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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. Even more interesting is that 76 percent of executives check these social sites at least once per day. elliance.com.

How #mobiles helped save Los Angeles Adult #education with Sean Abajian

Ignatia Webs

In this 25 minute video Sean Abajian shares the journey of some educational activists that were able to ralley using mobile phone calls and community action to safeguard adult education in Los Angeles. education activism mobimooc social interactionThis would have had a disasterous effect on both adults (many of which are parents) as well as on their children.

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. 

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

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!

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

From David Hockney to Photosynth: applications that build on social media content

Ignatia Webs

During the latest mobile learning conferences, I was frequently surprised by the surplus of mobile learning possibilities. One of which is that the user would use her/his mobile phone, not just to capture the environment (whether it is audio, video, picture), but also to add to the reality s/he is experiencing. It just felt right when I watched those pictures.

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.

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. In the process they will learn about the science or social science involved in their particular issue. The youth movement called Mjaft!

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. In the process they will learn about the science or social science involved in their particular issue. The youth movement called Mjaft!

A Mobile Game World

Upside Learning

The second was the phenomenal incursion of mobile phones, it seems everyone carried one and many individuals were absorbed in its use through their commute. Things change somewhat with smart-phones contrasted with the feature phones and media players being used by commuters earlier. It just goes to show the ubiquity of mobile games and metaphors emanating from them.

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6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. Understanding how mobile devices are different from conventional computers used for elearning and the different avenues they open up is a great starting point to build a business case for mlearning in your organization. Growing Mobile Workforce. Rise of Mobile Computing.

What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. The mobile part is that the solution lets you complete your courses even when you are not connected to the Internet.

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.

Research on Mobiles and Social Networking | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Research on Mobiles and Social Networking 7 09 2006 From the fantastic Mobile Life blog , a couple of reports on mobile phone use.  In particular, Nicky Shaw’s presentation on “ Mobile Phone Use – a Social Network Perspective &# may be of interest to educators: “This presentation describes an investigation of student networks in first year management and medical students for peer-learning and socialisation.

StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards | Mobile Learning

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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.

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.

Industry Forecast

Mobile Learning Edge

Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education. Embedded in the individual predictions is the continued tension between the economic value of mobile learning, along with negative perception of personal social media tools in play at work, and the value of immediate and quality support for an evolving workforce. We’ll see a flood of enterprise-level mobile apps developed. On the horizon: alternate reality games and other social gaming.

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Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile phone translates English to Japanese 5 09 2006 Here’s a cool bit of software for (Japanese) language teachers, reported by Slashphone. Mediaseek just announced a mobile phone application called “Camera Dictionary&# (Kamera Jiten), which uses a cellphone’s built-in camera to scan and translate words into Japanese. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

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. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Prediction #2. Bullseye!

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Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

Mobile Commons

In the search for a teacher worthy of such an award, Fission Strategy provides campaign support, website and social content design, and outreach strategy and implementation. To convert nominees to applicants, one central component of this strategy is our mobile texting campaign. Oftentimes SMS is the quickest way to connect with your audience, even more directly than social media.

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

Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

Mobile learning (mLearning) is all the rage at the moment, but how do you get started and how do you maximize the mLearning plans you have? Simple, follow this free online course facilitated by 7 mobile experts and turn your mLearning knowledge into a practical project. Grab your mobile and optimize its use The MobiMOOC course will run for 6 weeks (2 April – 14 May).

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New issue of the free #eLearning journal #IRRODL is out - a great read

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connectivism social network mLearning journals lifelong learning irrodl eLearningBelow you will find the contents of the new issue of IRRODL, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. The issue contains 12 research articles and one field note, research note, and article reaction note. The winners of last years Best Articles of the year in IRRODL for 2011, have also been selected by the Editorial Board. Garrison.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. 1. Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning. Private Social Networks Win Over Public. mLearning Engagements Expand. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !

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How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. What can you opt for in a high-end phone, tablet or mobile device?

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

Mobile Commons

The mobile market is changing and that means healthcare marketing has to change with it. As mobile phones become ubiquitous, there’s a huge opportunity for healthcare marketers to capitalize on this shift, especially with today’s smartphone generation of millennials. Why Healthcare Institutions Must Engage with Mobile Marketing.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. Here’s the slide deck/video from that webinar: Tablets as part of mobile learning mix : although not the same as mobile phones, tablets are included in the study as part of mobile learning devices.

E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog

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» E-learning on Mobile Phones by Cyprien E-learning on Mobile Phones The main advantage of E-learning is independence of both location and time. Using technological devices such as Mobile phones can solve these types of problems. For example, globally mobile phones are being widely used and the number of users is still increasing. Crazy!

Future trends in #mobile technology what can we expect in the next 5, 10, 15 years #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

He focuses on success stories from his projects with children around the world while using mobile devices. He speaks with such enthusiasm, that he sounds like a promotional movie for mobile learning created at Stanford. In the next 15 years, we will no longer have mobile phones, innovations evolve towards embedded technologies. Now we see electronic pads, mobile devices.

You are Never Alone » Mobile phones - powerful learning aids?

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You are Never Alone communicate and collaborate in an online world Skip navigation About « Digital Diversity: ACEC2010 in Melbourne Blog Action Day 09 - Climate Change » Mobile phones - powerful learning aids? It encourages teachers to allow students to use their phones in classes for educational purposes. course in mobile phone use, integrated into the curriculum?

Mobile phones in the MFL classroom - Box of Tricks

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Dominic opts to make the most of mobile phones as a teaching and learning tool and explores the different ways in which he has used mobile phones in his classroom. As long ago as 2001, the UK government asked the Stewart Inquiry to set guidelines on a minimum age for mobile telephone users. However, officially, mobiles are still banned in many schools.

Rethinking Healthcare Conversations with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

In a recent Healthcare Dive webinar , Chris Boone, CEO of the Health Data Consortium , and Alyson Rixner, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Mobile Commons, discussed why text messaging is an effective means of reaching and engaging patients in the healthcare space. Traditional phone calls are not only more expensive, but they are not nearly as effective at increasing patient adherence.”

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. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! Cell Phones in Learning. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

Steve Vosloo

Below is the presentation that I gave at the Girl Geek Dinner in Cape Town , 4 May, about women, mobiles ( mwomen ) and exciting possibilities. Well, in the context of what I’ve been speaking about, an interesting initiative was started last year called mWomen , which is about increasing mobile access to women in the developing world for their socio-economic advancement.

How Text Messaging Helps Relieve Pain in Chronic Patients

Mobile Commons

Can text messaging provide social support to patients? Ten researchers from around the nation – including Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco, and Weill Cornell University – collaborated on a four-week study titled “Piloting a Text Message-based Social Support Intervention for Patients with Chronic Pain: Establishing Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy.”

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Technological innovation, however, can be crucial for strengthening social networks, disseminating information and linking disadvantaged communities with vital knowledge. Understanding the social context and rooting ICT for development efforts in existing incentive systems is vital if systemic changes are to be supported. Uncategorized children icts innovation mobile UNESCO unicef

Mobile phones as cultural resources for learning | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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However, we are aware that such a perspective provides a challenge to our conceptions of where the boundaries of formal education are positioned.&# The paper is based around two cases studies, one of “Cyrill’ in Germany, a young man who causes controversy by using his mobile phone to video the homeless at a train station and post the video online.

The Key to Multichannel Engagement: Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

The problem has everything to do with perception: As a marketer with a compelling story to tell, email, social media, and mobile apps are viewed as individual communications channels that each serve their own purpose. Consider this: More than 90 percent of American adults own a mobile phone, and virtually every mobile phone available today can send or receive a text message.

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