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Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

I am a fan of the HowStuffWorks podcast “Stuff You Should Know” Recently, I listened to the episode titled, “What’s The Future of the Internet” and the discussion on net neutrality and the walled garden of devices got me thinking about how device and OS manufacturers are restricting our experience of the Internet and the implication this could have to learning in general and mobile learning in particular. There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. Let me provide a little context.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

I am a fan of the HowStuffWorks podcast “Stuff You Should Know” Recently, I listened to the episode titled, “What’s The Future of the Internet” and the discussion on net neutrality and the walled garden of devices got me thinking about how device and OS manufacturers are restricting our experience of the Internet and the implication this could have to learning in general and mobile learning in particular. There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. Let me provide a little context.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. One of the travails of my paper writing (still continues) was that good web resources were quite hard to find, so be spared the ordeal, this is a good place to start. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle.

Using Mobile Devices to Increase Community Engagement

The Mobile Learner

After blogging about the use of mobile devices from the perspective of classroom instruction and student learning for over five years, I now find myself considering how these same tools that can be used to help students learn can also be used to strengthen the home-school connection. This makes it difficult to know what the depth and breadth of use is after only 5 weeks of tweeting.

10 eBook/Audiobook Resources for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

Reading this article about how ebooks will change the way we read and write inspired me to share some ebook/audiobook resources that can be utilized with mobile devices for mobile learning. Here’s a list of 10 eBook/Audiobook resouses for mobile learning: 1) Project Gutenberg : over 28,000 free public domain ebooks. 2) iTunes: Purchase a wide variety of high quality audiobooks. 3) Librivox : A large database of audiobooks read by volunteers.  10) MobiPocket Reader : Free ebook reader for your PC, PDA and smart phone.

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Why eLearning On Tablets?

Upside Learning

Mobile is the future of workplace learning. That is far beyond a mere statement, mobile learning is transforming our societies, professional curriculums – even the education system. It is the intersection of mobile device consumption and eLearning that incorporates anytime, anywhere resources to deliver meaningful performance support for effective learning and performance improvement. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets Tablets are […].

Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders

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Those nice folks at UNESCO continue to champion mobile learning. Earlier this year we praised their grass-roots style Mobile Learning Series , and now they have taken that one step further by developing a set of guidelines for policy makers and learning leaders to help them benefit from m-learning. As they say in their report: This year the number of connected mobile devices, the vast majority of which are mobile phones, will surpass the world’s population for the first time in history. This represents a missed opportunity. enjoy!

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. Having said that, I personally think that going the mobile web route is a better way to go for mLearning. eLearning Mobile Learning feature

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Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning? [Chime in]

mLearning Revolution

The easiest way to answer this question would be to say Yes, after all the iPad as well as any other tablet, are mobile devices and mLearning is mostly about mobile devices. Mobile and by extension mobile learning is about a new mindset, a new attitude, is almost about unlearning everything we know, and inventing new ways of doing things and having fun along the way.

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

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This is a really wonderful set of papers that encompass the latest mobile learning realities and implementations. To give you an idea, I am adding the abstract of her paper here: Mobile devices transcend the educational affordances provided by conventional tethered electronic and traditional learning. Every page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide

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How much gets paid for the books and resources? Open educational resources that an be used, modified and shared, for free. But a huge range of very good resources, and publications have already been freed up, and in some admirable cases teams of educators are working together to write their own, collaborative text books as open alternatives to commercial ones. What they are.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

Trawling through my feeds across various social media, I’ve been noticing a spurt in the number of discussions around the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement. Bring Your Own Device’ or BYOD, refers to an organizations employees using their personal devices (usually Smartphones/Tablets) at the workplace to access company resources for business use. Feel free to comment.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. In the report, they deal head on with the challenges: The rapid growth in the use of social media and mobile devices has created both a crisis and an opportunity for school leaders. It's no wonder that school leaders responded by attempting to eliminate the use of mobile and social media in schools. learning in USA mobile in schools friday smiles why mobile top tipsVery impressive!

Mobile Devices Changing the World: One Media Player Per Teacher Project

The Mobile Learner

Admitting, my focus has always been on the use of these devices in a western, mainly North American school setting.  In this blog, I’ve often focused on the use of media players and cell phones to improve the teaching of teachers and to improve the learning of students.  As it states on the project’s website: “The information age has not arrived on a global scale.

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

The Mobile Learner

In the blog post, titled, “ Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning (Chime In) “, RJ Jazquez discusses his opinion on on the question of whether eLearning is really mobile learning after having the question posed to him in a comment on another blog post.  In the above linked blog post, Jazquez argues that eLearning on a tablet is not mobile learning as he feels that in order for learning to be considered mobile learning, a uniquely mobile experience must take place.  This is one of the reasons mobile learning is so powerful. Agreed. 

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile. The term ‘mobile learning’ is its own biggest enemy.

Youth, Work, Mobiles and Poverty: everything you need to know

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They are also unemployed, under-resourced, and working hard to put things right If you are interested in youth workforce development, and the empowering opportunities of mobile, I''d encourage you to look at the brand new  Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development (mYWD) Landscape Review. Across the world, kids are our future. You can get the review here:  [link]    .

Join #MobiMOOC for an #ethical debate on #mLearning #philosophy

Ignatia Webs

As the free and open online course on mobile learning ( MobiMOOC ) is approaching its starting date ( if you have not signed up for the free course, simply become a member here ), the specialized topics are getting populated with wonderful content. Is it possible to build a durable mobile learning strategy for all, if poor people (any region) can only afford low budget phones?

lectures in mobile devices and eLearning content: constructivist method

Ignatia Webs

In the morning I gave a joined lecture on mobile learning and structuring eLearning content. The audience were ten medical doctors who want to start a telemedicine website/project in low resource settings. Although I asked to know the public I needed to speak to and I was informed, the material still was not taylored enough. A lot of questions arose while giving the mobile presentation, mainly because most of the learners were not accostumed to the principles of CMS, SCORM, still I did not mind because. This day was filled with lectures that I had to give.

Paper on Continuing Medical Education through mobile devices for Health Care Workers in Developing Countries

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At the end of this month I will be attending IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. For this conference my colleagues and I have written a paper on Continuing Medical Education via mobile forhealth care workers in developing countries. Delivering mobile content to remote areas in low resource settings is a technical challenge.

Strategy for Mobile Devices | Learning is Change.

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Company Info Bens Bio The Blog and Podcast Important Posts Services and Contact Speaking Consulting Contact and Calendar Professional Development For Teachers For Schools For Business Strategy for Mobile Devices Image via Wikipedia Our district is starting to consider using student smart phones as a part of our overall device strategy. Let me know what other resources you are looking at in order to ensure that we can leverage these devices more in the future. Tags: education resources tools Learning is Change. What is LiC?

New Pew Study Shows that Two Thirds of Americans Check their Phones Even When They’re Not Buzzing

Mobile Commons

A new Pew fact sheet shows just how addicted Americans are to their mobile phones. 67% of people check their devices for incoming messages “even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.”. The startling statistic shows just how much mobile messaging has become the default way our society communicates. 98% of 18-49 Year Olds Have a Mobile Phone.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

In the case of school communication, Twitter can be used: - as a communication gateway for teachers and school administrators looking to communicate with their parent community in a new and mobile way. - a place to provide parents with links to resources or supports for their children. What ideas can you share on the uses of Twitter as a mobile learning platform?

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

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This free webinar, which is being promoted by the ALT Open Education Special Interest Group , will explore findings of the OER Research Hub, which has been investigating the impact of open educational resources. reset=1&id=177 The free webinar will use Blackboard Collaborate (also available for mobile devices): https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=7565&password=M.013F40B58C3B85B8D597F2862E95CE.

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time. Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips – Abhijit Kadle. ? Mobile Usability.

Models of Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

In incorporating mobile learning into everyday teaching and learning, one first must think of a workable model to frame the discussion and the implementation.  The title says it all. 4) Towards a Theory of Mobile Learning – A nine page paper (PDF) from the University of Birmingham looking at the design of mobile learning systems. mlearning mobilelearning mobile learning

#MobiMOOC free, online course on #mLearning runs 8 – 30 September 2012 choose your favorite topics

Ignatia Webs

Specifics: Course name and description: MobiMOOC is a Massive, Open Online Course (MOOC) with a focus on learning with mobile devices (mLearning). The course will look at specific fields where mobile devices can be used and are used to increase learning and training. In this case it is a MobiMOOC, a course with focusing on mobile learning topics. What is a MOOC?

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

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. And we are one of the 30 exhibitors showcasing our entire range of innovative Mobile Learning Solutions at booth number 316. Also on display would be our newly launched revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning – Upside2Go. What Is Mobile Learning? But what exactly is mobile learning?

starting a medical eLearning course for low resource settings: the Entry Questionnaire

Ignatia Webs

The course will be very interesting from an eLearning point of view because it has a good mix of participants from low resource areas (ranging from Africa to South-East Asia). Because there are so many factors to consider while starting an eLearning course for low resource areas, we opted to build an entry questionnaire beforehand to make sure we can have a good IT-idea as well.

Models of Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

In incorporating mobile learning into everyday teaching and learning, one first must think of a workable model to frame the discussion and the implementation.  The title says it all. 4) Towards a Theory of Mobile Learning – A nine page paper (PDF) from the University of Birmingham looking at the design of mobile learning systems. mlearning mobilelearning mobile learning

Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning 10 07 2006 Marg O’Connell, our department’s resident Educational Design guru, has just posted some of her fantastic thoughts on the use of mobile devices to facilitate and support situated and networked learning on her Educational Design blog.  learning device for $60. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

Mobile Learning is where the Puck is Going to Be [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Now that this workshop is up-and-running, I’m back with more thoughts on the mobile learning revolution. Everyone was eager to learn more about how to design learning experiences that are optimized for touch on mobile devices. What are your mobile epiphanies? find this exercise to be helpful for developing the right mindset for mobile learning design.

Free #OER trend report with #MOOC and innovative learning foci

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The renowned SURF group that are situated in the Netherlands just published a wonderful, insightful and all over great read on the trend of Open Educational Resources (OER). The English report can be found and downloaded here and consists of 112 pages of great up to date OER information. There is also the Wikiwijs programme, which aims to adopt a specific approach for higher education.

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The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways. During some time off earlier this month, I’ve been ruminating how a ‘mobile learning ecosystem’ evolves in an organization; here are ten questions I asked. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Ecosystem

Two days before free, open, online #mLearning course #MobiMOOC launches

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For those not registered for the free, open, online course on mobile learning, the so called MobiMOOC, join us by becoming a member in the MobiMOOC google group here ! Yes, three weeks of intense mobile knowledge exchange. More information on this subject can be found here (second week): [link] com/Mobile+Learning+ Curriculum+Framework Looking forward to seeing you all!

FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach

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Strong pedagogy and ubiquitous design at its core Start from ubiquity, mobile design: we live in a mobile age, immigration, brain drain, brain movement, hopping between cities, moving to where the work is … an increasing amount of people are becoming citizens of the world. This mobility is enabled in part by telecommunications, more specifically mobile devices.

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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. Mobile phones have become part of our lives. Discuss mobile learning with them. Ubuntu.

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning.  Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List. Below is the 6th list in this series of lists.  edushifts mlearning mobilelearning

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

The Guild continues to put on a great show although the focus on mobile learning at this show is somewhat muted given their upcoming mLearnCon event in San Jose is being held in less than 3 months; the next show will certainly be “all mobile all the time” and a better bet for both the experienced and the curious as it relates to enterprise mobile learning. Check it out here.

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ADL Mobile Learning Handbook now available

Mobile Learning Edge

The new ADL Mobile Learning Handbook is an excellent collection of resources, available from the ADL Mobile Learning Team, led by mobile learning veteran Judy Brown. It is available in mobile editions for various operating systems, ePub format for e-readers, and as a set of webpages. The handbook is broken up into the following sections: 1.Basics – What mobile learning (or mLearning) means, its capabilities and use opportunities, potential benefits and common concerns. 5.Learning Content – Tips and best practices for mobile learning.