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

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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.

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.

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10 Innovative Ideas from #ATD2016

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With more than 400 exhibitors in Denver, here are the exhibitors and the ideas that stood out among the rest. The post 10 Innovative Ideas from #ATD2016 appeared first on Float. Conferences analytics ATD ATD 2016 augmented reality computer vision enactivism Google learning analytics LMS Project Tango

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

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This is a really wonderful set of papers that encompass the latest mobile learning realities and implementations. The proceedings were disseminated before the actual IMLF2016 conference start in Bangkok, providing a nice bit of reading. Every page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.

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

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

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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

Multichannel Retail Requires Smart Use Of Enterprise Mobile Information Technologies

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PwC says 86% of people shop across at least two channels, while 25% use up to five channels to shop. IDC finds multichannel shoppers are more valuable. The post Multichannel Retail Requires Smart Use Of Enterprise Mobile Information Technologies appeared first on Float. Industry News Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy omnichannel retail

This One Tool Helps You Complete More Than A Dozen Tasks

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Recruiting, hiring, onboarding, HR, enterprise management - you name it, this thing can do it. The post This One Tool Helps You Complete More Than A Dozen Tasks appeared first on Float. Mobile Strategy affordances enterprise mobility management hiring HR mobile learning onboarding recruiting training

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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

You Must Apply Systems Thinking to Enterprise Mobility

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Businesses are systems, complex groupings of “interlocking stocks, flows, and feedback loops.” Here's what systems thinking means for enterprise mobility. The post You Must Apply Systems Thinking to Enterprise Mobility appeared first on Float. Mobile Strategy mobile security systems thinking technologies

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.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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This NYC Startup Just Raised to Send You THIS Text Message Everyday  – it’s our awesome customer ShineText again, making headlines! Karan Brar Reveals the Text Message He Totally Regrets Sending  – Actor Karan Brar talks about his  Context Clues  campaign (which encourages students to read over the summer with a fun texting mystery game) with our awesome customer DoSomething.

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.

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

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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.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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All About Twilio Will Twilio reopen tech IPO window?  – Twilio, a big messaging API provider, has revealed  its IPO filing , and it could enter the public markets by next month. Notable in the context of a lot of recent tech IPO failure. This is the first time the company offers one single API for sending messages to all of these channels. Industry News News & Updates

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The Brady Campaign Uses Mobile Commons Advocacy to Turn Massive Social Support Into Political Action During Senator Murphy’s Filibuster

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Over the past weeks since the Orlando shooting, an outraged nation has demanded more gun control. On June 15, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy launched a filibuster on the Senate floor to call on Congress to act and bring existing legislation to a vote. “I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. Murphy.

Four Things You Can Learn from Hillary’s VP Text

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Last Friday, Hillary Clinton announced her VP pick of Time Kaine over text message – a move that Wired magazine called “the ultimate text from Hillary.” But Hillary’s text was more than just a great political moment. It was also brilliant SMS strategy. Below we’ve laid out four things you can learn from Hillary’s text, to help improve your own text messaging initiatives. 1.

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Three Tips to Create a Great Call-In Campaign

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We live in a digital age. Communities form over the Internet, through social media, text messaging, and apps. But because everything is digital all the time, that can make it hard to get your message heard out in the real world. To cut through the clutter, nothing beats a call-in campaign – especially a call-in campaign that’s been super-powered with digital outreach. Where is your target?

7 Tips for Engaging Donors on the Move

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It’s becoming clearer and clearer every day. Mobile isn’t just a fad; it’s here to stay! In fact, digital media mogul Mashable recently issued a statement saying that nonprofits should be focusing more on mobile. Their conclusion was drawn from a study of nonprofit email campaigns. While email list sizes grew in general, open and click-through rates decreased. So what does that mean, exactly?

The United Auto Workers Use a Crucial Negotiation to Double Their List Size

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Last fall, with a contract renewal looming, the United Auto Workers were negotiating with the Detroit Three auto manufacturers. The negotiations extended past their expected close in September, and on into the late days of November. As the negotiations dragged on, eager auto workers wanted to hear updates about how the discussions were progressing. Client Stories Text Messaging

#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

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

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

Your Weekly Mobile News Roundup

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Hotels Embrace Text Messaging  – An  article in USA Today  notes that hotels texting guests is becoming more commonplace. Updated CTIA Short Code Monitoring Handbook – Version 1.6.  – Most notably, opt-out information on calls-to-action no longer needs to appear in bold typeface! Huge news…? In that case, text me maybe? messaging services like Snapchat.

Greenpeace’s Mobile Subscribers Were 60% More Likely to Become Monthly Donors than Non-Subscribers

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Challenge: How Do You Turn One-Off Donors Into Monthly Sustainers? Fundraising is a perennial challenge for any nonprofit. With so many great causes and an unstable economy, it can be difficult to raise donations. Even an organization’s most committed donors can forget to make their usual gifts. That’s why Greenpeace phone bankers called their supporters and asked them to become monthly sustainers.

Vanity Fair Says the Flip Phone Revolution is Back!

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Last month the Wall Street Journal wrote that flip phones are making a comeback. They’re convenient, they’re cheap, and they can help eliminate some of the distractions of modern life that a smartphone exemplifies. Now Vanity Fair is reporting that flip phones aren’t just convenient – they’re also a status symbol : Just last year, Hollywood legend  Robert De Niro   admitted he uses a flip phone.

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

Mandalay Bay Uses SMS to Help Book Their Guests

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We wrote yesterday that  hotels are using text messages to connect their guests with amenities. Las Vegas hotel Mandalay Bay is going even further. They’re helping guests book their hotel stays over text. The Tatango blog writes that one SMS promotion from Mandalay Bay “links SMS subscribers directly to their reservations page, which is mobile optimized.”

3 Key Pieces of SMS Advice from a Millennial

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“Millennials are a bunch of tech-addicted, attention-span deficient, Snapchatting, texting-thumb-suffering zombies.” And that’s exactly why they’re the best people to ask about SMS strategy! That way, you make the entire process simple. Wolber suggests using Tell-A-Friend features. She also likes texts that are related to real-world actions. Mobile Strategy & Tips

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Hotels Turn to Text Messaging to Communicate with their Guests

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When you’re staying at a hotel on the road, who wants to actually call the front desk to request extra towels? Wouldn’t it be easier to just send a text message? That’s the verdict that hotel chains around the country are reaching. According to USA Today , “Hotels are increasingly finding that the best way to talk to their hotel guests is to not actually talk to them—but to text with them.”

Your Weekly SMS News Roundup

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Book Your Next Hotel Stay at Mandalay Bay via Text Message  – Hipcricket customer Mandalay Bay lets guests book their stays over SMS. Express Text Message Advertising Examples  – The clothing retailer Express commonly uses different SMS keywords for different SMS promotions, or to track opt-ins or engagement from different advertising sources. messaging services like Snapchat.

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