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Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD

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It also provides a look into the approach to teaching and learning, design and development processes, various measures of success (more quantitative view and branding). The provision of collaborative learning functionality on the MOOC platform is an urgent requirement, via both the grouping function and the shared production activity (7.2). 3.

The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

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If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available. I’m very happy with how the webinar turned out and I would like to thank Jeff Tillett  and Chad Udell  from Float Learning for having me, as well as Robert Gadd  for sharing the microphone with me. Send to Kindle.

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UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

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Yesterday a new UNICEF report  Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges was officially launched. It follows that a focus on children and on greater equity leads to an active and reflective engagement with the potential and challenges of ICT for development, targeting in particular marginalized children. Equity. Gender issues. Pilots.

#Feminism and Technology a distributed credited #MOOC

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And as I am engaged in MOOC research for the last few months (following the development of FutureLearn the UK MOOC platform), I was looking for different angles that come closer to what I like to see in education: variety, creativity, recognized by many, providing credits for all who want to, catering options so different teachers can make and share the content the way they like it. activism connectivism docc education feminism future of education gender mooc In the past months MOOCs have been debated on various levels. In some strange way it helps me focus.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Prob- lems and 7 Solutions Mobile Learning is Here to Stay With the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, a mobile computing revolution. Problem #1: How do we develop learning content that works on all of the different. Problem #1: How Do We Develop Learning Content that Works on All of the. began. Unlike prescribed IT hardware.

liveblog #eMOOCs2015 collaborative MOOCs a challenging experience

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Learner participation was quite constant throughout the MOOC (for those participating actively). collaborative learning conferences development ICT4D liveBlog mooc online education online learningThis session is given by Sandra Soarez-Frazao and Yves Zech from RESCIF. Very interesting as I can see parallels between other North-South course challenges.

Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead


Qualcomm develops an open source toolkit called Gimbal that lets you extend these to inside a building too. To test this out in a meaningful activity, we used Gimbal to create a mobile tour guide, adding contextually relevant information into our Qualcomm Museum. We placed small Bluetooth LE beacons (similar to iBeacon) around the museum, and developed an app that allows visitors to get extra information on their phones as they walk around the exhibits. app development Augmented Reality future devices trends What''s the future of mobile learning? What are they doing?

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Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog

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Aga Khan Development Network AKDN Home About Us Press Centre Agencies Countries Focus Areas Publications About Us His Highness the Aga Khan AKDN AKDN Agencies Ismaili Imamat Ismaili Community Whats New Press Releases Speeches Publications In the Media E-mail Bulletin Archives Photographs & Slide Shows Videos Podcasts Awards received by AKDN Agencies Contact the Press Officer F.A.Q.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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million activations a day, that’s roughly 39 million activations a month. We need to realize that we are no longer developing learning for the stationary learner, sitting in a stationary chair, in front of a stationary PC. Unlike Become an Active, Observant Mobile user. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! Embrace Change and Adopt a new Mindset. Samsung S3).

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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Looking to develop interactive training and support videos, flawless screen capturing for tutorials, etc.? It publishes interactive eLearning content as HTML5 so you can run them on iPads and also features a ‘HTML5 tracker’ that highlights activities that are not supported on tablets. This cloud-based solution from Rapid Intake is an easy-to-use mLearning development solution.

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Open Standards for m-learning?


As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. mobile app development html5 content standards scorm zip tin can cross platformIf I build for an iPhone, what about Android? How can I ensure that all possible learners benefit from my awesome app? Packages can also contain non-html5 media (like eBooks).

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

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Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project). This specification was developed to enable SCORM to track many of the activities that were meaningful in the real world but inaccessible to tracking in Learning Management Systems. A review by Jessica Knox. As learning professionals we see it everywhere.

10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

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You can even initiate a screen capture session from your desktop browser and it will take screen shots from all your devices, this is great for sharing with your team throughout development. The more I test #AdobeCaptivate 8 for my Review, the more I realize this is the version for #mLearning I’ve been waiting for! eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015. link]. 2.

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The “m” in mLearning means More

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happen to believe that the reason why Facebook continues to find that their mobile users are two times more active than Desktop-only users has a lot to do with these sensor superpowers, namely the built-in cameras in smartphones. Speaking of Facebook and mobile, I absolutely love what Joe Hewitt has to say about his experience in developing an iPhone app for Facebook. Send to Kindle.

The virtual suicide machine: facebook harasses Dutch artists for freedom of choice

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Because they have developed a brilliant web2.0 activism social media Artists almost always impress. They work out of the box, they show us what is real and how unreal reality can be. So facebook now sues a brilliant Dutch artist Walter Langelaar from the Worm artist collective. suicide machine that actually erases ALL and EVERYTHING you have put on a particular social network site. So why is facebook (which started out as a fun endeavor for students) suddenly so angry (= lawyers, threatening letters, hostile words)?

Free book on the Future of Reputation on the Web and the importance of Understanding Privacy

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Focusing on blogs, Internet communities, cybermobs, and other current trends, he shows that, ironically, the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom. Tags: activism books privacy This book is not for free, but the one mentioned below is. In both cases you can buy a book about it :-) or simply discuss it.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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While the web buzzes with talk of ‘big data’, it only indicates the huge amount of data that is now being generated by human and machine activity and resident in the cloud. As artificial intelligence develops further, we will probably be seeing more of these in daily life. You can find our presentation here. Ubiquitous and pervasive computing. Social (human) and Machine networks.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

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Basic interactivities are generally well supported in HTML/can be easily developed using this authoring tool. Additionally, interactivities can be also developed within HTML/Lectora. This method allows the previously developed Flash animations to be reutilized, leading to sizeable cost-savings. We’ve presented some cost-effective options below to help you get started.

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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development. Weaknesses. Due to lack of Flash.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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Of late, many of our clients have asked us to develop courses for deployment over PCs but which can also be viewed over the iPad. As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US. with HTML5 Converter. into HTML5 format.

Mobile learning for development workshops by Great researchers

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Niall and Yishay recently started a new idea on the site Mobile Learning for Development (ml4d) in which they search for the narratives behind mobile projects aiming at building a knowledge bank that can serve qualitative research on mobile projects later on. Our main channel of activity is a series of workshops, supported by open on-line resources. What is it all about?

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

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This is probably the first in a series of three post, the first in which I pose questions, in the second I try to analyze the components and ‘ecosystem’ in the manner of actor/resource/process, and in the last attempt to draw some conclusions on how L&D may be able to assist the development of such ecosystems. We should assume something similar happens when we develop learning networks.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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MobiMOOC2012 will be a forum of various learning activities intended for interactive exchange of information, knowledge, latest technical developments in mobile learning. Mobile activism & education. Mobiles for development (m4d/ICT4D). The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Do feel free to send in your thoughts on the topics you would like me to include.

Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities 11 08 2006 Repost of posting to EdNa forums , with other commentary here. We can classify mobile learning activities using an activity-based model of the “Four R’s of Mobile Learning”. Ubiquette.

CCK09: does Connectivism want to change the world?

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This year I enrolled, but I was not actively producing anything. The value of knowledge is ability to be integrated with a person’s practical everyday understandings and choices) is taken toward knowledge that is used from a transcendent perspective (the researcher develops research together with the people being studied, examines people’s inner lives to gain an intimate familiarity with them, and works closely with people being studied to create mutual understandings). Do you think Connectivism or its researchers should actively take part in society?

Natalie Panek on Learning without Boundaries #devlearn

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The nice thing is that she focuses on getting more girls, women into engineering and science (if they are interested) by being a role model, mentor, active professional out there. She sees everything in life as an opportunity to demand the most of yourself: To commit to a goal and develop intellectual fortitude. Natalie gave the closing keynote at the DevLearn conference in 2015.

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6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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While the millenials lap up technology faster than others, the ‘older’ generations are also beginning to use mobile technology for daily activities like. It’s already true for some developing countries like India, where a majority of people access internet from mobiles only. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

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This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them, is anything but inevitable. Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are You Targeting?

2 Worthwhile courses: Personal Learning & Designing OER using practical instructional design

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During this 12-week course, you will engage in a real-world authentic instructional design challenge that centers on the design and development of free open educational resources (OER) for adult basic education. In this project-based course, you will gain instructional design experience while developing instructional materials that will be made available for free to adult educators and their learners in the Adult Learning Zone group on OER Commons """""(Links to an external site.). Two free courses that have started a while ago, but that are truly worth taking a look at.

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

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While idealistic, discard this thought right away, its just not practical for designer and developers to create a universally portable site like that. If the users predominantly use iPhones, then focus on developing for that platform. It’s more sensible to use emulators for the target devices during the initial stages of design and development. Isn’t that true of every site?

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

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In case you are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, it is a Plug-and-Play Rapid eLearning development tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. and use your existing serial key to activate it. For example, using the Record button, you can quickly record high-quality audio and then sync the audio to your PowerPoint animations with fine precision. Presenter , eLearning , Captivate , Connect.

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Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. So what ails mobile learning? Work is changing.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

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The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. The survey asked people to put blue or orange m&ms in various jars representing the L&D activities they expected to do more or less in 2011. Management Development Programmes. Blue for more and Orange for less.

Launch of the Really Useful #EdTechBook #elearning enthusiasts

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Not only is it an insight into how, or why, we work with these technologies, it’s about how we as learning professionals got to where we are and how we go forward with our own development. We’d be fools to avoid the developments in personal, mobile, and wearable technology. Today is the day that the Really Useful #EdTechBook is launched (at 9.00 am London time ).

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

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didn’t really realized this until later but I was able to activate my Xoom, setup my Gmail account, as well as my Exchange e-mail and.Mac account without ever needing to connect my Tablet to a computer as I had to do when I first bought the iPad. On the iPad, unless you actually tap the App and visit the App Store, you won’t know if there are updates for your installed Apps, which means that if you don’t frequently visit the App Store, you may miss out on important updates posted by the development community. codenamed Honeycomb. No PC required to get started.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

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The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry. Articulate expects to issue a select number of public beta invitations sometime in the latter part of Q2 and we’re hoping to participate and provide active feedback for these new tools as they prepare to come to market.

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Developing Us! M-Learning and More… Mobile Learning

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Leonard Low once again provides us a brilliant discussion on developing mLearning and more. Developing Us! It can be hard to find the time to explore and develop new ideas; online “social learning” sites such as YouTube may be blocked ; or teachers may not be able to access equipment or funds needed to try out new ideas (such as for mobile learning activities). Learning and More… Mobile Learning snip: There are many barriers to teachers trying out and using new and innovative approaches in teaching and learning. Education for the iPod Generation

Free webinar on phases of Merrill's task-centered #MOOC design #EUMoocs

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We will show how the model can be applied to MOOC design for engaging learners in active and collaborative knowledge construction through meaningful and practical assignments. He has been the convenor of EERA network on Open Learning and an contributing to e-learning development in various countries, such as Georgia, Moldova, Palestine, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Senegal, Croatia and Serbia.

Analysing Apps with Bloom’s Taxonomy

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Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchy of educational objectives developed by Benjamin Bloom and his colleagues in the 1950s. But learning is rarely one kind of activity, fulfilling one type of objectives. This is the case for Silvia Tolisano in her analysis of educational iPad apps in terms of the six levels of objectives in the cognitive domain, namely: Remembering. Understanding.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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What actions/activities will need to be tracked? The third post has links to few of our other posts that focus on m-learning development tools and tips. Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now.