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Mobile Ordering And Payments: Will The Large Banks Miss The Boat?

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Mobile Devices mobile shopping mobile technology sales enablement Mobile payment methods have not made as much progress as expected, but research suggests paying with cash and credit cards will soon be a thing of the past.

m4Lit on the BBC (again!) and at the World Bank

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The World Bank’s infoDev programme held it’s annual symposium in Washington DC and I was invited to sit on a panel to discuss the m4Lit project. The symposium was called Clean Green and Mobile – Making Technology Work for the Poor. Uncategorized bbc kontax m4Lit world bankJune was a good month for m4Lit.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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” Mobile technologies bring efficiencies in businesses and are beginning to impact operational strategy. It says – “CIOs concentrating on IT as a force of operational automation, integration and control are losing ground to executives who see technology as a business amplifier and source of innovation. They are using technology to ‘amplify’ the enterprise.”

Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing

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Technology aimed at making consumers more financially savvy isn’t new – programs such as are a popular choice for people who are trying to save more money. But a new program called Digit is changing that intersection of money and technology. Digit is a proactive banking tool that uses text messaging to help users save money, rather than just tracking their spending habits.

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new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

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Just sharing two new free options (one journal and one newsletter) that are filled with interesting articles on mobile learning (including a focus on lab experiments) and learning analytics (including a regional viewpoint). The Learning Analytics Community Exchange newsletter is out, addressing the latest learning analytics research projects and ongoing ideas from the LACE community. Billaud, M.

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. Trojan horse: technology brought into Africa can be importing Western ideology into the African setting. John Traxler lives and breathes mobility.

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

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TIME between TIMES. : the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change. All mobile phones in schools should be banned.”. “I’m just a digital immigrant, so can’t be expected to learn that!”. “I’m retiring in 5 years, so I’m not going bother with technology.”. Its no secret that Education has been slow to respond to rise of these technologies. Enjoy! link]. link].

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

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Wozniak will be speaking about “will discuss education, emerging technologies, and his vision for the future of technology and society.&# (American Banking & Market News, February 28, 2011). via  MEDIA ADVISORY: Watch Live Streams of Steve Wozniak and Karen Cator from the Abilene Christian University Connected Summit 2011 on February 28th – American Banking News.

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

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Title of her presentation is: Aligning migration with mobility: female immigrants using smart technologies for informal learning show the way What follows are my live blogging notes, based on the slides shared by Agnes. The idea of the project is to understand how new mobile technologies can be used for furthering social inclusion. So we need to tailor and look at specific situations.

2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

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The article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ). I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phones Reference - Weblog Case Study

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Friday, January 26, 2007 Reference - Weblog Case Study From, Supernova 2006 - Weblog , for reference, a case study of incorporating Web 2.0 by Dresdner Kleinwort investment bank in Germany. mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0 learing+2.0

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. Pedagogy, not technology, must lead. Prof Mike Sharples  (Open University) put forward the single, strongest point on mobile learning: that it needs to be led by pedagogy and not technology. Period.

Harold Jarche on the need for #corporate #networking and learning

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Now this search is done by computer data software), banking. We should use the web, the new world order to shift back to the central goal: humans - think Star Trek society, the technology serves humans, no money needed). These are my live blognotes. totally agree. Without pauzes, my brain would not be able to compute and emotionally process all the input absorbed by the day. research.

The UNESCO years: A brief review

Steve Vosloo

The goal of the mobile learning team, which I led, was to provide insight and expert guidance to Member States on how to practically leverage mobile technologies to help achieve the Education for All goals. From 2011 to 2013 I was the Senior Project Officer in mobile learning at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. My After four months over 70,000 users had signed up to the English Teacher service.

How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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As Ken Banks, a lead mobile technologist who has lived and worked with mobile technology in Africa since the 1990’s, points out, “Every mobile phone can do text messaging. Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone.

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4 calls for #papers on #mLearning and #eLearning

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The EDEN Annual Conference will approach the key questions of learning methodology and technology focusing on the 'Open learning generations', the contexts of socially significant target groups: junior and senior e-learners. We will explore their learning cultures, technology use patterns and discuss new approaches in the schools, universities, lifelong - informal - adult learning settings that respond to them. Happy New Year to all of you! All of which I will share as work progresses. But to start the year: the new call for papers! Topics:

SMS Nation: August Edition

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And while the generation has experienced some pushback for letting their fast flying fingers do the talking, the use of technology has not mitigated the generation’s social skills. Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! Summer is now in full swing – and while the weather continues to delivers warm days, we’re serving up what’s hottest in the press in terms of text messaging news.

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#LAK11 the #semantic web and how the intelligent curriculum will enhance our learning

Ignatia Webs and cross-references this to the data bank of EU/WHO or B.& For those interested of hearing more on semantic technologies in learning environments, have a look at the video lecture given by Dragan Gasevic available at [link] (cool guy). The LAK content keeps intriguing. This week's content focused on the semantic web, linked data and intelligent curriculum. & B.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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Smartphone technology and wireless mobile applications migrated to the only necessary computing device–the human brain. MobileBeyond The Future of Mobile Communications Home About MobileBeyond Contact MB Subscribe The Day Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merged February 23, 2010 Neural Net The day started like any other, sun rising, Earth spinning, Moon in orbit.

International Women’s Day: women in top positions at universities and women in ICT

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As a feminist (since early birth, thanks mom and dad!) I am thrilled to be part of the technological wave that sweeps all nations. This research was published in the International journal of Gender, Research and Technology and the full article can be accessed (for free) here: [link]. And only 9% of universities have a women at the top of the organization. Why should we care?

Quick guide to low cost ICT devices for 3rd world


For several years, those nice people at infoDev / World Bank have been keeping a (slowly aging) list of excellent, low cost technology cheap and robust enough to be used in the developing world. Great list – but almost impossible to keep uptodate. Especially when it comes to Mobile. Growth of mobile phones, and connectivity via mobile networks has massively leapfrogged the non-mobile.

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

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What was his speech about: mobile phones are the most prevalent technology, ever. Ringtones are 5 billion dollar business, no other technology had use for ringtones => new businesses start up. 58% of Kenya uses mobile banking for personal financial transactions. Tags: mobile technology mlearncon conferences First key speaker at mLearncon Tuesday 15 june 2010.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog -

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School By SANDHYA NANKANI AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO George Osodi/Associated Press At an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, cellphones appear in great profusion, as they do throughout poorer lands. What are the drawbacks?

New Study Shows that Planned Parenthood’s Live Text Chat Program Relieves Teen Anxiety

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The study, titled “Using Chat and Text Technologies to Answer Sexual and Reproductive Health Questions: Planned Parenthood Pilot Study,” shows that the program is particularly useful in relieving the anxiety of the most vulnerable populations: young and minority teens. And a live, anonymous expert? All Posts Blog Customer News health Nonprofit npo Press Text Messages Use Cases

June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Here is the monthly top ten list for from June. Enjoy. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Book-Poor, but Mobile Phone-Rich? Look to M-Novels

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Look to M-Novels is a guest blog post that I wrote for the World Bank’s Educational Technology Debate. Book-Poor, but Mobile Phone-Rich? It is part of a broader debate around The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nick Carr, but seen within a developing country context. The m4Lit project is discussed

Evidence of #Post-PC transition: iPad cannibalisation of PCs predicted to be over 30% already #slide2learn #Edutechebate

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Under the heading ‘ Bleak outlook for tablets outside of iPad’ , this article quotes Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore who has “ announced slashed PC growth estimates, from initial 9 percent year-over-year growth in 2011 to just 4 percent, primarily due to weakness in the consumer market due to cannibalization by smartphones and iPads.&#. “We believe weak end demand in Europe and the U.S. is directly related to pressure from both the iPad and smartphones,&# Whitmore wrote. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder’s posterous. uLearning

Déjà Vu

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have been involved in learning using technology since 1979 and heard that microcomputers were a fad, the Internet was nothing but porn, and now how terrible cell phones are. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”) In the spring of 1996 (after a year of committee study) I finally got permission to put our college on the web. Our students are as well.

2010 Forecasts

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In fact, Tech Crunch 's Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010 , over half of them are mobile. Already, several financial service firms such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo are exploring using mobile phones to deliver compliance training, product training and performance support/on-the-job aids. Bottom line today is that the questions are no longer "why?" but "how?".

Mobile learning at the Nigeria Summit

Steve Vosloo

It has fundamentally changed the way that people communicate, socialise, do business, bank and farm. My particular focus at UNESCO is mobile learning : how mobile technology can be used to improve teaching, learning and effective administration. I was honored to sit on a panel at The Economist’s Nigeria Summit 2013 in Lagos. Below are my speaking notes. Education challenges.

Mobile learning for development workshops by Great researchers

Ignatia Webs

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. These workshops will provide participants with the capacity to design their own solutions using mobile and social technologies.

mLearn08: keynote Diane Laurillard on mobile learning methods

Ignatia Webs

Digital technologies are not optimized for learning. So understanding what would make the technology pedagogy driven is essential. Technology is transforming learning. Technology tools are optimezed for business and leisure. Technologies for transforming teaching. So how do we make sure that the pedagogy is developed to take technology into teaching.

James' Blog: Mobile Learning for the Working World

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The bank teller, for example, spends the majority of their day at their teller window. They may be working to move up the career ladder in their bank or they may be simply trying to keep up the ongoing changes with the banks services. Banks have typically met this need with a combination of classroom and technology-delivered learning events. Additionally, a mobile device that will get thousands of hours of use over four years seems cost justified. But what about the world of work? First, how mobile is the worker? doesnt appear to me that they do.

The promise of Mobile Learning is real…but it may not be what you thought it was. |

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December 10, 2009 By David Milliken Let’s start with two very different perspectives: 1) Mobile learning leverages today’s smart phone technologies to deliver a unique experience to the user.  Given the option, many users with lots of downtime inherent in their jobs, will choose to access content remotely via a mobile device. A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to explore Mobile Learning concepts and application with some of the definitive experts in the space, including researchers at ADL Co-Labs and practitioners from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. 

2010: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

have presented on m4Lit at TEDx Soweto ( watch video ) and Tech4Africa , eLearning Africa in Zambia, and twice at the World Bank in Washington. recently gave a thematic keynote at the Open Innovation Africa Summit in Kenya, and at the International Seminar on Mobile Technologies for Learning and Development in Barcelona. This is my “brag pack&# for 2010. Read the one for 2009.

Mobile Learning

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Freelance Writing Jobs | Todays Articles | Sign In Browse Sections Home Technology Mobile Technology Mobile Learning Jan 17, 2011 Antonia Sidgwick mobile phone - Niklas Bildhauer A brief look into the positives and negatives of mobile learning and how this technology could advance learning techniques. What is it? What are its benefits? What are the Issues?

Methods & Practices

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Although technology exists to do almost anything in this regard there are several factors that we normally try to identify. The optimum way to employ any technology based learning program is to define the optimum point in the “cost-utility” curve. There are numerous ways to run a program and many opportunities to implement m-learning without breaking the bank. Here are some basic ideas that we normally raise when we have this discussion: If the program is for a defined platform (i.e. Keep the app simple so there is minimal user inertia. Emantras Inc.

Enhance Your Study with Mobile Learning |

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It contains ubiquitous handheld technologies, together with wireless and mobile phone networks, to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of learning. Mobile learning is based on new technology while the traditional courseware can also be shared with the help of some other easy-to-use tools. Complaints like these are heard a lot. How To Make Money Online Via Blogging?

CCK08 Free and reliable open source software for YOU and all of us

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In the past decade, free and open source software (FOSS) has become one of the major catalysts in increasing transparency by lowering the barrier to access the best software technologies. Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. Connecting to others, is enabled by open source software. Really.

eLearning Roadtrip: Mobile learning at last?

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Location-based services that can ride on the same technology infrastructures are making it possible to “smart-find” the ATM, restaurant, or service provider of choice, just as one can get directions while driving across town. » March 04, 2009 Mobile learning at last? Portable, relatively inexpensive personal GPS (global position services) devices continue to proliferate. Which.I