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Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER

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like a first exam, with a defence in front of a small jury), I came across this wonderful free book on Open Educational Resources. It might be of interest to everyone looking into online learning, MOOC or simply looking for resources that can be embedded in your own course. While writing up a first workable draft for my probation report (to pass from MPhil to PhD student.

Three wonderful resources for eLearning

Ignatia Webs

The last couple of weeks I have encountered some very useful resources, so I wanted to share it. The text accompanying the resources is taken out of the documents themselves. Choosing authoring tools by ADL (29 April 2010): the purpose of this paper is to help those involved in the process of choosing authoring tools to make an informed decision. See more details in the research plan.)

Text Messaging Offers Valuable Resources During Pregnancy

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But many new mothers aren’t aware of the resources available to them, and don’t participate in proper prenatal care routines as a result. Text messaging offers valuable resources during pregnancy. It works as an informational aide that can offer soon-to-be mothers with resources for caring for herself and her child. Good parenting begins with prenatal care.

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

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See below to links to all the resources. The UNESCO guidelines are a valuable resource for all. Policy mobile in schools 3rd world digital divide innovation management born mobile UNESCO south africa free resourcesThe joy of momentum! UNESCO has come out firmly in favour of mobile learning, and published a series of very well researched guidelines on how to make use of it.

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.  Open Culture : A blog post of free ebooks from a variety of sources. 9) Free Classic Audio Books : The title of the site says it all!

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Keyword Texting! New Free Web Resources for Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

As a result I have been looking for new FREE resources that would allow people to "opt in" and subscribe to my mass text alerts (without me having to type in everyone's phone number). Over the last few years my two favorite mass keyword texting apps have either shutdown ( TXTblaster ) or are no longer free ( Textmarks ). have finally found two that I really LOVE. The first is called Cel.

Free #MOOC guide and #MobiMOOC on #mLearning resources

Ignatia Webs

This post is all about mLearning resources and what was/is learned during the MobiMOOC that ran from 2nd April - 14 May 2011. Free MOOC guide for setting up your own MOOC course In addition to the MobiMOOC resources, I gladly share the third Beta-version of a MOOC guide on how to set up your own MOOC. The guide is written as a wiki, to enable all MOOC'rs to add to it.

Mobile Saftey Resources from Jane Lynch of Glee and LG

Cell Phones in Learning

LG has teamed up with Jane Lynch of Glee to bring some mobile safety education to tweens and teens. They have some lessons and a series of videos that are perfect for introducing mobile safety, discussions about sexting, mobile harassment, mobile teasing, driving and texting, and more with teenagers

5 Great Mobile Learning Resources from Upside Learning

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Gary Woodill shares some of Upside’s most helpful mobile learning insights over the past year. Industry News Mobile Development Pedagogy and Learning infographic Upside Learning

Call for papers on Open Educational Resources deadline 1st March 2011

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Special Themed Issue on Creativity and Open Educational Resources (OER) Fostering Creativity – The Use of Open Educational Resources The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning announces a special issue for Summer 2011 entitled "Fostering Creativity – The Use of Open Educational Resources". This call links creativity with OER, so will be fun to write. Underneath you will find the synopsis on the call, for more information you can take a look at the website. Papers can be either single or multiple authored. creativity OER paper eLearning call for papers

Keyword Texting! New Free Web Resources for Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

As a result I have been looking for new FREE resources that would allow people to "opt in" and subscribe to my mass text alerts (without me having to type in everyone's phone number). Over the last few years my two favorite mass keyword texting apps have either shutdown ( TXTblaster ) or are no longer free ( Textmarks ). have finally found two that I really LOVE. The first is called Cel.

OER: open educational resources an UNESCO intitiative #OERU and a critical view

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SCoPe is starting an open and free discussion course on Open Educational Resources (OER) in connection with a UNESCO initiative to launch strategic assessment and accreditation for OER. Now, I belief in sharing content, with the idea that sharing will make the world a better place (yes, idealist maybe, but proud of it). Tony Bates organizes his thoughts in the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Top m-learning reports of 2012

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UNESCO have also launched a Mobile Learning Series , with some great reports, and resources. resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to! Links to our top m-learning reports for 2012: You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened. With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! It is good stuff, but bear in mind their audience. Very grass-roots up.

iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?

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But I also think that Open Educational Resources will transform educational publishing too. resources mobile in schools iPad App Stores iBooks Author text books free resources eBooks authoringToday Apple released iBooks 2, a beautiful new format for interactive books that they hope to use to “re-invent the textbook”. Has Steve added to his legacy? They are expensive.

MobiMOOC - free online m-learning course happening now!

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resources app development standards learners as creators publicity innovation guidelines why mobile free resourcesThere have been a flurry of reports in the news recently about MOOCs. Massive, Open, Online courses. Several notable startups have waded in (Coursera, Udacity, edX, Ted-ed), and the early results look impressive. MobiMOOC 2011 started the ball rolling last year.

Mobile Learning InfoKit [free download]

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projects mobile in schools mobile development work-based why mobile reading free resources top tipsHot off the press, we are pleased to present the Mobile Learning infoKit. Thanks all!

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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open source mUbuntu India m4d digital divide innovation developing world born mobile south africa free resources Wikipedia Zero  - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s  first deal in India. This is also great news for the developing world at large. Users can browse on that specific URL, without paying any data charges.

5 Reasons Every Nonprofit Should Use Text Messaging [Infographic]

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All Posts Blog Collateral Infographics Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Resources At Mobile Commons, we believe every nonprofit should use mobile campaigns as an engagement strategy. We understand the value of a supporter, and we know it can often be difficult to turn a brief introduction into a long-term relationship.

Webinar recording on #train-the-trainer from Jacqueline Batchelor #mobimooc

Ignatia Webs

mLearning low resource setting education training mooc mobimooc eLearning train-the-trainerDuring the third week of MobiMOOC , Jacqueline Batchelor focused on the challenges and benefits of creating a train-the-trainer set up for teachers/tutors/trainers to use a mobile phone at the center of their training and teaching. The powerpoint of the presentation can be found here, and the youtube or audio presentation is also embedded more below. Train the trainer from Jacqueline Batchelor It is a great seminar, combining theory with practical implementations from her South-African context.

21stC learning resources for ‘tech literacy’

uLearning Blog

 . Courtesy of eSchool News comes  t his fantastic collection of resources  compiled ahead of the USA’s adding of ‘tech literacy’ to report cards from 2012. To help you prepare,  eSchool News  has compiled an extensive resource library that addresses all these issues and provides first-hand experience from educators who have successfully met the challenges. link]  .

Best tools for cross platform app development

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open source resources mobile development app development OS innovation top tipsThe native app developers get better performance and integration, while the web app developers get broader reach and better standardisation In the middle of this debate are a growing team of developers championing a hybrid of these two positions. We have hope you find it useful.

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.

Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?

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In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article where he said “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)” In that last bit […]. Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders

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resources mobile in schools mobile guidelines management leadership free resources top tipsThose 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.

additional mobile resources

Ignatia Webs

Nicola just twittered me two interesting mobile posts that added to my previous post on future-of-mobile from this week: One from Kevin Cawley working with Android Google challenge; A presentation of Ron Edwards on mobile learning on the move ; and zong

The ethics of research in low resource areas

Ignatia Webs

But innovation is not always what is needed in eLearning and certainly not in low resource areas. Tags: low resource setting ethics research mobile learning eLearning Focusing on a winning article by medical colleague Rafael Van den Bergh (PhD student at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp and VUB), I will focus on the ethical part of innovation for eLearning projects.

Core Apps for iPad Teachers

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iPad learners as creators tablet primary school constructivism guidelines teacher tips free resources top tips Are you a teacher, using iPads in the classroom? Which tools, or apps do you use? Many conversations about mobile learning focus too much on the content itself. They are using iPads, but many of the listed apps are web based. Or are also available for Android. Why not?

Mobile Commons in 90 Seconds

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Updates on some Favorite Resources.

Cell Phones in Learning

A few great things have happened with some of my most often used mobile resources. 1) Polleverywhere has gone voter friendly! :0 They now allow anyone who signs up to get 1000 votes for free! Big improvement over the original 100 votes. This is great for secondary classroom teachers who have over 100 students. Also Polleverywhere now allows you to embed your poll into a blog or website with an easy link. While you have always been able to post videos from cell phones directly into Eyespot, now Eyespot allows you to "subscribe" through your mobile phone to other people's Eyespot accounts.

Updates on some Favorite Resources.

Cell Phones in Learning

A few great things have happened with some of my most often used mobile resources. 1) Polleverywhere has gone voter friendly! :0 They now allow anyone who signs up to get 1000 votes for free! Big improvement over the original 100 votes. This is great for secondary classroom teachers who have over 100 students. Also Polleverywhere now allows you to embed your poll into a blog or website with an easy link. While you have always been able to post videos from cell phones directly into Eyespot, now Eyespot allows you to "subscribe" through your mobile phone to other people's Eyespot accounts.

MobiMOOC 2011 - a summary

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learning in USA resources pedagogy mobile mobile events guidelines management reportsThe first ever MobiMOOC (Massively online course on mobile learning) happened earlier this year. Were you there? If not, we have saved all the links, and best bits into our MobiMOOC 2011 summary. MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses, normally free to access. Discussion was spread between live sessions, online fora, and the MobiMOOC website, but are already starting to get a little lost in the ether. Help yourself. We hope that some of the info shared during this amazing event is of use to you.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

NOTE : Participants will be provided with a 100+ page PDF , which includes Slides, Hands-on Exercises, Best Practices and Resources. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? You will immediately benefit from all of this in a one 6-hr session. Send to Kindle.

Illuminating webinar by Adele Botha on #mobile learning with examples, pointers and theory #mobimooc

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theory mobile mLearning low resource setting education mobile learning mooc mobimoocThis webinar shows a live presentation that was given by Adele Botha. In this live webinar recording, Adele shares multiple mobile projects from South Africa. She also gives us a potential framework to view mobile projects with, varying from low mobility in a low context, to a high mobility in a high context.

A Great Resource for Mobile Learning

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As I went through all of the resources I’ve collected, I came back across one that I really think is worthwhile for learning professoinals to have a look at. The book is called “Innovative Mobile Learning Techniques and Technologies&# and it’s a collection of studies and resources put together by Hokyoung Ryu and David Parsons at Massey University in New Zealand. Click the image to go to the Google Preview. I’ve been doing some research for a paper I’m writing on mobile learning for distribution within my company. Section I. Chapter I. Chapter II.

Open Educational Resources Declaration and info

Ignatia Webs

Mark Surman got me focussed on Open Educational Resources (OER) again with his great post on the Cape Town Declaration. like this initiative because it is low resource, supported by a lot of developing countries and there specialists. The fact that the discussion is going on emphasizes the strong need to make open educational resources a fact. like this approach a lot!

PhD thesis on tagging learning resources in a multilangual context

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For years people are pushed to tag their learning resources, but I often wondered whether these tagged resources actually do get reused? Or whether tagging between peers that live in various parts of the world only works in theory, but does in fact not result in sharing resources in actual learning life. learning resource). Tags are formed by a triple of (user,item,tag).

I’ll Text You! SMS For Your Nonprofit Organization

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All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Resources Videos Webinars On January 28th, Michael Sabat, our VP of Business Development, co-hosted a webinar with two of our good friends: Dawn Bickett from Greenpeace USA and Lawrence Grodeska from Change.org. The webinar covered how nonprofits can use SMS campaigns to engage their supporters with mobile.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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50+ Effective Mobile Learning Tips and Resources [PDF] – By Shelly Terrel. Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology by Tony Vincent. Mobile Motivation: Mobile Learning Resources. Others Resources. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Mobile Learning Portal.

Mobile Saftey Resources from Jane Lynch of Glee and LG

Cell Phones in Learning

LG has teamed up with Jane Lynch of Glee to bring some mobile safety education to tweens and teens. They have some lessons and a series of videos that are perfect for introducing mobile safety, discussions about sexting, mobile harassment, mobile teasing, driving and texting, and more with teenagers

Top 21 Tips For Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

The eLearningGuild recently released a great resource “158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation” Very interestingly, in the introduction Chris Benz says – the big question last year was “Should we do mLearning?” ” The question this year is “How should we do mLearning?” ” It’s a fantastic change – one that we’ve been looking forward […]. Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Tips The eLearningGuild