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Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce

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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.

Triple E Framework: Integrating technology to meet learning goals

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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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Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide

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Have a look at our quick guide to the top trends in Learning Technology. Far better, perhaps, to watch the lecture recorded before you come into class, and then spend the face-to-face time discussing it, asking questions, doing activities. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? Are you BYOD while flipping the classroom? What they are. What they mean. Enter the OER movement.

New issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

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A new issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 6, Issue 1 (2012), is available. Here is the Table of Contents: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 6, Issue 1 (2012). Exploring Accessibility Scenarios for 2020 in Relation with Future ICT Trends on Assistive Technology and Accessibility. Canessa, M.

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?

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

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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

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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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Mobile Learning: The natives

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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.

Empowering digital citizenship through mobile technology

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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.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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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.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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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

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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.

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

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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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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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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

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” 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.”

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!

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.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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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.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

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Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways. Agents in the ecosystem compete for resources actively; they look for and consume/assimilate objects of value. Agents participate in the ecosystem; some do it actively, some passively. value for the learning ecosystem).

Mark Chrisman on How Swedish Medical Center is Using Mobile

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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

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! This in turn leads to lower eLearning uptake, User resistance and ultimately in reduced funding for learning technologies. Pictures from my session on “eLearning on iPads (tablets)” at the recent Learning Technologies event in London. Adoption of mLearning.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

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Ironically, while employees need more time for learning in order to optimize their productivity, they actually have less time to participate in formal learning activities. The need of the hour is — technology that enables organizations to distribute “just-in-time” updates that are both targeted and tracked. Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically.

Interactive technology keeps classes 'relevant'

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Morton said the technology frees her from standing behind a desk at the front of the classroom, allowing her to interact more with her students. The students also can use the pad to answer online quiz questions and do other activities. The electronic tablet is one example of how classroom technology has grown by leaps and bounds from even just a few years ago — and many teachers and technology directors believe the changes have improved the teaching field. Beene said the district is not hurting for technology. million bond election.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

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The survey asked people to put blue or orange m&ms in various jars representing the L&D activities they expected to do more or less in 2011. Technology can help in reducing costs and must be used in the mix. The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. Results Summary.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 7 – Project Tin Can

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1- Highlights of the week. a- Google has closed its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility. b- Stats about Android activations per day. How can this bring into play informal learning experiences? 9- ADL has recognized the need for a SCORM that matches today’s technological challenges. What this project can do for an organizational mLearning strategy? 5- Will mLearning experiences be trackable? 6- Project´s capabilities: simplicity and flexibility. 7- Building up a great community for implementation and support. 8- A new approach: learning experiences are not initiated in a LMS.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

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didn’t really realized this until later but I was able to activate my Xoom, setup my Gmail account, as well as my Exchange e-mail and.Mac account without ever needing to connect my Tablet to a computer as I had to do when I first bought the iPad. realize that I work for Adobe Systems, but hopefully those of you who follow me on Twitter and read my Blogs know that I can be very objective, open and frank when it comes to the technology I use and write about. codenamed Honeycomb. One question that I get often is How does the Motorola Xoom compare to the iPad? Widgets.

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

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technologies. By that I mean the inclusion of very basic semantic web technologies. An element such as user might contain data like: learner preferences, history of learning activities, learner behavior, certification data, etc. This takes on a post I wrote several weeks ago, that spoke about four themes that will (and not five) predominate learning in the future.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. So what ails mobile learning?

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

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For the purposes of this blog post, a simple description will do so simply put, a flipped classroom is a classroom where the instructional time and student activity time are reversed. have always discussed the flexibility of digital devices as it related to both the consumption and production of content by both teachers and students. In the Flipped Classroom model, the sequence is flipped.

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

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For the purposes of this blog post, a simple description will do so simply put, a flipped classroom is a classroom where the instructional time and student activity time are reversed. In a typical classroom delivery model, the teacher delivers a lesson or instruction together with the students in their class and provides activities for students to practice their new skills after the lesson and/or for homework. have always discussed the flexibility of digital devices as it related to both the consumption and production of content by both teachers and students.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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The Advent Of Mobile Learning Technology. What actions/activities will need to be tracked? Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. We realize most of what we discuss with prospects is on our blog already.

What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

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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.

BASIC Cell Phones Can Be Assistive Technologies

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While we are starting to see cell phones and software being developed specially for the blind and deaf , I wanted to take a few minutes and explore how BASIC cell phones (without the costly software) can be assistive devices for hearing impaired and visually impaired students. I am NOT an expert on assistive technologies, but I have been hearing from more teachers on how their special needs students are benefiting from cell phone technology, so I wanted to share what I have learned. For example digital resources often need to be modified for screen readers.

BASIC Cell Phones Can Be Assistive Technologies

Cell Phones in Learning

While we are starting to see cell phones and software being developed specially for the blind and deaf , I wanted to take a few minutes and explore how BASIC cell phones (without the costly software) can be assistive devices for hearing impaired and visually impaired students. I am NOT an expert on assistive technologies, but I have been hearing from more teachers on how their special needs students are benefiting from cell phone technology, so I wanted to share what I have learned. For example digital resources often need to be modified for screen readers.

Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead

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The technologies you mentioned are all ways to do that (NFC / AR / QR-Codes / iBeacons / Image Reco / GPS, etc, etc.). I am excited by connecting Real and Digital, not for the technologies themselves, but for learning possibilities they offer us!   Q: How will smart phone capabilities such as Geo-location and Geo-fencing evolve further to power up Predictive Personalization? To test this out in a meaningful activity, we used Gimbal to create a mobile tour guide, adding contextually relevant information into our Qualcomm Museum. What''s the future of mobile learning?

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Week 15 Activity 2.1 Mobile learning « The Masters Ode

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The Masters Ode Home About Me Week 15 Activity 2.1 Learners struggling with personal organisation – for example, arriving in class on time, following directions and managing learning activities beyond face-to-face sessions – have found devices such as PDAs and smartphones helpful. The introduction of mobile technologies into a classroom environment can have unforeseen benefits. Learners with communication difficulties who are adept with modern  technologies become more willing to interact with their peers and even share their skills with tutors. week 14 Activity 1.2

Deloitte Technology Trends: Inspiring Disruption Report

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The trends must be (1) business led, technology enabled, (2) trends and not fads and (3) have at least three examples of the concepts being adopted by, e.g. big business or government. Social activation : Advertising (measure) > social sensing (match), reputation economy (correlate) > market entanglement (cause). Uncategorized technology trends trends Deloitte Cape Town held its annual  Tech Trends 2014: Inspiring Disruption  event in Cape Town last week. Two categories: disruptors and enablers. All ten trends are described in the  report. Memetic propogation.

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

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Mobile Devices for Learning: What you Need to Know : This publication by edutopia supports the successful use of mobile devices in classrooms by providing ideas and resources ranging from using the technology to getting parents involved.  A free registration to edutopia is required to access the pdf; 8) The Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship : A look at what a digital citizenship curriculum could look like. Below is the 6th list in this series of lists.  Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

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As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. The reasons will be plentiful but largely driven by better/cheaper/more ubiquitous technologies and everyone’s acceptance of the fact we all use our phones (tablets, et al) to improve both personal and business communications and to be more productive. 2. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream.

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