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free mMOOC design paper and upcoming #mLearncon

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In running up to the conference, I remembered that I did not share a mobile design paper from 2013, which was published in the Mobile Handbook, an award winning book edited by Zane Berge and Lyn Muilenburg. Since publishing the paper I have been using the mMOOC design to see what works, and what has changed, and I will get that down in a short article later.

#LScon Merging social media, #mobile and #MOOC learning options

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Merging social media, mobile learning, MOOC options from Inge Ignatia de Waard. conference instructional design learning solutions mLearning mobile mobile learning mooc presentation social media During the Learning Solutions conference 2014 I thought it would be fun to try and map out which learning affordances and decisions might be related to different learning technologies. Hopefully providing some direction for creating a multi-technology training environment. dashing off to join my fellow eLearners in the conference.

#Mobile instructional #design is getting a push, join in!

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For those interested in adding to the creation of a mobile instructional design model. As a growing number of mobile innovations become available in the learning space, education and training technology thought leaders are now interested in how to effectively design for a variety of mobile learning scenarios. It was not optimized for instructional designers and content developers.

The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective

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Bart Rientien s gave a webinar at the Knowledge Media Institute this morning, describing three cases in which he (and his colleagues) looked at informal and social network learning. Integrated Social network analysis There are those who read only, but do not interact. Constructional design has an effect on team work and outcomes. This is notoriously difficult! Self-reporting.

Writing social sciences #research paper #phd

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So thanks to USC libraries ( @USCLibraries )Even just reading through their brief description of each section gets my mind oriented: Abstract An abstract summarizes, usually in one paragraph of 300 words or less, the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) the overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) the basic design of the study; 3) major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 4) a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions. phd qualitative research research social science writing

#edenRW9 Studying learning expeditions in cross action spaces with digital didactical designs

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Digital didactical design has 5 components to study about 80% of what is happening in the classroom: learning activities, assessment learning outcomes social relations web-enabled technologies She investigated 64 classes to see where these classes were in the 5 layered framework. Isa Jahnke ( [link] ) is an inspiring academic, and one who knows how to network. Have a look at her book!

Designing #mLearning for people with #disabilities or learning difficulties

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These social media locations can be embedded via widgets in a secure wiki (to be done by the instructional designer, or technical helper: Once it is set up, new additions to these locations will automatically show up in the central learning environment). Depending on the type of learning you have in mind, you can use different social media. Here is a list of learning aims linked to the most common social media groups. 3. Last week I got a mail from Jenni Wright from Australia. Here is what I came up with for Jenny. used Pediaphon to get the MP3 files. Draffan.

Free report on #innovative #pedagogy, practices and use

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find the focus on social learning of interest, as the report states that " Education can be dramatically enhanced by social networks, a report from The Open University claims. Massive open social learning brings the power of social networks to people taking online courses, by recommending, liking and following the best content created by other learners.

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

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implications of mLearning teacher roles: need to evolve to encompass wide-ranging support for informal learning (teachers must get more experience with mobile learning) strong guidance on aspects of personal safety and security issues (trust, safe learning environment, what does it mean for female immigrants to dive into social media networks.) so an overall lively use of mobile devices.

Drawing up an #mLearning #strategy in 10 steps

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Here are 10 steps that make up my own mLearning strategy if I want to work on a new project, if you have additions, please add them via comment or social media: The 5 core steps are similar to any TELearning environment 1. The learner dynamics will have a profound impact on the overall design of the learning environment or course architecture and the tools you will use to design the learning environment. 4. Security can be an issue What is the security you need to deliver your mLearning content or design your mLearning project? How will you design the content?

My eBook on MOOC and how to set up #MOOC yourself

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In the book I am looking at different MOOC options (cMOOC, xMOOC), fitting it in with the best online learning practices of eLearning, offering design and learning options, looking at pedagogies and some certification options, and providing suggestions to embed mLearning and social media options to improve training via MOOCs. The last few weeks I have been finalizing my first eBook.

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Mobile Commons Enjoys Its Role at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

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This past June, Mobile Commons was a proud sponsor of the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference that took place in Washington, D.C. How Mobile Commons represented the mobile sector at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference. One of text messaging’s biggest strengths is its ability to integrate with other channels – be it social media or a nonprofit’s web page.

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#edenRW9 Tweaking facilitator focus in MOOCs changes course dynamic dramatically

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week MOOC, launched 9 March 2015, given on Canvas LMS, designed for both new and experienced learners (community based education). This lead to a much higher social interaction between student-to-student interactions. eden liveBlog mooc research social learningMartha Cleveland Innes from Athabasca University (yeah!!!) talks about MOOC MOOCs are part of educational reform.

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

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Trust the kindness and wisdom of strangers Another option would be to trust the kindness and wisdom of strangers, even if a course design fails. So if a certain design or approach does not work: ask for solutions. education collaborative learning mooc instructional design informal learningBut my heart really goes out to Fatimah Wirth, for she dared to test new approaches but.

Successfully implementing #mobile 2.0 within institute using participatory action research

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The following paper provides insights and arguments on embedding, optimizing and collaboratively changing the institutional approach to mobile learning involving social media or mobile 2.0. series of participatory action research(Swantz 2008; Wadsworth 1998) m-learning projects was used to draw out implications and strategies for facilitating social constructivist learning environments.

Upcoming the Really Useful #EdTechbook and chapter

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Julian Stodd: “How gadgets help us learn in the Social Age” Terese Bird: “Students Leading the Way in Mobile Learning Innovation” Inge de Waard: “Tech Dandy, and the Art of Leisure Learning” Sharon Flynn: “Learning Technologists: changing the culture or preaching to the converted?” books ebook eLearning instructional design lifelong learning mobile mobile learning online learning paper » The future of social networking – a concept investigation

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The future of social networking – a concept investigation Posted by matt on October 01, 2009 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my blog and get updates either via email or via RSS. Here are some concept designs that myself and ace designer Philip Langley put our heads together to create. It’s an investigation into how social networking may work in the future, focusing on mobile and augmented reality (AR). But you can see how valuable (and scary) this could be when applied to a social networking paradigm. Thanks for visiting! and all.

#AdaLovelaceDay in search of the extended learning body

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Using social media, multiple (mobile) devices, connecting with people, learning in both formal and informal ways, moving towards an unknown professional future….? artificial intelligence blogphilosophy design education future future of education informal learning researchMost of the people who are passionate about computing know Ada Lovelace. Ada must have known and felt it herself.

#mlearn2010 Raising the bar of challenge with collaboration social flow in mobile learning by David Parsons

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Does mobile learning really mean social learning? Social flow Walker's 'social flow' (2010) indicate that is doing it together gets you to do more. collaborative physical activity was rated as being more enjoyable when collaborating (overcome more barriers, so more social flow). Design and measures ? David Parsons spoke on behalf of his team.

Free mobile learning papers from mLearn2016 conference in Sydney #mLearning #mobile

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The preconditions for sustainability in mobile learning may be broadly categorized as: Economic (financial considerations) Political (leadership, equity and policy) Social (community engagement) Technical (infrastructure, security, devices, applications) and Pedagogical (teaching and learning). augmented learning conference mLearning mobile mobile learning online learning papers quantified self research social learning technologyThe theme chosen for the conference was Mobile Learning Futures – Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning. Yue, Lisa Y.

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Write, create, curate and collaborate: preparing for #digiWriMo

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Get subscribed through the designated website: [link] Or get into all or some of the online communities (or not, as I said, they are really open with this initiative, open to all of us), what they provide as guidance and locations: How Does One DigiWriMo? collaborative learning collaborative working multimedia online learning open education social media tools writingGreat initiative to combine digital writing and creativity all through the month of November 2015. learn by writing. It is simple and open. Breadcrumbs from here to the future. oh, nice initiative!

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.

New #gender & #mlearning news mobiles to end violence

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They join current grantees Tigo Tanzania , Etisalat Africa, Orange Mali and Airtel Uganda in developing innovative offerings designed to address the gender gap in women’s access and use of mobile in their respective markets. gender ICT4D mLearning mobile mobile learning social change The Gender and Mobile Learning Newsletter is a great read and is now available.

#LAK11 analyse your learner/worker interactions with SNAPP to increase #elearning outputs, pedagogy and #performance

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Within the Export tab, social graph data can be saved as GraphML or to the.vna format. moodle social network knowledge mooc lak11 eLearning analytics knowledge management networkingHere is where SNAPP comes in. There are other visual analyzing tools, but SNAPP is simple to use and easy to install, which is why I really like it. So how does it work?

Does #mobile learning really make a difference in this world?

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In his new job he wants to set up mobile health projects, but at the same time he wants to make sure they will be durable and basically… make sense to the people it is designed to help. It has the old stigma (male’s are better at it), the new social-economic realities (women have less access to technology) and the gender digital divide. with rapidly changing technology.

A fantastic pedagogical issue of IRRODL free #research #eLearning #pedagogy

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Kissaka HTML PDF MP3 EPUB Dyads Versus Groups: Using Different Social Structures in Peer Review to Enhance Online Collaborative Learning Processes Francesca Pozzi, Andrea Ceregini, Lucia Ferlino, Donatella Persico HTML PDF MP3 EPUB Learners’ Interpersonal Beliefs and Generated Feedback in an Online Role-Playing Peer- Feedback Activity: An Exploratory Study Yu-Hui Ching, Yu-Chang Hsu HTML PDF MP3 EPUB Should Instructors Require Discussion in Online Courses? collaborative learning education eLearning k12 mooc multimedia online education online learning pedagogy research social learning

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. In the report, they deal head on with the challenges: The rapid growth in the use of social media and mobile devices has created both a crisis and an opportunity for school leaders. Very impressive!

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

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Tappestry is positioned as the first social network designed specifically for learning. remember a social media guru once saying that she went to Twitter to find answers. A review by Jessica Knox. Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project). As learning professionals we see it everywhere.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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In putting this list together, I used Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are also popular based on social signals. Tags: Learning Technology Mobile Learning Design Mobile Technology I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Learning.

The “m” in mLearning means More

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” In the context of mLearning, I also believe that we should not approach designing for mobile with the mentality that we need to create learning experiences that are stripped-down version of their eLearning counterparts on the Desktop. “I spent a year and a half attempting to reduce a massive, complex social networking website into a handheld, touch-screen form factor.

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7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

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No wonder they have thousands of superfans, who rave about their products and who recommend them to their peers via Social Media Networks. It was almost like using a beautifully designed iPad app. If there’s one thing Articulate knows is helping customers design eLearning and it shows in the way they developed Storyline. First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. But of course, there’s a lot more. 2.

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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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While the development platforms and tools are easy-to-use, using such tools to design effective learning solutions is another matter altogether. It requires a skill-set that includes instructional and media design competencies for mobile device, and interface & user experience design skills. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development. Weaknesses. Threats.

Great Infographic: The Mobile Developer Journey

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UK-based VisionMobile has released a great infographic illustrating the journey of a mobile developer, from app design to monetization. That is because it is still complicated. As time progresses, I expect that new tools will be invented that will make the job easier. VisionMobile has other interesting reports and maps, as well as an atlas of the mobile industry listing over 1,100 players.

liveblog @ectel2015 Grounded serious game design on scientific findings: the case of ENACT on soft skills assessment

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Grounded serious game design on scientific findings: the case of ENACT on soft skills training and assessment (EU project) Davide Marocco (Plymouth uni) Enhancing negotiation skills through online assessment and training methods. Negotiation competence as social-intra-interpersonal competence (soft-skill) that can be improved and impact the personal and professional life of people.

Person in the Picture + great design methods: Janet Clarey from Brandon Hall Research

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She covers social media, microlearning, e-learning, instructional design, and learning technologies for the workplace." (got this from the about section on her blog). Her blog features an abundance of eLearning tips and tricks and why I wanted to put her in the picture right now is because of a recent post that got me into design thinking mode. This pdf can be downloaded here.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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Social (human) and Machine networks. Being able to leverage this user generated content for a variety of learning application is something learning designers will need to master soon. These will be in addition to the networks humans build using what can only be termed as ‘social technology’. You can find our presentation here. Ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

Learning Solutions #LScon: Aaron Silvers and Elaine Raybourn on Applying Transmedia Storytelling Techniques for eLearning and Training

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It depends on the social media you incorporate in your learning/teaching interaction. education books instructional design eLearning conferencesLive from the Learning Solutions magazine conference. There are people you just want to meet, one of which is Aaron Silvers. He always gets my mind going, and this time he totally blew me away with his semantic learning insights.

The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]

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Mayra Aixa Villar: As Instructional Designers, every day, we look for that spark of inspiration that can help us design our next eLearning project. We strongly believe in simple but still engaging designs, and for that reason, we’re always trying to find creative ideas to present learning content in order to get our message across. Send to Kindle.

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Reviews for The Mobile Learning Edge

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To date, the reviews have been very positive, and reviewers seem to recognize that the book is aimed at business decision makers, more than instructional designers. WordPress Admin

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The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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believe Camtasia makes it extremelly easy to add just the right amount of hotspots and quizzes to videos within context, and this is one of the reason why I believe Camtasia 8 is a must-have tool for learning design, especially because I truly believe the future of learning design calls for all of us to hit the soft reset button and embrace simplicity. Video and the Flipped Classroom.