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How #mobiles helped save Los Angeles Adult #education with Sean Abajian

Ignatia Webs

With education being at the crossroads it says to be and with the crisis cutting educational initiatives around the world, this video can give us some strategies to see positive change happening thanks to grassroot action. Adult education has been thriving in the Los Angeles area from 1870's and last December 2011 it was said to be cut completely by the local government.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Second, it includes many practical lessons plans to integrate student cell phones (any kind!) Finally! Their stories are inspiring!

NMC horizon #report 2014 on #education in #HighEd

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The report also addresses some challenges that are still standing in this digital age (scaling teaching innovation, relative lack of rewards for teaching, low digital fluency of faculty, competing educational models - although I like the debates coming from the competition). eLearning future of education learning learning analytics mobile mobile learning online learning report

A bit of #mobile phone history 1922 and onward

Ignatia Webs

A couple of days ago I got hooked on the British Pathé news reels , and here are three wonderful mobile phone related bits of movie. And what do they phone? The lady who first seemed like a phone operator puts on a record and presto, music can be heard in the street. education mLearning mobile mobile learning mobile technology multimedia OER great! record operator!

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

Upside Learning

The students can learn just in time in their daily lives whenever they need to learn using mobile devices like Tablets and Smart Phones. Higher educational institutes across the globe are investing heavily to advance teaching and learning to cope with students’ needs in the emerging knowledge economy and information technology world. JUSUR, LMS System. Saudi Digital Library.

Help the world in #education and #ICT4D by winning prizes and let the community decide

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Aconsortium involving Nokia , the Pearson Foundation and UNESCO have launched an “Education for All” crowdsouring challenge: “ an eight-month initiative toelicit suggestions on how mobile communication can help achieve EFAgoals.”. The aim is to develop suggestions emerging from an interactionbetween education experts, teachers, parents, students and software developers.

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Update: Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?

The Mobile Learner

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. Tags: tools clicker iPod in Education Mobilelearner cell phone clickers Cell Phones in Education polling

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Liz Kolb’s blog on using cell phones for learning. Why an iPod Touch in Education? School Axes Textbooks as Pupils Download their Homework onto their Mobile Phones: A news article in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper on a school that is moving away from analog content and toward digital content. link]. 2.  link]. 3.  link]. 4. 

Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

If you have a mobile phone or device, than grab it or go and buy one, it will make your learning much more authentic. edupunk mobile educational methodology knowledge education2.0 mobile learning mooc mobimooc open education future of educationInterested? Join the online google group, the course wiki and enter the mLearning conversation with other peers. Interested?

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New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Second, it includes many practical lessons plans to integrate student cell phones (any kind!) Finally! Their stories are inspiring!

Benefits in #mobile technology development: the implications for #education #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Panel: Mario Deriquito, Jill Attewell, Don Knezek, Jonghwi Park on mobile tech development benefits Mario Deriquito, beliefs in mobile technology for improving the educational system (works in Philipines). Not all knowledge that young kids can learn, can be delivered through mobile phones. So there are barriers in harnessing mobile technologies for education.

The iPad mini review for Educators

uLearning Blog

Yes you might want to know its not just mini, it’s super thin and only slightly heavier than most phones. WHAT ABOUT EDUCATION? In Australia the Sydney Morning Herald (1.7.12) has reported that 60% of Catholic Schools in the Sydney area have deployed them, with large official trials having been run by almost every state Education Department as well.

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Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

there are also many applications that can take advantage of various combinations of functions and sensors to make the phone into all kinds of tool.) To compound the problem, mobile phones have a particularly short lifespan.) If you like some reflection and are into mobile or overall learning with technology, this is really a treat of a read. What a refreshing research document!

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

The Mobile Learner

Disclaimer : While this post presumes the use of a smart phone, and while it is true that not all students own a smart phone, with the current shift toward smart phones, soon, smart phones will be as prevalent as cell phones are today. This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills. What happens to students who don’t have these fancy phones? The answer is simply – differentiate.

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series.  I hope through this series of blog posts to provide practical ways teachers and students can use cell phones to help kids learn as a way to challenge the standard bias that cell phones are a useless distraction in the classroom.

Use Text Messaging to Educate Consumers about the New Health Insurance Marketplaces and Drive Enrollment

Mobile Commons

It is vital that governments, insurance agencies, health centers and non-profits educate citizens about their new insurance options and drive enrollment – both for the health of the system, and for the health of the citizens themselves. We need to reach those citizens, educate them about the changes in the system, and  enroll them in plans that work for them. Why Text Messaging?

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

Ignatia Webs

It is a nice, 40 page report describing three cases: The microelectronics education program The £23 million Microelectronics Education Programme (MEP) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland was established by the Government in November 1980 and ran for six years. education eLearning ICT4D mobile learning online learning technology The focus is also on design-based research.

Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

The Mobile Learner

Connecting back to a previous blog post where I was musing on the difference between Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning , we can see that today’s cell phones are adding more functionality and are designed with the spirit of Universal Design in mind.  Let’s take the voice dialing feature on most cell phones as an example. 

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Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

You may also want to read my blog post titled “ iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten &# dated December 2009. 3) Important Terms in Mobile Learning – Every new idea comes with it’s set of terms and subset of ideas.  Cell Phones in Education mobilelearning mlearning mobile learningHere are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Mobile Technologies and Young Children – An article on the use of mobile technologies by very young children.  Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List.

Parent's thoughts on Cell Phones in Learning

Cell Phones in Learning

This year the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates, released Living and Learning with Mobile Devices , which looks at how parents feel about children''s cell phone ownership and use. In schools where cell phones were permitted and used for learning, the parents were more positive about cell phones as learning tools compared to those parents whose kids were in schools that did not allow cell phones on campus. Like many educators, parents need help understanding how a mobile device can enhance and extend learning goals

A New Series: Cell Phones in Education

The Mobile Learner

When I began writing this blog a little over one year ago, the major focus of my thoughts were around using the iPod to help kids learn.  At that time, I began a series of blog posts titled “iPod in Education&#.  In these posts, I try to offer practical ideas in integrating this popular mobile technology into classroom instruction to help kids learn and to help motivate students to want to learn.  I have completed 10 posts in this series to date and these continue to be my most popular posts. Secondly, unlike the iPod, cell phones range widely in type, form, and functionality. 

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post discussing instant feedback using a back-channel titled: The Back-Channel Effect: Are Educators Ready for Real-Time Feedback. The idea of instant feedback is not new in education.  Of course, teacher may be very uncomfortable sharing their phone number with students and this is a very legitimate concern.  More about this service can be found in my blog post Polling by Cell Phone – Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers? Disclaimer #1 : The ideas suggested here use the text messaging features of a cell phone

mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa

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have blogged about m-uBuntu before – a growing family of schools in South Africa who are using “cell phones” to transform how they teach. We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. This is not an initiative trying to push unwelcome solutions – rather they are helping the South African Education system rise to the challenge of supporting more students with less money.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. Lets educate accordingly. Tags: K-12 classroom education At  St.

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

Ignatia Webs

He moves away from the main trend of depicting mLearning as successful simply because it brings education to people that did not use technology for education before and of the main narrative that mLearning is a sure benefit. How can we move ahead getting all the major, willing stakeholders around an ethical educational project development table? But what are they buying into?

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. In his projects, mobile phones were used by students to capture data from the neighbourhood, on which the students then conducted statistical analysis for their assignments. Period. Keep innovating.

2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phonesThe article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ).

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

uLearning Blog

In Queensland, Optus reported that by October 2011, 55% of regional phone owners (traditionally a sector that lags behind in gadget adoption) had a smartphone ([link]. This rapid uptake by the Australian and Queensland public is one of the two main factors supporting the belief that this country is in a position to lead the way in pioneering ‘appliance computing‘ in education. The

Cell Phones in Education Part 3: Capturing the Moment

The Mobile Learner

Often educators encourage students to use a variety of evidence in a variety of formats. Even today’s basic cell phones come with cameras and voice recorders with some models even having decent video recorders. Students can use the multimedia tools already built into today’s cell phone to gather a variety of evidence in a variety of forms for their school work. The beauty of allowing students to use these digital tools is that an educator is not dictating how learning is to happen or specifying too strictly how students are to demonstrate their learning.

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

Mobile Commons

A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the cellular phone is the technology owned by the largest percentage of Americans. The #1 function for which people use their mobile phones? Text messaging.

The future of education in Africa is mobile (BBC article)

Steve Vosloo

The article I wrote for the BBC Future site (24 August 2012) is not available to users in the UK, so here it is below … The future of education in Africa is mobile. This week, United Nation’s mobile learning specialist Steve Vosloo argues phones could be the future of education on the continent. Education systems are under stress. Yet there is a potential solution.

Webinar recording on #train-the-trainer from Jacqueline Batchelor #mobimooc

Ignatia Webs

During the third week of MobiMOOC , Jacqueline Batchelor focused on the challenges and benefits of creating a train-the-trainer set up for teachers/tutors/trainers to use a mobile phone at the center of their training and teaching. mLearning low resource setting education training mooc mobimooc eLearning train-the-trainerThe powerpoint of the presentation can be found here, and the youtube or audio presentation is also embedded more below.

The Innovative Educator: Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them

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skip to main | skip to sidebar The Innovative Educator Sharing ideas about educating innovatively. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them Last week I had the opportunity to speak with colleagues interested in using cell phones to enhance teaching and learning in schools with a 21st century education focus.

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.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

It’s Not eLearning On A Phone. Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology by Tony Vincent. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Mobile Learning.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education. Overall a teenagers cell phone ranked 2nd only to clothing, in determining their social status.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education. Overall a teenagers cell phone ranked 2nd only to clothing, in determining their social status.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. For example, in schools that prohibit cell phones, 54% of students still report sending texts during the school day (Lenhart, 2010). Recognizing the educational value of encouraging such behaviors, many school leaders have shifted their energies from limiting the use of these technologies to limiting their abuse. And then offer specific suggestions for different leaders in education.

Some Thoughts Around ‘Digital Bombardment’

The Mobile Learner

On December 7th, my employer school board used a PA Day to organize and connect all education staff of the board from their remote locations via an internet stream to watch two speakers discuss the issue of 21st century fluencies. The two speakers, Ian Jukes and Will Richardson, both discussed how education systems in general, and schools in particular, need to do things differently because of the nature of new technology and how it’s transforming society as a whole. have stated many times that I often write my blog posts from my phone.

Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

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