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free online #elearning research articles from JOLT

Ignatia Webs

Positive student feedback suggests that this type of teaching medium is beneficial to and appreciated by the motivated student. " The position paper accompanying this JOLT volume I also found of interest as it provides options for collaboratively constructing instructional design with multiple actors coming from different fields (within the same university). always nice. Victor J.

Tin Can: learner #analytics for the next #research frontier

Ignatia Webs

As I am researching learner interactions in a mobile accessible open, online course – I can see that access pushes forward learner interactions, and even meaningful, constructive learner interactions (research snippets will be shared soon, still getting my thesis together). And the effect on educational research is ENORMOUS: How do people like to learn? Great!

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

Ignatia Webs

love it, so I gladly send out the news for the upcoming Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot. Alice Jesmont pointed me towards the upcoming alledgetly first Moodle research conference that will take place from 14 - 15 September 2012 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece (what a great location!). moodle research LMS eLearningIt will be a great Moodle meeting moment.

#emooc2014 Liveblogging #MOOC research track sessions

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Paper on their talk can be found here ([link] cMOOC learning design was the basis for the OldsMOOC that was the subject of this research. The MOOC has a formal evaluation but also individual evaluation from the learners => research question Collaborative auto ethnography approach (reflecting individually, collectively, and openly (3 stages).

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 2 – Knowledge Construction

The Mobile Learner

We move now to a discussion in the use if mobile devices and knowledge construction. Therefore, knowledge construction is about a change in focus from knowledge attainment to skill development. Knowledge construction is about using information in consecutive ways. How Do we Construct Knowledge in the 21st Century? 1) Is it Knowledge Construction and is Knowledge Construction the Main Requirement? It is very easy to confuse research or information discovery as knowledge construction.  This teaching mindset is now obsolete.

SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates

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Louisiana uses text messaging for construction updates. A new text messaging program in Southwest Louisiana is using SMS to update its residents on real-time construction-related news. The post SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates appeared first on Mobile Commons. Americans spend 26 minutes a day texting.

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

Ignatia Webs

Research showed that there is a greater uptake of informal kinds of online learning opportunities, and the more informal the nature of the online learning activity, the more factors, beyond involuntary exclusion, that become important (Eynon & Helsper, 2011). education technology economic crisis critical research mooc future of education For a full time schedule, look here. 2011).

Blogphilosophy: Education makes the world a worse place

Ignatia Webs

Why do I put so much time and effort in researching education? They are educated in surviving, constructing mind weaves to make them and others think violence is permitted, they understand how to fire guns pointed away from their homes. Something to keep many of us busy, working, researching. blogphilosophy education critical researchIn fact: it helps destroying it.

Pointers on writing a #literature review from M. Hammersley

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Seminar on reviewing literature in social and educational research given by Martyn Hammersley , CREET, the Open University. Although literature is seen as an important part of the research process, there are some criticisms from non-academics on its transparency. 1997) reading ethnographic research, second edition, London, longman Hammersley, M. phd research seminar

A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses

Ignatia Webs

This simple tool was initially build to construct interactive mobile courses for health care workers in different developing regions, but with the rise of MOOC, I figure it could be used for all global courses. eLearning ICT4D instructional design m4d mLearning mobile mobile learning online learning paper research 2009). Or for very local courses at that.

The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective

Ignatia Webs

This was a must see for me, as it fitted a gap that I found in my research set-up (informal learning in MOOC with interactions involving both internal and external MOOC participants), and it potentially had the power to lift my research instruments to the next level (hopefully giving me some mobile options as well after joining a workshop later this week on Tin Can xApi - if possible).

#unesco_mlw Mike Sharples on #mLearning pedagogies

Ignatia Webs

Constructive learning with mobile devices for meaningful, collaborative learning first they solve the problem themselves, then they discuss with peers to see what the others did and how this works or not with their own solution, after that the teacher gives feedback. So it is a three step process towards collaborative knowledge construction. This model can be used for a variety of learning problems and goals, every time constructing on the learners solution. Mentions the three C's of effective learning Construction, conversation, collaboration.

#lak11 getting #learning #analytics on track demands interdisciplinary teams and connectedness

Ignatia Webs

Is there such a thing as zone of proximal development for researcher teams? feel that if a new research that expands across many fields of interest has any chance of succeeding, it must connect experts from all of these fields. John mentions a great resource for research on self-regulated learning: Zimmerman. research lak11 eLearning concerns eLearning analytics

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

What a refreshing research document! Sometimes I forget the most inspiring part of science: exploring and constructing the now to imagine and build better futures for us all. Not the dry scientific facts, but the organic flow of ideas that come to us as research projects are build. Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. from mLearning.

Mobile Learning: constructing a themed approach | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

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Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch A day in the life of a 21st Century Classroom Home About Forum From the kids iPod Touch Apps Josh’s Tips Lessons Mobile Learning: constructing a themed approach Posted by: louiseduncan | November 29, 2009 | 2 Comments | It was always my intention while in New York City last month to draw on it’s inspiration to construct a learning project utilising the iPod touch and Studywiz Mobile, as an example of drawing together a range of resources and sharing them on a mobile device. ’ 4. Theme: Ocean Mist by Ed Merritt.

The ethics of research in low resource areas

Ignatia Webs

So who does benefit from using new technologies and innovations, if not the learners for whom they are constructed or produced? Well, this question is raised by the article I mentioned and which was selected as a winner of a Lancet / Global Forum for Health Research competition to find the best ideas on innovation for health (their were 8 winners, see the picture).

Bogus research data on effectiveness of learning methods

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Will Thalheimer who has a great blog with research-based commentary on learning and performance got some mails out on this topic and … those mails surely got me gasping for air. Jay Cross got me straight on fraudulent information concerning the effectiveness of learning methods. Some of those circulating statistics turn out to be myths linked to professional names like Glasser and others.

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

Ignatia Webs

In a previous post I linked to a presentation by John Traxler , focusing on the discrepancy between current mLearning projects constructed by the mLearning research community that are often lacking rigorous evaluation and sustainable options, and the mobile corporate world pushing for scalable, sustainable mobile projects that are based on pragmatic, transparent facts. and so on.

Learning, #assessments should be future, context oriented thx @jaycross

Ignatia Webs

At present I go through the book at a slow pace (kid sick, working on PhD, dream, getting some rogue research planned and described, being me). The personal constructs the learning. Research literature is littered with the adagio that we connect new knowledge to the old knowledge we have acquired… but this is highly personal. What we do with new ideas?

Call for peer review on #mLearning Curriculum Framework

Ignatia Webs

Adele Botha took the lead to construct a Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework. And she graciously asked some domain experts to co-construct it in a first phase. But now the floor is open to all of us to strengthen the framework. Reviewing and optimizing the framework is one of the topics of the free, open, online course on mobile learning ( MobiMOOC ).

Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

Ignatia Webs

This metadata can later be used for additional learning tracks or research. Where learners are asked to build a presentation, share it and discuss each other’s work (constructively). Slideshare Prezi Collaborative reference managers For those learners interested in research or formal accreditation, Real life: easily access citations, building reference lists, creating literature reviews. A big part of setting up an open, online course (e.g. MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. augmented learning).

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live blognotes from Howard #hRheingold #oeb14

Ignatia Webs

It would not be there unless students, individuals construct information (remark from myself: yes, but are these self-made content pages taken up by search engines?) Procedural knowledge is increasingly freely available, but understanding how all of these fit together in order to attain more knowledge needs to be researched. I was quite excited to hear Howard Rheingold.

#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education

Ignatia Webs

Example: oh but that is not going to happen some of you might think… but let’s look at Viktor, he is associated with a couple of large, financially rich universities: Harvard, Oxford) The digital data-minded professors The same is true for teachers, professors, research assistants. Research proved this time and time again. On the other hand bigger budgets and funding than ever before are going straight into big data research and implementation (for education among others), because data will enable an improved education. Feel free to share ideas and comments on it. al-Khw?rizm?,

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

Ignatia Webs

We- as educators - know and understand the importance of context (long known evidence-based outcome for mobile learning, eLearning and now gradually entering the MOOC research as well), of language use, of how personal each of our learning journeys takes form. While the latest 190 page OECD report on students, computers and learning: making the connection , made a lot of educators tows curl.

Noam Chomsky on the purpose of #education via #LWF

Ignatia Webs

So behind any significant use of technology, there needs to be a well constructed apparatus. Sometimes I even wonder whether research is not just another way to keep intellectuals outside of society, and give them a bone to chew on so they will not stir up things for the happy few. Across time there have always been people who's voice was sounding louder than the voices of others.

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. They created a user profile for each subscribed mobile user based on previous purchases, then constructed personalized messages using that information. Why you should adapt your mobile marketing strategy.

#OER on higher ed, corporate, personal & #development

Ignatia Webs

Another objective to look at ROER4D is to get a network going (next to testing the claims) in order to bridge the isolated spaces the current OER academics are in (for the global south, miles from conferences), and build a research capacity on OER in the global South. And in sharing among all of us, concepts are constructed, OER take shape. That is a sweet thing.

Preparing for #emooc14 & reflecting on #OER

Ignatia Webs

This means: getting ideas for my ongoing PhD research and paving pathways for the next MobiMOOC roll-out (which is now in my head set for October/November 2014. The first is easy: getting into the research track and other sessions and hearing what other MOOC research colleagues have found. feel there is something in it for MOOCs with a twist.

#oeb14 Ellen Wagner @edwsonoma on PAR and #data are changing everything

Ignatia Webs

But the challenge is to build metrics that are constructive for both students and educators. This was a very illuminating session by Ellen Wagner , as it provided real options to tackle educational challenges (on the level of institutes as well as learners) on the basis of common educational data retrieved from a varied amount of higher ed institutions. REALLY interesting.

Considerations on What mLearning Now Means

The Mobile Learner

They also exist to support knowledge construction, research skills and problem solving. It’s not mobile access to the Internet that matters but how mobile access can help develop research skills which in turn helps to develop skills in knowledge construction. I’ve been quiet on the blog for a while. It’s not that I have nothing to write about. Educational and societal changes happen so rapidly these days that there is always something to reflect on. ” It has come to the point now where neither the device nor the platform matters.

#mlearn2010 Embedding Moodle into Ubiquitous Computing environments by Chris Glahn

Ignatia Webs

Christian Glahn wears a nice suite, and he is nicely shaved with a smooth voice, he mentions at the start of his presentation that this project is about a framework in construction. research is based on three pillars: adaptation and personalization orchestrating learning learner mobility Adaptation and personalisation Starting from Adaptive presentation (Brulowsky?

#mLearn2010 Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning - some lessons learned by Gunnar Liestol

Ignatia Webs

Please if you can, look this research up! this is why they want to put the things together, construct the technologies upfront. Finally, design features for further research and development are suggested. Gunnar is a curly person with glasses, who just gives an AMAZING presentation!! It is so strongly build (sustainable, new, well-thought throug). Just amazing!

CIDER session: supporting online Teachers: Moving Pedagogical Know-How into Virtual Classrooms

Ignatia Webs

It is an exploration of an action research project focusing on Master of Education professors working in conjunction with an instructional designer. Results indicate the need for professors to examine their own pedagogical constructs and concepts of learning communities and power relationships. Technology does not necessarily result in better teaching. There are many instances where one can wonder why trainers and teachers even use technology. in public! If this interests you, look at this presentation. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.

Province, industry, and university partner for mobile learning research | Tony Bates

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Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace

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Research (discussed below) from Project Tomorrow and a group of researchers at UT Austin suggests that the answer may be, or become, yes.  In the same way that I worked with faculty and administrators 10 years ago to convince them that high quality teaching and learning can happen online, I am being convinced that high quality teaching and learning experiences can happen in a mobile environment.

#mLearn2010 keynote of Agnes Kukulska Hulme on Conversations en route to Learning

Ignatia Webs

The pervasive learning space still needs to be researched extensively. The nature of conversations en route to learning should be researched, how? donate your sms texts to research ( [link] ), additional layer to your conversational layer. research data from conversations with self: mappiness application which monitors your mood. Live from mlearn 2010 Wednesday 2010.

mLearning-World.com: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING M-LEARNING SUCCESS | from AllBusiness.com

mLearning World

Focusing on technology aspects of m-learning, no research has been done in m-learning success factors from the users perspective. User satisfaction construct is used to measure m-learning success. The data collected by questionnaire were analyzed to check the validity of constructs. The potential factors are grouped into system quality, contents quality and service quality.

November Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning November 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning report: Review of Learning 2.0

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

Ignatia Webs

Siri has all the potential of an incredible mobile learning and researching tool! Why do I feel it is a major cognitive actor for educational/research change? Or for research any hypothesis that comes to mind might be tested to get a rough idea on whether your hypothesis is worth research time and investment. The upcoming societal changes are so phenomenal!

Questions about informal learning and the need for a global brain

Ignatia Webs

Or a s Ullrich Carsten mentions in his superb and recently published paper on ‘ Why Web2.0 is good for learning and for research ' disorientation and cognitive overload are the principal obstacles of self-regulated learning in technology-enhanced learning. With informal learning you look at/find static knowledge and you construct your own knowledge in a dynamic way. And while Web2.0