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Yes! #PhD written. looking for joyful bliss once more

Ignatia Webs

So, this is it. My thesis is submitted and it will now be wrapped and sent out to my examiners. For anyone interested, you can read the thesis here. have grown wiser, and become more aware of the fact that the more I learn, the less I know. Unfortunately, it also seems I lost some of my playful self… I am hoping it will come back as my mind rejuvenates after having typed for weeks on end.

How Augmented Reality Help People With a Visual Impairment

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To be effective, visually impairment aids should enhance existing vision, augment information through context, and stimulate alternative sensory channels. The post How Augmented Reality Help People With a Visual Impairment appeared first on Float. Research User Experience augmented reality blindness innovations low vision sensory input visual impairment

2 day online seminar (fee): explore opportunities for data & analytics #data

Ignatia Webs

The eLearning Guild is organizing a two day online seminar on 21 - 22 September 2016 on the opportunities for data and analytics within the eLearning industry. The standard rate is 395 $, but there are discounts available (e.g. academics, non-profits, government: 35% discount). When looking at the full summit program you will see that the organizers provide a nice balance between technology, usability and theoretical frameworks on the subject. There is a considerable amount of buzz in our industry surrounding data. People are grappling with making sense of it all.

How To Enhance Retail Customer Experiences With New Technologies, Part 2

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Gary and Colette have more to say about shopping online and in a store. But is one better than the other? Find out in Part 2 of our mobile retail blog post. The post How To Enhance Retail Customer Experiences With New Technologies, Part 2 appeared first on Float. Industry News Mobile Apps eCommerce mobile retail retail

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

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Free research papers on #MOOC, OER & online education #elearning

Ignatia Webs

A new, free, research filled issue of the Open Praxis journal just got published. In it you will find a paper co-authored with Aras Bozkurt, Nilgün Ozdamar Keskin and myself entitled: " Research Trends in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Theses and Dissertations: Surfing the Tsunami Wave ", which I also loaded to academia. Sharing abstract of our paper here: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a great deal of attention by higher education and private enterprises. For the purposes of the study, the research employed a systematic review approach.

How To Bring Mobile Devices To Their Senses And Extend Our Performance

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All five of our senses can be replicated by computers. Mobile technologies, in particular, can detect even more. So how does this phenomenon help with human performance? The post How To Bring Mobile Devices To Their Senses And Extend Our Performance appeared first on Float. Industry News Mobile Development Pedagogy and Learning computer vision geolocation magnetoreception Project Tango TAO

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Where are we going with all of us? What about peace?

Ignatia Webs

While typing ferociously to get the phd draft for my promoters done by the end of this week, many violent things have happened in a short period of time (Brussels airport blown up, Orlando night-club shooting, brexit and its resulting discrimination, and now once again Istanbul airport). Each time I told myself: just type, give the world a rest, just keep on typing. And I did. activism peace

WNYC Doubles Its Mobile Donations Using “Text to Donate”

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Problem: WNYC Wanted Greater Contact with their Mobile Donors When organizations consider raising money over text message, they typically think of text-to-give. You know the setup. Donors text a keyword to a number, and a small donation – $5 or $10 – is automatically added to their cell phone bills. But text-to-give restricted WNYC’s ability to contact people after they’d given.

7 Trends in Learning Technologies From #FocusOnLearn

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Curious about the innovations you may have missed at this year's FocusOn Learning Conference & Expo? Get a recap on 7 different trends with fascinating developments spotted in the learning space. The post 7 Trends in Learning Technologies From #FocusOnLearn appeared first on Float.

Wired Says that “Clinton’s VP Announcement is the Ultimate Text From Hillary”

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Last Friday, Hillary Clinton announced her vice presidential pick Tim Kaine over text message. Hillary’s choice of SMS – before a press conference, a Facebook post, or even a tweet – was a big moment in the history of political technology. Wired magazine called it “the ultimate text from Hillary” – and said the choice of platform was more interesting than the choice of politician.

Your Weekly Mobile News!

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SMS News OpenMarket Releases New Infographic Demonstrating Massive Opportunity for Financial Institutions to Engage with Target Consumers via SMS  – 35-55 percent of people prefer to receive SMS alerts for bank activity compared to 27 percent of the general US population. 30-35 percent prefer to receive fraud alerts through SMS versus 23 percent of the US population. Stick with SMS! Creeeepy.

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CCTV interview: Technology as a tool to transform learning

Steve Vosloo

I appeared on CCTV America along with Scott Himelstein, director of the University of San Diego’s Center for Education Policy and Law and Mobile Technology Learning Center , to discuss our vision for using technology as a tool to transform learning. Here is the interview. Uncategorized cctv mobile learning pearson

Free bidding for funding seminars for early researchers #PhD #EU #funding

Ignatia Webs

While I am nearing the end of my PhD journey (which is basically: 'type until you drop' and 'what do you mean there is an outside world with real people?'), I am now confronted with: what happens next. I am lucky to have some options (one as a pedagogical adviser which I like), and I also applied for a Marie Curie-Sklodowska fellowship (a highly acclaimed 3 year academic scholarship). But to be honest funding is a main issue for any academic. Including why you should apply as well as how. Dr Hitesh Patel will provide an overview. 10:00 am Dr Hitesh Patel 11:00 am Dr Sam Eden.

4 Reasons Why Cyber Security and Mobile Security Will Remain A Constant

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If you want to stay on top of looming cyber threats in the enterprise, pulling your punches simply isn't an option. Here is what you should prioritize. The post 4 Reasons Why Cyber Security and Mobile Security Will Remain A Constant appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps cyber security enterprise mobility mobile security security security assistant

The Potential Impact of Digital Technologies for Persons with a Visual Impairment

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Assistive technologies for navigation might come at the expense of safety for those who are visually impaired. So which advancements are getting it right? The post The Potential Impact of Digital Technologies for Persons with a Visual Impairment appeared first on Float. Industry News Research Uncategorized User Experience assistive technology augmented reality cameras computer vision geolocation mobile technology Project Tango wearable technology

Are You Holding Hands With A Zombie?

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In the wake of an apocalypse targeting our mobile devices, we need anti-virus programs, secure firewalls, toolkit detection, and of course, a flamethrower. The post Are You Holding Hands With A Zombie? appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Uncategorized botnet cyber security DDos malware mobile security phishing zombie machines

It’s Official: Hackers Are Literally Attacking Your Computer’s Hardware

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The bad news? Hackers are exploiting computer systems, even down to their core electrical functions. The good news? Float knows how to protect your data. The post It’s Official: Hackers Are Literally Attacking Your Computer’s Hardware appeared first on Float. Mobile Development Mobile Strategy Research enterprise security Internet of Things mobile security mobile technology Rowhammer security security assistant

There Is No Single Standard For Enterprise Security

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Every industry has its own security standards, and the mobile enterprise is no exception. If you want to keep your company safe, then this post is for you. The post There Is No Single Standard For Enterprise Security appeared first on Float. Industry News Research Uncategorized cyber security enterprise security IBM mobile security open enterprise security frameworks proprietary security frameworks safety standards security assistant

How To Automate Your Workflow: Slides and Video From #360iDev 2016

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We’ve successfully automated many components of our mobile development workflow with Jenkins. See how we did it. The post How To Automate Your Workflow: Slides and Video From #360iDev 2016 appeared first on Float. Conferences Industry News Mobile Apps Uncategorized 360iDev Jenkins slides workflow automation

12 Technological Forces That Will Shape The Future

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Business are experiencing a digital transformation. In his latest book, author Kevin Kelly discusses what people - and businesses - need to know. The post 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape The Future appeared first on Float. Industry News artificial intelligence augmented reality big data book review CHAMPIONS Internet of Things Kevin Kelly machine learning quantified self robotics virtual reality

How To Enhance Retail Customer Experiences With New Technologies, Part 1

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Shopping in a store is much different than shopping online. But there are many ways to merge old school and new school retail with satisfying efficiency. The post How To Enhance Retail Customer Experiences With New Technologies, Part 1 appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Mobile Strategy Newsletter eCommerce mobile retail retail

#FocusOnLearn 2016 Shows Just How Complex Enterprise Technologies Are

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The eLearning Guild's new conference suggests enterprise learning is not about any single technology, but a complex mix of multiple technologies. The post #FocusOnLearn 2016 Shows Just How Complex Enterprise Technologies Are appeared first on Float. Conferences Experience API FocusOn Learning mLearnCon

University Herald Suggests 3 Ways for College Administrators To Interact With Students Over Text

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From hospitals to hotels , more and more large institutions are communicating with their constituents over text message. Recently, higher ed has also been discovering that the best way to reach plugged-in college students is directly through their mobile phones. After all, they’re going to be glued to their phone screens anyway. Keep students informed over text, suggests the Herald. “Send

Pew Finds that Sending Text Reminders Shortens Response Times from Survey Panelists

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When people get a text message, they’re more inclined to take action, faster. A new study from Pew Research Center gives new evidence that the little buzz in your pocket or your purse is a powerful reminder. Pew found that texts combined with emails would spur survey participants to respond much faster than people who just received emails.

New Study Shows That 9 out of 10 Consumers Want to Use Messaging to Interact with Businesses

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9 out of 10 consumers want to interact with businesses over messaging, and people prefer messaging to email. Those are just two of the key results from a new Twilio study , conducted with market research firm Vanson Bourn. Twilio talked to 6,000 consumers and found that “when it comes to communication convenience, there is usually nothing better than a mobile message.”

Top 5 SMS Articles to Read This Week

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The Evolution of Mobile in Clinton and Trump’s Campaigns Mobile overall has been more salient in this election than ever before. Every candidate has applied a unique mobile strategy comprising of email, ads, and texting. Members of the larger candidate pool – Cruz, Kasich, and Sanders, in particular, embraced SMS as an integral part of their campaigns. 2.  Notable for marketing. 3. 

Top 5 SMS Articles to Read This Week

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Have We Reached The Tipping Point Of The App Era? By sending a text message, brands can now allow for a customer to click a link and jump right into an “app” that doesn’t have to be downloaded and installed on your smartphone. Notable for Marketing. 2.  KakaoTalk’s domestic glory falls short overseas Kakao, by prioritizing domestic business, didn’t have enough ability to utilize resources overseas.

75% of Millennials Prefer Texting Over Talking

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“75% of Millennials would rather lose the ability to talk versus text,” writes MediaPost. That shocking statistic, based off a national survey by Open Market, shows just how far we’ve come to a culture fully connected to its phones – and gives a clear rallying cry to business and organizations seeking to connect with the Millennial generation.

Top 5 SMS Articles to Read This Week

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The Future is Now: WeChat Allows Restaurant Service to Take a Great Leap Backward An entirely interaction-less dining experience. The author wasn’t impressed. 2.  Are chatbots an evolution or a revolution? great Venturebeat analysis.  “Early use cases, however, are likely to be evolutionary enhancements to how we interact with existing software. ” 3.  What Privacy Promise?

DoSomething.org Uses Text Messages to Connect Homeless Shelters With Period Products

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Homeless shelters face a consistent shortage of period products. DoSomething.org is using SMS to mobilize young activists who can help. With Power to the Period , the first national drive for period products  in partnership with the U by Kotex brand, DoSomething.org is encouraging their subscribers to collect and donate period products. Sometimes, they’ll use text messaging to educate.

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Fortune Discusses How Businesses Can Use Text to Reach Millennials

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“Most businesses are lagging far behind when it comes to how they communicate with [Millennials],” says an article in  Fortune. That’s the case even though 75 percent of Millennials say text reminders for appointments, deliveries, payments, promotions, and surveys are helpful. The article includes some innovative ways for any business to reach young people today.

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Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week

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1)  Texting: Is it the Key to a Better College Transition? And yet, fewer than 25 percent of brand marketers are currently using SMS for loyalty programs. What gives?” 5)  Chat bots: Turning SMS into a next-gen engagement platform  “When SMS is paired with chat bots, we enter the next phase of customer engagement” The post Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Meet Jess from HFA

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Companies, brands, and organizations often face a common problem when they’re launching their text messaging campaigns. How do you harness the power of text to reach thousands or millions of people – while also keeping text’s personal, conversational tone? How do you communicate at scale without sounding like a robot or a press release? Meet Jess, from HFA. Client Stories Use Cases