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New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

ASTD last week released its new research report, titled ‘ Mobile Learning – Delivering Learning in a Connected World ‘, which we are very pleased to have sponsored. Over half of respondents believe mobile technologies will improve learning in their organization in the next 3 years. Mobile learning enhances the learning function through performance support.

#edenRW9 Community of Inquiry Framework: new directions and research opportunities

Ignatia Webs

Pressure on higher ed is not about technology, it is a matrix and technology has an effect on the whole society. Randy promotes shared metacognition as an interesting future research topic. community of inquiry conference eden eLearning metacognition research self-regulated learningRelated to the Community of Inquiry model. Metacognition is central to Inquiry.

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].

Feedback welcomed on research questions #heutagogy #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

After considering heutagogy as an addition to my PhD frame, and revisiting potential research questions based on the two pages shared previously and resulting comments , I would like your feedback on the next potential research questions (and dilemma’s). Central research question How do experienced online learners manage self-determined learning when engaged in a MOOC? 1995).

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.

Contextual Technologies Make Learning Relevant Again

Float Mobile Learning

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.

#PhD sharing #online and #MOOC #research instruments

Ignatia Webs

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.

Commenting & sharing free 5th innovating pedagogy report #pedagogy #EdTech #OU

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Researchers from the Instituteof Educational Technology located at The Open University (UK) together with academics from the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education in Singapore recently published the fifth Innovative pedagogy report. full-text PDF version of this 47 page report is available to download from www.open.ac.uk/innovating. innovating.

Free research papers on #MOOC, OER & online education #elearning

Ignatia Webs

A new, free, research filled issue of the Open Praxis journal just got published. In it you will find a paper co-authored with Aras Bozkurt, Nilgün Ozdamar Keskin and myself entitled: " Research Trends in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Theses and Dissertations: Surfing the Tsunami Wave ", which I also loaded to academia. In an effort to understand MOOCs more comprehensively, this study analyzes theses and dissertations (N = 51) related to MOOCs and published between 2008 and 2015, identifying research trends from these academic documents.

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.

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. 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?

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?!

#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.

#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!

#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

Intro to Educational Technology by Mike Sharples #EdTech

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A nice overview of early educational technology presented by Mike Sharples , the pedagogical lead of FutureLearn and longtime EdTech researcher. The focus of this talk is first on technology for education, followed by zooming in on the learning bit of the EdTech, and at the end a brief look at evaluating learning.

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

Float Mobile Learning

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

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

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).

Research around using and selecting apps for literacy learning

Cell Phones in Learning

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?

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

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

Ignatia Webs

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

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

Ignatia Webs

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

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

Natalie Panek on Learning without Boundaries #devlearn

Ignatia Webs

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.

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

Free mobile learning papers from mLearn2016 conference in Sydney #mLearning #mobile

Ignatia Webs

The theme chosen for the conference was Mobile Learning Futures – Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning. Future mobile learning research needs to look beyond technological intervention per se. Instead, it must consider a more ecological approach, in which the conditions under which mobile technology contributes to learning are closely examined. Issues to consider include teachers‘ technological and pedagogic expertise when evaluating the effects of mobile technology on learning and the achievement of the goals of instruction.

Robo-readers: towards automated #MOOC grading

Ignatia Webs

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.

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#ic_moveme Agnes Kukulska-Hulme mobile learning applications for newcomers in a city @agneskh

Ignatia Webs

We move from this broad perspective to the more narrow options of technology. https://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/research-publications/research-papers/mobile-pedagogy-english-language-teaching-guide-teachers State of the art:types of apps for newcomers Tailored apps for new arrivals: targeted information eg. We live in an increasingly mobile workld. Online free manual.

Historical #EdTech perspective for all researchers @sharplm

Ignatia Webs

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.

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

What Do High Schooler Students Want From Mobile Technology?

Cell Phones in Learning

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

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

Looking forward to @EmotivInsight for self-determined learning

Ignatia Webs

In the meantime, let me share why I find this bit of brain gear of interest for research and (online) learning. And I must agree that I wished I had known about this a couple of months ago, as the research Insight gear set could be bought for 399$ through Kickstarter (really sorry I missed this opportunity!). Brainwear that would enable enhanced learning monitoring?

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

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.