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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.  10) MobiPocket Reader : Free ebook reader for your PC, PDA and smart phone.

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

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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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. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle. 3D Animation for Mobile.

Mobile iEducator | the world of mobile learning

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Check them out at these utube links: SentenceSpin, [link] CountBy, [link] TimesBy, [link] 0 A Fantastic Discussion Posted by Kathy on Sep 29, 2009 in education , elementary education , handheld learning , iPhones for education , iTouch , technology in education I assume that since you are reading this blog you are interested in using mobile devices in the classroom. weeks).

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 one thing that we know is that despite the down economy there will be new mobile devices hitting the market, each touting new improvements. For a good overview see Engadget’s review.

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.

The Powerful Combination of Mobile Devices and Learning Apps

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In discussing the use of mobile devices, it is easy to forget that the educational and productive power of mobile devices comes through the integration of the devices with other tools. The mobile device, after all, is a hardware tool that makes certain tasks possible but the actualization of those tasks ultimately depends on the use of software or web tools.

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

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spoke a representitive of Turning Technologies at the most recent ECOO conference and while I can’t remember the exact costs of their service, I do remember it to be very reasonable.  In addition, I also recall their service being totally web based so that students without a compatible mobile device can still participate in a poll by inputing their responses from a computer.

Workers Favoring Mobile Devices Over Laptops

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52% of the 1400 respondents said they could see themselves using their smart phone as their only computing device (if manufacturers continue to improve those devices). This evidence is relevant because it demonstrates the acceptance and reliance on mobile devices for productivity tasks beyond voice calls and basic email. What I see here is that mobile workers are building trust in their devices to do a lot of the things they once thought possible only with a PC. However, we don’t really view our mobile devices as an authoring tool.

The Mobile Learner

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Most common words include nation, America & change Blogroll CanuckHistory Cell Phones in Learning Mobile Learning Moving At The Speed of Creativity Portable PD PortableRadio.ca 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. Interesting visualization.

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. However, there are a few exceptions, companies that have taken the plunge and they are realizing the benefits of their investment in mobile learning. Here’s a link to an article in Training Magazine where they discuss the mobile learning program at Accenture.

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.

When a Mobile Device Becomes a Digital Lifeline

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As of this writing, I have spent 2 weeks as and administrator and would like to reflect on how my mobile device has kept me connected to my digital spaces and my PLN. In this administrative role where direct micro-level support for students and teachers, budgetary considerations and dealing with facilities issues takes up a lot of my time, I am finding that consolidating my online connections and collaboration around my mobile device is becoming the most efficient way of juggling my responsibilities with my PLN. maintaining communication with my PLN through Twitter.

Mobile Devices Changing the World: One Media Player Per Teacher Project

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Admitting, my focus has always been on the use of these devices in a western, mainly North American school setting.  In this blog, I’ve often focused on the use of media players and cell phones to improve the teaching of teachers and to improve the learning of students.  As it states on the project’s website: “The information age has not arrived on a global scale.

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

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

Another article on the advantages of mobile devices with classroom students

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Anyway, this article is another one that explains the results of a pilot project with mobile devices in the classroom. It’s interesting to note the ways in which learners use their devices to access content and communicate with each other. Wow, I finally wrote another post. Sorry it’s been sooooo long. Look for more posts again soon, my hiatus is over.

From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: 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. ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Read the rest at: From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices! 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.

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.

Basic mLearning with BlackBerries

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thought I’d share my adventures here and talk about some of the speed bumps I encountered (to hopefully save you some time and frustration). I’ll assume you… Have done up-front analysis and determined your organization has a need that can be addressed by mobile learning (mLearning). Go to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Device Simulators. The device simulator would start fine, but I was unable to use the web browser to browse web sites (ex. Open the device simulator. Heads up, Mac users.

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. 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.  Why aren’t students already using their mobile devices for personal and lifelong learning? Leonard Low.

Mobile Innovation – Using the Device as a Microscope

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Innovative thinkers are always finding new ways to leverage the power of the mobile device. We’ve seen the screen used for a flashlight, the device used as a compass and lots of other novelty oriented uses (just take a look at the iPhone’s app store). The image could be sent from the device to a doctor for analysis.

A Model for Mobile Learning

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Thanks to Judy Brown for her Hotlist where I found a new book titled, “ Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training &# edited by Mohamed Ally - Athabasca University in Canada. immediately went to the 2nd section in the 1st chapter because of its’ title “A Model For Framing Mobile Learning&#. The book is quite long and covers several topics.

Learning Mobile Devices Are Not Quite New

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Learning Mobile Devices Are Not Quite New Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 No Comments Related: curriculum , technology , webtech Michelle Pacansky-Brock was presenting and attending the MoblEd Conference in Pasadena, CA and she posted her experiences about what she saw and tries to find an answer for this question: How are mobile devices impacting education?

Austrian University studies Augmented Reality on mobile devices

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Daniel holds a Master in computer science and has been working on mobile augmented reality projects. One example was a tour through a campus in which users of a mobile phone could look through their mobile’s camera and actually see the buildings or rooms with certain tags on them. Another application was a museum tour in which a virtual cartoon guide would explain them certain items whenever they looked through their mobile. Tags: Mobile Learning Add new tag AR augmented reality austria research software See image).

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?

M-Learning… How do Netbooks Fit In?

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My fiance just purchased a netbook and before she even got it, I started thinking about how netbooks fit into our ongoing discussions on mobile learning. Traditionally, I’ve kept notebook computers out of my personal definition of mobile learning because they don’t really fit into the mobile culture. think the way people behave with mobile devices and how they interact with others is really what defines mobile. There are things we do with our mobile devices that we don’t do with their desktop and laptop cousins and vise versa.

Mobile Augmented Reality – A Brief Overview

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The combination of the real physical world and the virtual world offers many possibilities for mobile learning. Students can now use their mobile device as an interface to the virtual world while walking through the real world.  A new “Mobile Augmented Reality Browser” called Layar captures the real world through the mobile device’s video capture capability and provides information about the objects through real-time searches and connections to social networks. And mobile touch interfaces like those on the iPhone, Palm Pre, Storm, etc.

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

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This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills. More and more Augmented Reality apps such as Wikitude connect GPS enabled and internet abled devices to Wikipedia so students can read up on the significance of a certain area, monument or exhibit while they are on location. By allowing students to use devices that they already have, we empower them to access the content and to demonstrate their learning in ways that work for them.

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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If you are a Learning Professional, who needs to convince stakeholders about the importance of mobile learning, one way is to bombard them with mobile statistics, and there’s no better source than the annual Internet Trends Report presented by Mary Meeker. The Mobile Revolution Momentum Continues. The lesson here is that we must begin mobilizing learning now!

November Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning November 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning report: Review of Learning 2.0

Strategy for Mobile Devices | Learning is Change.

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Company Info Bens Bio The Blog and Podcast Important Posts Services and Contact Speaking Consulting Contact and Calendar Professional Development For Teachers For Schools For Business Strategy for Mobile Devices Image via Wikipedia Our district is starting to consider using student smart phones as a part of our overall device strategy. Let me know what other resources you are looking at in order to ensure that we can leverage these devices more in the future. This entry was posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2009 at 4:36 am and is filed under Uncategorized.

Panlibus » Blog Archive » The past present and future of mobile learning

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Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org License « Mobile learning: What exactly is it? He spoke about a recent project at University of Glasgow, evaluating students’ use of mobile devices through automatic logging. John believes that Augmented Reality in particular will give mobile devices a kick, and get many more people interested in them.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Here is the monthly top ten list for cc.mlearnopedia.com from May. Enjoy.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Top Items: Network platform integration for the new education - Golden Swamp, April 13, 2009 Create Oral Quizzes & Speech to Text Transcripts with Google Voice - Cell Phones in Learning, April 6, 2009 Solar power for your small and big mobile devices! Here is the monthly top ten list for cc.mlearnopedia.com from April. Enjoy.

Reviewing 2009: Reflecting on this Blog, on PLN’s & on Using Web Tools

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Therefore, when it comes to this blog, before I can think about where the discussion will go, I want to take a look at the key themes discussed in 2009.  The best way I can think of doing this was through a Wordle word cloud – here it is: Interestingly, the two most used words were learning and students – terms referring to mobility and mobile devices come after that. 

Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning » Blog Archive » Using mobile devices in schools

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Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning Pontydysgu.org Home Blogs Wales Wide Web I-Europe My Learning Journey WordPress and more Using mobile devices in schools Very cool video from a blog post by Leon Cych « Going mobile This entry was posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 18:01 and is filed under Multimedia. One of the sponsored presentations.

dougbelshaw.com/blog » Blog Archive » Looking to the future of education: learning spaces and mobile devices

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Sun streaming through tree outside my window & can hear the birds singing. :-D Looking to the future of education: learning spaces and mobile devices April 28th, 2009 | Comments | Posted in Education , Technology Hi! In terms of learning spaces and mobile devices, I believe the following Futurelab reports to be most useful: Transforming schools for the future?

Panlibus » Blog Archive » Mobile learning: What exactly is it?

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Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org License « Remember OPAC Suckiness The past present and future of mobile learning » Mobile learning: What exactly is it? For a start, as Mike elaborated, mobile learning is a lot older than you think. Panlibus Search Subscribe Updates Follow us on: Panlibus Podcasts All UK Focused Talis The Library 2.0

m-learning authoring tool: huge discount available

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The latest version of the popular MyLearning Author was released this week, and to help us celebrate, there is a 30% discount for all new licenses bought before the end of the month (March 2009). No longer just "WindowsMobile", your content can play back on many more mobile devices including several smartphones, UMPC, Mac, Linux, Windows. What's new?

Flash on my iPhone? It’s showdown time!

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For several years Adobe has been promoting Flash as a great technology for mobile devices (and it is). For several years Apple have been making amazing mobile devices (and they are). … and, for some bizarre reason, the two have been bickering all along, and never quite making friends. Tags: iPhone ipod touch Flash applications android Windows Mobile