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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. 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. They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. A  2012 survey  done by the University of Colorado, revealed that 14% of instructors and 60% of foreign students use mobile phones for language-learning purposes. Smartphone case for language-challenged students.

Running race between open learning and formal higher education

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As the discussion on the future of higher education keeps on going, it is interesting to see how the presidents of colleges look upon these changes, particularly when looking at how top management looks at the pro's and con's of online learning. The public and college presidents differ over the educational value of online courses. Do Laptops and Smartphones Belong in the Classroom?

#Googleglass out, other smart tech in? Where is #educational bonus?

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And with Google just releasing today that Google glasses will be reinvented, if not stopped, it got me thinking about cost and educational options. On the one hand it is clear that smart-everything is the way forward, but the cost of each item makes it tricky to test all of them in order to find its educational value. For if the half-life of tech is only about a year.

Learning Solutions #LScon: indirect learning on Education

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David Metcalf from METIL redirected me to James Tooley , on his project/book 'the beautiful tree' which talks about how the poor educate themselves. His project is fabulous, he gets a micro-finance business going that offers communities in any poor area around the world to organize, set-up and deploy education. If you have not heard of him, check out the video to get inspired on new ways of education. Really, it will inspire for it shows how people in the most difficult circumstances manage to set up schools where pupils can follow education for low cost (2 $).

Successfully implementing #mobile 2.0 within institute using participatory action research

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In a mere ten pages Thom Cochrane shares his learning path (the what, the how, the result) on using mobile social media in actual classes, getting other lecturers and tutors involved and providing a solid, research basis for changing education in favor of mobile learning within an institute building upon the Community of Practitioners method. fabulous and insightful read. and pedagogy 2.0

Limitless learning plenary #OEB16 on owning learning

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using the conversational framework , see picture) The outline of her argument is: what it means by learning, and what it takes to teach in the digital world, who owns the responsibility fr learning, how to plan the shift to effective blended learning, the education context for teachers and leaders. So, to Diana these are exciting times to be in education. The ownership.

Educational Applications for Palm SmartPhones

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Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

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Geoff Stead presents mobile learning as a tool for empowerment at TEDxLondon – a TED event dedicated to shaking up education Original slides available on slideshare Presentations by the other (amazing!) co-presenters on the TEDxLondon site Transcript: I’d like to introduce you to a word. Think of the smartphone as a tool to do stuff. Ubuntu. The developing world is catching up fast.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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User-Centered Approach to Mobile Web Design - Mobile Learning Edge , May 15, 2011 Mobile Learning: Two Ways to Communicate With the SCORM LMS - Rapid Intake Mobile Learning , May 10, 2011 April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content - mLearnopedia on Blogspot , May 9, 2011 4T Virtual Education Technology Conference! Float Mobile Learning , May 11, 2011 Does This iPhone Make Me Look Fat?

Free report on #innovative #pedagogy, practices and use

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find the focus on social learning of interest, as the report states that " Education can be dramatically enhanced by social networks, a report from The Open University claims. The Open University of the UK has just published a new report on innovative pedagogy (37 pages). This is a yearly report (compare it to NMC Horizon report, but with a pure pedagogical focus).

Exploring Educational Technology

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Exploring Educational Technology Front Page About Multimedia Photos Files 2009 MLearning Projects Overview June 19, 2009 · Leave a Comment The projects are guided and supported by weekly “technology sessions” (Communities of Practice, or COP) facilitated by a ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., 2005) investigating the potential of mobile web 2.0 technologies.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

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My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally! It is once again being published by ISTE. I am very proud of this book. Their stories are inspiring! into classroom learning.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Mark Prensky , in 2001, published Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants where he wrote about the conflict between generations as “Education is the single largest problem facing the digital world as our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.

Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

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This is amazing and it opens up a whole lot of possibilities for the future of education, colaboration and learning in general. As you may have noticed, I have been mostly inactive online for the better part of the year (on a bit of a sabbatical from Tech if you will) and now I’m slowly coming back, more excited than before, motivated, inspired and ready for the new year! Storyline 2.0

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The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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Take a video on YouTube or on Vimeo as an example, it works pretty much everywhere, you can watch it on a desktop computer, on a Tablet, a smartphone and even on that flat screen TV in your living room. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. mean we sit back and watch a video, pause and play it, and rewind and fast forward it, but that’s about it. link]. link].

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Love this statement re: the #Post-PC world #slide2learn #iPadEd - uLearning Blog , April 4, 2011 Education users of the iPad – I present video mirroring! Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. iear #slide2learn #edapp - uLearning Blog , April 27, 2011 Keyword Texting!

#html5 and #augmented reality combined into a great music clip by the Black Eyed Peas

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And I must say that this is again an illustration how art can lead the way for education. Just imagine that you open up your smartphone or tablet and you want to learn about the battle at Waterloo where Napoleon got his bottom kicked. all the while you could look at the battle in 360 degrees, simply by rotating your smartphone or table. So, yes, I think html5 is quite innovative and augmented reality is as well, but. Will.I.Am from the BEPs surely knows how to take technology to the next artistic level! Now how cool is that! cents).

new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

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Heba Mohammad, Ayham Fayyoumi, Omar AlShathry) Influences on the Adoption of Mobile Learning in Saudi Women Teachers in Higher Education (Leena Ahmad Alfarani) Cartoon in this blogpost is from the fabulous Nick D. The Learning Analytics Community Exchange newsletter is out, addressing the latest learning analytics research projects and ongoing ideas from the LACE community. Billaud, M.

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

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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.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Many of those same customers are also students or other education partners and shifting to a mobile strategy in education can help us connect with those students and partners.  Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort. We are in the midst of another change in the world of business.  Wikipedia, HowStuffWork, Dictionary.com, news apps, etc.);

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! This is an excellent and easy to use tool. geograffiti

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

Cell Phones in Learning

However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! This is an excellent and easy to use tool.

Direct observations about where Educator’s are at.

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I’ve recently had the fortune to attend major technology in education two conferences in the space of a week that featured Keynote’s from such high-profile educators as Stephen Heppell, Gary Stager, Mark Treadwell and Mark Prensky. Firstly, that pedagogy and learning can still be outshone by shiny technology. I saw educators flirting with software and hardware vendors rather than asking ‘where’s the research for that?’. Secondly, that paper and pens are still ahead as notetaking tools of choice for educators, but only just. So what did I observe? Enjoy.

#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants

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Particularly interested in lower education people, which has an effect on employability and all the other challenges faced by immigrants moving from their original country to other countries. The Maseltov project on mobile incidental learning services to support language learning and the social inclusion of recent immigrants was presented by Mark Gaved.

Here’s Why I am Excited about Google Glass [Video]

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When you consider that the average smartphone user checks his/her device 150 times per day, it doesn’t take much to realize that the next big thing will be wearable computing. Smartphone are great but they still require us to get them out of our pockets, look for and launch the right app and use their awkward onscreen keyboards as input methods. source: bluebugle.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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With smartphones ushering in the mobile revolution, companies again are scrambling to shift their strategies and to format their advertising and sales access points from computer to mobile and from computer browsers to mobile apps.  I recently read an article on TechCrunch which described how big brands struggled to connect to customers and leverage their audience during Super Bowl XLVII as they used a computer browser strategy to try and connect with mobile users.  Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort. Google Calendar).

CES - keynote preview, and my new job!

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Instead of waiting for CES to see what the big boys are working on, I am now working WITH the big boys, using these emerging technologies for meaningful education and empowerment! We'll be setting up a Mobile Learning lab in Cambridge, UK, to work with the wide range of technologies already being invented across the business, and putting them to work for education and training.

unesco: opportunities, threats & challenges of #mLearning #mlw2013

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MASELTOV project looks at smartphones with access to a range of tools tailored to their needs, including language apps. The target user groups are people that come into the EU from outside the EU, low education (less 8 years of scholing), speakers of Turkish, Arabic and Spanish. And I will try and get hold of the slides and add a link when possible.

Death of the PDA

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Perhaps this has been inevitable since the time when smartphone sales picked up. Indeed, my recent pick as my school’s next handheld was a Palm smartphone. What’s sad for Palm is that they are potentially killing off the TX, a large-screened, wi-fi mini-tablet, just as the iPod Touch is showing that there is life for non-smartphone devices that focus on being MID’s (mobile internet devices) rather than just PDA’s. eLearning Education for the iPod Generation. mobile mLearning mLearn Palm technology adult education smartphone learning iPod PDAOh well.

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

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Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. The results of a Telstra Neilsen survey from July 2011 revealed that Australian smartphone ownership may already be as high as 46%, a 10% jump from 2010 ([link]. Not all educational use of mobile phones is driven just by teachers however. phone?

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

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Those predictions turned out to be starkly premature, as 97 percent of American smartphone owners text at least once a day, with many of them saying they had done so within the past hour when surveyed by Pew Research Center at the end of 2014.   As recently as three years ago, reputable sources wondered if text messaging — after a two-decade ramp-up — had peaked in popularity.

Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking

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It will be an open and free course, so anyone with an interest in mobile learning can join, the course will be in English and incorporate a lot of social media that is accessible via smartphones, tablet pc's and computers. It will emphasize the possibilities of using mobile devices for educational or training purposes (basic cell-phones, to smartphones, mp3 players, tablet pc's,).

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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We’ve certainly witnessed much of the inertia being driven at the grass roots level from executives, sales pros and other mobile-equipped employees sporting their own smartphones and tablets rather than in response to strategies being developed by the training department. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. On Target But. Bullseye.

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ahead of #slide2learn tomorrow, hav a read of my ‘Wot the PostPC era means for Education’ article [link]

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What the Post-PC Era Means for Education. My computing journey + a Market Analyst’s summary allow us to ask – what does the Post-PC era mean for Education? It was advanced with its 8 MHz processor, 3 colour screen and 512k memory, but had far less power than my current smartphone and took up a whole desk. JONATHAN NALDER. Part 1. It cost over $2000. uLearning

Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet

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A quick recap of some of the SoMobNet International Roundtable on "Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning" that ran on 21 November 2011 in London: [link] Guy Merchant's keynote: [link] From which I quote some key ideas here: What happens when mobiles are founds in formal educational contexts? They get banned! BUT institutions are patterned by established relationships. Roundtable.

Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks

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As she mentioned that it was linked to Open Educational Resources (OER) of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) textbooks, I got intrigued. Add the audio sensor/microphone from my mobile as a voice-to-speech bit to the options and it will make life easier for me, because I do not like to type much with my smartphone keyboard. all over again.

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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 ! There are over 50 FREE web resources featured that couple with cell phones (any kind, not just Smartphones). Finally! It is once again being published by ISTE. I am very proud of this book. Their stories are inspiring! into classroom learning.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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As mobile smart phone applications, mobile data, the wireless Internet and smartphones morphed into location aware systems, the need for augmented reality disappeared. Smartphone technology and wireless mobile applications migrated to the only necessary computing device–the human brain. All became real. Reality became anything people wanted it to be. Write comments below.

Scanning the status of #mLearning across the globe #unesco_mlw

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Many of the people in the panel are educational consultants in a variety of settings. sub-saharan region reveals that this continent is most at risk for achieving education for all by 2015. There has been improvement in gender parity and education, but at a number of levels the millenium goals are challenged. The goal is to deepen education quality and education equity.