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Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER

Ignatia Webs

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. Technological considerations in OER are not limited to authoring or remixing tools.

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

Ignatia Webs

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. MEP took into account areas as diverse as curriculum development, teacher training, resource organisation and support. The focus is also on design-based research.

Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning

Ignatia Webs

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

Free booklet on #Teaching with #Technology

Ignatia Webs

The 35 page report (or booklet) on Teaching with Technology was just released by the Inside Higher Ed magazine and written with support from Blackboard (the LMS). personal note: interesting adaptation of the Payed Educational Resources option, and it offers a view into Future modularization where different universities develop different modules that can be part of a full curriculum.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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One of the travails of my paper writing (still continues) was that good web resources were quite hard to find, so be spared the ordeal, this is a good place to start. Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students’ Educational Experiences. Mobile technologies and Learning. Mobile Learning Technologies and the Move towards ‘User-Led Education’. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. Related posts: Top 100 Learning Game Resources Five Myths of Mobile Learning Mobile Learning in India. Apple Education. Marc Prensky Blog.

Top m-learning reports of 2012


UNESCO have also launched a Mobile Learning Series , with some great reports, and resources. JISC infoNet in the UK put together a great summary of what is going on in learning technologies (“Emerging Practice in a Digital Age”), and included with it a special section on m-learning: The Mobile Learning infoKit. resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to! With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! Very grass-roots up.

iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?


But I also think that Open Educational Resources will transform educational publishing too. This is the point where technology enthusiasts and real teachers often get “their streams a little crossed”. resources mobile in schools iPad App Stores iBooks Author text books free resources eBooks authoringHas Steve added to his legacy? Or is this announcement just hype?

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.

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

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This study focused on participants'' experiences and perceived value of participation in connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs) in terms of dealing with an abundance of resources and tools, learning activities, and network engagement. The results suggest a high extent of technology deployment for learning and interactions by the participants in cMOOCs.

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.,

Empowering digital citizenship through mobile technology

Steve Vosloo

According to Wikipedia , “A  digital citizen  refers to a person utilizing/using information technology (IT) in order to engage in society, politics, and government participation.” This is enabled by mobile technologies that are in the hands of everyday people. For too long education has been a rigid framework into which people must fit, or be excluded by.   Now, with mobile technology in particular, teaching and learning can happen in different ways and at different times. More efficient management of resources. Below are my speaking notes.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

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Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce. The Advent Of Mobile Learning Technology – Presentation. Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources – Presentation. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Design Mobile Technology SWOT Analysis Workplace LearningMobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning?

#mLearn12 on #augmented reality with Elizabeth Fitzgerald

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authentic learning augmented learning pedagogy mobile conference mLearning technology mobile learning ARLive blogging from mLearn12, so writing and vocabulary is influenced by writing speed need. Elizabeth Fitzgerald from Open University UK gives an overview of augmented learning state of the art. Is it a matter of time? Increased hapticness, audio. see E.

Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in School!

Cell Phones in Learning

There is a wonderful and very well written article on NPR's Mind/Shift concerning students' needs around using technology in their learning (and they are NOT talking about a PowerPoint lecture!). Students from 5 low-income California area schools came together to fight for the right to use technology in schools, in order to have a chance at being competitive with students who come from more privileged backgrounds. We know that the majority of jobs in our future come from STEM , in particular the "Technology" piece of stem. Give us the resources we need.

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. This means student proficiency in the application of technology will be measured for the first time. It isn’t just layering technology over traditional core competencies, though. link]  .

#free report on learner at the center of a #networked world

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report offers insight in the strategies that are put forward by an intelligent task force of experts in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (experts from Google, UN, public libraries, national council of education, Microsoft, School districts, creative commons, Voto Latino, to name a few). The 115 p. Every student should have access to learning networks.

Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders


Yet despite their ubiquity and the unique types of learning they support, these technologies are often prohibited or ignored in formal systems of education. As mobile technologies continue to grow in power and functionality, their utility as educational tools is likely to expand and, with it, their centrality to formal education. resources mobile in schools mobile guidelines management leadership free resources top tipsThose nice folks at UNESCO continue to champion mobile learning. This represents a missed opportunity. The final Guidelines will be released in 2013.

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

mLearning Revolution

Understand the mobile learning landscape, technologies and tools. 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? Send to Kindle.

A Great Resource for Mobile Learning

mLearning is Good

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. Collaborative Technology Impacts in Distributed Learning Environments ………………………………… 123. Section I. Chapter I.

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. Although durability is featured as a word in a lot of these projects, it is not really a long-term strategy, as it does not imply new technologies will be used, or new innovations will be tested. But no matter how you twist and turn it, technology is never the sole solution for survival.

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.

Text SHUT THE *&%$ UP to Unsubscribe: Why Technology Needs to Relate to People in The Language They Actually Use

Mobile Commons

And you also don’t want tell them you don’t understand their response because your technology can only read single-word answers. It’s crucial that organizations embrace this way of communicating via text by creating or using technology that can respond flexibly to natural language. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and ResearchAt Mobile Commons, we’ve analyzed tens of millions of messages, opt-ins, opt-outs, and help requests. We’ve learned time and again that people communicate via text messages in a colloquial, familiar manner. they’ll write back, “A boy.” Who Dis?”.

Mobile Marketing 101: Why You Need a Mobile Campaign Today

Mobile Commons

Ultimately, the purpose of any technology should be to help you achieve your goals – no matter what they are. “An organization wants to set the outcome first and use technology to achieve that goal,” Michael says. What exactly is mobile marketing – and why should you start a campaign today? The webinar also explains exactly how to set up a mobile campaign.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

Mobile Learning Edge

MobileLearning Canada – resources on mobile learning in Canada and beyond. MindShare Learning - has a series of podcasts and other resources for mobile learning aimed at the school systems in Canada. Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) both on the same campus in Oshawa, Ontario, provide a mobile learning environment and resources on campus. Canada Learning Technologies Mobile learningIn February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. Rob is a vice-principal in Toronto. Dr. K.

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Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

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Bring Your Own Device’ or BYOD, refers to an organizations employees using their personal devices (usually Smartphones/Tablets) at the workplace to access company resources for business use. As these employees use more advanced devices and business apps to catapult their productivity, their impatience with technology at their workplace is also understandably increasing.

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

As technologies around HTML5 get more powerful and we continue to see what’s possible with Responsive Web design, I’m convinced we can create great learning experiences that adapts to different screen sizes, and  can consumed my learners everywhere, including the desktop and mobile devices, all while using a single codebase. What do you think? Infographicby MDG Advertising.

RIM 99 More Podcasting Educational Resources

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Monday, October 02, 2006 More Podcasting Educational Resources My wife is a Music and Spanish teacher at a local private school and Ive been working with her for the past few months on how she can enhance her teaching through mLearning and other technology. More Podcasting Educational Resources Texting Improves Literacy - lol Break Out of the Box - From Breakthrough eLearning. Applicable for all levels. Download the feed here. Or download a sample podcast here. Training.

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. This transformation can only be successfully done where technology is earned and not just given away or provided free of charge.".

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. Unfortunately, many principals first became aware of social technologies under unpleasant circumstances, such as conflicts stemming from social media exchanges. As well as the opportunities: Yet as mobile and social technologies become ubiquitous, attempts to block them are increasingly ineffective. Tirozzi, added that blocking technologies like smart phones and social networking sites takes education in the wrong direction.

**Announcement** New Mobile Learning Content Community Resource Available

mLearning World

The aggregation technology, called BrowseMyStuff, comes from Tony Karrer of TechEmpower with the support of Judy Brown from Ambient Insight recently reported that the US market for Mobile Learning products and services is growing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.7%. The mlearnopedia project is a terrific idea at the right time! learing+2.0

Three Takeaways from the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Mobile Commons

This past March, nonprofit organizations and technology companies across the country converged at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTEN) to learn more about the latest updates in nonprofit tech. There are many ways to engage your supporters, and a lot of resources out there in order to help you make the right steps. This translates into understanding their differences.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least! Photographic and visual resources. – Jack Welch. Knowledge Retention. Rings a bell? Cue “mobile learning” – a medium perfectly suited to “support” this.

Five Myths of Mobile Learning

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Quite a bit of back and forth about these myths - I’m taking the liberty of listing and describing the five that struck me as odd, and am attempting to debunk them to an extent. I’ll be the first to admit there is always an element of truth behind myths; but with the rate of technological change, quite a few of those ‘truths’ would seem like falsehoods today. 1. Additionally, corporates across the world have taken to mobile technologies in a big way. These factors contribute to increased technology availability and subsequent adoption. 4.

Free book increasing access through #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

It is important for developers of mobile learning materials to follow standards so that the learning materials can be shared as open educational resources (OER). Delivered on mobile technology, OER have the potential to enable citizens all over the world to access affordable education from anywhere and at any time. 125 Panagiotis Zervas and Demetrios G. 217 David Parsons.

Module on open education: policy, accreditation by George Siemens #openEd

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He acts as the Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University, has authored many books and articles including Knowing Knowledge and the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning , and is the founding member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. More information about this exciting course can be found below. Note: More mLearning resources to explore

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Sunday, December 03, 2006 Note: More mLearning resources to explore QuizFaber - QuizFaber creates multiple-choice quizzes for the mobile web. Flickr - features a mobile version of Flickr. - allows you to remotely access your bookmarks, and Training.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Controlling the hi-tech helpers

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Most weeks I am fortunate to hear about interesting and innovative developments in technology around the world as the in-house commentator for Digital Planet, the World Service radio show presented by Gareth Mitchell. The results are interesting to those of us who have seen how our children embrace new technologies. Im plugged into technology, and affluent enough to provide my children with the kit they need, but there are a lot of kids at school with them who are not so fortunate. Help Skip to content Skip to The conclusions were hardly surprising.

Atlantic Monthly Advises, “If Symptoms Persist, Text Your Doctor”

Mobile Commons

We’ve seen firsthand how new technology can deliver life-saving information. All Posts Blog health Mobile Resources and Research Press Text Messages Why Mobile Commons15 million text messages are sent every minute. An article in the Atlantic Monthly suggests that more of those should be sent to our doctors and healthcare providers. Mobile Commons mHealth Initiatives.

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Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

Chapter 5: In this chapter from Reusing Open Resources, authors Allison Littlejohn and Chris Pegler explore how the use of open resources expands the definition and outcomes of teaching and learning. By including open resources in educational experiences, opportunities for learning increase dramatically. Education must now begin to drive its use of technology.”.

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New Pew Study Shows that Two Thirds of Americans Check their Phones Even When They’re Not Buzzing

Mobile Commons

The takeaway is clear: if you want to reach everybody, you need to do so with a technology that people carry with them in their pocket. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research 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.”.