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Limitless learning plenary #OEB16 on owning learning

Ignatia Webs

A great set of speakers, all talking on the subject of owning learning (some limitless) Alec Couros Promise of open and connected learning is the subject. Promise of personalised learning is one of the elements that have changed in the last few years. The ownership. Help with bowdril youtube is example of the strength of weak ties. Everyone has access to networks today. Very good article.

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How Assistive Technologies Extend Your Abilities, Whether You’re Disabled Or Not

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Despite whether we have a disability, we've all adapted technology to better suit us. In this post, we look at the ways we've made our experiences better. The post How Assistive Technologies Extend Your Abilities, Whether You’re Disabled Or Not appeared first on Float. Industry News Mobile Strategy assistive technology disability

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.

Cydalion: Seeing the Future of Assistive Technology For the Visually Impaired

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Many augmented reality developers use new technology to entertain, but we have used it to make a real impact on those who are visually impaired in day-to-day life. The post Cydalion: Seeing the Future of Assistive Technology For the Visually Impaired appeared first on Float. Industry News Mobile Apps Press assistive technology augmented reality press release Tango

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#edenRW9 Community of Inquiry Framework: new directions and research opportunities

Ignatia Webs

The slides can be found here : tinyurl.com/edenone Great session focusing on Teacher presence (by MartiCleveland-Innes ) and great idea of shared metacognition (by Randy Garrison ). Related to the Community of Inquiry model. Marti Cleveland-Innes speaks on Community of Inquiry which can be used as a model for different educational settings, both digital and physical. Shared metacognition.

9 Apps For Indoor Navigation

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These apps or devices that have been developed to help people who are visually impaired or blind find their way indoors. The post 9 Apps For Indoor Navigation appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps assistive technology Cydalion GPS navigation apps

Shine Can Help You Change Your Life Over Text Message Through On-Demand Life Coaching

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Shine is helping people become their best possible selves – all over text message. The startup has launched a new on-demand life coaching service , offering subscribers individualized, full-time access to a certified coach who can help them map out a personal plan to success. Shine has been sending free, inspirational text messages every morning for the past year.

#edenRW9 Tweaking facilitator focus in MOOCs changes course dynamic dramatically

Ignatia Webs

Martha Cleveland Innes from Athabasca University (yeah!!!) talks about MOOC MOOCs are part of educational reform. She looks at the drivers for higher education and change, and looking at those will (hopefully) make. This is a liveblog from EDEN research workshop 9. Athabasca is a reformed university working to maintain and fullfil the iron triangle, which also includes pedagogical quality.

#EDENRW9 The increasing im-possibilities of justice and care in open distance learning

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Paul Prinsloo ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-prinsloo-226a8716 ) was looking particularly good this morning in his light blue jacket and his radiant presence. And what he said hit home! Really great presentation. Liveblogging what he said here. 14prinsp ) slides on slideshare ( [link] ). Achieving justice and care was a concern from early on in distance education. But what are the conditions.

#ic_moveme Janesh Sanzgiri on Critical reflections on MOOCs in India @janeshsanzgiri

Ignatia Webs

Fabulous critical talk on MOOCs by Janesh Sanzgiri. In 2013 MOOCs were suggested as the silicon valley salvation of education, including the developing world. But the reality is that most MOOC participants are not the underprivileged class, not really open anymore (movement to pay for assessment and so on). More importantly the current research is heavily skewed to Northern regions.

#ic_moveme Challenges and opportunities of MOOCs in Iran by Shahrzad Ardavani

Ignatia Webs

Education is an economic, political and social development and this idea and the problems this results in is tackled by research from Shahrzad Ardavani. 25% university students leave Iran: lack of jobs, superior research options, avoiding military service, candidates for suitable jobs in governments have to meet many non-professional related factors. But what is a MOOC and hat does it stand for?

#ic_moveme Agnes Kukulska-Hulme mobile learning applications for newcomers in a city @agneskh

Ignatia Webs

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme shared thoughts about informal mobile learning in cities, embedding her talk in the contemporary fabric of society with all it’s changes. really refreshing talk with lots of knowledge and useful tech aspects. We live in an increasingly mobile workld. The experience of traveling or moving between cities is increasingly common. Increasingly a newcomer can become a contributor.

#ic_moveme Jeremy Knox on new MOOC paradigms beyond MOOCs

Ignatia Webs

Jeremy Knox gave a philosophically interesting talk about the effects of MOOCs on education. For a in-depth information, have a look at his recently published wonderful book. What follows are liveblogging notes. How has the movement of cMOOC/xMOOCs impacted informal learning. Looking back to the 2012 and 2013 where the media got interested in the rise of the MOOC.

PRiME on #posthumanism and the ethics of resilience by David Roden #future

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PRiME on posthumanism and the ethics of resilience by David Roden. The talk has two aims: views on posthumanism (situating his own position), and explore concepts on where resilience fits in with posthumanism. Wrote a book on posthuman life published in 2014. Every subject is connected or related to the system, never simple source of agency, it involves other agencies. Speculative posthumanism.

PRiME workshop on PostHumanism and Resilience thinking robots @OUUK @robotics

Ignatia Webs

Today I have the pleasure of attending the Posthuman Resilience in Major Emergencies (PRiME) networking event organised by the OU, UK. This is definitely a timely event as it launches a constructive idea exchange with regard to what we need to think about to enable societies to be resilient in case of major emergencies (natural and human disasters affecting small to big regions).

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

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Isa Jahnke ( [link] ) is an inspiring academic, and one who knows how to network. Liveblogging from Oldenburg, Germany. isaja Who is using a device with internet access? That is cross action spaces… when you tweet content is used to link to other people in other spaces, to learn from. Human interaction is crossaction… multiple spaces. Conversations go from network to network to network.

#edenRW9 A scholarly life online @veletsianos

Ignatia Webs

Finally, I got to meet George Veletsianos ([link] and the pleasure of hearing his keynote liveblog from EDENRW9. open/social/digital scholarship: how does that influence each of our professional practice? But we as academics are not only online for professional reasons, we are also humans with lives. online. So different people use the web for different purposes in different ways.

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

Ignatia Webs

This is a great set of mobile learning papers ( proceedings available here ) written for the 15th mLearn conference that was organised in Sydney, Australia on 24-26 October 2016. The theme chosen for the conference was Mobile Learning Futures – Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning. Sustainability and quality are the keys to mobile learning. Future mobile learning research needs to look beyond technological intervention per se. This sustainable and broadly societal focus, provides mLearning proceedings that cover a wide variety of impactful mLeanring insights. Yue, Lisa Y.

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#edenRW9 editors and the publishing process #papers

Ignatia Webs

Question and answer session with editors, really great questions! Question : Interesting question from Airina Volungeviciene whether the published research can be tagged in some way (like with xAPI or similar but than connected to bridge theory to practical) in order to see how applicable the research is, whether it is implemented and how. Some indicators to see the impact of science. No clear answer to that from the editors (Dianne Conrad, Jill Buban, Josep Duart, Som Naidu) (yet). would like to see this happen, also in other areas. Aaron Silvers, what do you think would this be possible.

Intro to Educational Technology by Mike Sharples #EdTech

Ignatia Webs

A nice overview of early educational technology presented by Mike Sharples , the pedagogical lead of FutureLearn and longtime EdTech researcher. The focus of this talk is first on technology for education, followed by zooming in on the learning bit of the EdTech, and at the end a brief look at evaluating learning.

Call to action: academics should reclaim their voice in society, NOW

Ignatia Webs

Enough is enough! Let's reclaim common ground, let's reclaim our voice in society! These thoughts have been playing in my mind: why are academic voices hardly heard in contemporary societal debates? Why are there so many opinions, and so little facts? Why do we - as educators - promote lifelong learning, yet we are not reaching out to citizens in our own regions, nations, or across nations?

This Native American Tribe is Revolutionizing How Text Messaging Can Connect an Entire Community

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How do you use text messages to connect an entire community? At Mobile Commons, we’ve talked a lot about ways texting can bring citizens together. Schools can  can communicate with parents and students. Local governments  keep citizens informed about weather issues and civic emergencies. Medical professionals can  offer broad access to vital health resources. Charities can  keep people informed about events. The Tulalip Tribes – a small native American tribe of just 4,500 people – is bringing all of that together. But it was a heartbreaking school shooting that prompted them to create it.

#OEB16 opening plenary live blogpost on owning learning

Ignatia Webs

Owning learning: A great session with a range of experts on the topic of current learning problems… and possible solutions. This is a live blogpost. Tricia Wang (designing for perspectives: the secret for learners to thrive in the 21 st Century) The individuals are getting too much of the blame. We need to design for perspectives, (@triciawang ). Sally Ride was the first female astronaut.

#OEB the exhibition ideas and a great peer reviewing tool

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What do you look for, when you are wandering through multiple online learning stands at a conference? start out looking around just out of curiosity, but as soon as I get a few stalls further… I get ideas. Positive and negative one’s. Let me start with a really nice surprise. The Peergrade was the best surprise (for me). David Kofoed Wind (from Denmark) built this during his PhD years.

Wearables for Wayfinding Have Exploded Over The Past 20 Years

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This includes assistive technologies and augmented reality. People with visual impairments have more options available now than ever before, including Tango. The post Wearables for Wayfinding Have Exploded Over The Past 20 Years appeared first on Float. Uncategorized assistive technology augmented reality GPS machine learning navigation apps Tango visual impairment

7 Trends Disrupting Retail Today

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The entire retail enterprise in North America has changed. Find out how, plus how you can take advantage of new technologies and ways of thinking. The post 7 Trends Disrupting Retail Today appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Mobile Strategy 3-D big data predictive analytics retail

10 Apps For Indoor Navigation

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These apps or devices that have been developed to help people who are visually impaired or blind find their way indoors. The post 10 Apps For Indoor Navigation appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps assistive technology Cydalion GPS navigation apps

How To Get Funding Support For Assistive Devices For People With Visual Impairments

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Technology can be a wonderful thing, but if it is out of reach for many people because of costs, then its impact may be limited. The post How To Get Funding Support For Assistive Devices For People With Visual Impairments appeared first on Float. Industry News Mobile Apps Mobile Devices assistive technology

Top Tools And Apps For People With Blindness Or Low Vision

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Technology has evolved to assist every level of vision impairment. Here are five individuals whose lives have been impacted by these tools in daily life. The post Top Tools And Apps For People With Blindness Or Low Vision appeared first on Float. Press Ableroad augmented reality blindness innovations JAWS low vision NVDA sensory input TapTapSee testimonials visual impairment

9 Outdoor Navigation Apps For People With Visual Impairments

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A mobile device's GPS helps people get around. In this article, we look at 9 navigation apps designed for people with visual impairments. The post 9 Outdoor Navigation Apps For People With Visual Impairments appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices navigation apps visual impairment

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

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

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Researchers send text message using chemicals A lab at Stanford replaced electric 1s and 0s with pulses of vinegar (an acid) and glass cleaner (a base). Whaaaaat? 2.  Why Your Small Business Should be Using SMS for Customer Communications “Nearly 80 percent of people wish they could contact businesses via text.” Can SMS chatbots be the next gen customer engagement platforms?

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