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Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools

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Because traditional e-learning has mostly been about presentations and activities designed by expert instructors, distributed to learners via desktop and laptop screens, we tend to forget the power of the

Environmental Scan of Text Messaging Interventions Supports SMS Applications in Healthcare

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The scan examined evidence from 7 systematic reviews (typically considered the “gold standard” for assessing evidence of the effectiveness of a technology or intervention), covering 60 individual studies, as well as 11 text-messaging interventions from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality’s Health Care Innovations Exchange. In May 2014, the U.S.

Podcasting Activities | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Podcasting Activities 12 09 2006 When is a podcast not just a podcast? That’s not a riddle… podcasts can be used as a medium for a number of research and learning activities. The Moving at the Speed of Creativity blog just published this great list of some podcasting activity ideas and suggestions. One response to “Podcasting Activities&# 21 12 2006 Jerry (07:40:31) : Hey all. have Windows XP. Ubiquette.

Infographics for Social Media

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Additionally, they also show how powerful the social media is, and how it’s permeated corporations culture and systems: According to The Society for New Communication Research (SFNCR), 92 percent of executives are users of LinkedIn, 51 percent are on Facebook, and 41 percent are on Twitter because these tools are “a great way to keep track of peers and colleagues.” elliance.com.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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It publishes interactive eLearning content as HTML5 so you can run them on iPads and also features a ‘HTML5 tracker’ that highlights activities that are not supported on tablets. You can choose to either replace the activity with something your table supports or else you will need to drop it. 5. So here’s a few – 15 actually! Adobe Edge Animate. And the icing on the cake? Claro.

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New Research on Student's and Cell Phone Use

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Active mobile video users grew by 57% from 2008 to 2009, from 11.2 Tags: research The annual Speak Up Report (Download Speak Up Press Release 2009 ) has emerged with some interesting data sourrounding mobile devices. The results are excellent news for teachers and schools considering mobile devices in learning! Below are a few of the findings from the report. Previously, the top response was “school filters and firewalls.” 11% of teachers and 16% of parents dismiss mobile devices as having no positive impact on learning. million to 17.6 million.

Mobile Learning Research Workshop

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I’ve been kindly invited a mobile learning research workshop at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in a couple of weeks, facilitated by Laurel Dyson and Andrew Litchfield, members of the Technology and Education Design and Development (TEDD) Research Group at UTS.  thought I would share some of the Key Research Questions here, as I prepare for my involvement in this workshop.  What are the best-practice mLearning activities for each discipline? Tags: Events Pedagogy project research tedd uts workshop Interrogating anywhere anytime learning.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

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create complex learning activities (i.e. search for current events or search for links to other websites offering information to topics that they are researching. It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform. Mobility also stems through the fact that tweets can be posted through an app or even through text messaging.

The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

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Mobile Learning is being loosely attributed to any learning activity that is not location bound, which is very surprising! Upside Learning has supported research bodies like ASTD (Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning In A Connected World) and Towards Maturity ( Mobile Learning at Work ) to bring out independent research reports on mobile learning. Adoption of mLearning.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

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In healthcare, text messaging interventions, which have been widely reviewed in the literature, have been used successfully to address everything from diabetes management, weight loss, and physical activity to smoking cessation and medication adherence. Appointment Reminders Healthcare Enrollment Medication Reminders Mobile Research Text Messagingbillion by 2018. Mobile Apps.

5 Tips for a Successful Mobile Relationship

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Plan Activities Together:  Schedule activities in people’s zip codes. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research NewsletterValentine’s Day is near and romance is in the air. We We at Mobile Commons want to help you build deep, lasting relationships with the people who matter – your mobile subscriber list. Are you hosting a rally or an event at a store?

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Immigrants suffer complications in teaching natives how to understand an environment which is “native” to them and foreign to Immigrants” There has been some criticism of this classification, but latest research also shows that there are generational differences albeit more gradual that what Prensky suggested. These will help you make the business case for mLearning. 1.

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

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gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them, is anything but inevitable. However that might change very soon if we are to believe research conducted by McKinsey & Company. Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning? But what next?

Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

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Knowing the advantages that mobile technology brings to the field, researchers in Australia set out to determine if text messaging could help heart disease patients manage their condition. At the end of six months, researchers found that patients who received the text messages had significantly improved health outcomes than those that did not. Mobile Research Studies Text Messaging

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. Research by Dr. Robert Kelley, at the Carnegie Mellon University, indicates that the amount of information one needs to memorise to get the tasks completed has dropped from 75% to 10% between 1986 and 2006. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile.

SMS Nation: July Edition

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Texas residents can now text in anonymous drug tips to the D.E.A. A new text messaging program called “Tip 411” allows Texas residents to anonymously report illicit drug activity to the D.E.A. Anyone who wishes to report drug activity – or wants to report an incident they witnessed that may have possibly involved drug activity – can simply text “RGV” to “TIP 411.” D.E.A.

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MobiMOOC 2011 - a summary

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This one was the first ever focussed on mobile learning, initiated by the endlessly energetic Inge De Waal ( @ignatia) , for the uninitiated) is The aim was: ‘Getting you up-to-date with mobile learning and providing the tools to plan, develop and implement a mobile learning solution in different environments via collaboratively discussing and exchanging knowledge through a variety of learning activities.’ The first ever MobiMOOC (Massively online course on mobile learning) happened earlier this year. Were you there? MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses, normally free to access.

Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning - Educational Research

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Home People Blogs Chalkface Projects Publications Multimedia Research Events Services Contact Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning Home Blogs Wales Wide Web Working & Learning My Learning Journey Anges Blog Jos Blog Dialogos PARADYGMAT 2.0 But for many work based activities a computer is not involved. Through GPS mobile devices are location aware. In some cases it obvi9usly is.

Mobile, Scholarly Research | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile, Scholarly Research 7 09 2006 Thanks to my colleague Marg, who pointed me in the direction of this peer-reviewed paper, “The new mobile scholar and effective use of ICT&# (Bills, Holliman et al. number of mobile learning activities can be extrapolated from this detailed and interesting article on scholarly mobility. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette. learning device for $60.

Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning - Educational Research

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Use Cases for a Work based Mobile Learning Environment These use cases have been developed as both as part of our research into designing a WoMbLE and in pursuit of funding possibilities. Printers will use mobile devices to engage in discussion forums, blogs and wikis, document demonstrations of individual skills and activities undertaken in work-settings (e.g. Mödritscher F.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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Harvard researchers published a 2013 study illustrating how texting increases enrollment. Additional research suggests that texting can help students focus academically. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer. Texting is More Effective Than Email, Phone Calls, or Snail Mail. Write a letter?

Open Standards for m-learning?

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We have been working with researchers and techies in UK, USA and Europe trying to understand the options, and build them into real apps which have been deployed across over 20 nations, via iTunes and Play app stores. As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. If I build for an iPhone, what about Android?

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

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Data from the Pew Research Center indicates that going online is no longer about using a desktop or laptop. Pew’s research also shows that: Other than their phones, 15% of Americans have limited options for accessing online services. The mobile market is changing and that means healthcare marketing has to change with it. The Rise of the Smartphone-Only Generation.

5 Tips to Launch Your Mobile Campaign

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Use text messages to activate and remind people. It’s important to be thinking about activating supporters with mobile during the planning stages of the campaign. Blog Mobile Resources and ResearchMichael Sabat is the VP of Account Management and Business Development here at Mobile Commons. In this post, he discusses 5 practical steps that non-profits can use to launch their own mobile campaigns. for good. Mobile campaigns can be extremely valuable for organizations, and the best news is that you don’t need to be chasing the newest technology. Show your boss. 

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

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It follows that a focus on children and on greater equity leads to an active and reflective engagement with the potential and challenges of ICT for development, targeting in particular marginalized children. This report serves as a key contribution on which to build informed dialogue and decision making, developed jointly between research, policy and practice. Equity. Gender issues.

Location Blogging for Free without Software!

Cell Phones in Learning

After much research I have found a great and free web2.0 Finally! application that couples with cell phones for location blogging. It is called Flagr. Flagr allows anyone to create an account. And Flagr works with just about any basic cell phone (no smartphones needed), and no need to download software! Once you create an account, you just click on Create a New Map. Flag away!

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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Harvard researchers published a 2013 study illustrating how texting increases enrollment. Additional research suggests that texting can help students focus academically. Consider the range of activities that a text message campaign can be used for—textbook rentals and returns, last-minute schedule changes, and even student rallies—and you can see why the mobile revolution is not just here to stay, it’s changing the face of higher education for the better. Advanced Scheduling Mobile Research Text Messaging These days, however, it is a no brainer. Mail a letter?

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

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Almost three-quarters of teens have access to a smartphone, and 80 percent of them say a phone number for texting is the first thing they share with new friends, according to the Pew Research Center Teens Relationships Survey. Emergency responders are notified in the event of a life-threatening condition or criminal activity. local effort to help youths in distress.

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Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

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Google research from September 2011 showed not only that Australia is number two in the world for smartphone ownership (behind only Singapore), but that Australians also download more apps than users in the US and UK ([link]. What has the impact been of all of this activity? In Australia it could be said Queensland is one of the epicenters of this change. How do we know this? phone?

eModeration Station

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But in a recent fit of (late) spring cleaning, I decided to sort out my mobile learning bookmarks in delicious, in preparation for some research I’m doing on the topic. Everybody else seems to be so much more active on their blogs, on others’ blogs, on Twitter, on Facebook, on YouTube, on discussion lists, on … And worst of all, I worry that it’s just me. And voila!

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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Professors from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and researchers from the Korea Labor Institute recently interviewed executives to explore whether a foreign corporation could boost profits by hiring women from the local labor markets where it operates, particularly in regions where women have traditionally been excluded. This really struck me. Who would have thought?!

Location Moblogging.Resources? I've exhausted my search.

Cell Phones in Learning

From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!), I got the idea to start researching "loco mobloging" or location mobile blogging, where you can use your cell phone to immediately pinpoint your location on a map and post to the internet. Health students could document their athletic activities and see the results online. think location moblogging could be a very useful resource for social studies teachers who are doing local history projects or science teachers studying geographical distances and features. Most basic cell phones will not work.

Literacy, gender and mobiles

Steve Vosloo

Cultural norms can make it difficult for girls to leave home in order to attend literacy trainings or participate in outreach activities. Research and case studies can change this – in fact this perception is already changing. At the 2015 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, I sat on a panel about literacy. Below are my speaking notes. Thank you to Ms Saniye Gülser Corat, Director for Gender Equality at UNESCO, for moderating the panel. Limited access to physical books and other learning materials disproportionately affects women, particularly in developing countries. Increase visibility.

Using SMS to Aid Pre-Surgery Compliance and Post-Surgery Recovery

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Text messaging can help patients become an active participant in the surgery process by acting as a checklist, a personal nurse, and a gateway to professionals all at the same time. Researchers found that the group who did not receive text messages had, on average, a 66% lower concentration of CHG on their skin. How SMS Helps Patients Prepare for Surgery.

Contextual Content: How to Adapt Your Mobile Marketing Strategy for Text Messaging

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As Sheryl Kingstone, research director at Yankee Group, points out, “It takes 90 minutes for the average person to respond to an email. That’s why, according to Kingstone, 63% of businesses are prioritizing mobile as a way to be more responsive to customers, and 84% are interested in initiatives that provide pro-active communications.

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The use of iTouches  as a research tool is seamlessly integrated into the curriculum in this project. The kids hardly seem aware of the technology, and instantly recognise its use as a research tool and learning aid. Tags: mlearning activities android apps devices EFL elearning ESL handheld ideas iphone m-learning mobile smartphone tips Subscribe to the comments for this post?

Most Smartphone Users Download Zero Apps Per Month

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Indeed, as Quartz reports , the comScore study also says that the top 7% of smartphone owners account for “nearly half of all download activity in a given month.” A few power users are driving the app market. (Of course, we barely need to mention that text messaging can reach any phone, without any downloads necessary.) Industry News Mobile Research Reports Uncategorized

Get People to Do What You Want Them To by Turning Your Everyday Outreach into a Game

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But last summer, when DoSomething.org wanted to catalyze an especially intense outpouring of activism in a short period of time, they decided to ramp up their SMS campaign. Visitors who sign in and become active on Samsung National tend to explore our Web site much more, learning about our company, our products, and our content,” Samsung’s social media marketing manager, Esteban Contreras, is quoted in the article as saying. All Posts Blog Inspirations Mobile Resources and Research Why Mobile CommonsThey turned doing good into a game. It’s called “gamification.”

DoSomething.org Partners with Coca Cola to Send Positive Messages During the XLIX Super Bowl

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million people and gave them the opportunity to actively change the cyber landscape from one of negativity to one of positive encouragement! According to the Cyberbullying Research Center , 3 out of 4 students have witnessed cyberbullying take place. The Coca Cola #MakeItHappy commercial. DoSomething’s “Make It Happy” anti-bullying campaign. Using technology to drive social change.

Mobile Commons Powers Over 100,000 Calls to Congress on Internet Slowdown Day

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Simply put, Mobile Commons’ technology made it extremely easy for companies to activate their supporters and get them to take action about net neutrality. That’s it—no additional web pages, no looking up their local Senator’s office, and no need to do further research. How it went down. Visitors were asked to call their Senator to keep the Internet free and open for everyone.