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Free #mobile research papers from #mLearn Qatar

Ignatia Webs

Free papers on mobile learning research are made available to all thanks to the mLearn Qatar organizing team. There is a wonderful and rich overview of the latest mLearning research available at [link] With no particular reason except my own interest, I gladly highlight 3 papers I found interesting (so far, reading one paper at the time, whenever possible so lot of time to read still).

Tin Can: learner #analytics for the next #research frontier

Ignatia Webs

As I am researching learner interactions in a mobile accessible open, online course – I can see that access pushes forward learner interactions, and even meaningful, constructive learner interactions (research snippets will be shared soon, still getting my thesis together). Track real world activities: a webinar, training attendance… any tracking that is GPS enabled and such.

#PhD sharing #online and #MOOC #research instruments

Ignatia Webs

Well, the research question sounds a bit more formal, but I like the question this way. This central research question came out of the results from a pilot study which I planned during the first closed beta courses of FutureLearn. And to add to my PhD journey, I will share the first research instruments used for my main study via this blogpost, see below. If so, how? 3.

Gathering a #research tribe has benefits

Ignatia Webs

This in part will result in the necessary openness and willingness to grow collectively, research collectively. In the past (and present) I had the good fortune of collaborating on some research papers with fellow researchers that were not linked to my own educational institution. It was a great, open, informal research experience. in an ongoing research iteration.

New free #research articles #IRRODL lots of interesting papers

Ignatia Webs

Thirdly, and not surprisingly in any ODL journal, South African, Balkan, Chinese, and Taiwanese researchers give us the results of their investigations into the use of specific distance learning tools. The relationship of satisfaction to learning is, of course, its own topic, also often researched. So from four continents, multiple researchers using a variety of methods. IRRODL has a new issue out, gathering papers from across the globe. Did not have time to read it yet, but I put many papers in my ''to read'' folder based on interesting titles and related abstracts.

Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools

Float Mobile Learning

Because traditional e-learning has mostly been about presentations and activities designed by expert instructors, distributed to learners via desktop and laptop screens, we tend to forget the power of the

20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

Let's be honest, we all LOVE research *grin*, or facts, or lists, or useful practices. In my latest research I focused on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The research was done to get my Master in Education at Athabasca University. Offer synchronous and asynchronous learner activities within a clearly timed course.

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Where are we going with all of us? What about peace?

Ignatia Webs

This is also why I believe in research, it adds to our body of knowledge, it might benefit all of us, and it provides an international basis for discussion, critical yet positive discussion. As humans we really have the possibility to be informed, to use science to our benefit, to seek out peace and actively sustain it. activism peaceAnd I did. came up from time to time.

#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.

Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn

Ignatia Webs

While going through the data numerous times (creating research vertigo in my head), I also got the impression that the key inhibitors or enablers of self-directed, informal learning are: motivation and learning goals. Because these two elements were most frequently mentioned in active relation to each of the 5 learning elements covering the learning ecology (of online learning).

8 years of Working Out Loud thoughts #PKM

Ignatia Webs

As the course on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is well on its way, one of the steps to reflect on and improve the PKM is about making a summary of Working Out Loud (or set out actions if this is the first time to be working out loud = sharing what you do through your own social media in order to build an active network that supports you and which you in turn can support).

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

Ignatia Webs

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. Mart is an experienced lecturer, trainer and a researcher in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning. Knowledge construction in Massive Online courses is her new research interest.

Blogphilosophy: Do I/we act upon Steve @Jobs’ words or am I only nodding but not acting for #change?

Ignatia Webs

So who amI? I am in the mainstream, working for a company whose major focus is not on education,but on health research. blogphilosophy activism iphone future of educationThere issomething that happens when people get their death certificate. Don't lose faith. Stay hungry. Stay foolish”. A lot of us nodded when we heard those words andwe think “yes man!” Will I live my life? Will you?

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MOOC completion and drop-out rates

Ignatia Webs

There are many reasons for this (she researches for non-US institute, while looking at US xMOOCs so outside the universities providing the courses, privacy issues, platform difficulties,). cross-continental research project would be wonderful, a bit like CERN and the Large Hydran Collidor, universities from the world collaborating for the good of all! is another research all together.

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Exploring future #seamless learning strands for #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

Last year Nilgün Keskin , Apostolos Koutropoulos , and myself stuck our heads together and wrote a research paper on Exploring Future Seamless Learning Strands for Massive Open Online Courses. There are quite a few research options to explore, so feel free to read the paper. The MSL concept was used as a starting point to explore how MOOC could be prepared for seamless learning and to explore future research options. There is a vast area of research to be explored related to seamless learning in MOOC. mLearning mobile learning mooc paper research seamless learning

great paid eBook on #mLearning field work

Ignatia Webs

It is well written, using a narrative approach to capture the attention of the reader and at the same time inform the reader of new insights gathered by the Michael Sean Gallagher in his new book: Incessant motion through space: mobile learning field activities in the humanities. mobile mLearning education research mobile learning books ebook eLearning

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Join the facilitators of the free course on #mLearning MobiMOOC

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Mobile activism/learning: Sean (Abajian) from sunny California is a mobile activist believer. He knows that long-term activism coincides with quick learning. Global mLearning issues: John (Traxler): He has got more air-miles than George Clooney in Up in the Air, John gives new meaning to the word mobile and researches it in all its meanings. augmented learning mobile games mLearning education activism mooc mobimooc ICT4DMobiMOOC is a free, open, online course on mobile learning (mLearning) which will be running between 8 and 30 September 2012. Interested?

part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics

Ignatia Webs

Because I am looking to build a research instrument which sort of combines classic ''learning logs'' (i.e. Looking for higher level analysis: actively linking the data with discourse research, networked learning, social learning research, looking at the big five traits of a learner. And there is a wiki with lots of working documents and status details as well.

Natalie Panek on Learning without Boundaries #devlearn

Ignatia Webs

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. collaborative working gender informal learning research robotics technologyNatalie gave the closing keynote at the DevLearn conference in 2015. In this inspiring session, Ms.

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

Ignatia Webs

Research showed that there is a greater uptake of informal kinds of online learning opportunities, and the more informal the nature of the online learning activity, the more factors, beyond involuntary exclusion, that become important (Eynon & Helsper, 2011). education technology economic crisis critical research mooc future of education For a full time schedule, look here.

eMOOCs2016 proceedings and a call of papers #CfP #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

Looking at the research and MOOC experiences that were shared, it is clear that MOOCs are beginning to be understood more in-depth. The conference proceedings (which can be downloaded here) are a wonderful, inspiring read for anyone with an interest in MOOCs, either as a researcher or as a practitioner. call for papers conference education mooc papers research

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

Ignatia Webs

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. Peer review is highly valued for activity of doing the review, rather than for receiving a review (8.3) 4. eLearning lifelong learning mooc online learning report research

#MOOC @Edinburgh report on organizing 6 Coursera MOOCs

Ignatia Webs

Of the 309,628 people who registered on the Edinburgh MOOCs, 123,816 learners accessed the course sites(‘active learners’) during the first week of launch – an average of 40% of those enrolled - of whom 90,120 engaged with content in Week One. research mooc report AI Planning was developed at Master level, the rest were at undergraduate (Bachelor) level.

Free IRRODL issue: #research papers in online learning performance & behaviour

Ignatia Webs

IRRODL just published its latest special issue on research papers in online learning performance and behaviour. great read as it offers holistic insights to interdisciplinary educational researchers. Two articles really got me thinking about the learning process (one research by Hsieh and Chen focusing more on tablet learning customization and personalization while looking at holistic/serialistic learners and one research by Cheng, Wang, Huang, Zarifis on online collaborative learning using ThinkLets that allow to measure learner satisfaction in a particular learning setting).

Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

The 46 page research report on '' Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers'' is a practical and informative report. great and practical read. education eLearning informal learning language mobile mobile learning online education report

Guidelines on writing a #paper: a synopsis

Ignatia Webs

For those wanting more information, you can also take a look at the ''top tips'' for educational research shared through Academia by Mike Lambert. They provide the scientific background that justifies the research you have undertaken and the methods you have used. They provide the context in which your research should be interpreted. guidelines paper research Book title.

#call for cases on #mLearning and #STEM

Ignatia Webs

In other words, educators worldwide will be able to envisage similar activities being used in their local schools. call for papers k12 mLearning mobile mobile learning research They are looking for studies on the use of mobile learning and STEM that combine two or more subjects in one study. All accepted cases will be published in a Routledge book.

unesco: opportunities, threats & challenges of #mLearning #mlw2013

Ignatia Webs

Furthermore, increasingly smart technologies that can monitor activity patterns and behaviours, and imbue familiar surrounding objects with additional layers of data and meanings, set new cognitive and intellectual challenges. This research brings to the fore issues of literacy, quality, cost, privacy and trust. And I will try and get hold of the slides and add a link when possible.

A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses

Ignatia Webs

For example if a black colored woman animated actor is used in the course, the skin color is clicked, the gender is clicked, and her action is counted (an action can either be passive or active - for example a female doctor actively examining a patient). eLearning ICT4D instructional design m4d mLearning mobile mobile learning online learning paper research 2009).

Podcasting Activities | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Podcasting Activities 12 09 2006 When is a podcast not just a podcast? That’s not a riddle… podcasts can be used as a medium for a number of research and learning activities. The Moving at the Speed of Creativity blog just published this great list of some podcasting activity ideas and suggestions. One response to “Podcasting Activities&# 21 12 2006 Jerry (07:40:31) : Hey all. have Windows XP. Ubiquette.

Environmental Scan of Text Messaging Interventions Supports SMS Applications in Healthcare

Mobile Commons

The scan examined evidence from 7 systematic reviews (typically considered the “gold standard” for assessing evidence of the effectiveness of a technology or intervention), covering 60 individual studies, as well as 11 text-messaging interventions from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality’s Health Care Innovations Exchange. In May 2014, the U.S.

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

Ignatia Webs

OpenEdX course by Stephen Downes on Personal Learning This course explores the topic of learning in three ways: first, through an examination of research and development issues related to the topic; second, through interaction with a personal learning environment (specifically: LPSS) to take the course; and third, through activities supporting the development of a personal learning environment at a conceptual level. eLearning instructional design mooc OER online learning personal learning personal learning environment research

Flipped #eMOOCs2015 conference videos via EdX course

Ignatia Webs

10 out of 36 papers from both the Experience and Research tracks will be presented following a flip mode: authors have chosen to prepare short videos explaining their results and research questions, and to share them before the conference begins. Register register now for EdX and discover the ongoing research on MOOCs and start preliminary discussions before the meeting in Mons.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. Call for Action (CfA) is an intensive studio seminar on contemporary technologies and activism. Such as mobile medicine, mobile social work, mobile business, mobile research, mobile literacy, mobile history, mobile economics.etc.Can Web2.0 end a war?

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. Call for Action (CfA) is an intensive studio seminar on contemporary technologies and activism. Such as mobile medicine, mobile social work, mobile business, mobile research, mobile literacy, mobile history, mobile economics.etc.Can Web2.0 end a war?

Part3 #xAPI and #LRS #learningAnalytics #eln

Ignatia Webs

Learning Record Store: what it is, what it can do Format is a triplet of data: actor – verb (English) – object (what it is you are doing: name, activity, …) JSON is the language – light weight xml, each bit identifies Important stuff: each verb used needs to be VERY WELL DEFINED, at this point in time you need to be VERY standardized. Ben looks at the anatomy of a statement (showing it IRL).

#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants

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Maseltov project site: [link] Incidental learning is described as “… unintentional or unplanned learning that results from other activities”. mLearning mobile mobile learning research The Maseltov project on mobile incidental learning services to support language learning and the social inclusion of recent immigrants was presented by Mark Gaved.

Get off your butt & create real #mLearning solutions #mlw2013

Ignatia Webs

Millenials can be unemployed, non-actives, nags. BUT these young people can be activated, they want to be activated, mobilizing them to be actively involved. mobile mLearning critical research mobile learning unescoTheo is a driven, engaging, outspoken speaker. He made a REAL point! That all part of getting into work and meaningfulness is difficult.

Why are #IRRODL articles such a pleasure to read? New free issue

Ignatia Webs

Is it the determination to offer a platform to international authors that want to share research? Another read of this morning was entitled " Exploring intensive longitudinal measures of student engagement in blended learning " , where the following sentence from the abstract drew me into the full article: " We found that clarity of instruction and relevance of activities influenced student satisfaction more than the medium of instruction. wonderful: Editorial Editorial: Volume 16, Number 3 Rory McGreal Research Articles Who studies MOOCs? Is it because I like the editors?

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

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. You can choose to either replace the activity with something your table supports or else you will need to drop it. 5. So here’s a few – 15 actually! Adobe Edge Animate. And the icing on the cake? Claro.

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