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#OER on higher ed, corporate, personal & #development

Ignatia Webs

Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). And as I was listening to this 30 minute talk, another OER movie caught my attention: Using OER for workforce development which was presented by Una Daly from the Open CourseWare Consortium. That is a sweet thing.

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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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. open source mUbuntu India m4d digital divide innovation developing world born mobile south africa free resources This in turn, helped generate huge online interest.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

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.

liveblog #eMOOCs2015 collaborative MOOCs a challenging experience

Ignatia Webs

This network has as an objective to focus on: Water Energy Nutrition Teaching support in this North-South context: lectures are organised in both institutions and teach each other’s. collaborative learning conferences development ICT4D liveBlog mooc online education online learningThis session is given by Sandra Soarez-Frazao and Yves Zech from RESCIF.

Open Standards for m-learning?

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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).

A low-cost pay-as-you-attend educational model for education

Ignatia Webs

As the West or North is looking for new ways to finance the shift that is taking place in education (MOOCs and Higher Education), it would feel logical to me that inclusive education will be born in developing regions, hopefully bringing along financial options that can help people in the West or North that are increasingly fighting poverty and seclusion from educational resources.

iBeacons mapped against SAMR model

uLearning Blog

months in the making, this infographic aims to map the emerging uses of iBeacons in Education against the levels of the SAMR model developed by Dr Rubin Puentedura. samr ibeacon. When a new technology emerges, its early uses in education will generally follow a path that begins at a substitution level of using the new tech almost exclusively just to replace something we could already do.

Report on risks of #learning analytics in education #educause

Ignatia Webs

In the case of the developing research area of learning analytics, questions remain about the ethical use of data—a general understanding of these issues is still in development. In June 2012 Educause already launched a 44 page report on possible risks and benefits of using learning analytics in Higher Education written by Randall Stiles.

Thoughts on power discrepancy in #MOOC #eMOOC2014

Ignatia Webs

Coming back at the success rates of MOOC, there is again the link to certification given during the talk, which is not necessarily linked to the personal need of the MOOC participant for her/his professional development (it might just be one part of a course that feels useful). Dark thoughts during a really nice conference. So what is already there is the keeper). So is this a reality?

Call for #papers on #elearning: 4 calls 4 continents

Ignatia Webs

This is the perfect opportunity to provide quality professional development for your staff. Online learning is happening all around the globe, so why not connect to all the different continents and get a local feel while you are there. HICSS sessions are comprised primarily of refereed paper presentations; the conference does not host vendor presentations.

@eLaconference #ICT4D #eLearning Africa report covers a lot of ground

Ignatia Webs

ICWE people who organize the conferences Online Educa Berlin and eLearning Africa have just published a report on the status of eLearning in Africa (which is organized in Benin this year). The report is published at the beginning of the conference, which I think is a wonderful idea. It is a free report and can be downloaded here. Now who would not be interested in that? eLearning report ICT4D

Blogphilosophy: age and learning, my son and I

Ignatia Webs

My son did it, but the other kid kept on throwing things, now with more energy. I am not much of a talker under such circumstances. I am more of a mother hen: my eyes get tiny and I become more focused in a peculiar way. have used this physically born energy on multiple occasions, for both physical and mental purposes, as such I feel it is at times a helpful trait. We have to. for me.

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

mLearning Trends

We've already recorded and published our first episode and I welcome the readers of this blog to subscribe to this series where we hope to share leading news stories and happenings across the world of mobile devices and apps in general and Training and Development initiatives in particular. It should prove to be fun, engaging and hopefully beneficial to all who invest their time to listen.

#Phd journey and shifts in punk identity

Ignatia Webs

This might sound funny, but honestly, when looking for a job I just freeze. I do not feel I can charge forward like some lunatic Donna Quichotta, battling all the usual suspects/job seekers by mowing them down with my lack of formal education, and most of all raw energy. It spans high school settings and continued professional development (medical field, train-the-trainer options).

4 calls for #papers on #mLearning and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of technology and investment related problems. Happy New Year to all of you! Slowly getting up to speed for a wonderful 2012: working on a new online feature (thanks to Stephen Downes)… which takes more time than expected, but hoping to get it launched in the next couple of weeks. All of which I will share as work progresses. But to start the year: the new call for papers! Review paper is warmly welcome.

Google’s App Inventor … liberation or stagnation?

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A year ago, Google released App Inventor – a fascinatingly visual, albeit rather buggy tool for developing android apps. Although not robust enough for our commercial development, we loved the fresh ideas about interface, and app building. See this google blog post from Hal Ableson , the prof who will be running it New injection of energy for the constructionist theories of learning.

html5 is growing, and this looks like a good e/mLearning solution

Ignatia Webs

Rapid Intake is company that thrives on its dynamic developers and it shows. They have focused their recent energy on coming up with an authoring tool that allows instructional designers to deliver content across multiple devices while keeping the same content logic, though formatting the content towards the device that is connecting to that content. They are testing it on android2.2

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Joining the debate on #OECD report on students, computers and learning

Ignatia Webs

their present state of being (character, energy.). The howl to create and fund more continued professional development for teachers can be heard (technology is the main focus, but I would love to see pedagogy in each CPD, as the media also shapes the content). Some extra debates started to emerge. Feels like an interpretation of an interpretation, but. The PISA test. Of course not.

Free awareness games and how IBM embeds informal learning and training

Ignatia Webs

But first games: CityOne: A Smarter Planet game (a FREE game) Cityone is also an awareness game, which will be launched at 4th October 2010 : energy, banking, choose which solutions you want to propose to make people happy. Think you know what it takes to make the energy systems that serve a city more efficient? He is by no doubt a top competent training/eLearning visionary.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Mobile Learning and Social Networking each attained much higher hype levels across the Training & Development during the 2010 “season” and both concepts were featured topics in articles and conference sessions alike. Microsoft focused its energies on ways to leverage its own Silverlight support within the new Windows Phone 7 environment before it adds Flash Player support. A.K.A.

Saving money with Straight Talk using coupons for cell phones

Mobile Learning Edge

Individuals with children or full-time occupations ordinarily don’t have sufficient energy to scour the Internet and print out, compose, and utilize much else besides the infrequent coupon. It can even track your developments and remind you when it coordinates a store’s area to a coupon you as of now have so you never pass up a major opportunity for an arrangement. Using a cell phone while shopping through coupons can spare you a considerable measure of cash, however it can likewise take a great deal of vitality. That is the place coupon applications can act the hero.

#OEB15 liveblogging robots in education

Ignatia Webs

Presentations of 3 robotics builders and developers. Challenges: materials (very fragile), AI, energy, cloud, Manfed Hild: neurorobotics reseach laboratory (NRL) [link] little 15 EUR robotset + 2 to 3 hours you can make a walking spider robot. nice conversation with some informative links. iCUBE is first project introduced by Giorgio Metta. artificial intelligence coding robotics

Mobile Learning in India

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They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. Similar to India, it’s hard to quantify adoption in more developed markets. The increasing ubiquity of the mobile phone begs for it to be used as a learning tool.

E-Learning Queen: Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

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► Mar 05 (1) Developing a Professional Digital Competency Portf. ► Apr 14 (1) Teacher Roundtable: Good Deeds Societies ► Apr 07 (1) The Energy Farm Concept for Small and Medium Produ. The edublog emphasizes real-world e-learning issues and appropriate uses of emerging technologies. Who is the Queen? You are, dear reader. Susan Smith Nash is the Queens assistant.

The Mobile Learner

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January 14, 2009 — Rob De Lorenzo As the break-neck speed at which development of digital technology continues to take place, and considering that my November 27, 2007 blog post titled “Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?&# is currently my most viewed post, I decided to share an update concerning the use of a cell phone, and now even an iPod Touch, as a clicker.

Remembering the Social Contexts of Learning

The Mobile Learner

The disconnect here is that proponents of technology, myself included, often spend enormous amounts of time and energy discussing the mechanics of technology use but do so outside of the social contexts and realities of teaching and learning. continue to see, and am inspired by, evidence of educators successfully integrating technology in their classrooms and the benefits to their students.

Wireless power vision by Intel versus microwave health risks

Ignatia Webs

During the latest Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, California, one of the topics in the visionary keynote was wireless power. Justine Rattner, Intel's vice president, demonstrated a Wireless Resonant Energy Link (WREL) to power a 60-watt light bulb without the use of a plug or wire of any kind, which is more than is needed for a typical laptop.

The touchscreen XO – a (p)review & update on OLPC Australia

uLearning Blog

Announced just recently but under development for sometime is the next hardware iteration of the ‘its an education program not a laptop program’ XO. Preview: XO-4 Duo hybrid laptop/tablet from OLPC Australia. Based on use of an early XO with touchscreen prototype. An upgraded XO-1.5 No longer are cheap netbooks the frontier of computing. Externally the design of the XO is staying unchanged.

Richard Clark: mLearning on multiple devices: a practical guide at mLearnCon

Ignatia Webs

very intelligent and sharp minded man with glasses, with kind gestures to give energy to his words, mainly elaborating with iPhone examples. Turning up your web development skills, will enable you to prepare cross platform content for smartphones. version of the OS, apple launched a different developers agreement: for the OS4.0 what is it aimed for? how do you support it?

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Mobile Augmented Reality – A Brief Overview

mLearning is Good

GE recently launched a website to teach customers about its’ efforts in alternative energy. Developers can start by leveraging the Flash Art (FlArt) toolkit.  . The integration of innovative technology in learning has always been a goal of educators. In the past two decades, we’ve seen advances in learning technology that allow learners to connect to powerful learning systems and sources of information that were previously unavailable. However, most recent technologies have forced the learner to learn through computer-generated reality or “virtual reality&#.

Reflections on The First Ontario Educator Meetup

The Mobile Learner

This is a very valid concern and speaks to one participant’s point about developing critical mass.  In fact, it is this very concern that drove me to setup this space in the first place.  On Monday December 29th at 6:00 pm EST, this first Ontario Educator Meetup session took place online in Adobe Connect.  However, the conversation was fruitful and the interaction, for the most part, was vibrant. What struck me most about the session was that 21 individuals from around the world took time out of their busy day to participate.  digital tools.  Thanks to those who attended. 

E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog

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HeartOfGamingUK: Ashens is the best im loling while i type =D Popularity Contest 100% The Hottest Topic of the Moment, Renewable Energy 48% Enterprise 21 ERP Software From Technology Group International Discusses Too Much Inventory 38% Is the United States ready for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles? Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About MoSo Tech! Related Posts Comments (0) No comments yet.

Cloud Computing: money and mobilty

mLearning World

Now imagine that computing power and the software it runs could be available not from your own expensive and energy sucking tower, but from the air. Well, ‘wirelessly’ might be a better way of putting it - because its the development of the wireless internet that is making this rather fanciful sounding idea a very real possibility as the tech industry goes forward. by Jonathan Nalder mLearnxyz.net So what does mobile learning have to do with ‘cloud computing’? And just what is ‘cloud computing’? Mine was via my parents in 1988 - the screen was CGA with wait for it - 3 colours!

My 100th Post: A Look Back

The Mobile Learner

Just before I began this blog in November 2007, I was working as an Academic ICT consultant with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.  My PLN consisted essentially of the people I had physically around me.  I had dabbled into blogging for about one year prior and had just joined Twitter (at the convincing of Quentin D’Souza ).  I was trying to figure out where I would spend my energies.  I had purchased my first iPod about a year earlier and had recently switched my cell phone to a BlackBerry: both were beginning to change the way I was doing things. right? 

Blogphilosophy: Ten reasons why sharing what you learn/research will add to your life's quality

Ignatia Webs

So here are ten reasons why I think sharing is winning Keeping your idea to yourself will kill it Say you have a world changing idea, you do not know how to mold it into something useful, so you keep it to yourself hoping you will get the means to develop it one time or another. That idea will either be picked-up by someone else (ideas float through space, anyone can pick them up and develop them) or it will die. Ideas can look fantastic, but trying to develop them can be a painstaking process that has some result at best (ideas are not always useful – unfortunately).

Addressing Some Critiques of Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

Instead of using energy to ban cell phones, and then policing the ban, we should be teaching student how to live responsibly in the world and how to treat others with respect – basic social skills.  Personally, I feel it’s time to modernize teaching and learning models where the emphasis is on skill development and where information is a resource to skills attainment.  While there are many criticisms I can address, for brevity’s sake, I’m going to focus on three. Fact: Students bully other students with and or without a cell phone.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

mLearning

With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted. The main trainer trainer was Nicholas Circosta, a 21-year-old Honours student from Murdoch University and a founding partner in start-up software development company Codelity. 

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

mLearning

With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted. The main trainer trainer was Nicholas Circosta, a 21-year-old Honours student from Murdoch University and a founding partner in start-up software development company Codelity. 

John Traxler on academic and corporate mLearning in a Global context

Ignatia Webs

PDA pilot study: Green energy in th Lake District (Sellafield Nuclear Site): field study mobile course, capturing measurements with mobile data capturing (saves time and gains on accuracy). Proximity is no longer what you are nearby, but also who you are nearby => near to zones of proximal development (Vygotsky) augmented reality: overlay of images over the real world.

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

uLearning Blog

Mobile, wireless and cloud computing developments are leading very quickly towards a world of ubiquitous, or ‘everyware’ computing. www.elearnspace.org. “I believe that we are seeing, in educational technology, a rare convergence of technological transformation and ideological development. CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a software, web and eLearning development firm. Enjoy! link].