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Global Mobile Awards

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An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. The programme aims to give kids – particularly the underprivileged and the digitally disconnected – access to e-learning tools and smart connected devices in order to help close the digital divide and ensure equality of education opportunity. The device also has phone functionality. GSMA 2012 vendor award

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically. The global workforce today is confronted with a demanding environment in which to perform. vast majority of the global workforce is very busy and has very little time to focus on learning. Effective mobile learning solutions can help you manage learning for your workforce that’s constantly on the move.

Civil rights, #war and global #learning for all

Ignatia Webs

want to celebrate his momentous speech, his inner-strength, his strong vision, but my mind keeps telling me that in this day and age we, the citizens, are lost in global inertia. Some sort of Do It Yourself MOOCs or self-help educational packages that can be dispersed easily. The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King jr. For what are we still doing do others? So here I stand.

Top m-learning reports of 2012


With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! It is about helping network operators (GSMA) understand the commercial opportunities. Teachers may find the other reports (Case Studies) more helpful. resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to! Links to our top m-learning reports for 2012: You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened. Enjoy!

edWeb Webinar: Global Efforts to Understand the Potential of Mobile Learning: UNESCO Shares Its Insight

Steve Vosloo

In a recent webinar for the Mobile Learning Explorations community , I provided attendees with a global perspective from UNESCO, while Jennifer Fritschi, Director of Strategic Partnerships at SETDA and Mary Ann Wolf, CEO of Wolf ED, shared the United States’ perspective. The potential of mobile learning continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. View the webinar.

Critical #skills define performances across multiple fields

Ignatia Webs

With the internet becoming a global content delivery and discussion forum, this skill has become increasingly important for knowledge creation, filtering out crap and manipulation, or simply in order to try and construct your own voice in your own field of interest. And in order to enhance these critical skills, feedback from colleagues and supervisors is more then helpful.

Low resource areas and mobiles: get into online forums for global knowledge dissemination:

Ignatia Webs

But what are the real challenges that face reaching rural areas, and what are some of today's most beneficial applications that can help these rural communities, specifically regarding agriculture development? ‘ Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas ' is the latest virtual forum that is organised by e-agriculture. You must register for the forum first.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

This post will help you understand how and where you can use mLearning, and the possible plan of action you would need to follow to get the most out of this endeavor. 3. Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce. Effective mobile learning solutions can help you manage learning for your workforce that’s constantly on the move. See you there. But what next?

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

Upside Learning

The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least! An engineer working on servers in data centre accessing help via a tablet device. – Jack Welch. Knowledge Retention. Rings a bell? Informative Audiocasts.

Questions about informal learning and the need for a global brain

Ignatia Webs

guess it is a bit of all the above, but I can help learners with the last one. Here is where this blogpost rolls over from TEL affordance to … what shall I call it, let's say … The (questionable) plea for a global brain We can be sure of one thing: in human history there has never seen such an amount of knowledge accessible to all. And while Web2.0 Norman. What entity will decide?

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

These will help you make the business case for mLearning. 1. billion or a staggering 37.2% of global workforce. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. In some organizations, L&D staff is struggling to build a business case for mlearning. Doing More With Less. They are using technology to ‘amplify’ the enterprise.”

On open badges and informal assessment

Ignatia Webs

My first encounter with informal badges was through discussion forums where the more reputed, helpful participants got several stars next to their name, indicating their answers were worth reading. Unfortunately the funding did not come through to move to this next, global level. But as time went by those informal badges captured the attention of public, learning projects.

WWF Uses Text Messaging to Help Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Hour

Mobile Commons

Earth Hour – a global movement organized by World Wildlife Fund – encourages people around the world to do something simple: turn off their lights. The post WWF Uses Text Messaging to Help Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Hour appeared first on Mobile Commons. This year’s Earth Hour, held on March 19, marked the event’s tenth anniversary.

Mobile stats for 2010 and 2011


I can’t help but be bowled over when I try to get my head around exactly how many people are doing useful tasks on their phones. like the stats, above, as they are a pretty accurate, global summary. Many of the stats are by their nature skewed. good rule of thumb is that “the more financially viable, the more accurate the stats”.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

If you’re a new to the m-learning space, this post will help you get started with mobile learning. What services will help learners be more productive? In this context you’ll find these posts interesting too: Mobile Learning – What it Can Do For a Global Workforce? The other two do provide some help on planning a strategy. Mobile learning is in the air.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Global issues on mLearning. The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Inge De Waard ( @ignatia ), the organizer of MobiMOOC started this fantastic event last year which was quite successful. Learn More. TOPIC.

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!


This made the local press, which caught the eye of the South African wikipedia team, who passed on the message to their global team. This in turn, helped generate huge online interest. Wikipedia Zero  - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s  first deal in India. South Africa doesn''t have Wikipedia Zero.

2014: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

Strategic advisor to Project Literacy , Pearson’s 5-year global social impact campaign, launched in Sept 2014, that aims to support literacy develop in a mobile age. Halfway through my Pearson contract, and following on from a tradition started at the Shuttleworth Foundation , I have created a “brag pack” for 2014. See previous years here. Head of mobile. Writings. Core idea.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad. with HTML5 Converter and Lectora Inspire can also help you to quickly convert your eLearning to HTML5 for mobile delivery, as well as create dynamic video and Flash content. Watch this amazing video.

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

Ignatia Webs

Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). And that made the circle full from my perspective: global, local / personal and institutional / higher ed and corporate. And as most work is being done in the global North, there is a gap of proof and testing those claims.

Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX

Ignatia Webs

This had a global impact, as teachers from around the world sought Google certification through the academy. Learners must be seen as intelligent people who themselves have expertise and knowledge to share, and who know which knowledge would help them out in daily life (whether professional or personal). For what Google did miss was Subject Matter Experts, or teachers in general.

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

Ignatia Webs

His expertise on learning with mobile devices is well known internationally and as he advizes, supports and plans mLearning projects, his air/land/water mileage must be well that of any average global citizen adding to his mobile persona. During his seminar, John raised two major questions: Are learning projects based on mobile devices really helping Africa forward?

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Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

Mobile Commons

Over the past year, Fission Strategy has been working with the Global Teacher Prize , dubbed as the “Nobel Prize of teaching,” to build their online infrastructure and reach out to teachers and communities around the world. Please do nominate an exceptional teacher for the Global Teacher Prize. The following post was written by our friends at Fission Strategy. Of course you do!

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

Mobile Learning Edge

is working with the University of British Columbia on a Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Content Management System “for audio and voicemail based learning” It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. Being a Canadian, I am interested in how the mobile learning is progressing in my home country. Here Here is an updated version of my previous post: Blogs and Websites. Hardware Vendors.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. 5. We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on new Nokia handsets or tablet device, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. 8. It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011.

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Why Patients Want Their Doctors to Embrace Digital Communication

Mobile Commons

The same survey, conducted by Kelton Global and commissioned by Surescripts, showed that patients would like the option of communicating with their providers via email or text instead of phone only. The bottom line is that digital tools like text messaging improve healthcare access, boost patient satisfaction, and help facilitate care coordination. There has to be a better way.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on upcoming Nokia handsets or tablet devices, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. On the Target – But Barely. Prediction #2. Robert

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UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources


The flagship UNESCO publication … helps fill this void.  It was a great honour to be one of the speakers at the symposium, a gathering together and sharing of experiences between many of the global leaders in mobile learning. The joy of momentum! UNESCO has come out firmly in favour of mobile learning, and published a series of very well researched guidelines on how to make use of it.

Mobile Learning in Canada

Mobile Learning Edge

It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. This post is a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario. Here is what I have found: Blogs and Websites. Mobile Syrup - mobile news and reviews for Canadians.

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Possibly the coolest dev job in m-learning?


I have recently joined Qualcomm to set up our Mobile Learning Lab - an awesome opportunity to help shape the future of mobile learning, together with the global reach to make a difference to many learners across the world. Our Mobile Learning Lab will be in both Cambridge, UK, and San Diego, California. In San Diego we work closely with the Learning Technology team. Join us!

Future of Ed #AI DeepMind computer teaches itself to play Atari 2600 games

Ignatia Webs

Or will we get globally depressed once we acknowledge that our brain can be outrun by any improved AI DeepMind next generation computer or algorithm? How do we see the world when Artificial Intelligence takes over work that we find ''humanly satisfying''? What about game-based learning ? Education might get under pressure, as automation and learning creeps in from the digital world.

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Free report on #teaching to reach education for all

Ignatia Webs

Technology is only an instrument, and believing technology will help us all is as silly as saying that when everyone would have a spoon, we would all be eating. Part 3 puts the spotlight on the importance of implementing strong policies to unlock the potential of teachers so as to support them in overcoming the global learning crisis. The report is divided into three parts.

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

Ignatia Webs

Maybe mobiles can help in getting back in touch with school dropouts. Don Knezek, Lists some positives on mLearning: mobile technologies improve access to learning, and it will be a global technology. But the mobile solution will not be immediate, nor will it be a total solution. Looking for mLearning solutions that can be mainstreamed. So we need to look at the contexts, the needs.

Thoughts on power discrepancy in #MOOC #eMOOC2014

Ignatia Webs

For a global world is inevitable. As this first day at #eMOOC2014 day passes, I get the feeling that it really will not be possible to change the way education is heading, increasing the digital divide, replicating existing power imbalances. Dark thoughts during a really nice conference. So what is already there is the keeper). He gives his view on the MOOCs produced at EPFL.

You + students + free entrepreneur courses = seed $

uLearning Blog

I’m super pleased to announce that my E20 group (‘make education better’ – has been chosen by the New Media Consortium (of Horizon reports fame) as one of only 10 NGO’s worldwide to help bring free entrepreneur short courses to school! Its a win-win for everyone – your students can learn vital work-force skills AND receive some seed funding to start a pilot with what they learn, while E20 receives gets support to continue its mission.  Would love your support please!  Only 20 places are available at the moment.  .

SMS: The Missing Link in Customer Engagement?

Mobile Commons

Research from SAP Global shows that across the globe, 64 percent of people think companies should use SMS more often to interact with customers, and 70 percent of people consider SMS a great way to get their attention. As the Multichannel Marketing article points out, the use of SMS in an omnichannel approach can help drive engagement on other channels. Push vs. SMS: The Stats.

#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education

Ignatia Webs

On the one hand we all need to accept cuts in education and training, for we need to help all of us get out of the crisis. Having big data, does not change anything as long as the political, social and more importantly the economic systems is not willing to change and drop some of their power, some of their profit, and combine forces for a human, global solution. And if your dream situates itself in the cognitive fields, data will help you find your way and improve your cognitive abilities. This is the transcript of what I plan to say during the OEB14 debate. ammad ibn M?s?

Social, mobile and hackathons…converging or diverging ideation?

Mobile Learning Edge

”) The MIX community recently piloted a “Hackathon” – an experiment in open collaboration and global ideation that they hope will help shape the future of the MIX and lead to genuine progress when it comes to crafting the “source code” for Management 2.0. In this webinar, Michele Zanini, co-founder of the MIX and Chris Grams, the MIX’s Community Guide and lead for the MiX Hackathon, will share 5 best practices to structuring or phasing aHackathon or a global ideation effort, to achieve tangible results. Happy curating! Tips for Social Networking. link].

Publishing for Kindle Amazon early lessons learned

Ignatia Webs

Because it seemed easy enough to do, they provide very helpful documents on how to get your book published for both Mac and non-Mac ( And it gets distributed globally. To be honest, I never anticipated the anxiousness I would feel pressing a publish button. There are A LOT of authors out there! Simple. Argh).

Advancing Literacy through Mobile Technologies: Empowering Women and Girls – Phase II: From Insight to Action

Steve Vosloo

The proposed project builds on a global study headed up by Diane on how mobile phones are being used to empower women and girls by helping to improve their literacy skills. Building upon the findings of a concluding UNESCO global study analyzing initiatives aimed at empowering women and girls through literacy via innovative mobile technology-based programs, this project focuses on concrete action to reach more illiterate and neo-literate women and girls faster, better and with broader impact. Uncategorized empowerment gender girls literacy mobile learning UNESCO women