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#MOOC for development report #ict4D

Ignatia Webs

Finally the inspirational and informative report of Massive Open Online Courses for Development (MOOC4D) is published by the Penn University, and it can be downloaded here. The conference on MOOC4D was held in April 2014 and it focused on the challenges and potentials of MOOCs in developing countries. conference development ICT4D k12 knowledge mooc MOOC4D online learning

Blogphilosophy on the #MOOC for credit Global Freshman Academy #GFA

Ignatia Webs

In short they both started the Global Freshman Academy , linking university credits with MOOCs on a major MOOC platform. And although the world is still a quilt of different societies, slowly but surely there is this tendency to move towards a global ‘best’, whatever that might mean. For global – it seems to me – is used in a very market driven view when it comes to education.

iSpot a global #mobile enabled environmental #crowdsourcing initiative

Ignatia Webs

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

#mlw2013 m4d report on Global Mobile on the Move

Ignatia Webs

One of the publications linking to mobiles for development are two publications mentioned by Martine Koopman of IICD : Mobile on the Move and a publication focusing on a step-by-step ICT for social innovation publication. While attending UNESCO's mobile learning week in Paris, I will disseminate some of the information that comes up and might be off use. nice, brief overview.

#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. This made the local press, which caught the eye of the South African wikipedia team, who passed on the message to their global team. Spread the word.

Wave Riding Theory - a fresh look at learning technology adoption

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The mobiMOOC attendees certainly thought so, encouraging me to do this post, and proceeding to work with us to develop their own top tips for m-learning practitioners I hope you find them useful! usage global blended learning html5 publicity innovation guidelines trends why mobile MOOC mobimoocIs there a gap between mobile learning theory, and practice? Start small. Practice.

liveblog #eMOOCs2015 collaborative MOOCs a challenging experience

Ignatia Webs

With the global climate change water is becoming an increasingly important commodity, which is at the basis of choosing to organise this MOOC. collaborative learning conferences development ICT4D liveBlog mooc online education online learningThis session is given by Sandra Soarez-Frazao and Yves Zech from RESCIF. MOOCs can offer a different way of sharing teaching experience.

On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

Steve Vosloo

The interview has two parts: the first video is about how mobile learning can tackle the global teacher shortage and the impact of mobile learning on the education system. Uncategorized mlearning mobile learning mobile phones mobile phones mlearning teacher development teachers yozaBelow is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa.

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. If you want to see this in action, download our Global MedAid app from your local app store. (it was made for the www.mole-project.net and includes a fairly weighty 40Mb of media, and content) The screens above are from Global MedAid.

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

mLearning Revolution

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. mobile devices per capita. Again the experience was likely not a very good one. Conclusion.

Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

Ignatia Webs

The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field. Learning Analytics aims to use the knowledge developed by these different professionals not just to understand, but also to improve learning processes. This new field of investigation has been widely developed in Anglo Saxon countries.

Free online book on #mobile learning research

Ignatia Webs

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.

John Traxler on academic and corporate mLearning in a Global context

Ignatia Webs

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. Problem to find mobile business plans that fit developing countries' settings. Today I am at the 13th edition of the Interactive Computer Aided Learning conference in Hasselt, Belgium.

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Now a few things on my wish list to go along with the aup for cell phones. 1) Teaching mobile etiquette, safety, and legalise 2) Training teachers on academic uses for cell phones (lets' give our inservice and preservice teachers the professional development they need to effectively integrate cell phones Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. received 100 responses on SurveyMonkey (Wow! Imagine how much more difficult it would have been to get survey responses from random teachers around the nation in 1995???).

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Now a few things on my wish list to go along with the aup for cell phones. 1) Teaching mobile etiquette, safety, and legalise 2) Training teachers on academic uses for cell phones (lets' give our inservice and preservice teachers the professional development they need to effectively integrate cell phones Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. received 100 responses on SurveyMonkey (Wow! Imagine how much more difficult it would have been to get survey responses from random teachers around the nation in 1995???).

Low resource areas and mobiles: get into online forums for global knowledge dissemination: e-agriculture.org

Ignatia Webs

But what are the real challenges that face reaching rural areas, and what are some of today's most beneficial applications that can help these rural communities, specifically regarding agriculture development? ‘ Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas ' is the latest virtual forum that is organised by e-agriculture. You must register for the forum first.

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. In the same vein, this post talks about a new app developed by the BBC which will allow its reporters in the field to file video, stills and audio directly into the BBC system from an iPhone or iPad. 8. See you there.

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

mLearning Revolution

Billion global Internet users, which is a 8% year over year growth. While all of these statistics are compelling, one simply needs to get out and look around to realize that there’s a massive shift toward mobile computing happening and this means that developing learning only for the 1024 x 768 desktop computer and laptop is no longer an option. Internet Growth Remains Strong.

Mobile Learning Conferences

Mobile Learning Edge

March 10-12, 2011 Mobile Learning 2011, sponsored by International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Avila, Spain. June 13-15, 2010 Global Mobility Roundtable (GMR 2010), 9 th , Athens, Greece. July 20-22, 2011 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Wireless Applications and Computing , Rome, Italy. The most comprehensive listing of conferences for learning technologies is the one produced by Clayton Wright. For a copy see: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link] or [link].

Two days before free, open, online #mLearning course #MobiMOOC launches

Ignatia Webs

Apart from the three topics mentioned below there will also be: corporate mLearning, mHealth, augmented reality, mobile gaming, mobile activism in education, train-the-trainer, mLearning pedagogy and theory, mLearning for development, mobile tools. Okay, I admit, as organizer of MobiMOOC I am at this point feeling both very anxious ("I will never get everything done in time!),

2014: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

joined Pearson South Africa ‘s Innovation Lab as head of mobile, with the following milestones under the belt: Developed the 3-year mobile learning strategy for the company. 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. See previous years here. Writings.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

Upside Learning

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?

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

Ignatia Webs

eLearning Africa is the premier gathering place for all experts and stakeholders engaged or interested in ICT-based education, training and development on the African continent. The conference theme "The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All" will provide a focus for the keynote addresses and for other invited events. It's about TIME.

Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER

Ignatia Webs

OER are used around the world at this point, which gives the concept an added perspective, because an OER can be as local or as global as you make them, fitting the content and the goal of your own or any course. short description of what you can expect by words of the editors of the book: The development and exchange of OER continues to be a technologically intensive process.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

billion or a staggering 37.2% of global workforce. It’s already true for some developing countries like India, where a majority of people access internet from mobiles only. 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. Doing More With Less.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

MobiMOOC2012 will be a forum of various learning activities intended for interactive exchange of information, knowledge, latest technical developments in mobile learning. Global issues on mLearning. Mobiles for development (m4d/ICT4D). The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Do feel free to send in your thoughts on the topics you would like me to include. Learn More.

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

There was a lot of excitement with new announcements such as LG’s 3D phone, Sony’s Experia Play, HTC ChaCha and Salsa devices with integrated Facebook, new Samsung devices and lots of tablets from companies such as HTC with their Flyer, Samsung which includes a pen, Motorola’s Xoom and RIM’s PlayBook, all trying to distinguish themselves from the absent iPad. I was honored to serve as a judge for the Mobile World Congress 2011 16th annual Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best mLearning Innovation. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. The U.S.

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Free #OER trend report with #MOOC and innovative learning foci

Ignatia Webs

The OER Trend Report for 2013 provides an extensive survey and explanation of these developments, primarily from the perspective of experts. The renowned SURF group that are situated in the Netherlands just published a wonderful, insightful and all over great read on the trend of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER mooc open education

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. In Saudi Arabia, global economic competition has had a major impact on the development of large scale ICT educational projects. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. JUSUR, LMS System. Saudi Digital Library.

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

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. Easy with multimedia: There is a cost associated with the development and access of such content. ? This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time.

On open badges and informal assessment

Ignatia Webs

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. Unfortunately the funding did not come through to move to this next, global level. But as time went by those informal badges captured the attention of public, learning projects. quite exciting!

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

Ignatia Webs

Creating networks and developing professional connections through networking technologies are advantages of participating in cMOOCs. The study showed that participants develop self-organization, self-motivation skills and increase their technological proficiency. In the free online, peer reviewed journal of Merlot, a nice set of articles was published in the March 2014 issue.

Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique

Ignatia Webs

This is a description of a seminar given by John Traxler at the London Knowledge Lab (London, UK): “Too many elephants in the room: learning with mobile devices in developing regions" on 8 November 2011. How can we move ahead getting all the major, willing stakeholders around an ethical educational project development table? Without delivering globalized content?

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Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

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. For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)? Mobile Learning

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free report on #OER evidence of success @OER_HUB

Ignatia Webs

Especially in the developing regions (cutting costs, content for everyone.). 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. There is still much more work to be done, however.

Call for gender, mobile and learning research cases ideas

Ignatia Webs

Ronda wrote a formidable piece in the Guardian''s Global section on bringing education education to young mothers through mobiles, based upon her current main project. Call for eLearning Africa as an extra And why not give your project a double boost, and submit it for eLearning Africa if you have a potential development link in your proposal? And become part of a growing network.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

In this context you’ll find these posts interesting too: Mobile Learning – What it Can Do For a Global Workforce? The third post has links to few of our other posts that focus on m-learning development tools and tips. Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. What is Mobile Learning. and what it is not?

#MobiMOOC free, online course on #mLearning runs 8 – 30 September 2012 choose your favorite topics

Ignatia Webs

In 2011 the first MobiMOOC ran from April - May 2011. Now it is time for the second course, feel free to put it in your agenda! This is the first mail to get the word of mouth going. The second MobiMOOC will run from 8 – 30 September 2012. Specifics: Course name and description: MobiMOOC is a Massive, Open Online Course (MOOC) with a focus on learning with mobile devices (mLearning). Via this form.

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