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#Mobile phones to help women empower themselves #gender

Ignatia Webs

In the last years my focus was moving more towards mobile content then mobile design. But indeed as Ronda Zelezny-Green mentioned in her blogpost , the user design can make the difference in getting people, and specifically women increasingly into mobile use for learning. But indeed, there are other groups that might benefit from simplified, design specific mobile phones.

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A bit of #mobile phone history 1922 and onward

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A couple of days ago I got hooked on the British Pathé news reels , and here are three wonderful mobile phone related bits of movie. As an adapt mobile learning enthusiast and researcher, I just got so enthusiastic about these bits of moving history. And what do they phone? education mLearning mobile mobile learning mobile technology multimedia OER

Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

Five social networking and social media infographics that have application to mobile learning: both within an organization and between a company and it’s clients from CreativeFan’s list of 60 great infographics for social media. Presentations Social Media executives infographic mobile phones mobile technology SFNCR social mediaMark Horton, Socialcast ).

Peripheral Vision Turns Mobile Phone Cameras Into Watchdogs

Float Mobile Learning

New mobile learning apps could use immersive, panoramic footage taken with a mobile device''s camera. Industry News Mobile Apps Mobile Devices mobile device cameras Surround-See

10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone

Float Mobile Learning

From tracking calories to monitoring babies to sniffing out terrorists, we take a look at 10 unusual but innovative ways to use your mobile device. The post 10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices infrared cameras mHealth Tango

Selling your Straight Talk mobile phone

Mobile Learning Edge

If you’re using promo codes for straight talk , you will not have your phone replaced. A huge number of old cellular telephones mope in cabinets and drawers over the UK, and there are many sites that will offer you money for old handsets – however would you say you are getting a decent arrangement? In offering cash for an utilized, frequently pointless telephone, cell telephone “reusing” organizations – they as a rule offer on as opposed to reuse your handset – appear to give a close supernatural administration. ” Trick organizations.

Children and Mobile Phones

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Thanks to BECTA in the UK for pointing out a report entitled Children’s Use of Mobile Phones — An International Comparison February 2009. Mobile phones are becoming ubiquitous and, in line with this trend, children’s use of mobile phones has increased to the point where mobile phones are becoming commodities for them."

Nokia’s Intriguing Vision(s) of the Future

Mobile Learning Edge

The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has issued several new videos on their view of the future of mobile devices. Following the footsteps of Apple, their concept are highly stylized designs that use the entire mobile device as an interactive display. The HumanForm is a tear shaped phone that is flexible. Future of Mobile Learning Haptics mobile phones

mLearning-World.com: XM on Mobile Phones

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, August 11, 2006 XM on Mobile Phones The other day, I mentioned that Alltel had made a huge leap by providing podcasting service for mobile phones. As if this wasnt good enough, Alltel jumps ahead of the competition again offering XM on mobile phones.

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

Mobile Commons

A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the cellular phone is the technology owned by the largest percentage of Americans. The #1 function for which people use their mobile phones?

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

The 2016 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week kicked off on Monday with a webinar entitled Innovation and quality: Two sides of the same coin? 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. When the pedagogy is effective, so is the (mobile) learning.

Mobile Phones vs. Computers

The Mobile Learner

Some articles argue in favour of computers while others argue in favour of mobile phones. The articles that argue in favour of computers seem to focus on the fact that even low end computers have computational and media capabilities that far surpass mobile phones, especially the older and limited capability models that are found in underdeveloped countries.  Those that argue in favour of using mobile phones argue that the cost of a mobile phone, even when connectivity costs are factored in, are cheap enough that many individuals can afford them without assistance. 

9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation

Upside Learning

It’s the mobile phone. Mobile Learning What began as an attempt to improve the telegraph, more than a hundred years ago, has evolved into the single most important piece of consumer electronics in the world, acting not only as a communications device but now as a learning tool too. While some of the first smartphones had touch […].

Saving money with Straight Talk cell phone family plans

Mobile Learning Edge

While the mobile phone industry will let you know that a monthly bill is about $47 starting 2012, numerous individuals are paying more than that – and relying upon their requirements, it might be excessively. There are a couple moves that you can make to spare cash on your mobile phone arrange today. Once you’ve settled on Verizon, head over to our gathering of The Best Verizon Phones to pick the right gadget for you. Groups and Families. AT&T and Verizon: Monthly bills are separated into information charges and gadget access charges.

Mobile Phone Video Challenge.Film on the Fly

Cell Phones in Learning

Yesterday I ran across a twitter post by Hall Davidson about a very interesting mobile phone video challenge sponsored by a local PBS station in California called Film on the Fly. On February 2nd, 2009 the contest will send out a text message challenge (story) to anyone who signs up and ask them to create a mobile video of the topic in 20 hours or less!

2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

The article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phonesI was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ).

Mobile Phones to Monitor Teenagers Mental Health

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Thanks to Holly Hart for forwarding a very interesting article about monitoring and behavioral change using mobile phones. Not mobile learning, but an important pilot to help in the treatment of 14-24 year-olds with depression issues. The program monitors "each young person's mood, stress levels, coping strategies, alcohol and cannabis use, exercise, eating patterns and general lifestyle factors." By using the communications capabilities of mobile phones and SMS messages, MCRI hopes to better capture information and provide earlier treatment.

Mobile Phone Video Challenge.Film on the Fly

Cell Phones in Learning

Yesterday I ran across a twitter post by Hall Davidson about a very interesting mobile phone video challenge sponsored by a local PBS station in California called Film on the Fly. On February 7th, 2009 the contest will send out a text message challenge (story) to anyone who signs up and ask them to create a mobile video of the topic in 20 hours or less! Since many students do not have camcorders in their cell phones, they could give a video or still photo option for the challenge. myself cannot wait to participate and SEE the results!

mLearning-World.com: 20 Ideas: Getting students to use their mobile phones as learning tools- by Doug Belshaw

mLearning World

Eleven years later, of course, my mobile phone has a processor at least three times as fast as that. One thing you can almost guarantee is that pretty much every student you come across will have a mobile phone. Over the last few months I’ve covered quite a few ways in which mobile phone can be used in the classroom. QR: what’s that? 3.

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Liz Kolb’s blog on using cell phones for learning. Enabling Mobile Learning: An article about enabling mobile learning on the Educase Connect website.

On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

Steve Vosloo

Below is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa. The interview has two parts: the first video is about how mobile learning can tackle the global teacher shortage and the impact of mobile learning on the education system. The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I had  a cold so please excuse any nasal sounds!].

Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 makes improvements

Mobile Learning Edge

The company has a mobile learning program that links the LMS with mobile phones, called Blackboard Mobile Learn , which is a mini version of the Blackboard platform. Journal , version 2.0 of Blackboard Mobile Learn has significant improvements. Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 Learning Technologies Angel Blackboard Colleges Mobile Learn 2.0

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

Cell Phones in Learning

John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. They studied children ages 9-18 in Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, and China.

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

Cell Phones in Learning

John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. They studied children ages 9-18 in Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, and China.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough! The staffers can immediately text message their media to the over 50,000 subscribers instantly.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough! The staffers can immediately text message their media to the over 50,000 subscribers instantly.

MobilED initiative » Why mobile phones? – Version 2

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Mobile Phone now Most Vital Device According to Pew

mLearning is Good

The predictions finally came true, the mobile phone is the device most Americans say they can’t live without. Most of us use our mobiles more often than any other piece of electronics that we own. The mobile device is the most personal device we own and it connects us to our many social networks (both traditional face to face through voice and our online social networks). This article gives the results from a new Pew Research Poll that asks Americans which device they can’t live without.

Mobile Telemedicine: turn your camera equipped mobile phone into a microscope and heal the world

Ignatia Webs

Now with the frequent and easy use of mobile phones throughout developing countries, a nifty little invention is bound to change this dramatically. While using the camera on a mobile phone, a holographic image can be made from the blood sample and be sent to any place where they can analyze the image of the blood sample. photo credit Christopher Harting).

mLearn08 and can mobile phones help the fight against poverty?

Ignatia Webs

The mobile conference with a difference ( mLearn 08 ) runs this week in Telford , Shropshire, United Kingdom. I am looking forward to attend, speak and learn from the other participants. This is a renowned conference on mobile learning, so I am quite excited to go and gain new insights on the future of learning (yes, as you can see I am a believer.) So my hope in mobile connectivity and learning is enhanced thanks to Iqbal's speech. Connectivity is productivity. He builds on the knowledge from the World Bank and. his train of thought makes sense.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. It’s just elearning on the phone. This is the most common misconception about mlearning which leads you to evaluate how to implement elearning on mobile devices. It is quite literally mobile everything.

Mobile Magic – Making Mobile Work At The Workplace

Upside Learning

The number of mobile subscribers worldwide will reach 7.0 This rapid growth and its increasing penetration have strengthened the use of mobile phones as learning tools. […]. Mobile Learning This article was originally published in e.learning age. billion by the end of 2013, 7.5 billion by the end of 2014 and 8.5 billion by the end of 2016.

Language practice using mobile phones | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Language practice using mobile phones 1 09 2006 Ewan McIntosh highlights a post by Lynne from Tobermoryhs , where she relates “how her students have been practicing French speaking skills on their mobile phones, including a great game – how long can you spend speaking on the phone… in the foreign language&#. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

India’s mobile phone users increasing by 1m a week

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More than 1 million people a week are becoming new mobile phone users in India, reports The Business Online. According to the Cellular Operators' Association of India, the number of mobile users in India has topped 110m. About half of India's towns and villages now have mobile reception and the Indian Ministry of Communication and Information aims to reach 90% coverage by the end of the

The Mobile Learner » The Evolution of Mobile Phones

The Mobile Learner

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.

Comments on Africa’s mobile phone e-learning transformation

Steve Vosloo

I was recently interviewed by the Times Higher Education about mobile learning and higher education in Africa. The article, Africa’s mobile phone e-learning transformation , provides a good snapshot of the potential of mobile learning and why that potential is still not being fully realised. Uncategorized africa higher education mobile learning

StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards 28 06 2006 StudyCell, a company specialising in mobile-phone-based flashcards and formative assessment quizzes, today announced it has surpassed the 10,000 downloads mark. Their site, at [link] , allows students to download a number of free “flashcard&# games to their mobile phone, which will test them on subjects including several languages, mathematics, and even movie trivia.