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Global Mobile Awards

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An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. In less than two weeks, mobile leaders worldwide will be gathering in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile exhibition. Audio English lessons were sent via SMS as a ringtone to a large number of Indonesians (over 70,000 during the first 3 months.). GSMA 2012 vendor award

iSpot a global #mobile enabled environmental #crowdsourcing initiative

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iSpot a global mobile enabled environmental crowdsourcing initiative iSpot focuses on sharing knowledge on what people can see in nature: birds, mushrooms, trees, flowers. For those interested in the development logic behind an ever growing, durable mobile project, the iSpot growth will be of interest. Especially as they share the choices they made and whether those were good or bad.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. So what is our goal as mobile learning designers? mobile devices per capita. Conclusion.

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

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I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. That means that our designs need to be graphically light. Limitations.

Global Tablet Shipments on Track to Surpass Total PC Shipments by 2015 [#mLearning]

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This naturally bodes well for all who follow the mobile learning revolution, but it also puts enormous pressure on learning designers to develop learning that can be consumed beyond just the desktop computer. Today we don’t get to decide which device learners use to access our Learning – slide used in my mobile learning workshop. Send to Kindle.

New Issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies

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Here is the Table of Contents: Global Telecommunications Security: Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances. Learning Mobile App Design from User Review Analysis. The latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Vol. 5, No. 3) and is available as a free download (but you have to register on the site). McManus, H.H. Carr, B.M. Adams. Software Tool to Visualize Verbal Protocols to Enhance Strategic and Metacognitive Abilities in Basic Programming. Carlos A. Arévalo, Estela L. Muñoz, Juan M. Gómez. Raja, D.J. McManus, J.M. Hardin, B.C. Haynes.

#EDEN09 workshop OER design

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The workshop will introduce participants to use a range of tools, methods and approaches to designing and evaluating open education resources (OERs). The session will include an overview of the OLnet initiative which is a new global network of support for researchers, users and producers of OERs. Now, I know you think 'I know what design is.' it is not there core business.

Interested in Grand Challenges in Global Health in combination with Low Cost cellphones? Let me know

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In the past (and present) the Grand Challenges in Global Health from the Gates foundation have given rise to a great set of interesting projects. Interesting for these funds are only dedicated to really WILD projects that have a global impact. In a second phase we will try and work out the WILD technological solution involving low-cost cellphones. Have a look at their website.

Free online book on #mobile learning research

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The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. You can download the 258 page book here. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. Kenny et al.

Cider session: Bi-National Learning and the Internet: Grassroots Experiments in Global Education

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What are the benefits and challenges of collaborating across countries and cultures in the design, implementation, and assessment of learning activities? Such activities by their collaborative nature support global education, whether it emphasizes peace, social justice, citizenship, ecology, or any topic or issue of shared interest. The Brazilians discover they like poutine!

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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Billion global Internet users, which is a 8% year over year growth. think that the next big thing we need to re-imagine is how we design learning for multiple screens and not just e-Learning for the traditional desktop and laptop. 5. For a while now we have been talking about designing for the ‘ unknown.’ Internet Growth Remains Strong. There are now 2.4 With 1.5

Mobile Commons Nominated for Two Global Mobile Awards

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Mobile Commons has been nominated for two Global Mobile Awards ! The Global Mobile Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the mobile communications industry, and companies from around the world enter. The Mobile Commons for Health platform is designed to give healthcare organizations a simple and turnkey way to connect with patients and change behaviors.

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

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As the global economic crisis stays omnipresent, more and more vulnerable learner groups get isolated and an educational solution befitting the latest Technology Enhanced Learning opportunity must be sought. The courses are clearly aimed at educated people, as such less relevant for global learners at risk. For a full time schedule, look here. However, this term gathers many factors.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


Social networking sites provide platforms for student creativity by enabling them to design projects using words, music, photos, and videos. They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They have just released a position statement , summarizing their thoughts on the matter … and it is surprisingly good!

Low resource areas and mobiles: get into online forums for global knowledge dissemination:

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The forum is part of a global initiative to enhance sustainable agricultural development and food security by improving the use of information, communication, and associated technologies in the sector. ‘ Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas ' is the latest virtual forum that is organised by e-agriculture. You must register for the forum first.

Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

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Global Learning in College A Network for Academic Renewal Conference October 6-8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado; USA. More information/website here: [link] Proposals Due Friday, February 26, 2016 The Association of American Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for AAC&U’s 2016 Conference on Global Learning in College. Dr. Prof. 2007).

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

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Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad. This will mean a whole new way of designing, developing and delivering materials, information and learning for iPads or tablets which we all will need to move very quickly towards. Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least! An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. – Jack Welch. Rings a bell?

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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billion or a staggering 37.2% of global workforce. This is already having an impact on the way we design and manage work itself and is bound to impact the training domain as well. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. In some organizations, L&D staff is struggling to build a business case for mlearning.

Instructional Design for Mediated Education | Blog | Location-Based Learning

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IDOS Blog IDT Roundtable Search Instructional Design for Mediated Education Blog Entry Location-Based Learning by Eruditio Loginquitas One comment 07 January 2010 In higher education, the uses of location-based learning seem to be limited to particular projects. They have been physically embodied from the beginning, and the nuances of learning in that space may be exploited with the design of various types of augmented reality learning. One reads of digital installations as parts of student social spaces and libraries. These ideas were strengthened in a recent webinar. Wiki Mania!


#mHealth opportunities and planning using #mLearning

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The mHealth article is entitled Mobile Learning Support for Global Health. And for all of us who have experience in mobile instructional design. mHealth is a rapidly growing market. The interesting thing is that it actually reaches both patients and practitioners around the globe with all the people around the world using cell phones. this is a great area to explore or expand.

On open badges and informal assessment

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Unfortunately the funding did not come through to move to this next, global level. Although developing informal badges are one of the key debates in MOOCs and online learning in general today, not all institutes belief it to be worth investing. But as time went by those informal badges captured the attention of public, learning projects. quite exciting!

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Global issues on mLearning. The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Inge De Waard ( @ignatia ), the organizer of MobiMOOC started this fantastic event last year which was quite successful. Learn More. TOPIC.

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!


This made the local press, which caught the eye of the South African wikipedia team, who passed on the message to their global team. Wikipedia Zero  - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s  first deal in India. This is also great news for the developing world at large. This in turn, helped generate huge online interest.

The evolution of corporate mobile learning

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A great article from Caroline Avey via CLO Media: The challenges for today’s CLOs are more complex than ever: They are required not only to demonstrate clear value and business relevance for their learning strategy on a global stage, but also their ability to link learning and performance programs directly to the goals of their organization, despite constraints in time, budget and talent. via Five Trends in Learning Delivery in 2011 – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity.

free report on #OER evidence of success @OER_HUB

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The Open Educational Resources Research Hub (OER Research Hub) provides a focus for research, designed to give answers to the overall question ‘What is the impact of OER on learning and teaching practices?’ and identify the particular influence of openness. The OER hub just released a free evidence report focusing on key factors related to Open Educational Resources.

2014: A year in review

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Strategic advisor to Project Literacy , Pearson’s 5-year global social impact campaign, launched in Sept 2014, that aims to support literacy develop in a mobile age. Education design in a mobile era –  Presented at the  3rd International North South TVET ICT Conference   in Cape Town ( view presentation ). See previous years here. Head of mobile. Writings. Core idea.

FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach

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So ok, I am a bit enthusiastic here - read subjective - but after hearing yesterday’s introduction focusing on the pedagogical and design plans of the FutureLearn MOOC platform from Mr UK-MOOC himself – Mike Sharples – I gladly list why I think FutureLearn starts with an advantage and could become a strong contender to the already existing xMOOC platforms out there (EDx, Udacity, Coursera.).

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5 Calls for #papers, presentations or/and proposals for #mlearning and #eLearning

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discuss, examine and disseminate the best ideas from and for the global community. worked together as a global force to change, improve, and create a better future for education. Global TIME (Technology, Innovation, Media and Education) The picture shows the manuscript of Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road ', which he typed on one big scroll that he put through his typewriter.

#MOOC papers: challenges, learner self-determination & #pedagogy

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For organizers, the challenge lies in learning design and facilitation, and the extent to which their assumptions about the participants match the learners'' capabilities. In the free online, peer reviewed journal of Merlot, a nice set of articles was published in the March 2014 issue. The rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the last few years bears witness to this phenomenon.

Free #research papers on #mLearning from mLearn conference

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Today the free proceedings of the mLearn2012 conference that was organized in Helsinki were put online. For all that want to get a peek into recent research, it is a blast! The topics are very diverse: augmented learning, health (diabetes 1 support among others), gender, learning analytics, mLearning pedagogy, language learning, learning with tablets.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

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Since that time, I have become more aware of other mobile learning initiatives in Canada, especially being part of the “Taking Ontario Mobile” (TOM) project at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). Being The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) has the “Taking Ontario Mobile” (TOM) project, which is researching the state of mobile computing, including mobile learning, and its prospects in Ontario. In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. Rob is a vice-principal in Toronto.

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20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

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Retrieved from Athabasca DThesis database [link] Abstract of the research As mobile access and massive open online courses (MOOCs) become a global reality, the realm of potential distance learners is expanding rapidly. List of 20 mobile related strategies to increase learner interactions in MOOCs: Design 1. or practical strategies for that matter. 2013). Self-directed learning 3.

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#nanodegree #badges #lifelong learning thoughts

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The idea is simple: for all learners following a course successfully (= as indicated by the institute/corporation designing the course and its interactions/assignments/tasks), a nanodegree can be earned that illustrate immediate job skills and knowledge. Copying societal global North as model? And although other MOOC providers, such as Coursera do have similar tracks (i.e.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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feel the time is just around the corner than “Publish to HTML5” options appear within the leading content authoring tools making it easier to design, generate and support compelling interactions and animations without needing a Flash Player on-board the device. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. On the Target – But Barely. Bullseye!

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. 5. feel the time is just around the corner than “Publish to HTML5” options appear within the leading content authoring tools making it easier to design, generate and support compelling interactions and animations without needing a Flash Player onboard the device. mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”. Here Come the Experts!

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Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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Over the past year, Fission Strategy has been working with the Global Teacher Prize , dubbed as the “Nobel Prize of teaching,” to build their online infrastructure and reach out to teachers and communities around the world. Please do nominate an exceptional teacher for the Global Teacher Prize. The following post was written by our friends at Fission Strategy. Of course you do!

eMOOCs2016 proceedings and a call of papers #CfP #MOOC

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For both directions, an underlying vision is formulated to increase accessibility to (higher) education on a global scale. For MOOCs and open courses, the most prominent research challenges are related to scalability of feedback and support, educational design of open courses, and also on the integration of new technologies into open learning environments.

Call for papers #MOOC and #online learning focus

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More precisely, the open education paradigm (for an overview, Deimann & Sloep, 2013) has been dominated by Anglo-American actors such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which started the global open educational resource (OER) movement a decade ago by opening up their teaching materials to the general public. Get your papers out and use one of these calls to do it.

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

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And as a keynote they give the floor to Hans de Zwart (English blog) who is the innovation manager for global learning technologies with Shell. Participants will have opportunities to connect with peers and learn about new Moodle R&D trends and debate research ideas that could improve the design of Moodle in the future. It will be a great Moodle meeting moment.