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The Revolution No One Noticed: Mobile Phones and Multimobile Services in Higher Education. Mobile Services Taxonomy. 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. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse.

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. For example, the real estate app, it can be done on an iPhone with the Google Maps service, with the exact same information displayed on the pins. Thanks for visiting! Where are the cliques.

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 ).

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. 

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.

Basic mLearning with BlackBerries

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Go back to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Email and MDS Services Simulator Package. Once you have the MDS Simulator installed, you should be able to follow these steps to browse web content on your BlackBerry simulator: Start the MDS service by going to Start -> Programs -> Research in Motion -> BlackBerry Email and MDS Services Simulators 4.x.x -> MDS. Have an audience that primarily uses BlackBerry phones. Heads up, Mac users. The BlackBerry tools and simulators are for Windows only.

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 ? The focus is on utilising existing assets and providing cheaper access to voice, SMS and data services. What next?

Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog

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per cent in the US, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2009 report Measuring the Information Society. Ouma Felix Otieno, Head Teacher and one of the course participants from Opande Primary School said, “The service kept us linked together, kept us updated and involved all in the programme. per cent in Tanzania, compared to 72.1

ACU's iPhone initiative: a year later

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Clorox increases prices -- and profit -- in Q4 ADM earnings preview: A lower Q4 profit but a higher one for 2009? Privacy Policy , Terms of Service , Notify AOL. Skip to Content Summer Budget Travel Tips from Gadling AOL Tech Joystiq ↓ Joystiq [XBox] Joystiq [Playstation] Joystiq [Nintendo] Massively WoW Finance ↓ DailyFinance Blogging Stocks Luxist Blogging Buyouts Walletpop Tech ↓ Switched TUAW Download Squad Autoblog ↓ Autoblog Green Autoblog UK Autoblog Auf Deutsch Autoblog En Français ???? ???? Second, nothing was mandated. like it or not." Sheesh. Enjoy!

Micro learning: German Wikipedia offers book service

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Wikipedia Germany is now offering a great micro learning service. With the click on “Add page to book&# (German: “Seite hinzufügen&# ) anyone can create a collection of Wikipedia entries which they then can convert to a book. Of course, this is necessary pure micro learning, since some Wikipedia entries can be quite long. Still I think the idea is just fantastic and empowers learners to really focus on their interests. The personalized Wikipedia Book costs just a few cents per page of text and one can also put a personalized title and subtitle on it.

Mobile Services Taxonomy

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Here are several of the featured slides that were included in the deck uploaded in last night's blog post. These all have to do with making a case that (1) mobility is a way of life (2) the mobile internet.

BBC's education service Janala has delivered 1m lessons in three months | Media | guardian.co.uk

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The service is very simple: by dialling "3000", mobile users access classes ranging from "Essential English" to the more advanced "How to tell a story". According to Sara Chamberlain, the head of interactive for the BBC World Service Trust, the broadcasters aim was to make English – the international language of business – within the reach of millions of non-Anglophones. Are you sure?

The Hindu News Update Service

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News Update Service Wednesday, January 28, 2009 : 1155 Hrs RSS Feeds Sections Top Stories National International Regional Business Sport Sci. Indeed it does, it would require investments to keep the quality of service within acceptable norms, it would require investments in rural India where the tele-density is low; and it would, on a positive side, require education or familiarisation of the technology for enhanced services. Value additions by newer applications only will provide high-end services. Entertainment Agri. Hons) and M.Tech. Look at MMS.

Text Message Signatures

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This is best illustrated with an example:  Consider FishPhone, an SMS service that lets you text FISH and the name of a fish to 30644 and get back the health and environmental impact of that species.  SMS Signature Overview. Maybe you’ve seen them before.  Every single text message you get from one of your friends ends with “<3 Stacee&# or “Hugs&Kisses&#.  It’s called a text messages signature. They are just like email signatures; users setup their phones to automatically insert a message at the end of every text message.  Experiment Setup. Results. above.

Text Message Signatures

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This is best illustrated with an example:  Consider FishPhone, an SMS service that lets you text FISH and the name of a fish to 30644 and get back the health and environmental impact of that species.  SMS Signature Overview. Maybe you’ve seen them before.  Every single text message you get from one of your friends ends with “<3 Stacee&# or “Hugs&Kisses&#.  It’s called a text messages signature. They are just like email signatures; users setup their phones to automatically insert a message at the end of every text message.  Experiment Setup. Results. above.

Text Message Signatures

Mobile Commons

This is best illustrated with an example:  Consider FishPhone, an SMS service that lets you text FISH and the name of a fish to 30644 and get back the health and environmental impact of that species.  SMS Signature Overview. Maybe you’ve seen them before.  Every single text message you get from one of your friends ends with “<3 Stacee&# or “Hugs&Kisses&#.  It’s called a text messages signature. They are just like email signatures; users setup their phones to automatically insert a message at the end of every text message.  Experiment Setup. Results. above.

mLearning-World.com: More Info on Alltels Podcasting Service

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► 04/04 - 04/11 (1) mLearning and Accessibility ► 2009 (15) ► 05/17 - 05/24 (1) 6 Teachers talk about the iPod Touch and learning ► 05/10 - 05/17 (2) Training Top 125: Alltel Links Training to Sales S. ► 11/09 - 11/16 (2) Nominate 2009 Top Young Trainers Today! Podcasts are like radio shows. The podcast catalog is organized by category for easy browsing.

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. Bill Thompson is an independent journalist and regular commentator on the BBC World Service programme Digital Planet. Help Skip to content Skip to bbc.co.uk We hear about solar-powered wi-fi in Brazil, computing in Nepal, driverless cars in the USA and silicon chips that can tell when their calculations have been affected by cosmic rays.

The Role of Libraries in an mLearning World

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Libraries have always provided education services such as reading programs.  We still need those programs. I am not suggesting that libraries get rid of their books completely and become glorified Internet cafes.  What I am suggesting, however, is that more investment is needed in digital spaces and more services provided online through webpages and through mobile devices. Libraries must reach out into digital spaces and provide materials digitally in order to maintain their relevance and to provide people with the services they need when and where they need them.

Training Top 125: Alltel Links Training to Sales Success

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With wireless voice sales margins dwindling industry-wide, Alltel launched a big push in late 2007 to increase the company's data services revenue. "At the time, the wireless industry as a whole was no longer making much money on voice, so our sales efforts became heavily focused on data products and services, which were deemed the next big purchasing area for consumers," says Mindy Lane, Alltel's VP of training. Kudos to my team. Awarded the training top 125 again. Among customers, we identified a number of misconceptions regarding what data cards were and what they could do.

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

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Panlibus » Blog Archive » Remember OPAC Suckiness Discussing the drivers behind self-service in academic libraries LibLime Cause Upset in the Open Source Community Staffordshire University library talks with Talis Talking with Talis Podcast: Hazel Hall, Strategic Leader at LIS. Panlibus Search Subscribe Updates Follow us on: Panlibus Podcasts All UK Focused Talis The Library 2.0 Library 2.0

From E-Learning To M-Learning | New Learning Playbook

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See, for example, the recent news about Intuition : “Intuition, a leading provider of learning services to the financial markets, life sciences and government sector, today announced that it has partnered with edCetra Training to jointly market the ability to distribute learning content through mobile devices. More content will be available via mobile learning. What do you think?

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

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Panlibus » Blog Archive » Remember OPAC Suckiness Discussing the drivers behind self-service in academic libraries LibLime Cause Upset in the Open Source Community Staffordshire University library talks with Talis Talking with Talis Podcast: Hazel Hall, Strategic Leader at LIS. Panlibus Search Subscribe Updates Follow us on: Panlibus Podcasts All UK Focused Talis The Library 2.0 Library 2.0

Show support for mobile learning innovators! Vote in @HHL awards

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I have been privileged to have been shortlisted for a 2009 Handheld learning award in the ‘Primary Schools’ category. SMS charges vary according to operator but this is a non-premium rate service so your contract may include free SMS. So if you haven’t already, and would still like to vote for me, txt NALDER to +44 7786205637.

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

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mLearnopedia.com partners with TechEmpower to provide information source for mobile learning Greenville, WI February 16, 2009: With an increasingly mobile society and the need for instant information for employees and students everywhere all the time, mobile learning and mobile performance support are growing at a rapid pace. The mlearnopedia project is a terrific idea at the right time!

M-Learning: Google vs Apple as Web Apps square off against Native Apps

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iPhone applications often link out to external services and resources and Google’s Android applications are native on the Android open source operating system (Google also has an Android market place, much like the Apple App Store). Apple is very strong in the native app market, where it’s App Store is a marketplace for all sorts of applications.

SMS Study Service Success in NZ | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact SMS Study Service Success in NZ 15 06 2006 Auckland University has successfully implemented a first-in-the-world, SMS-based “learning on demand&# service for its students. The “StudyTXT&# service, operating since October 2005, provides small amounts of information to students which can be stored on their mobile phones for later recall – the contemporary equivalent of study flashcards. Original news source at Computerworld. Ubiquette.

TIME between TIMES: the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

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The rise of social networking services, participative web, and growth in mobile technologies and broadband access, provides a compelling argument for change. Jonathan Nalder, August 2009. In a few days, I get to present at a massive educational conference – Ulearn09 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Enjoy! Our network is always down so I’ve just given up trying.”. Tony Vincent, USA.

proceedings of mLearn2008 on mobile learning are now free to download

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Thanks to the conference organisers for making the proceedings available as a service to the mobile learning community. Just a quick post that might interest all of you emerging themselves in mobile learning research: The proceedings of the mLearn 2008 conference are now available for free download in pdf format from the conference website www.mlearn2008.org (note – it is a 10Mb file).

Is Twitter Being Used As A Training Tool? | New Learning Playbook

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Twitter , a social networking platform used for microblogging, is a free service that lets you send the briefest of messages (with a maximum of 140 characters) to everyone in your network. It marries the mass appeal of blogging with the speed and ease of text messaging. There has been a growing interest in how to use these new forms of social media for learning & development. learing+2.0

Help for busy Educators: Posterous

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So again fellow educators in need of less to do: Posterous lets you auto-update multiple services using just email. The wonderful, ever faster pace of technological change does have its downsides, especially for already busy educators. Number 1 on my list of these over the last year has been Evernote.  It also allows me to share what I’ve stored in it online with others. Am I crazy?

Addressing Some More Critiques of Mobile Learning

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The ultimate question is why one is doing what one is doing?  In my case, I often use my mobile device to communicate the ideas that I am learning to others in my online PLN through services such as Twitter but the true underlying cause of such distraction is lack of engagement.  Fact: Mobile Devices Are not the Only Things that Distract Students. This is not a new phenomena. 

The Cloud and the power cut

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Word processing, Calendars, Spreadsheets are well served by Google apps, photo editing by Flkr, you don’t even have to have a printer in your house as you can use an online printing service that delivers direct to your door. Monday evening was eventful to say the least; there I was happily watching a movie when the lights start to flicker, ‘oh’ I thought to myself ‘a small power surge’.

Futures of Learning

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Futures of Learning | Home | about us | Publications | Literature Reviews | Book Reviews | Field Reports | Announcements | Archive | Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Mobile Experiences in Art Museums Museums today seek a balance between the one-way transmission of curatorial expertise and the pluralistic modes of interpretation by visitors. 2009, March 5). 2009, March). 2009, March).

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European report on 'The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' also mobile social media

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With a relevant quote to low resource areas: "it must not be forgotten that the base conditions for the success of any mobile advanced service are the availability and affordability of mobile broadband connections and the availability, affordability and usability of mobile devices. social media]. The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' (Eds.) Valverde.

Opera Unite for Windows/Mac/Linux gives you immediate access to group or personal learning spaces

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At this point you do need to subscribe to this service (giving your username, password, e-mail address) like you would with any other social media app. Well, it gives you the possibility to build user/learner groups and exchange files (documents, pictures), use chat-service, leave notes. Today I tried out the newly launched Opera Unite application. What is this app about? opera

Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

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This allows schools to provide a wireless signal (many schools already have this for use with laptops) thus allowing students to access reference material, communicate on services such as Twitter or to publish to a global audience on a blog or wiki right from a cell phone. One of them is that assistive technology is specialized technology. 

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Augmented Reality and On-Demand Learning

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services to document learning both within and outside of the classroom. For those new to the concept of Augmented Reality, take a look at my July 25th, 2009 post on Augmented Reality. While I have experimented with a number of apps that incorporate Augmented Reality, one that I find really interesting right now is a service called Wikitude. The service shows where the nearby landmarks are and provides links to both articles and user generated content about that landmark or particular point of interest.

New book on Social Media by Tamar Weinberg, focusing on marketing but promising

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Well, they have a limited non-social media driven space for the book here and their synopsis goes like this: "Blogs, networking sites, and other examples of the social web provide businesses with a largely untapped marketing channel for products and services. Social Media is a much hyped term the last years. But what if you did not launch yourself in it? Once read, I'll get back to you.

Digital mindmapping tools: my choices for connected visual organisers/presenting

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In this category, recommended for ‘power users’, or just any user that can count on regular internet connections and doesn’t mind registering for the (free) service - my choice was ‘Mindomo’. I’ve had loads of fun lately I must admit just trying out mindmapping/ visual organiser software. Bubbl.us (also its web address) was suggested by a discussion list colleague. Authored by jnxyz.