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Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?

Ignatia Webs

Problem In the educational reality of the second decennium of the 21st century education is molded by a variety of new factors. Due to these new technologies and emerging formats, education is forced into a process of transformation. As such many tensions accompany this educational transformation, and especially when looking at the more vulnerable learner groups. 87-88).

#PhD #studentships in International Education, #TELearning, a.o.

Ignatia Webs

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), department of The Open University based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom has just sent out details for PhD Studentships in Applied Linguistics, Childhood Studies, Education (including International Education) , Languages, Technology Enhanced Learning and Literacies. than take this chance to apply.

#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education

Ignatia Webs

For those wanting to co-author on the potential negative effects of data on education, feel free to have a look at what I call '' the big data ramble, a plea for more human indicators '' (beware that is a draft, so more chaotic than the text I bring below, but. Digital divide One of the reasons that data is currently corrupting education, is because big data increases the digital divide. But which partners are they choosing, and how does this affect the other educational institutes? Which means that all of us in education will have to become data savvy at some point.

Get money for your #educational idea #HASTAC #MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition 4 accepts stage one applications

Ignatia Webs

I f you are part of an educational organization (institute, ngo.) the HASTAC/MacArthur foundation offers a nice way to get your educational idea based on lifelong learning scaled up thanks to their support. So get your stage one application in order and send it out. Stage One applications are now due November 14th , see information below.

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

With the Coursera course on the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application going down due to a mix of unfortunate events, sceptics of MOOC's feel strengthened. education collaborative learning mooc instructional design informal learningBut my heart really goes out to Fatimah Wirth, for she dared to test new approaches but. So what is at the basis?

The future of #HigherEd and #apps & #web two free report by Pew

Ignatia Webs

On many occasions these reports are linked to educational technology or trends, which is great when you are interested in training/education with innovative technologies. But they disagree about how these whirlwind forces will influence education, for the better or the worse". mobile education research mooc applications open education future of education

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

Higher educational institutes across the globe are investing heavily to advance teaching and learning to cope with students’ needs in the emerging knowledge economy and information technology world. It is now investing heavily in IT for Saudi school systems and funding Mobile Learning projects, particularly in higher education institutions. JUSUR, LMS System. 5-Year CAGR. 23.8%.

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

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And the University of Virginia offers application support through text messaging. College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting. Higher Ed higher education summer melt Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. Write a letter?

Learning Solutions #LScon: indirect learning on Education

Ignatia Webs

David Metcalf from METIL redirected me to James Tooley , on his project/book 'the beautiful tree' which talks about how the poor educate themselves. His project is fabulous, he gets a micro-finance business going that offers communities in any poor area around the world to organize, set-up and deploy education. If you have not heard of him, check out the video to get inspired on new ways of education. Really, it will inspire for it shows how people in the most difficult circumstances manage to set up schools where pupils can follow education for low cost (2 $).

Practical, free report on #mobile pedagogy for English #language teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

The report addresses the challenges of English teachers, a framework is offered which points towards all the dynamics and interactions that are part of the overall language interactions between teachers and learners, once the framework is described a practical example of the application of the framework in a real lesson. great and practical read.

CIDER free webinar: Facilitating quality learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research

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The researchers speaking in this session will report on the educational research involved in the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology’s Personal Learning Environment project. This presentation will highlight important components, applications and tools in a PLE as identified through surveys of potential end users. PLE education CIDER eLearningNext Wednesday (4 May 2011) you can follow a free webinar featuring a presentation and discussion with Dr. Rita Kop and Dr. Helene Fournier of the National Research Council, Canada. When: Wed.,

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

think mobile applications are the game changer for training. Today there are hundreds of apps for education available on the Apple Appstore – here’s a big list of iPhone apps for education. Tags: Mobile Learning Training Companies mLearning Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Training Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Why Mobile?

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

To give you an idea, I am adding the abstract of her paper here: Mobile devices transcend the educational affordances provided by conventional tethered electronic and traditional learning. However, empirical findings show that educators are not integrating technology effectively into the curriculum. Every page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

However, once again to regard the mobile device as only for use at a distance is to miss its opportunities for use in the classroom, where mobile applications can support learning processes. there are also many applications that can take advantage of various combinations of functions and sensors to make the phone into all kinds of tool.) What a refreshing research document!

Rapid Prototyping For Mobile Learning Applications

mLearning World

The Updside Learning Solutions blog has three great articles on rapid prototyping for Mobile Learning applications. Part 2 explores the levels of fidelity and how to determine which level works for the mobile application design project. Education for the iPod Generation. Part 1 covers the initial needs assessments and questions you should ask before beginning. Part 3 covers what to consider when choosing a prototyping tool.

Blogphilosophy on the #MOOC for credit Global Freshman Academy #GFA

Ignatia Webs

For it is clear that he – among others – is a man with a clear educational mission, and I admire that, but … it takes a neighborhood (the globe) to really make a change happen, and as such reflection must happen by the people for the people, not by the few under the cloak of the many. Just like everything, education is a societal system. First reaction: THIS IS GREAT.

Durable, rural #mLearning with the Cofimvaba project

Ignatia Webs

Rural learners, Indigenous people, refugees, nomadic travelers, all vulnerable learner groups in general still face a lot of challenges and one of these challenges always comes down to education. Education for all still has a long road to travel, but some of us keep on paving the roads to get everyone on board no matter what the challenges. they will do it!

Our iPhone for Moodle web application aks for your feedback

Ignatia Webs

Actually, we were just happy working on a continued medical education for HCWs that previously did not have access to updated learning material. An open community that can give support while developing any type of application is a strong benefit for any endeavor. All along people tested the web application. Free for all to download, adapt and share.

#Teacher contest: using innovative practices in your classroom? Enter!

Ignatia Webs

My wonderful PAU education colleague Maria Perifanou just sent me a wonderful contest for all you primary and secondary teachers (in EU). The Open Education Europa portal has just launched a contest aiming at collecting and sharing innovative teaching practices taking place in Europe. Practical You must register (free) yourself on the Open Education Portal: [link] Otherwise you will not have access to the submission form. Openness; the use or production of resources that are shared freely; the opening up of the classroom with open educational practices.

great paid eBook on #mLearning field work

Ignatia Webs

It provides a definition of mobile learning that stresses the transformative nature of learning (for the learner), outlines multimodality and its application to these field activities, and suggests how meaning can be made by learners out in the field. mobile mLearning education research mobile learning books ebook eLearning The structure of the book ensures easy reading as well.

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Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique

Ignatia Webs

He moves away from the main trend of depicting mLearning as successful simply because it brings education to people that did not use technology for education before and of the main narrative that mLearning is a sure benefit. How can we move ahead getting all the major, willing stakeholders around an ethical educational project development table? But what are they buying into?

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. Lets educate accordingly. Tags: K-12 classroom education At  St.

mHealth Summit 2012: Industry Volatile Over the Past Year

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Pedagogy and Learning Research educational applications gamification health apps mHealth mHealth Summit 2012 mobile health patient control telehealthAfter reviewing the exhibitors at the 2012 Mobile Health Summit, Gary Woodill suggests the turnover rate shows the mobile health industry has changed dramatically in a year.

Make your Joomla or Drupal learning envirnmont mobile for any mobile device and for free. YES

Ignatia Webs

If you are using a CMS or LMS for your educational organization or your company, it will definitely save you time and money to incorporate the Osmobi into your system and try it out. The developers have included a step-by-step tutorial , that makes it really simple to alter the application for your own needs. Tags: mobile mobile learning CMS applications Than what do you do?

Educational Applications for Palm SmartPhones

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Summer schools on serious gaming and video use

Ignatia Webs

VIDEO IN RESEARCH ON LEARNING AND EDUCATION SUMMER SCHOOL COURSE 2013 CICERO Learning Network will be organising a three-week summer school course in Helsinki on 6-22 August for the fifth consecutive year. The Video Research course is designed for students and researchers interested in using video-based methods and technologies in research on learning and education.

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Free M-Learning Applications


prolific developer of mobile applications, Tea Vui Huang, provides the tools he develops for free via his website; and many of his applications are either very useful for education, or are made-for-education. Cost-wise, the commonly recommended graphing calculator for educational purposes is the US$100+ TI-83 Plus, US$130+ TI-84 Plus and the US$150+ HP 49g+.

From David Hockney to Photosynth: applications that build on social media content

Ignatia Webs

If you have not heard of it yet, I think you will like this application: photosynth of Microsoft. It is an application that builds on the result of social media applications that all of us help build together. This is an application that falls back on mobile devices or mobile learning in which the mobiles are used to capture pictures and add it to the group repository.

#free report on learner at the center of a #networked world

Ignatia Webs

report offers insight in the strategies that are put forward by an intelligent task force of experts in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (experts from Google, UN, public libraries, national council of education, Microsoft, School districts, creative commons, Voto Latino, to name a few). The 115 p. Every student should have access to learning networks.

Free book increasing access through #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

The digital book consisting of three parts, each filled with great articles all looking at mobile education, including a chapter written by myself on "using BYOD, mobile social media, apps, and sensors for meaningful mobile learning". Delivered on mobile technology, OER have the potential to enable citizens all over the world to access affordable education from anywhere and at any time.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology by Tony Vincent. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Do note some of these link up to dated articles.

Latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies available

Mobile Learning Edge

The Effectiveness of Mobile Learning in the Form of Performance Support System in Higher Education. Developing Mobile Collaborative Learning Applications for Mobile Users. The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) (Volume 5, Issue 4, 2011) has just published its latest issue. Most of the articles are on mobile learning. Hosam El-Sofany, Samir Abou El-Seoud).

University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Science going Mobile


Applications Pedagogy Tablet apple australia education ict ipad learning m-learning mlearning mobile pedagogy teaching university of adelaideFrom next year, the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Science will be moving towards mobile delivery, with all first-year students provided with iPads , and textbooks replaced by digital materials.  Aaargh. 

ScienceDirect - Computers & Education : Using mobile learning to increase environmental awareness

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This framework provides the requirements to develop m-learning applications that can be used to complement classroom or distance learning. prototype application was developed to link W/H devices to three course websites. The m-learning applications were pilot-tested for two semesters with a total of 63 students from undergraduate and graduate courses at our university. The results from this exploratory study provide a better understanding on the role of mobile technology in higher education. 350px:auto); max-height:60; height:expression(this.scrollHeight > 60?

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

We tend to focus on the 10% that we can easily relate to: formal learning in classrooms, print and online (essentially a lifelong hangover from our educational system) with a nod to the other 20% comprised of coaching, mentoring and learning from others. A review by Jessica Knox. As learning professionals we see it everywhere. It’s trending in the corporate learning community.

How to have an impact and how to make the world a better place through innovative learning?

Ignatia Webs

He offered a view on some of the latest mobile innovative edge projects ranging from sports to learn statistics, over free mobile medical applications, to aid relief and augmented reality. mobile mLearning education mobimooc eLearning open education"Let's come up with ideas to relief some of the harsh situations people around the world are facing!",

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Join the facilitators of the free course on #mLearning MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

Train-the-trainer : Jacqueline (Batchelor) from South Africa uses all of her blond haired charm to get every teacher trained simply by using mobile devices and … a lot of educational insight. 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. Augmented learning : Víctor Alvarez pours his Spanish passion into innovative augmented learning applications. augmented learning mobile games mLearning education activism mooc mobimooc ICT4DInterested?

Mobile Learning Conferences

Mobile Learning Edge

June 22-24, 2011 Mobilware2011 : International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems and Applications, 4 th , London, the United Kingdom. July 20-22, 2011 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Wireless Applications and Computing , Rome, Italy. March 26-30, 2012 International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE2012), 7 th , Takamatsu, Japan. For a copy see: [link]. link]. February 14-17, 2011 Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. link].

#Apple's Siri as part of our #education and #future

Ignatia Webs

Although many people were disappointed when Apple’s new iPhone was so limited in its innovations, the Siri application got me completely enthusiastic. The application has had a long history before it got to the stage it is in, look at this interview with Norman Winarsky , the co-founder of Siri. Why do I feel it is a major cognitive actor for educational/research change?

Free report on Education in the Wild: geo-located mobile earning in ActionL

Ignatia Webs

Contributors to this report have provided examples of innovative and exciting research projects and practical applications for mobile learning in a location-sensitive setting, including the sharing of good practice and the key findings that have resulted from this work. Tags: augmented learning mobile augmented reality research mobile learning future of education