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Contextual Technologies Make Learning Relevant Again

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Industry News Mobile Apps Research learning theory mLearnCon mobile learning mobile technology performance support symposiumThe first cluster in CHAMPIONS is Contextual. What exactly does this mean? Dorsey Dixon gives us an answer in his latest blog post.

Free online book on #mobile learning research

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The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. You can download the 258 page book here. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. Kenny et al.

Call for #MOOC experiences and research #eMOOCs2015

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Deadline for submissions : 23 January 2015 Location of the conference: Mons, Belgium Date of the conference: 18- 20 May 2015 Type of submissions: papers on MOOC experiences and research papers. Education, the event aims to be an opportunity to gather European actors involved in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), from policy makers to practitioners to researchers. link].

#PhD sharing #online and #MOOC #research instruments

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Well, the research question sounds a bit more formal, but I like the question this way. This central research question came out of the results from a pilot study which I planned during the first closed beta courses of FutureLearn. And to add to my PhD journey, I will share the first research instruments used for my main study via this blogpost, see below. If so, how? 3.

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

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The Beyond Prototypes report provides a UK-based in-depth examination of the processes of innovation in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) with a special emphasis on building online learning solutions that are durable. The focus is also on design-based research. education eLearning ICT4D mobile learning online learning technology Securing further funding has proved challenging.

Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning

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A new report is published from UK Higher Ed Academy, this one focusing on flexible pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning. The report focuses on how e-learning, also known as technology-enhanced-learning, may support flexible pedagogies, and so encompasses a range of topics where technology can enable new choices for learners. eLearning online learning pedagogy report

Historical #EdTech perspective for all researchers @sharplm

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This is a great, brief set of slides (33 slides) which allows us aspiring/experienced researchers to quickly anchor our own EdTech research or ideas into a historical EdTech perspective (mine: phenomenology, MOOC, social learning). logo programming, mobile learning) all the while linking to inspirational EdTech people who changed the journey of many EdTech researchers (e.g.

Call for gender, mobile and learning research cases ideas

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Ronda is an upcoming, yet already sparkling researcher and a prolific blogger. call for papers conference eLearning gender ICT4D mLearning mobile mobile learning technology If you work on a project, or idea which involves gender and mobile or online learning, make sure you get an article in to Ronda Zelezny-Green. And you can easily subscribe to the newsletter here.

#DigiWriMo technology, robotics, and a galloping horse

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Technology reinventing nature Technology does something to humans, multiple things, but most of all we seem to use technology to enlarge what already exists. Muybridge’s galloping horse after reorienting himself One of those explorers of life, motion, technology was Muybridge. artificial intelligence informal learning mooc online learning philosophy research technology

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

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love it, so I gladly send out the news for the upcoming Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot. And as a keynote they give the floor to Hans de Zwart (English blog) who is the innovation manager for global learning technologies with Shell. The conference will provide opportunities for sharing, discussing and providing constructive criticism of research outcomes and methods.

#emooc2014 Liveblogging #MOOC research track sessions

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Paper on their talk can be found here ([link] cMOOC learning design was the basis for the OldsMOOC that was the subject of this research. The fact that the MOOC used a lot of new technologies, the participants needed to overcome tech challenges. mooc online learning research self-directed learning Asked for information for MOOC recommendations from MOOC platforms.

A fantastic pedagogical issue of IRRODL free #research #eLearning #pedagogy

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It is truly international, actively working on research and location diversity, it is open and each issue offers a rich array of online learning relevant methods and cases. So, putting aside some reading time, to get through this 12 research articles (get ready for a glimpse of African, Mongolian; Philippine online education adoptions and insights) and one shared bit of field notes from a MOOC in Rural Rwanda. collaborative learning education eLearning k12 mooc multimedia online education online learning pedagogy research social learningOh, my this is just a treat!

IAmLearn #mobile newsletter is out: research, ethics, CfP @IAMLorg

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The 15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2016) will be hosted by the University of Technology Sydney. The 2016 conference theme is Mobile Learning Futures: Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning. We would like to cooperate with a researcher who is interested in this topic or specializes in the area. via JISC.

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ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

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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. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. Manager, Learning Technology at Qualcomm). Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning ResearchIs mobile learning really happening?

#Feminism and Technology a distributed credited #MOOC

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And as I am engaged in MOOC research for the last few months (following the development of FutureLearn the UK MOOC platform), I was looking for different angles that come closer to what I like to see in education: variety, creativity, recognized by many, providing credits for all who want to, catering options so different teachers can make and share the content the way they like it. And suddenly I came across an online course called "Feminism and Technology", in a format self-described by the organizing universities as DOCC (Distributed Open Collaborative Course.

New Horizon report on #mLearning and latest #eLearning technologies

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The nice thing about this 42 page publication is that it looks at probable implementation of new and upcoming learning technologies (games, augmented reality, gesture based computing.). This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. This Short List helped the advisory board narrow down the 12 technologies to six for the full publication. How cool is that?!

Press Release: Float Mobile Learning Releases Quarterly “Environmental Scan,” Proves Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Education in the Healthcare Industry

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Float Mobile Learning Releases Quarterly “Environmental Scan,” Proves Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Education in the Healthcare Industry. Quarterly research report reveals findings on the role of mobile devices in teaching [.]. Press Releases Research environmental scans mhealth mHealth Summit

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

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However, empirical findings show that educators are not integrating technology effectively into the curriculum. These four areas are elucidated to reveal the many sub-components that determine how technology is integrated. conferences education learning theory mLearning mobile learning mobile technology QR code research technology

Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn

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While sifting through the data, I found that the learning ecology of FutureLearn MOOC could be represented in 5 learning elements making up the whole online learning ecology: technology, context, learner characteristics, social versus individual learning, and organising learning. mooc online learning phd research social learning technology thesisso with some slack in between).

mLearning #research focus: new features of #html5 for future offline #mLearning

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Chillian researchers from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago have a wonderful and useful research paper focusing on new features of html5 and how they can be used for situated learning scenarios. WebGL : In addition to the new 2D capabilities provided by the HTML5 CANVAS, a third technology, closely related to HTML5 showed up recently that provides 3D capabilities based on OpenGL, called WebGL. Making use of this technology, it would be possible to easily enrich mobile learning scenarios by 3D content. mLearning mLearn research html5 paper

Natalie Panek on Learning without Boundaries #devlearn

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It is definitely worth half an hour, for all of us dreamers and actors in learning technology. collaborative working gender informal learning research robotics technologyThis keynote by Natalie Panek (she is a real rocket scientist, NASA Mission Systems Engineer, MDA Robotics and Automation Learning) will only be available for one week through the ELearning Guild's archive.

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Looking for a full-time #PhD option in UK, act now for the Wild card!

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If you have an interest in Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning Analytics and/or Technology Enhanced Learning (MOOC, mobile learning, online education), this is you potential golden card, as it is now officially a Wild card , as the last of the Leverhulme Doctoral Full-time scholarships is now up for grabs. If you are in that phase, where you think "I want something else.

Research around using and selecting apps for literacy learning

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Over the past couple of years there has been a few very robust reports and research around apps and websites for literacy learning. Robb (Saint Vincent College), and Jordy Kaufman (Swinburne University of Technology) Educational Apps: What we Do and Do not Know by Ellen Wartella Family Time with Apps report by Joan Ganz Cooney Center Where to search for apps and websites?

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

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This is the first day of Alt-C2013 which takes place in Nottingham this year. I am glad to be part of the preparation group of the panel discussing Technology Enhanced Learning in times of crisis. The learning and teaching processes of today are impacted by the use of social media, new mobile technologies and pedagogical formats. For a full time schedule, look here. 87-88). Hogue, R.,

CIDER free webinar: Facilitating quality learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research

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Next Wednesday (4 May 2011) you can follow a free webinar featuring a presentation and discussion with Dr. Rita Kop and Dr. Helene Fournier of the National Research Council, Canada. After speculation in the literature about the nature of possible Personal Learning Environments, research in the design and development of a PLE is now in progress. The researchers speaking in this session will report on the educational research involved in the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology’s Personal Learning Environment project.

On #Higher #Education and Society in Changing Times and searching for the reason why educational research centres are under siege

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Certain countries opt to increase education and research (e.g. Germany) and cut budgets in other areas, other countries are slicing down education/research (e.g. Personally, I cannot imagine how any politician that understands the growing knowledge era can vote in favor of research/educational cuts. How strange is it to read on the one hand that education is changing rapidly and is in need for a new balance, while on the other hand educational research centres are - just in these times - shut down? educational institution education research higher education

Robo-readers: towards automated #MOOC grading

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As soon as the (x)MOOC were coming, the sheer size of online learner groups forced online tutors and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) developers to rethink assessments. And looking at the history of such research, it is becoming clear that the results from the robo-readers compared to teacher grading are getting better, luckily not perfect. She got me thinking about robo-readers.

A free book on changing #education in challenging settings #ICT4D

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This lively report - well it is a free book consisting of 318 pages - on Designing and Implementing an ICT for Development initiative in a resource constraint environment is one of the most amazing mobile learning and technology projects I have read. Various frameworks, models, guidelines and tools were developed by adopting Design Science Research as the chosen methodology.

If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC

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A small ''brain wandering journey'' on why I feel MOOC research should look more intensely at informal learning outside of the actual MOOCs (informal learning generated by the dynamics in MOOCs), and overall lifelong learning in an ever changing online learning environment, for a workforce that is becoming older in an knowledge driven era. Informal learning in mixed online/IRL settings.

Free IRRODL issue: #research papers in online learning performance & behaviour

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IRRODL just published its latest special issue on research papers in online learning performance and behaviour. great read as it offers holistic insights to interdisciplinary educational researchers. Two articles really got me thinking about the learning process (one research by Hsieh and Chen focusing more on tablet learning customization and personalization while looking at holistic/serialistic learners and one research by Cheng, Wang, Huang, Zarifis on online collaborative learning using ThinkLets that allow to measure learner satisfaction in a particular learning setting).

Free webinar on phases of Merrill's task-centered #MOOC design #EUMoocs

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You can register here (for free), and there will be two speakers: Mart Laanpere , Institute of digital Technologies, Tallinn University, Estonia Mart Laanpere received the degree in educational technology (M. Mart is an experienced lecturer, trainer and a researcher in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning. Sc) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and Ph.D.

#MOOC papers: challenges, learner self-determination & #pedagogy

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The results suggest a high extent of technology deployment for learning and interactions by the participants in cMOOCs. Creating networks and developing professional connections through networking technologies are advantages of participating in cMOOCs. The study showed that participants develop self-organization, self-motivation skills and increase their technological proficiency.

Infographics for Social Media

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Additionally, they also show how powerful the social media is, and how it’s permeated corporations culture and systems: According to The Society for New Communication Research (SFNCR), 92 percent of executives are users of LinkedIn, 51 percent are on Facebook, and 41 percent are on Twitter because these tools are “a great way to keep track of peers and colleagues.” elliance.com.

Challenges for conceptualising #MOOC for #vulnerable learner groups

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All of us authors also tried to add possible solutions to these challenges, but the proof of the pudding is of course in the eating, so lots of research still needs to be done. The challenges and options for future online education initiatives are based on insights and ideas of international scholars and researchers reflecting on potential barriers for learners and online education.

Notes from Mendeley workshop by @janeshsanzgiri

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Once that file is okay, it is durable for the rest of your research journey. networking references research technology tools workshop writingLive notes from a great workshop on basic and easy Mendeley use by my OU/PhD colleague Janesh Sanzgiri. In this workshop Janesh highlighted the most useful Mendeley functions, and how to use them in Word. Cfr memo’s.

Free Informal language & MOOC conference call #CfP #MOOC #Language

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selection of papers will be published in a peer-reviewed and open access online journal: research-publishing.net. The Department of Languages at The Open University (UK), in conjunction with the Erasmus+ MOVE-ME [1] project, will host this joint conference Call for papers In addition to MOVE-ME project presentations, we welcome research-related papers, presentations of case studies and projects as well as posters on MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility. call for papers conference education eLearning informal learning language mooc online learning research

new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

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The Learning Analytics Community Exchange newsletter is out, addressing the latest learning analytics research projects and ongoing ideas from the LACE community. There is a new series of country reports from scholars renowned for their contribution to national and international learning analytics research: a Dutch, Korean, Chinese and a Taiwanese perspective. Billaud, M. Pic, D.

MOOC completion and drop-out rates

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There are many reasons for this (she researches for non-US institute, while looking at US xMOOCs so outside the universities providing the courses, privacy issues, platform difficulties,). cross-continental research project would be wonderful, a bit like CERN and the Large Hydran Collidor, universities from the world collaborating for the good of all! is another research all together.

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What Do High Schooler Students Want From Mobile Technology?

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Graphic created by ASCD (based on PEW research, National School Board.) via [link

Plan to move from #quantified self to Qualified self

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The quantified self movement is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person''s daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. Amelia concludes with the question whether "we can ever reach a point where sensor technology and data-mining can be accessible and successful, flexible enough to be genuinely empowering, allowing users to control their own narratives".