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Free #Leadership for Real #MOOC starting on 9 September 2013

Ignatia Webs

The CCL has been in the top 10 of the Financial Time rankings for executive education for 12 years in a row, so they are strong in what they do. Tomorrow a new MOOC on leadership can be followed on the Canvas.Net platform. This MOOC is free, it offers badges when going through, you can vote for the topic covered in the optional week. If you want to enroll, get your details in here.

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

Ignatia Webs

As the West or North is looking for new ways to finance the shift that is taking place in education (MOOCs and Higher Education), it would feel logical to me that inclusive education will be born in developing regions, hopefully bringing along financial options that can help people in the West or North that are increasingly fighting poverty and seclusion from educational resources.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

While some may critique that BYOD shifts the financial burden of cost from school districts to already financially burdened families, I would argue that if families are already shouldering that burden, why not let students use the devices to support their own learning?  If families cannot afford to shoulder that burden, schools can still provide devices for students to use while in school.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

While some may critique that BYOD shifts the financial burden of cost from school districts to already financially burdened families, I would argue that if families are already shouldering that burden, why not let students use the devices to support their own learning?  If families cannot afford to shoulder that burden, schools can still provide devices for students to use while in school.

Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing

Mobile Commons

Technology aimed at making consumers more financially savvy isn’t new – programs such as Mint.com are a popular choice for people who are trying to save more money. The SMS advantage for financial savings. While Digit is a first-of-its-kind program, text messaging for personal financial isn’t exactly a new concept. How Digit works to save you money. We’d love to hear from you!

free report on #OER evidence of success @OER_HUB

Ignatia Webs

In addition, the picture for some hypotheses will remain incomplete unless institutions can be encouraged to share information about the impact OER is having on financial performance and student grades. and identify the particular influence of openness. The OER hub just released a free evidence report focusing on key factors related to Open Educational Resources.

Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD

Ignatia Webs

The report provides an executive summary, describing the set-up, demographics, evaluation, lessons learned, and the pedagogical as well as financial value. Dianne Laurillard edited a report on "the Anatomy of a MOOC for teacher CPD" which can be downloaded here. Peer review is highly valued for activity of doing the review, rather than for receiving a review (8.3) 4.

#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education

Ignatia Webs

The less financially strong universities will have access to less data, less tools, which will affect learning/Teaching (although I do add that this might indeed not result in loss of teaching quality). This means that learners from less financially stable backgrounds, or parents with less financial means will have less opportunities. At the moment government and the financial markets provide us with to contradictory messages. This is the transcript of what I plan to say during the OEB14 debate. Feel free to share ideas and comments on it. Text follows the slides.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Many an attempt at proving the ROI of training programs have been misplaced financial calculations at best, as they don’t really take into account the real impact a training program makes in contributing to business performance. Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world.

Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

Ignatia Webs

There are “multiple divides which relate to a variety of factors such as: age; gender; ‘ethnic clustering’; uncertainty of financial conditions; work insecurity; and social insecurity” (Mancinelli, 2007, p. 7). There are multiple people present and the ideas discussed during this debate came (in part) out of the Alpine Rendez-Vous that took place at the beginning of this year. 87-88). 2011).

#OEB14 session initiating Unified Learning Theory brainstorm #education

Ignatia Webs

During the last Online Educa Berlin conference , I tried to see whether an open format would work. The challenge was that current eLearning and learning in general is completely dispersed, and disconnected from a central learning model/framework/theory. mobile learning) Models related to those particular fields (e.g. FRAME model ) The elements put forward in those frameworks/models (e.g.

mLearning-World.com: Intuition announces world first(sic) in mobile learning via PDA?

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Thursday, November 30, 2006 Intuition announces world first(sic) in mobile learning via PDA? question the validity of the claim about this being a first, but it still is an interesting step forward.snip. From mLearnopedia: April - June Hot List: Mobile L. Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to. Training.

Blogphilosophy learning to survive and keep safe

Ignatia Webs

Kids from that area cross the tunnel as well, to play at the playground at the other side of that imaginary financial fence. The world can be a tough place. As I walk from the open university to the bus stop I pass by a park. It is a big park with an estate in it harboring big houses. At the end of that park, near the bus stop there is a small playground. She was facing the tunnel.

#nanodegree #badges #lifelong learning thoughts

Ignatia Webs

And those who would go for these jobs - when reading the articles on the nanodegree from NY Times , seem to be the less financially secure. The new Udacity and AT&T initiative rolling out nanodegrees for people who follow specific MOOC or online courses in general has a logical and nice ring to it. And although other MOOC providers, such as Coursera do have similar tracks (i.e.

5 ways to strengthen a #BYOD #mLearning community

Ignatia Webs

BUT before asking newbies to get their mobile devices out and use them, I always stress the importance of WiFi for financial reasons. When setting up a mobile learning course, it is not always easy to get everyone on the same page. There are a lot of factors that can vary from learner to learner. Feel free to share yours, I feel that there are much more ideas out there.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

These youths–whose financial hardship and lack of resources contribute to their difficulty establishing contact with their colleges–managed to overcome situational obstacles with the help of text messaging. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer. Texting is More Effective Than Email, Phone Calls, or Snail Mail.

Surface RT Costs Microsoft $900M

Float Mobile Learning

billion and diluted earnings per share at $0.59, Microsoft said in a release that the “financial results include a $900 million charge, or a $0.07 per share impact, related to Surface RT inventory adjustments.” In other words, the company hasn’t sold as many as it had hoped. With quarterly revenue of $19.90 Just days before, Microsoft shaved $150 off the original price.

Sweeping away the #occupy movement, is like sweeping away #critical #education

Ignatia Webs

So why are demands for financial transparency that affects citizens then crushed by people in power positions? And to be able (financially, socially) to engage in education that will allow ideas to emerge to better the world around us – all of us. Peaceful occupation on ideological grounds is a worthy cause, so why is it that in many cases it is a risky business? Where do we go?

Plan to move from #quantified self to Qualified self

Ignatia Webs

My ultimate scientific breakthrough dream would be the Qualified Self in the analogy of the Quantified Self. The Qualified Self as a state of being, enabling to be a more qualified human. All the gathered data would gather data on: emotions, creativity, understanding, progress, personal character. data and characteristics that occur in most humans from all areas and backgrounds. So here is my plan!

Your Weekly Mobile News!

Mobile Commons

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!

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Drawing up an #mLearning #strategy in 10 steps

Ignatia Webs

What is the payment plan for accessing mobile internet/sms/mms… What is their financial situation? Everyone is joining mLearning, but in many cases some of the basic steps are missing. Looking at my own mLearning roll out, I now see much more elements that will support a good and strong adaption and roll out of any mobile project. Here are 10 steps that make up my own mLearning strategy if I want to work on a new project, if you have additions, please add them via comment or social media: The 5 core steps are similar to any TELearning environment 1. Is it to develop a course?

Setting up #LGBT help in crisis #uganda

Ignatia Webs

wish it could be as simple as: if you have a LGBT teacher in your community it doubles your amount of financial support. For any LGBT person there is a long history of acceptance and persecution, but it has always been clear to me that the persecution of LGBT''s comes at a moment that power tensions increase. Does stopping international (read western) aid work? While find targeted actions.

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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: www.scirp.org/Journal/AimScope.aspx?JournalID=104

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

suspect even more of the same in 2013 especially with the looming uncertainty the financial and general business markets and the effects these constraints will have on R&D budgets and resulting lack of innovation coming from hobbled teams. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. On Target But. Prediction #2 - Access Points Diversify.

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How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

Bowling Green State University , for instance, uses text messaging in virtually all of their campus offices, from financial aid to housing to student life, to engage with their students. According to a new article by The New York Times , a light nudge can make a big impact in the lives of students. What is a behavioral nudge? The results? Why text messages are effective behavioral nudges.

Harold Jarche on the need for #corporate #networking and learning

Ignatia Webs

How we start businesses (get online financial support), couche surfing. During the Learning Day at the European Environmental Agency (EEA), an organisation filled with knowledge workers, I had the pleasure of hearing a keynote of Harold Jarche ( @hjarche and www.jarche.com ). These are my live blognotes. totally agree. Breaking down barriers Change is human. research. So byebye teachers?

Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

Mobile Commons

Here are a few great examples: Bowling Green State University uses live text-messaging chats to help answer questions from students and parents about the college admissions process, freshman orientation, financial aid, and other student concerns. The value of two-way text messaging. Offer immediate customer support and attention. Respond to incoming messages rapidly and easily. Agent View.

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

Ignatia Webs

Cheryll also mentioned some of the challenges and issues on ROER4D on global South: increasing amount of students, financial constraints and resulting pressure on educational institutions. Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). Would like to see something similar in the open though.

Building your own apps? Try these top tips!

moblearn

The nice thing about building educational apps is that the financial models for them are different to normal consumer apps. Many thousands of people are developing apps. Many of those apps fail dismally to achieve what the original vision holders hoped for. How can you increase the odds that your app will be used by, and useful for many? The answer: learn from the gurus. Listen to those who have done it many times before. Success is judged by how useful they are, as opposed to the revenue generated by shifting millions of copies. What's the connection with our top tips?

Strategies for Engaging Baby Boomers with Mobile

Mobile Commons

First of all, companies need to acknowledge that many baby boomers lost significant savings during the financial crash, and are therefore more likely to choose brands that they can trust. By 2015, people aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population. But companies who want to reach baby boomers should be aware that they are different than previous generations. Make it relevant.

Asking for Donations Online: 7 Proven Strategies

Mobile Commons

Many potential donors who may want to help you might be unable to support you financially but don’t know how else they can help. by Abby Jarvis We’ve all read the reports: online giving has surged in popularity in the past decade, and it’s getting more popular every year. We’ve collected eight of the best strategies and tips for asking for donations online. Let’s get started! 1.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

Steve Vosloo

According to the report, examples of how to achieve this include: Female specific airtime tariffs; Culturally sensitive marketing; Gender based information services via text messaging and IVR for education, entrepreneurship, health and financial inclusion; and. Dallaire was at the screening and discussed his experiences afterwards during a Q&A session. This really struck me.

5 Little Known Features of Text Messaging Campaigns

Mobile Commons

They have created several games to engage teens, from educating young people about financial awareness to raising awareness about teen bullying and more. Everyone knows how to send a text message from a mobile phone. But what about setting up and sending a large-scale text messaging campaign to thousands or millions of mobile users? Curious to learn more? Well guess what?

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Warm wishes to all: how the potential to learn and network blessed me this year

Ignatia Webs

There was no financial gain, it would only mean: work and engagement. luckily life suddenly stopped me from racing. Two major changes happened this year: my boy was born (Isaak is wonderful) and I got diagnosed with diabetes 1, my pancreas is no longer functional. understood that less than a century ago, I would have been dead, not being able to see my son grow up.

Three Mobile Campaign Ideas for Giving Tuesday in 2015

Mobile Commons

Not every one of your supporters will be in the financial position to donate to your nonprofit. Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and nonprofits everywhere are looking to current trends and new technology in order to stand out from the crowd. Idea #1: Announce your call to action during a live stream. Idea #2: Text out a mobile video to your subscribers.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

More significantly, our growing hosted customer base now includes financial services, pharma/healthcare, government and many of the world’s leading carriers and tech OEMs who are now confident to outsource their mlearning services “into our cloud” even though they often support 1,000s to 100K+ servers of their own. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! Validated (“Double”).

Beware critics of Connectivism ! Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access

Ignatia Webs

The content is not financially elitist. In 2008 I enrolled in the CCK connectivism course. It was the first time I took such a mass course and … I liked it, though I could not really say why I liked it. What was surprising was that many of the people who critiqued it, actually were experienced researchers, yet they did not actually follow the course itself. The content is open.

Content and mobile: Four key considerations

Steve Vosloo

Whether this is financial or not is another story. I recently participated in Mobile Web Africa 2014 , sitting on a panel about  Mobile content, users and consumption. Below are the four key points that I think are important when thinking about content and mobile today. Content is back. It used to be important, then it became cheap, throw-away. People created sites and services with bad content, flooded the mobile web. In education there are SO many apps, so many mobile learning services and products. Are they all good? People are coming back to the notion of quality content. What do to?

Blogphilosophy: learning is a way out of life's options given at birth

Ignatia Webs

Having been poor, I picked up certain familiar traits indicating financial challenges creeping up on them. Life is a long strand of actions, choices, forced decisions, or results that can be causes themselves and causes leading to results. my learning path cannot be called normal nor without its challenges, nevertheless, I made it. Meaning: I got out of a precarious place, I left chaos behind me. I now have a job, a house, a partner that loves and loved me even when the chips were down. survived and all of a sudden I realized when looking what happens in the world today. life was easy.

One textbook policy = bad idea. Here’s why, from Jansen, Attwell and Spaull

Steve Vosloo

He believes that the one textbook policy is utter nonsense, a harmful form of reductionism that offers short terms financial gains to the Government. Recently the Franschhoek Literary Festival  hosted a session titled “We Won’t Get No Education”. Description Description from the programme: Government’s controversial proposal to limit textbooks to one per subject has raised alarms across disciplines. It was a stimulating discussion, and all agreed that one textbook is a BAD idea. But what is for sure is that it will happen. He agreed wholeheartedly with that approach. Nic Spaull.