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Free online book on #mobile learning research

Ignatia Webs

The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. You can download the 258 page book here. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. Kenny et al.

Call for #MOOC experiences and research #eMOOCs2015

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Deadline for submissions : 23 January 2015 Location of the conference: Mons, Belgium Date of the conference: 18- 20 May 2015 Type of submissions: papers on MOOC experiences and research papers. Education, the event aims to be an opportunity to gather European actors involved in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), from policy makers to practitioners to researchers. link].

free online #elearning research articles from JOLT

Ignatia Webs

Abstract: "High-quality online courses can result from collaborative instructional design and development approaches that draw upon the diverse and relevant expertise of faculty design teams. Benefits from collaborative course design, including ongoing professional dialogue and peer support, academic development of faculty, and improved course design and delivery, are described.

Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD

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It also provides a look into the approach to teaching and learning, design and development processes, various measures of success (more quantitative view and branding). eLearning lifelong learning mooc online learning report researchDianne Laurillard edited a report on "the Anatomy of a MOOC for teacher CPD" which can be downloaded here.

Free #research papers on #mLearning from mLearn conference

Ignatia Webs

For all that want to get a peek into recent research, it is a blast! will only list the full papers here, but there are also a number of posters, short papers, showcases and doctoral interests giving an update on research in the making which you can view online here. augmented learning pedagogy mobile mLearning research mobile learning health diabetes conferences

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.

Writing social sciences #research paper #phd

Ignatia Webs

It provides so many useful tips for each section, just have a look and see for each section of a classic research article. The Introduction The introduction serves the purpose of leading the reader from a general subject area to a particular field of research. The literature review A literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works. phd qualitative research research social science writing

Great Infographic: The Mobile Developer Journey

Mobile Learning Edge

UK-based VisionMobile has released a great infographic illustrating the journey of a mobile developer, from app design to monetization. In particular, take time to download the free report titled Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond. That is because it is still complicated. As time progresses, I expect that new tools will be invented that will make the job easier. WordPress Admin

Call for gender, mobile and learning research cases ideas

Ignatia Webs

Ronda is an upcoming, yet already sparkling researcher and a prolific blogger. Call for eLearning Africa as an extra And why not give your project a double boost, and submit it for eLearning Africa if you have a potential development link in your proposal? And you can easily subscribe to the newsletter here. And become part of a growing network. You can submit a proposal here.

#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).

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

Ignatia Webs

Thanks to my new contact Vivienne Bozalek from UWC, I got redirected to ROER4D (Open Educational Resources for the Global South or for development). And as I was listening to this 30 minute talk, another OER movie caught my attention: Using OER for workforce development which was presented by Una Daly from the Open CourseWare Consortium. That is a sweet thing.

IAmLearn #mobile newsletter is out: research, ethics, CfP @IAMLorg

Ignatia Webs

The 2016 conference theme is Mobile Learning Futures: Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning. What Killed the Mobile Learning Dream - Traxler IAmLearn Vice-President Professor John Traxler recently spoke at JISC's Digifest about the current state of mobile learning research and practical implementation efforts. via JISC.

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#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.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning ResearchManager, Learning Technology at Qualcomm). Is mobile learning really happening?

Finding jobs as a post-PhD: strategies & opportunities #PhD #research #job

Ignatia Webs

The session is part of the valuable CALRG seminars, which are held at the Open University (UK) and are part of academic professional development and reflection. In running up to this presentation, I also wrote down some steps that makes up a PhD journey for those interested in taking up a PhD challenge and stretch their research horizons with a formal degree. Today Koula Charitonos and I are sharing some pointers on how to guide your career to where you want to go (as an academic or TELearning professional).

The Need for Evidence-Based Learning and Development

Float Mobile Learning

Pedagogy and Learning DevLearn learning and development learning styles research In this guest post, mobile learning pioneer Clark Quinn argues for the need of evidence when crafting learning designs. Clark and Chad Udell speak at DevLearn 2013 about (e)learning myths.

Free research articles from JOLT: self-regulated learning, online learning, tutor support

Ignatia Webs

The one article that immediately caught my attention - because it is related to my own research - was the paper by Rowe and Rafferty on self-regulated learning (SRL), and especially how instructors and learning designers might tweak their online courses in order to enhance or support self-regulated learning. Research Papers A Longitudinal Comparison of Course Delivery Modes of an Introductory Information Systems Course and the Subsequent Information Systems Course Kathleen Burns, Mary "Mimi" Duncan, Donald C. The contents of the issue are listed below. action=add.) Kirk, Chad E.

Free bidding for funding seminars for early researchers #PhD #EU #funding

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The bidding for funding seminars are aimed at doctoral students as well as early researchers, so an interesting and timely mix. Gladly sharing the description: "The Bidding for Funding: Opportunities for Students workshop aims to provide an overview of some of the major sources of funding for research and knowledge transfer within UK and EU available to postgraduate research students. It will deal with funding to support their phd projects as well as looking at opportunities to support their research beyond their phd. funding phd research seminar webinar

12 Predictions for the Mobile Landscape in 2012

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Featured Newsletter analytics App Store augmented reality byod collaboration context development ebooks ePub gamification health care mam mdm mobile researchJoin us as we explore the trends and innovations we will see over the next twelve months.

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Yesterday a new UNICEF report  Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges was officially launched. 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. Equity. Gender issues. Pilots. Failure.

How can health within clinics be improved by mLearning? A research report with 29 recommendations

Ignatia Webs

Full research reports sometimes stop me from really reading it in full, so I was very happy when the Epic newsletter dropped this summary research report on mLearning for NHS (UK's National Health Service, but also accessible for other countries health services) in my mailbox. The report starts of with a nice overview on the benefits of mLearning (just-in-time, any place, context.)

mLearning #research focus: new features of #html5 for future offline #mLearning

Ignatia Webs

Chillian researchers from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago have a wonderful and useful research paper focusing on new features of html5 and how they can be used for situated learning scenarios. FileSystem, manifest and offline mode: The key of developing web applications is the combined use of FileSystem and the Manifest file. As I read a lot of research papers and come across a lot of projects, I thought it would be nice to share those that caught me eye in particular. mLearning mLearn research html5 paperAnd I gladly share some of the paper's content here.

Research around using and selecting apps for literacy learning

Cell Phones in Learning

Over the past couple of years there has been a few very robust reports and research around apps and websites for literacy learning. The majority of apps labeled for "education" have no research, literacy experts or co-use strategies to inform the development of the tool. Zosh (Penn State University, Brandywine), Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (University of Delaware), James H.

Float Mobile Learning Research Report Shows How Mobile Agriculture Has Arrived in North America

Float Mobile Learning

August 29, 2012 – Float Mobile Learning, a consulting firm that develops mobile strategies and apps for major agricultural organizations and Fortune 500 companies, has released a [.]. Featured Press Releases mAgriculture mobile agriculture mobile apps mobile learning research mobile research researchMorton, Ill.

Float Mobile Learning Research Report Suggests mHealth is Poised to Explode in Next Decade

Float Mobile Learning

March 13, 2012 – Float Mobile Learning, a consulting firm that develops mobile strategies and apps for major healthcare organizations and Fortune 500 companies, released the final [.]. Android iOS Press Releases Research apps healthcare apps medical apps mhealth-tag mobile healthMorton, Ill.

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

Ignatia Webs

Next 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. After speculation in the literature about the nature of possible Personal Learning Environments, research in the design and development of a PLE is now in progress. 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.

Ethical Issues in Mobile Learning: Scenarios for Discussion

Float Mobile Learning

European researchers have developed six scenarios related to the ethics of mobile learning research. Industry News Research IamLEARN mobile learning ethics

Any innovative #mLearning thoughts on education for development regions? #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Ever since I read A&M Texas University’s research conclusion on brainstorming and the fact that it is not useful in big groups, I have been in dubio on how to get my voice heard during large conferences or symposia. Today is the start of the first mobile symposium on learning organized by UNESCO. It is a joyous occasion, and I have been looking forward to it for weeks.

A free book on changing #education in challenging settings #ICT4D

Ignatia Webs

This lively report - well it is a free book consisting of 318 pages - on Designing and Implementing an ICT for Development initiative in a resource constraint environment is one of the most amazing mobile learning and technology projects I have read. Various frameworks, models, guidelines and tools were developed by adopting Design Science Research as the chosen methodology.

Youth, Work, Mobiles and Poverty: everything you need to know

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They are also unemployed, under-resourced, and working hard to put things right If you are interested in youth workforce development, and the empowering opportunities of mobile, I''d encourage you to look at the brand new  Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development (mYWD) Landscape Review. Across the world, kids are our future. What type of programming has been implemented and how?

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

In this study, a thematic synthesis methodology was used to develop and present a framework for thinking about the integration of mobile devices in teaching and learning. conferences education learning theory mLearning mobile learning mobile technology QR code research technologyEvery page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.

Looking for #online course tutor/developer in Belgium: send your resume and join the #eLearning team

Ignatia Webs

At ITM we are looking for an online course tutor and developer to tutor a course called eSCART and collaboratively built future online courses as well. The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerpen, Belgium is looking for an online course tutor/developer to start working at the department of Clinical Sciences, in the Unit Infectious Diseases. What will be your assignment?

new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

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The Learning Analytics Community Exchange newsletter is out, addressing the latest learning analytics research projects and ongoing ideas from the LACE community. There is a new series of country reports from scholars renowned for their contribution to national and international learning analytics research: a Dutch, Korean, Chinese and a Taiwanese perspective. Billaud, M. Pic, D.

#PhD journey – choosing a topic writing a #proposal

Ignatia Webs

So it is crucial to understand what makes you tick : Money Tech development (e.g. building apps, cloud) Internal human development (e.g. Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, Kofi Annan, Ada Lovelace, …) For me, I looked up to mobile learning people and practitioners working in developing regions making a difference through participative projects. education phd research

Free webinar on phases of Merrill's task-centered #MOOC design #EUMoocs

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Mart is an experienced lecturer, trainer and a researcher in the field of Technology-Enhanced Learning. His research interests are related with designing innovative online learning environments, school-level educational innovation, instructional design, learning analytics, assessment of digital competences and supporting professional development of teachers with e-portfolio.

Challenges for conceptualising #MOOC for #vulnerable learner groups

Ignatia Webs

All of us authors also tried to add possible solutions to these challenges, but the proof of the pudding is of course in the eating, so lots of research still needs to be done. MOOC platform and takes this as a starting point to look at potential challenges for developing MOOCs that include vulnerable learner groups.

MOOC completion and drop-out rates

Ignatia Webs

More openness will increase development in the spirit of MOOC One of the tough things she is facing is getting the data opened up for her. There are many reasons for this (she researches for non-US institute, while looking at US xMOOCs so outside the universities providing the courses, privacy issues, platform difficulties,). So, looking forward to follow Katy's research.

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Plan to move from #quantified self to Qualified self

Ignatia Webs

It is a natural thing, each of our brains has neurons connected in different ways, nevertheless we all have emotions and maybe once the Qualified Self movement is at full speed and development, we - humanity - will realize we are all just the same as we are all different, and that is a good thing. The Qualified Self as a state of being, enabling to be a more qualified human. keep track.

Natalie Panek on Learning without Boundaries #devlearn

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She sees everything in life as an opportunity to demand the most of yourself: To commit to a goal and develop intellectual fortitude. collaborative working gender informal learning research robotics technologyNatalie gave the closing keynote at the DevLearn conference in 2015. She describes her journey on how she came to work for NASA (perseverance, keep on knocking on that door).

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Mobile learning for development workshops by Great researchers

Ignatia Webs

Niall and Yishay recently started a new idea on the site Mobile Learning for Development (ml4d) in which they search for the narratives behind mobile projects aiming at building a knowledge bank that can serve qualitative research on mobile projects later on. Tags: mobile low resource setting knowledge research mobile learning instructional design What is it all about?