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10 eBook/Audiobook Resources for Mobile Learning

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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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Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. 2009 Horizon Report. 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. Again, as with the links I posted about Games and Simulation, these aren’t categorized in any way nor does the order assume any significance. Apple Education. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training.

Erik Duval’s Weblog

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Rencontre d’amis au bord de la mer du Nord - the essence of mobile learning. 3 May 2009 by erikduval I get many nice requests to come speak or participate in a discussion. 27 March 2009 by erikduval Had a lot of fun preparing a class on the history of Human-Computer Interaction. Erik Duval’s Weblog Learning Objects, Metadata, Interoperability and … me! So were the people.

CES 2009

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Last week I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas seeking mobile learning related tools and announcements. The biggest mobile news in my opinion was that of the Palm Pre. The demo was very impressive and it should again move the industry, but until we get a chance to put it through its paces we will have to wait. For a good overview see Engadget’s review.

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

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To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  iTouch Learning: A page on Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning. link]. 2.  Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. link]. 3.  link]. 4.  link]. 5.  link]. 6.  link]. 7. 

Why mobile learning is on the rise and benefits diverse populations

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In January 2009 Carly Shuler (a fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center ) came out with a fabulous paper on the benefits of mobile learning entitled: pockets of potential - Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning. Although the document focuses on mobile learning for children, you can easily deduct the benefits for all learner groups. It also offers great resources.

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Great blog to follow a practitioner working on mobile and mobile learning technologies.

The Future of Mobile Technology: The Sixth Sense?

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Although the challenge today is integrate current technology in today’s classroom in a way that is useful and practical for personal productivity and for learning, it is always interesting to see what the future of technology will be and the potential uses for it.  In this newly released TED video, Pattie Mae and Pranav Mistry demo their wearable technology nicknamed “Sixth Sense&# and discuss what may be possible in the near future.  If we can access all of the information we need from wherever we are, what is the need for memorization? Enjoy.

m-learning in 2009: predictions

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The ever-charming Graham and his crew over at handheldlearning convinced a group of us to attempt a prediction about what would happen in the world of m-learning in 2009. Here were my thoughts, in a christmas-pudding-inspired pantomime stylee: Several of the large scale vendors and suppliers of VLEs, laptops, mobile phones will start talking seriously about mobile learning (YAY) but they.

matthewbuckland.com » The future of social networking – a concept investigation

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The future of social networking – a concept investigation Posted by matt on October 01, 2009 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my blog and get updates either via email or via RSS. Comments Leave a response Chris M Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:36:48 CDT Brilliant Matt! Antao Almada Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:44:10 CDT As usual, any new technology brings privacy concerns. Blame it on mashable social networks and people putting there their own private data… ;-) Nice concepts… Khalil Aleker Thu, 01 Oct 2009 12:47:25 CDT Awesome post. Thanks for visiting!

Wikimania 2009

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The  Wikimania 2009 is, again, an amazing gathering of Wikipedians and Wikimedians: editors, activists, researchers. I am presenting MobilED with the title “Audio Wiki for Mobile Communities: Information Systems for the Rest of Us&#. My angle is to focus on how the audio wiki could be used to build up services providing “… classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.” thank you C raigslist ).

Five Myths of Mobile Learning

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I’ve been occupied with writing a paper to promote the adoption of mobile learning amongst corporates and enterprises. While trawling through multiple web-links, a pattern of myths about mobile learning emerges. Devices lack in screen and key size and processing power - It’s said quite often that as compared to personal computers, mobile devices lack the large physical interface devices (keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer…) that personal computers provide. Today’s devices have large usable screens, and full QWERTY keyboards. Mobile content is expensive!

New online book on mobile learning -available for free download

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New online book on mobile learning -available for free download by Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. Thanks to IAmLearn to send this new information around.

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The Mobile Learner

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SADBLOG - The Buzz TeachingHacks The Clever Sheep The Power of Educational Technology Blog Stats 7,523 hits Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List January 19, 2009 — Rob De Lorenzo To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  link] 2.  link] 3. 

The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle

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One recent interesting development in mobile learning has been the creation of mobile interfaces for Online Learning Environments.  Here at the University of Canberra, I’ve been investigating one particular extension for the University’s new Moodle-based learning environment: the free and open source Mobile Learning Engine (MLE). Authored by Leonard Low. Hosted by Edublogs.

M-Learning Goes Corporate and Succeeds

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As an advocate for corporate mobile learning, I’m always encouraged when I hear about a company that takes it seriously. Lots of companies have experimented with podcasts and some have even produced html based learning content for their customers or employees, but it has yet to win broad acceptance in the corporate training community. overall satisfaction rating of 4.4 out of 5, compared to 4.0

Update: Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?

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As the break-neck speed at which development of digital technology continues to take place, and considering that my November 27, 2007 blog post titled “Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?&# is currently my most viewed post, I decided to share an update concerning the use of a cell phone, and now even an iPod Touch, as a clicker.

the Horizon report 2009 from Educause

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The Educause Horizon Report for 2009 has just been published. It makes predictions about the emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on education. This year's predictions are: mobile devices, cloud computing, geo-everything, the personal web, semantic-aware applications, and smart objects (always linked with examples). For more details see the full report.

Handheld Learning 2009

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This week, I have been keeping an eye on the Handheld Learning 2009 conference.  One of the most interesting aspects of any conference I’ve attended has been the out-of-session discussions, and the Handheld Learning 2009 conference has done this through support for a number of social networking tools such as Twitter , LinkedIn , and Facebook , as well as their own conference forum area , which already boasts some 4500 posts on 1500 topics. 

2009 Horizon Report Focus on Mobile Learning

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Yesterday the New Media Center (NMC), along with EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), released their 2009 Horizon Report. This 36-page annual report identifies Mobiles now with a time-to adoption of one year or less, from the two to three years identified in 2008. The executive report states: “Already considered as another component of the network on many campuses, mobiles continue to evolve rapidly.

My humble and short eLearning predictions for 2009

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What will 2009 give us? And I imagine 2009 will give us: content, social media, educational policies and. So let me give you my predictions for 2009. The world is evolving from an industrial age into a knowledge age, so content will become key in 2009. wish you all a fantastic 2009 in which you will see your wishes come true. mobile learning.

Layar the first mobile augmented reality application

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Augmented reality is the natural next step off technological mobile applications. Augmented reality gives you just that bit more information when and where you need it. Layar is a Dutch app, build by Claire Boonstra, Raimo van der Klein and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald from the sprxmobile company. Layar builds on the Android platform. The extra information is displayed in layers. Cool idea.

Mobile Learning in India

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Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. Viewed simply; phones are capable of : 1.

Mobile Learning Tools

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At presentations and workshops, I am often asked to recommend tools for authoring mobile learning. I do not recommend any tools, but do encourage them to check with their current authoring tool vendor to see what their plans are for mobile, as many vendors are moving in this direction. Recently I have gathered information on the current tools and have compiled the following list.

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The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009)

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University of Canberra, November 2009. Leonard Low. ABSTRACT: Since July 2007 there have been more mobile phones in operation in Australia than there are people ; and when you add in the other mobile, digital devices that ordinary Australians own – such as media players, digital cameras, and portable computing devices – it is apparent that there are tremendous tools for personal and lifelong learning in the pockets of our students.  Author’s Notes. Why aren’t students already using their mobile devices for personal and lifelong learning?

Learn 4 Life » What happens when you give a class of 8 year old children an iPod touch each?

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September 17, 2009 on 4:01 pm | In Digital Divide , Digital Literacy , Digital Media , Handheld Learning , Innovation , KS2 , Learning Content , Learning Tools , Peer to Peer , Personalised Learning , Primary , Web 2.0 , advisory , distributed networking , informal learning , mobile , mobile learning , pedagogy | The wonderful thing about my job is that I have a network of people I can visit who are involved with prototyping the use of new technologies in education. My latest outing was to a Junior School with a difference this week. Knowing Peter I guessed it would be quite ambitious.

CCK09: does Connectivism want to change the world?

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The last couple of months I have been thinking more then I am writing. I am still thinking. In fact the more I think, the dumber I get and I start to see it as fact. So less writing is done. My network is amazing, however and so I keep connecting them if that seems like a good idea. Although still a bit reluctant to write, seeing as I feel in a cognitive slow period of life, this post had to be written. Especially after reading Stephen Downes’ article on Group vs Networks: the class struggle continues. We need to live and teach and learn where the students live and teach and learn.

Its 2009 but ‘world’ in www still only means 23.5%

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Copyright © 2009, Miniwatts Marketing Group. I just recieved my email newsletter from Internet World stats today. It provides a fascinating summary of internet use and penetration across nine geographic regions (it strangely has the Carribbean as its own region) as well as the world as a whole. These are vitally important pieces of information for those wanting to track how much internet training to provide their students based on the trends for how important its becoming in their region of the world. Asia as a whole was at 17.2% (but off a much larger population base). Just sayin.

Open and Free Seminar: Open Educational Resources: January 19 - February 8, 2009

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From the scope website: Title of the seminar: Open Educational Resources: January 19 - February 8, 2009 Facilitator : Scott Leslie The availability of Open Educational Resources is increasing almost daily. This seminar is part of the free educational seminars that are organized by ScoPE , a Canadian resource with seminars on all kinds of distance education topics.

A merry Christmas & peace on earth to all tweeples! Thanks so much for sharing on Twitter in 2009.

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via tweetie. Posted via web from Jonathan Nalder’s posterous.

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Why is this man smiling? Thanks to all the shoulders I stand on for this Smart Classrooms 2009 Teaching award!

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Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder’s posterous.

Images that Speak Volumes

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As my presentation style continues to evolve, I find myself more and more adopting the Presentation Zen style of designing slides where minimalism rules, images act as metaphors, and bullets are rare if non-existent because their as lethal to presentations as real bullets are to life.

September Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Future of Mobile and Mobile Media - The Mobile Learner , September 26, 2009 Why did I just buy new Nano’s to use with students?

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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How do develop web content on the iPhone

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The next couple of months I will be working with colleagues from Peru (Luis Fucai, Ellar Llacsahuanga and Carlos Kiyan) on a mobile learning project (funded by the Reach initiative , Tibotec grant) that involves iphone's and NokiaN95's for physicians in Peru. The biggest disadvantage of the iPhone is the non-flash and non-java options, definitely limiting a wide aray of mobile interactivity, but.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

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Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

M-Learning Decisions: Web App or Native App?

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I’ve written a couple of posts about the differences and the advantages and disadvantages of native applications and web applications when it comes to mobile learning. Check out these previous posts on Apps for the future and Google vs Apple to see where I was coming from. And as the field of mobile platforms continues to get more competitive, we will see some platforms gain strength and some lose strength. Some experts see consolidation among platforms (ex. Palm may join with another company to gain strength), and some people see even more platforms emerging. “Native Vs. Web.

Solar power for your small and big mobile devices!

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While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Just imagine having to go abroad and no longer having to worry about electricity. ah, what bliss! With solar powered technology you will get all the workspace and electrical independence you need, even in your back garden. Techies: capacity: 500mAh @ 20V or 5V. How quickly does it charge?

December « 2009 « innovating education

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innovating education Front Page My Projects About me Conference notes Entries from December 2009 2009: A year in review December 9, 2009 · 3 Comments What did I do in 2009 as the fellow for 21st Century Learning at the Shuttleworth Foundation ? It also won a Bronze Pixel in the Bookmarks Awards 2009 (the only medal in it’s category). What next?

Using an iPod Touch with 8 Year Old Students

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Here is a video of how one teacher (who was fortunate enough to obtain a full class set if iPod Touch devices) is using new technologies with 8 year old children to help them learn.  This video raises a number of questions for me: What lesson can we learn from this?  What is the role of experimentation of new methodologies in the classroom? Who is the ultimate driving force behind initiating such a change? To play the video, click on the video itself or on the&# click to play&# link located immediately below the video.