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Erik Wahl: Put Energy and Creativity Back Into Learning

Float Mobile Learning

I just had the privilege of attending and presenting at Learning Solutions 2012 in Orlando, another great conference hosted by the eLearning Guild. Since this was my first time attending [.]. Conferences eLearning Guild Erik Wahl Learning Solutions 2012

Mobile Learning = Green Learning

Float Mobile Learning

Apps Mobile Technology education energy environment fuel consumption government green LutronReducing paper consumption in government meetings One of the areas where the iPad is gaining traction is in government meetings. Granicus announced in March a free app called iLegislate, which helps [.].

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The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

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3.What resources does it consume? – Any ecosystem depends on the sum of resources available (in essence energy); in nature it is the sun that drives most of the system by providing infinite energy coupled with naturally occurring resources such as nitrogen and carbon. So this type of energy must exist in a learning network, used to generate value in the network.

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

Ignatia Webs

Energy is limited: solar power in combination with battery. Autonomous sensors will use battery power, the more watt’s used, the less energy for moving around. Where the software is going to calculate which sensors can be used in terms of energy investment. In a GPS void environment some mapping and exploration can be one, with additional energy saved.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


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. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They have just released a position statement , summarizing their thoughts on the matter … and it is surprisingly good! And school leaders would often be paralyzed by cyberbullying and sexting incidents for which guidance was often inadequate and contradictory.

A low-cost pay-as-you-attend educational model for education

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The 2iE offer courses in the areas of Water and Sanitation, Environment Energy and Electricity, Civil Engineering and Mining Industry and Management Sciences. Low cost pay-as-you-attend courses paid via mobile banking are tested in African regions and those projects look promising (based on the article provided). and is linked to regional or specific group infrastructures (e.g.

Successfully implementing #mobile 2.0 within institute using participatory action research

Ignatia Webs

To me, Thom Cochrane is one of the most amazing mLearning researchers around, he works at the Te Pune Ako learning centre in Auckland, New Zealand and he has incredible drive and energy. The following paper provides insights and arguments on embedding, optimizing and collaboratively changing the institutional approach to mobile learning involving social media or mobile 2.0. and pedagogy 2.0

Launch of the Really Useful #EdTechBook #elearning enthusiasts

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The formidable, and project superman David Hopkins pulled this astonishing work off with an energy and motivation that is purely magical (and courageous, as he needed to keep 16 volunteering writers on a very tight schedule). Today is the day that the Really Useful #EdTechBook is launched (at 9.00 am London time ). So what is the book about? Price Paperback: $29.99 / £19.99 / €24.99

iBeacons mapped against SAMR model

uLearning Blog

As our experience grows however, the challenge in regards to getting the most out of the time, money and energy spent on on deploying the new technology is to learn how the capabilities it brings allows us to augment, modify and then redefine the original learning task in ways that would never have been possible before. samr ibeacon. Download HERE.

Using Somebody app at #eMOOCs2015 conference? Art & communication

Ignatia Webs

They inspire me, something in me aligns with the art they produce, and I turn to their work/ideas when I feel in need for energy or difference. Would you be willing to use the Somebody app at an academic learning conference? Being able to connect with people you know, through strangers? Getting more conversations going? Like everyone, I have my own chosen key artists. love it.

Solar power for your small and big mobile devices!

Ignatia Webs

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Report on risks of #learning analytics in education #educause

Ignatia Webs

In June 2012 Educause already launched a 44 page report on possible risks and benefits of using learning analytics in Higher Education written by Randall Stiles. High-quality data and information (meaningful patterns of data) are essential for success, as is a data-friendly culture. In addition, special care and expertise are needed for managing outsourced (cloud or SaaS) services.

liveblog #eMOOCs2015 collaborative MOOCs a challenging experience

Ignatia Webs

This network has as an objective to focus on: Water Energy Nutrition Teaching support in this North-South context: lectures are organised in both institutions and teach each other’s. This session is given by Sandra Soarez-Frazao and Yves Zech from RESCIF. Very interesting as I can see parallels between other North-South course challenges. All the MOOC week topics are shared.

Thoughts on power discrepancy in #MOOC #eMOOC2014

Ignatia Webs

For EPFL has set up a collaboration which looks at priority themes for Africa (water, energy, nutrition, health…), but again although support is given … the fact that content IS created and disseminated, puts other regions that try to play catch up at the end of the line. Dark thoughts during a really nice conference. So what is already there is the keeper). So is this a reality?

Recapturing #aufgs2012 Athabasca University's Graduate student conference

Ignatia Webs

He has an air of complete energy over him and I gave him one extra grey hair by asking him to go outside of his wonderfully build online/offline presentation set-up. Last weekend I had a wonderful and enlightening time in Edmonton, Canada. It was the first time I met several of my online friends and. The conference was small enough to allow real contact to happen. great combination.

Open Standards for m-learning?


In our work we found huge benefits in making content as richly interactive as possible, so we have narrowed our focus to high-end devices only (smartphones, tablets, wifi devices), but because we invest a lot of our energy into the media quality, it is essential to us that it travels well between Android - iOS - Windows Phone - others We have put ourselves here (see image above).

Call for #papers on #elearning: 4 calls 4 continents

Ignatia Webs

Online learning is happening all around the globe, so why not connect to all the different continents and get a local feel while you are there. How do they describe the event: HICSS-46 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion."

@eLaconference #ICT4D #eLearning Africa report covers a lot of ground

Ignatia Webs

ICWE people who organize the conferences Online Educa Berlin and eLearning Africa have just published a report on the status of eLearning in Africa (which is organized in Benin this year). The report is published at the beginning of the conference, which I think is a wonderful idea. It is a free report and can be downloaded here. Now who would not be interested in that? eLearning report ICT4D

Coca Cola Replaces Corporate Voicemail with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Curious to learn more about how text messaging saves time, energy, and money in the work place? Soft drink mogul Coca Cola recently made the decision to dump voicemail in lieu of text messaging and email. Why Coca Cola made the switch to SMS. Previously, landline voicemails at Coca Cola were used for both external and internal corporate communications.

Blogphilosophy: age and learning, my son and I

Ignatia Webs

My son did it, but the other kid kept on throwing things, now with more energy. I am not much of a talker under such circumstances. I am more of a mother hen: my eyes get tiny and I become more focused in a peculiar way. have used this physically born energy on multiple occasions, for both physical and mental purposes, as such I feel it is at times a helpful trait. We have to. for me.

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

mLearning Trends

He now focuses much of his energy and passion in the area of mobility/mLearning recognizing how important the tools, technologies and processes our industry is now developing will be to everyone's ability to learn and prosper now and in all the years to come. He worked as Senior Product Evangelist at Adobe for several years before striking out on his own last December (see bio below).

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

Ignatia Webs

Somehow, and amidst all the increasing propaganda that focuses on either nationality, or religion, or whatever works to infuse mayhem, somehow we need to keep talking and nuancing to have some kind of energy that pushes back this new wave of violence and negativity. Each time I told myself: just type, give the world a rest, just keep on typing. And I did. came up from time to time.

#OER on higher ed, corporate, personal & #development

Ignatia Webs

Una also shares some good OER coming from government resources in the Public domain : NASA, Department of Labor, department of energy (all US). Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). you cannot deny that OER has taken up speed, and has grown in importance. That is a sweet thing.

#Phd journey and shifts in punk identity

Ignatia Webs

This might sound funny, but honestly, when looking for a job I just freeze. I do not feel I can charge forward like some lunatic Donna Quichotta, battling all the usual suspects/job seekers by mowing them down with my lack of formal education, and most of all raw energy. Learning is a constant journey, a lifelong journey and that is a true fact when I look at my life. No more, no less.

Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support

Mobile Commons

After the speech was over, the Sierra Club sent out a text broadcast to their members asking for their zip code, and their opinions about this new plan “to cut carbon emissions & boost clean energy.” We need clean energy for the future of our kids! They used the resulting geographic data to build a map that shows the responses. Montgomery, Alabama.). It is about time! President.

Blogphilosophy: a plee for appreciating #open academic collaboration - #openscience

Ignatia Webs

Nevertheless, the energy and zest felt by all of us pushes us towards collaborative, open academic research actions. The past 5 months have been very exciting thanks to educational colleagues with an interest in mLearning. All of us are individual researchers, linked to different institutes that do not have any formal collaborations between us. From MobiMOOC to academic group. Why is that?

html5 is growing, and this looks like a good e/mLearning solution

Ignatia Webs

They have focused their recent energy on coming up with an authoring tool that allows instructional designers to deliver content across multiple devices while keeping the same content logic, though formatting the content towards the device that is connecting to that content. Last Friday I had the pleasure of talking to David Blakely from Rapid Intake solutions. it is really worth a look.

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Free awareness games and how IBM embeds informal learning and training

Ignatia Webs

But first games: CityOne: A Smarter Planet game (a FREE game) Cityone is also an awareness game, which will be launched at 4th October 2010 : energy, banking, choose which solutions you want to propose to make people happy. Think you know what it takes to make the energy systems that serve a city more efficient? He is by no doubt a top competent training/eLearning visionary.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Microsoft focused its energies on ways to leverage its own Silverlight support within the new Windows Phone 7 environment before it adds Flash Player support. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! On balance, it was an interesting year and there were far more expected outcomes than there were actual surprises. Validated (“Double”). Validated (“Triple”). Validated (“Single”).

Joining the debate on #OECD report on students, computers and learning

Ignatia Webs

their present state of being (character, energy.). While the latest 190 page OECD report on students, computers and learning: making the connection , made a lot of educators tows curl. Some extra debates started to emerge. Feels like an interpretation of an interpretation, but. at least there is an incentive to take part in this debate. but then that is part of my character. The PISA test.

4 calls for #papers on #mLearning and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

Happy New Year to all of you! Slowly getting up to speed for a wonderful 2012: working on a new online feature (thanks to Stephen Downes)… which takes more time than expected, but hoping to get it launched in the next couple of weeks. All of which I will share as work progresses. But to start the year: the new call for papers! EDEN Annual Conference Deadline for submissions : 10 February 2012 Conference dates : 6 - 9 June Location: Porto, Portugal, Europe. That will be implemented through the EDEN Members Portal: the NAP area on the web. Topics:

Louis Vuitton bags to the cycle tend to be ready


You home security system had been supposedly the one alarm, because none Louis Vuitton bags of the alternative managers noticed the cascade involving issues which bit by bit killed the energy power grip. It had become the other most disastrous electric power outage ever, and everything due to a incompetent alarm. Says including a couple Europe when someone we hadn’t success “ignore warning.Inch. link]. As well discuss not in the capacity connected with possible opportunity to experience those self same issues with a separate unit. Related Articles? link]. link]. link].

Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace

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Why don’t we give them a constructive outlet for this energy? About Evergreen Education Group Contact Us January 12, 2011 Mobile learning: Ready or not! The advancement of mobile learning may be happening with or without us through the choices that students are making.  Dr. Joan E. Students are increasingly comfortable with mobile technology (often more comfortable than their parents!).

Saving money with Straight Talk using coupons for cell phones

Mobile Learning Edge

Individuals with children or full-time occupations ordinarily don’t have sufficient energy to scour the Internet and print out, compose, and utilize much else besides the infrequent coupon. Using a cell phone while shopping through coupons can spare you a considerable measure of cash, however it can likewise take a great deal of vitality. Bumbling through daily papers, cutting the best arrangements, and sitting tight for them to filter at checkout can make any speedy market trip an epic errand. That is the place coupon applications can act the hero. SnipSnap. Yowza. CardStar.

#OEB15 liveblogging robots in education

Ignatia Webs

Challenges: materials (very fragile), AI, energy, cloud, Manfed Hild: neurorobotics reseach laboratory (NRL) [link] little 15 EUR robotset + 2 to 3 hours you can make a walking spider robot. Presentations of 3 robotics builders and developers. nice conversation with some informative links. iCUBE is first project introduced by Giorgio Metta. This allows students to get an idea of a robot.

Mobile Learning in India

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They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. Viewed simply; phones are capable of : 1.

Mobiles are not mobile

Ignatia Webs

We want to give learners in rural or low resource areas a complete mobile solution that makes them independent of energy sources and is sustainable. Keeping this in mind, a lot of factors influence mobile technology and energy generating technology. Although we call mobile devices mobile, in a lot of rural areas this is not always the case.

Google’s App Inventor … liberation or stagnation?


See this google blog post from Hal Ableson , the prof who will be running it New injection of energy for the constructionist theories of learning. A year ago, Google released App Inventor – a fascinatingly visual, albeit rather buggy tool for developing android apps. Although not robust enough for our commercial development, we loved the fresh ideas about interface, and app building.

E-Learning Queen: Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

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► Apr 14 (1) Teacher Roundtable: Good Deeds Societies ► Apr 07 (1) The Energy Farm Concept for Small and Medium Produ. skip to main | skip to sidebar E-Learning Queen E-Learning Queen focuses on distance training and education, from instructional design to e-learning and mobile solutions, and pays attention to psychological, social, and cultural factors. Who is the Queen?

#DigiWriMo who am I, my alternative CV

Ignatia Webs

Regular routes - either by means of getting educated or earning money - never seem to have appealed to me, it was always a sudden trigger, a gut feeling that triggered passion to come forward and which drove me forward with all the energy that is inside of me. love those moments of complete, focused energy. An answer to the first DigiWriMo challenge: to create an alternative CV.