these both for in class work, and for out of class self study. April 2010. Tweet This! Where to start?

BBC's education service Janala has delivered 1m lessons in three months | Media | guardian.co.uk

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Offering hundreds of three-minute audio lessons and SMS quizzes for less than 4p, Janala – meaning "window" – provides low-cost education through handsets – in a country where English is not as widely spoken as elsewhere in Asia. Posted by Mercedes Bunz Wednesday 17 February 2010 07.00 GMT guardian.co.uk It was last modified at 08.50 GMT on Wednesday 17 February 2010. Loading.

mLearning Content Types - Level 2: SMS Campaigns

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In either case, once the CellCast Server receives a texted keyword from a registered user account – specifically the user’s phone number as embedded in their SMS message – the interactive message campaign is automatically launched and sends the first question in the series to the recipient. This process continues until all defined questions have been delivered and responded to.

Tomi Ahonen: Mobile in Learning: lessons from around the world

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First key speaker at mLearncon Tuesday 15 june 2010. Tomi Ahonen comes in with a grey mob-reminding hat and starts with a joke on the age of a mobile learner based on sms-capacity. Sms is much faster than e-mail. 10% of youth feel perfectly relaxed with sending sms messages while having sex (UK research). 68% of teens said their favorite way to communicate via SMS.

Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » Educause 2010 Proves Learning is (Going) Mobile

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That is how I closed each of my 8 presentations at the Cisco booth at Educause 2010 this week.  Deanna Govoni | 04 Oct 2010 3,891 21 CTO Padmasree Warrior To Lead Cisco Enterprise, Commercial and Small Biz Development Team John Earnhardt | 04 Oct 2010 13,151 12 100,000 facebook ‘Likes’ and a new Cisco SuperFan Program! Lindsay Kniffin | 11 Oct 2010 2,830 11 Cisco ?mi:

#mLearn2010 Podcasting for mobile learners: using ubiquitous technologies to enhance learning in large classes by Dick Ng'ambi

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peers' podcasts are downloaded and listened to when offline and use anonymous SMS to post questions and receive answers through the Q&A tool. sms' were adding to the learner knowledge database, and it created a community feeling between the learner's. In south African context in Cape Town. in Africa there are two worlds in one: first world and third world.

mLearnCon 2010: Dr. Mimi Ito – What the User Wants in mLearning « Jenise Cook

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of Informatics, Univeristy of California, Irvine Keynote: Dr. Mimi Ito, 16 June 2010 Dr. Ito began with photos of what Japanese teenagers carry in their purses or backpacks. The teen’s SMS messages seem silly, but it’s all about sharing presence not information. SMS drove mobile internet adoption in Japan. Tags: Ito Japan youth SMS Thanks! Social viewing.

Mark Siegel: advancing learning in healthcare using mobile technology (mHealth) at mLearnCon

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Rapidly talking grey haired man, focuses on the end user as the main stakeholder. Consultant working in Asia and Africa, his company: [link]. Great book to read: Checklist Manifesto book ( [link] ) by Atul Gawande. Use creativity. Overarching message: do not try and reinvent the wheel, take what you used well and think about that in a context of mLearning. Assure continuity!

Mike Sharples: Innovationi n mLearning: an international pespective

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It uses sms, with a powerful server engine to play a game, as well as interact through sms messaging. Looking Sharp as ever, straight from the mLearning theory and practice edge. and propping it into mobile devices). It is a mixed reality project, how to deal with police harassment, how to contact a person. and to build a community between health sex workers. Mike Sh.

Mimi Ito: what the user wants in mLearning at mLearnCon

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looks into the effect of mobile phone communication on language, e.g. 'U rawk', 'drinkin til 2' The important thing about sms is sharing presents, it is about sharing presents, it is about sense of social connection, a social wrapper. A dressed in black woman with Japanese features who talks amazingly quick and eloquent. It is personal, ambient contact enabling, sharing media.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

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It is very easy to create your own SMS scavenger hunts. Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR. In SCVNGR you can participate in or create your own mobile scavenger hunts. The great aspect of this application is that you can use it with basic text messaging (no GPS or smartphone required) OR you can use it with an iPhone! The hunt can be anywhere!

Big Question: The twitter generation: skimming to get content? No thx, I am a struting!

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With twitter, mobile msn, and sms rushing through our lives, and knowledge growing exponentially, one could wonder if we pick up content in a more and more abridged form and whether this is affecting our learning. In the Big Question launched by Tony Karrer this month , he wonders how we look at instruction in an information snacking culture of skimming content. Staying alive!

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Mobile Learning;Lessons learnt from the eLearning Africa 2010 - telecentre.org

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Text messages Bulk text messages (sms) were used to notify students about new discussion topics on the online forum, changes in course matters, reminders about assignment due dates and motivational messages. She said that these are distributed through several channels through short wave where there are listeners , others receive mails and SMS as a way of discussing programs , also delivered through partner stations on which also theatre competitions are done and through the internet ; the programs are downloadable cab be discussed through email. Personal contact with lecturers.

Tweet Call! For Students Without Internet at Home

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While some students can use text messages, it is cumbersome to participate in Twitter with a basic phone and SMS text (not too mention costly if you don't have unlimited texting). If you have a class twitter account or your students have accounts to use for learning, you know that some students do not have access to the account at home. However, with the free resource Tweet Call , your students can dial in (1-877-TweetCall), speak their tweet and it instantly shows up on Twitter as a speech to text translation! twitter tweetcall

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Tweet Call! For Students Without Internet at Home

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While some students can use text messages, it is cumbersome to participate in Twitter with a basic phone and SMS text (not too mention costly if you don't have unlimited texting). If you have a class twitter account or your students have accounts to use for learning, you know that some students do not have access to the account at home. However, with the free resource Tweet Call , your students can dial in (1-877-TweetCall), speak their tweet and WALAH it instantly shows up on Twitter as a speech to text translation!

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How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. SMS chat allows you to speak instantaneously with a healthcare professional through texting in the same way you would with a friend or family member. Because it’s easy, confidential, and effective, SMS chat is quickly becoming the preferred communication tool for doctors and patients alike. Planned Parenthood , for example, had overwhelming success using SMS chat. How Does it Work?

Californians Txt 4 Flu Info

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Comment: Will 2010 Be the Real Year of Mobile?

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A recent article from ClickZ asks, “ Will 2010 Be the Real Year of Mobile? &#. More importantly, the messaging side of mobile (SMS) has the scale, reach and standardization to allow marketers to effectively ply their marvelous trade. SMS provides both results and ROI. Tags: All Posts marketing mobile roi sms Yes, we all agree that the Year of Mobile is… ahem… somewhat overdue. The article goes on to list the factors that the author believes makes mobile difficult for marketers. Marketing is a discipline, not a medium. ROI* is engaging.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 1 Content

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The simplest form of mlearning content delivery is via one-way/inbound electronic message and there are two popular options available: short message service (also known as “SMS” or “text messages”) and electronic mail (“email”). The majority of all cellphones support SMS, provided the user has a ‘texting plan” from their carrier. Type 1: Learning Reinforcement.

mLearning Testing Tools & Methods

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Don’t forget your testing environment may also need to be expanded to include appropriate devices for testing 1-way and 2-way SMS messaging across multiple carriers as well as voice/IVR-delivered services on entry level phones. Sony basic feature phone (for voice and SMS testing on T-Mobile) h. Jitterbug basic feature phone (voice/IVR and SMS testing on MNVO) o. devices) d.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

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Separate connection points to the global SMS/messaging network as well as integration into an organization's private VOIP voice networks have also been provisioned to allow fast and easy access to all mobile workers across an enterprise. Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.

Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3

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You could create simple HTML based courses (nuggets) or even simpler good old SMS based assessments. This is the 3 rd and final post of the series on creating successful m-learning strategy based on the workshop I attended at mLearnCon.  You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here. In this part I am covering the Tool and Techniques discussed in the workshop. iUI , JQTouch , & iWebkit. Video.

Ubiquette.

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Unsolicited or overly frequent instant or SMS messaging, GPS tracking, or content/communications monitoring are amongst other issues that may need to be addressed in the wake of this incident. In the half a decade I’ve been involved with mobile learning, the issue of student ettiquette in classrooms and schools has surfaced frequently. Students at work on their laptops.

Ubiquette.

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Unsolicited or overly frequent instant or SMS messaging, GPS tracking, or content/communications monitoring are amongst other issues that may need to be addressed in the wake of this incident. In the half a decade I’ve been involved with mobile learning, the issue of student ettiquette in classrooms and schools has surfaced frequently. Students at work on their laptops.

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My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009

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In a related matter, the release of some many different Android-based phones this quarter will change the device landscape starting in 1H 2010; the early indicator is the fact that Motorola has now sold 1M Droid devices in less than 6 weeks into the USA market where iPhones and BBs and WinMos already abound. And a key trend for 2010 seems to be enterprise-aware social networking tools. I was recently asked by one of our strategic partners to offer my "Top Ten List" of the most significant events (e.g., Market Activity/Consolidations. Market Activity/Consolidations #2.

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