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#Feminism and Technology a distributed credited #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

And suddenly I came across an online course called "Feminism and Technology", in a format self-described by the organizing universities as DOCC (Distributed Open Collaborative Course. The idea emerged from the people behind the FemBot collective and the DOCC on Feminism and Technology is part of what they call nodal course. While these structures mirror my own feminist values and approaches, I imagine that most educators will be intrigued by this more democratic and responsive model for technology enhanced learning." In some strange way it helps me focus.

Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce

Upside Learning

In an earlier blog post , Abhijit Kadle had written about a gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Technology Workplace LearningToday I came across a news article which strengthened that belief even further. There’s no doubt about it – The future is mobile.

Where are we going with all of us? What about peace?

Ignatia Webs

As humans we really have the possibility to be informed, to use science to our benefit, to seek out peace and actively sustain it. guess it is similar to the uptake of technology, within the diffusion of innovation (might be the diffusion of discrimination). Violence is not simply killing those that take an active part in it, it effects all of us. activism peace

Triple E Framework: Integrating technology to meet learning goals

Cell Phones in Learning

As a teacher educator, I spent the past decade struggling to help my pre-service and in-service teachers understand the difference between randomly using flashy technology in lessons and integrating technology with a purpose towards enhancing the learning goals. We talk about the philosophical model of what how we should be thinking about integrating technology in the classroom ( TPCK ), yet it is purely a theoretical framework without a clinical core. Both of these models focus more on “how” the technology is being used to modify or change the traditional teaching.

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New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

different technologies. technologies are: HTML. Combined, these three technologies make interactive e-learning. deploy more interactive courses in less time with Rapid Intake technology. He has been managing, designing and developing inter- active e-learning solutions for over nine years. began. from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. devices?

Robo-readers: towards automated #MOOC grading

Ignatia Webs

As soon as the (x)MOOC were coming, the sheer size of online learner groups forced online tutors and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) developers to rethink assessments. Well, some teacher activity can be automated, if the results are qualitatively high. As he has successfully pioneered in various technologies, many of which optimize the learning process. Conclusion?

Launch of the Really Useful #EdTechBook #elearning enthusiasts

Ignatia Webs

This book has took only 6 months to gather 16 educational technologists, and all-round eLearning practitioners (both in online education, mobile learning, and any sub-section in technology enhanced learning). Technology has invaded our working and recreational lives to an extent that few envisaged 20 or 30 years ago. So what is the book about? Price Paperback: $29.99 / £19.99 / €24.99

Natalie Panek on Learning without Boundaries #devlearn

Ignatia Webs

The nice thing is that she focuses on getting more girls, women into engineering and science (if they are interested) by being a role model, mentor, active professional out there. It is definitely worth half an hour, for all of us dreamers and actors in learning technology. collaborative working gender informal learning research robotics technologyIn this inspiring session, Ms.

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eLearning On Tablets – Free eBook

Upside Learning

Tablets are no longer limited to entertainment purposes like watching video or playing games; but now are a part of organizational L&D activities across businesses large and small. eLearning Technology Mobile Learning We truly believe tablets are a game changer and that there is strong merit in delivering eLearning on tablets. The tablet market is showing exponential growth with […].

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Civil rights, #war and global #learning for all

Ignatia Webs

Although the dangers must have been evident on a daily basis (police brutality, KKK still active), in his heart and soul he felt he had to be a spokesman, be a leader, be at the foreground of civil rights, of human rights, of the right to be an equal citizen. Can we see any type of technology supported learning as an option? blogphilosophy education activism open education

Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

… busy executives want to keep up with their staff, but simply don’t have time for in-person meetings, calls, and other time-consuming activities. Presentations Social Media executives infographic mobile phones mobile technology SFNCR social mediaEven more interesting is that 76 percent of executives check these social sites at least once per day. Mark Horton, Socialcast ).

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.,

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

Join the facilitators of the free course on #mLearning MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

Mobile activism/learning: Sean (Abajian) from sunny California is a mobile activist believer. He lifts crowds to march for better adult education, he is an activist pur-sang and with a heart of gold and understands the benefits of educational technologies. He knows that long-term activism coincides with quick learning. augmented learning mobile games mLearning education activism mooc mobimooc ICT4DMobiMOOC is a free, open, online course on mobile learning (mLearning) which will be running between 8 and 30 September 2012. Interested? And me from Belgium, well….

#Googleglass out, other smart tech in? Where is #educational bonus?

Ignatia Webs

The wearable technologies are booming business, but a lot of it is still very expensive. Cheap virtual reality and smart glass solutions are increasingly being rolled out, but as with all technology: multiple companies are trying to corner the market, but in the end only a few will keep on standing (and it seems tech launches and halts happen quicker than ever). Time or budget wise.

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

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Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce. gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them, is anything but inevitable. The Advent Of Mobile Learning Technology – Presentation. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Design Mobile Technology SWOT Analysis Workplace LearningSee you there.

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. Government responsibilities are the need to be open about its data, to share information, to empower citizens to help themselves and, most critically, to actively respond to citizen voices and participation in an engaged way. Below are my speaking notes. What is digital citizenship? INCREASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.

#mLearn12 on #augmented reality with Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Ignatia Webs

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.

Joining the debate on #OECD report on students, computers and learning

Ignatia Webs

This debate embedded in the Open Education Europe, focuses on the main question: " Digital technology in schools is a 'benefit' or a 'burden'? ". I do have some personal itch when looking at the selection of questions provided by the survey people of this debate. Whichever one wants to learn is either actively learned by the learner, or. Some extra debates started to emerge.

#Fun testing boundaries of #DeepFace

Ignatia Webs

Every type of technology is embedded in a context and ecology, which makes it an integral part of a holistic society. Nevertheless, each technology also adds to a bit of fun. Another fun activity, that will allow you to see how much tweaking you can do to your own face, before DeepFace stops recognising you. artificial intelligence onlinen learning technology tools

Online Educa Berlin is approaching - my active sessions

Ignatia Webs

During this conference I will be actively involved in two sessions: one workshop and one debate (mmm, yes, there will be action!). The members of this session are: Christine Redecker , European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Spain - New Ways of Learning with Social Computing Inge de Waard , Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, E-Learning 2.0

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

Upside Learning

good mobile learning platform provides users with a mobile enabled environment where they can access the training activities in the form of videos, podcasts, eLearning courses, quizzes and evaluation surveys and also enables them to use their mobile device to share knowledge with others (within or outside their team) in real-time. The four components of a good PSS. Upside2Go: ?

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. million activations a day, that’s roughly 39 million activations a month. Clearly there’s a strong technology shift happening now. Become an Active, Observant Mobile user. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! Samsung S3).

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#DigiWriMo Curation and Consciousness #Future: parallel between connecting neurons and humans

Ignatia Webs

There is an active movement of us, as individuals to become part of a group which (seems) to fit the idea of where we belong to. The body and mind of us humans is the macro-level of neuron activity, just like our institutions seem to be the drivers of our society. In this blogpost I explore how to move from stem-cells to curated humans, to artificial neurons becoming conscious.

Ethics, technology and learning

Ignatia Webs

Becta in the United Kingdom Becta is the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. They produced an amazing amount of publication , accessible to all and tackling technology/learning issues that matter to many of us. Why is it still about technology and not about learning? Which one’s?

The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

We’d like to share what we presented because it encapsulates technologies that will impact/affect the future of mobile learning and learning in general, readers of this blog will probably find it of special interest. Our presentation identified four key technology areas that will impact learning in the future: Big data, huge quantities of user generated content and sophisticated curation.

10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

If you are new to Responsive Design, it isn’t necessarily a single technology that you can point to, but rather a set of principles aided by a number of HTML5 technologies such as CSS media queries , fluid grids and flexible images and videos. The more I test #AdobeCaptivate 8 for my Review, the more I realize this is the version for #mLearning I’ve been waiting for!

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MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. Call for Action (CfA) is an intensive studio seminar on contemporary technologies and activism. I just read an interesting post on MobileActive. It mentioned a new graduate course/seminar being offered at MIT. Can Web2.0 organize labor? end a war?

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. Call for Action (CfA) is an intensive studio seminar on contemporary technologies and activism. I just read an interesting post on MobileActive. It mentioned a new graduate course/seminar being offered at MIT. Can Web2.0 organize labor? end a war?

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. Unfortunately, many principals first became aware of social technologies under unpleasant circumstances, such as conflicts stemming from social media exchanges. And then offer specific suggestions for different leaders in education.

Mobile Learning: The natives

Mobile Learning Edge

Younger generations have an obvious advantage and therefore an easier time adapting to using new technology (because they’ve grown up with it) than many of the people who are now in the highest positions within corporations, who, having worked their way to the top, have had to actively learn new technology to remain competitive within the digital world.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. Myriad number of operating platforms, device types and variations in supported technologies make it difficult (and at times impractical) to create a unified solution which works well across the board. Still fast moving in terms of technologies.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

” Mobile technologies bring efficiencies in businesses and are beginning to impact operational strategy. It says – “CIOs concentrating on IT as a force of operational automation, integration and control are losing ground to executives who see technology as a business amplifier and source of innovation. They are using technology to ‘amplify’ the enterprise.”

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US. percent of Good Technology’s enterprise activations. This hardly comes as a surprise given that the iPad dominates the worldwide tablet market.

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.

Mark Chrisman on How Swedish Medical Center is Using Mobile

Float Mobile Learning

I recently sat down to talk tech with Mark Chrisman, senior learning technology consultant of Swedish Medical Center. The open space in which we sat was full of activity and [.]. mHealth collaboration Mark Chrisman mhealth mobile learning social media Swedish Medical Center user-generated content

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. 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!

What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

mLearning is Good

Basically, the Army is doing some field testing and they’ve decided to make training and education one of the early uses of the technology. Text-to-speech technology converts the resulting text file into an oral response in the foreign language. This is the kind of mobile “learning&# (translated as performance support in this case) that shows off the strengths of mobile devices and their ability to be at the hands of the learner when conducting an activity. think it’s even more important when that workforce is widely dispersed.

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

Ignatia Webs

Chapter 3: This chapter introduces you to what author Gilly Salmon calls ‘e-tivities’: “frameworks for enabling active and participative online learning by individuals and groups.” These collaborative activities can be adapted to a wide array of different situations. Education must now begin to drive its use of technology.”. Do I need to be a computer expert?

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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. During the nine-month experiment, the range of activities that the smartphones could be used for was impressively broad, from timing experiments to listening to foreign language podcasts to accessing the schools student support system remotely.