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University Business Magazines Ranks Mobile Commons as a Top Product

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University Business Magazine has named Mobile Commons as one of their Readers’ Choice Top Products in 2013 , alongside the iPad. The list covers useful products and tools for universities to use in the classroom and beyond. Text-message alerts for events and breaking news can be sent to an entire community or to specified groups. Considering that 97% of phone users between the ages of 18—29 use SMS to communicate , it comes as no surprise that our platform is so useful to colleges and universities across the country.

Mobile University Access

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For those in higher education looking for examples of a campus that is providing mobile access, you might want to check out a very nice solution at Australia's Curtin University of Technology CurtinMobile. Tags: campus university Curtin They provide students and staff with the access and information they need via their mobile devices. Get helpful information here I.T.

St. Jude Uses Text Messages to Boost Event Turnout and Participation

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital is modernizing their events for the digital era, using text messaging to streamline event sign-in and keep engagement high. They’ve found that by letting event participants text as a means to check-in at events, they not only can immediately see who shows up, but also open a direct communication channel with their attendees. Jude team.

Food & Water Watch Raises Tap Water Awareness With SMS Campaign

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The University of Nevada and Dartmouth College emerged as the winners of the grand prize, though the success of the campaign was a win for everyone. In addition to raising awareness of how damaging plastic bottled water usage can be, Food & Water Watch saw colleges and universities take action outside of the contest. Students could text “I <3 Tap” to 69866 as a way of.

University Herald Suggests 3 Ways for College Administrators To Interact With Students Over Text

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University Herald offers institutions “ three great ways you can use text messaging to get and keep your students’ attention, while making it easier for them to interact with you.” Reminders : Every institution has a whole host of events, deadlines, and notices that it needs to communicate to its student body. After all, they’re going to be glued to their phone screens anyway.

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

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The second, more substantial unique feature is Tappestry’s ability to track learning events. Perhaps the ability to integrate the organization and tracking of learning into the channels and tools we already use every day is a next step, once we more universally understand informal learning and how it shapes our skills and knowledge. A review by Jessica Knox.

Belgian/Dutch debate on transforming Higher Ed

Ignatia Webs

For all of you in the neighborhood of Belgium and interested in how the Higher Education landscape is changing, feel free to join a wonderful set of Educational thinkers on Thursday 25 April in the UFO room at the University of Ghent. Loving the title of the debate: The university is dead! Long live the university! What does society expect from its university graduates?

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

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It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. To support the argument – that informal learning is important – here is a research by Prof Robert Kelley from Carnegie Mellon University, which shows dramatic drop over the years in the percentage of information that the workers need to hold in their heads to get their work done. Informal Learning.

Gary Woodill: The Past, Present and Future of Mobile Learning

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Float Learning and Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts teamed up to provide a one-day event focused on mobile on Friday, [.]. Conferences Float Symposium Pedagogy and Learning Strategy future symposium

Two call for papers #MOOC conference deadlines

Ignatia Webs

Networked Learning conference - 7 - 9 April 2014 - University of Edinburgh, UK Deadline for papers for Ninth International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development is Friday 4th October. The conference is hosted by the University of Edinburgh, at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh, on the 7th.

Chad Udell: Design Strategies for Adapting Content for mLearning

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Float Learning and Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts teamed up to provide a one-day event focused on mobile on Friday, [.]. Conferences Float Symposium Pedagogy and Learning Strategy mobile strategy symposium

Free online #webinar on The Impact of Open Education @Edtechie

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Martin Weller ( blogger Ed Techie ), who is professor of Educational Technology at The Open University in the UK will present a webinar on : The Impact of Open Education on Wednesday 30 September at 12.30 - 13.15 BST (British Summer Time). civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=177 btw, the OER Research Hub is a source of wonderful, innovative OER-work, really worth exploring!

Improving Student Life with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Even if students do catch wind of an event, they’re so busy that it’s hard for them to keep track of what’s going on around campus. Text messaging is a great way for student life offices to promote events to the student body. Spread the word about campus events and boost attendance with SMS. Improve campus events by knowing exactly how many people will attend.

Call for papers on #MOOC for eMOOC2014

Ignatia Webs

Education the event aims to be an opportunity to gatherEuropean actors involved in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) phenomenon, from policy makers to practitioners andresearchers. The goal of the summit is to develop synergies among European universities around themes such as student assessment, MOOC accreditation, platform interoperability or joint research initiatives.

5 Calls for #papers, presentations or/and proposals for #mlearning and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

Where: Cádiz, Spain, Europe When: 17 – 21 September 2012 Deadline for submission: 1 February 2012 More information: [link] Short description: EERA, European Educational Research Association and the University of Cadiz, Spain, invite Educational Researchers to participate in and to submit proposals for the European Conference on Educational Research 2012. It's about TIME.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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As crazy as I thought this prediction was last year, it proved to be center-of-the-target with several large transactions and events occurring throughout the year. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. On the Target – But Barely. Robert

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Open University Joins the Mobile Fray | Moodle Monthly

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News, Information and Resources for the World's Leading LMS Home About Archives Contact Thursday April 29th 2010 Categories Development Modules & Plugins Tech Tip News Events This just in! Thanks for visiting! More information and updates for the project are available at the official mLearn blog at OU:  [link]. moodlefairy » mTouch 1.1

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. The pilot program sent two to three texts per week with health tips ranging from community events to ideas for physical activity. Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community. Whether

#eMOOCs2014 #FutureLearn new stats & findings #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

FutureLearn is a MOOC platform launched only 6 months ago in collaboration with the Open University of the UK and many other fabulous partners. It is the shared event provided by MOOCs which result in shared meaning. The registrations of students are soon going to overtake the registrations from the Open University students (there are of course differences in registration goals).

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide


So conversations about mobile learning "at school", are likely to be massively different from "at university", and different again from "at work". They have been around for quite a few years, but suddenly hit the big-time, thanks to recent backing from some big universities, and some high profile start-ups. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are. What they mean.

Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

Ignatia Webs

Two days of inspiring keynotes , workshops and evening social events : only 100 Euros ! Workshop leaders attend free of charge - submit your proposal here in January 2016! A not-for-profit event at the International School of Toulouse , November 3rd/4th 2016. high-impact, grass-roots training conference for classroom teachers by classroom teachers. Dr. Prof. 2007).

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

Ignatia Webs

The report also looks at challenges and misconceptions of TELearning: e.g. MISCONCEPTION: Most of the TEL innovation process takes place within universities. similar long-term relationship with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield has also helped with the development of the simulator. The focus is also on design-based research.

Finding jobs as a post-PhD: strategies & opportunities #PhD #research #job

Ignatia Webs

The session is part of the valuable CALRG seminars, which are held at the Open University (UK) and are part of academic professional development and reflection. The incomparable Rebecca Ferguson and Liz Fitzgerald drive all the events and make it into an increasing success. Today Koula Charitonos and I are sharing some pointers on how to guide your career to where you want to go (as an academic or TELearning professional). Those PhDjourney slides can be found here (with links to probation reports, an example of a PhD call proposal, etcetera).

Call for papers and proposals #eLearning, #MOOC, #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

A quick list with calls for papers (journals and conferences), workshops and events. If you have ideas, projects, solutions or findings in this area, we invite you to take part in the event and become a speaker! On the verge of submission: Online Educa Berlin 2015 One of the top online learning/training conferences in Europe.

#CfP eMOOCs call and UNESCO call for ICT in education prize

Ignatia Webs

While universities are opening up education to leaners worldwide, the corporate, the institutional, and the non-profit worlds explore the benefits of training concepts for personnel, clients, and the public at large that harness the advantages of technologies based on the model of MOOCs. The event will be held from 7-11 March at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris.

5 Call for #papers on #mLearning, #MOOC and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

Following the highly successful events in Barcelona in Spain 2010 (#PLE_BCN), in Southampton, UK in 2011 (#PLE_SOU) and the parallel events in 2012 in Aveiro, Portugal and Melbourne, Australia (#PLECONF), the 4th International PLE Conference 2013 will be held in Berlin, Germany together with a parallel event in Melbourne, Australia (#PLECONF) from the 10th to the 12th July 2013.

Dan Pfeiffer: Developing for Multiple Platforms

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Float Learning and Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts teamed up to provide a one-day event focused on mobile on Friday, [.]. Conferences Float Symposium Mobile Development cross-platform CSS3 HTML5 javascript optimization phonegap symposium

Our 2013 Mantra for #mLearning: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify [Lessons from LinkedIn]

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May 2013 be the year each one of us creates a dent in our own Universe! Upcoming Events: Here’s a list of some of my upcoming events and conferences: August 13-14 : From e-Learning to mLearning Design Training [6-hr Online Workshop]  [link]. If you are looking for Speakers for your 2013 eLearning, mLearning and Mobile Events, please contact me  [link]. Send to Kindle.

Wired Says that “Clinton’s VP Announcement is the Ultimate Text From Hillary”

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But it was also a way to drum up anticipation among her supporters for an event that is, admittedly, a snoozefest for anyone but cable news producers. … By announcing her pick to [her text subscribers] first, Clinton makes that group feel part of an inner circle—while simultaneously tapping them for a donation.” ” In our glutted media universe, word travels fast.

iSpot a global #mobile enabled environmental #crowdsourcing initiative

Ignatia Webs

Last October I met Will Woods who is part of the team behind iSpot a UK-based group linked to the Open University of UK. as different project iterations move on, it is of interest to analyse all the actions taking place in the project with event level Google analytics (this is also a new beta Google option and google looks for feedback so have a look). How great is that?! science2.0

Busy Week for Mobile Learning

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Stanford University started an iPhone Application Programming course this week and has made the slides and video available through iTunes U here. Tags: event stats iPhone research books article Where do I start? This week I went to Washington DC for a couple days, so have been trying to get through all the updates that weren't otherwise posted on

Rock Show Recap

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On January 21st, Bradley University hosted a “Late Night BU&# event in the new Markin Recreation Center on campus. We wrote a bit on this at the time, you can [.]. Mobile Development Pedagogy and Learning

Catching up over the long weekend

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You will see various types of mobile learning, hear an interesting podcast option, and learn about the iPhone/iPod Touch initiative at Abilene Christian University. Tags: video event bar code iPhone podcast In preparation for 3 upcoming workshops the first week in June, I have been reorganizing and reviewing my various notes during this long weekend. will have cameras.

Province, industry, and university partner for mobile learning research | Tony Bates

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iCORE is providing $760,000 over five years, Athabasca University is contributing $1.6 ’ Written by tony2 · Filed Under Events , Technology , geolocation , mobile learning Tagged: 2009 , Alberta , Athabasca University , iCORE , k , Kinshuk , Malkin , mobile learning , Xerox Canada Comments Got something to say? million, Xerox Canada is contributing $310,000, and Allan Markin is contributing $450,000.’ et al. 2008) The Tower and the Cloud Kimberly on Laptops in lectures Blog@UOe-L » Blog Archive » Laptops nas aulas teórias?

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

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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. It was a truly rich and lively event, with every guest clearly impassioned by the power that mobile learning has to enable education in new ways, yet also cognisant of the obstacles to realising those benefits.

3 Ways to Use Text Messaging for College Students

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Mary’s University, for instance, allows students to enroll in classes with text messages, and Minnesota State University offers academic support by text message for struggling students. Gain feedback on campus events with surveys by text message. Colleges work hard to host events that make students happy. But it can be difficult to receive feedback on campus events.

#PhD notes about #Grounded theory WS with Anne Adams

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Anne Adams during a presentation While writing up my findings for my pilot study, I am lucky enough to follow a workshop on grounded theory here at the Open University. Where phenomena are central ideas or events. Whereas conditions are events that lead to occurrence or development of a phenomenon. Anne’s approach is starting from the data. In ALL research challenges emerge.

IAmLearn #mobile newsletter is out: research, ethics, CfP @IAMLorg

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The 15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2016) will be hosted by the University of Technology Sydney. The session used Google Hangouts On Air to broadcast live to participants in the Ohio State University's Literacy, New Media, and Creative Pedagogies for Classrooms undergraduate Education course, and is available now via YouTube. via JISC.

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Coca Cola Replaces Corporate Voicemail with Text Messaging

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And as pointed out in a recent article by the NY Times , most people have already made the switch in their daily lives – especially if those people are millennials. “It’s kind of awkward to leave voicemails now,” said Chris Paul, 22, a recent graduate of Duquesne University. Soft drink mogul Coca Cola recently made the decision to dump voicemail in lieu of text messaging and email.

Call for #papers and #chapters

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The conference is considered a major event in the international ''technology enhanced learning'' conference circuit. Hosted by The University of Edinburgh at the John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC) Keynote presentations and discussions with Professor Neil Selwyn and Professor Steve Fuller Plenary Panel will currently include David McConnell, Vivien Hodgson & Steve Fuller.