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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. So this type of energy must exist in a learning network, used to generate value in the network. Agents in the network must have the ability to utilize this energy to produce ‘objects’ of value.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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In the report, they deal head on with the challenges: The rapid growth in the use of social media and mobile devices has created both a crisis and an opportunity for school leaders. More importantly, as mobile devices become more powerful and more affordable, their potential for enhancing student learning has come into clearer focus. Recognizing the educational value of encouraging such behaviors, many school leaders have shifted their energies from limiting the use of these technologies to limiting their abuse. Very impressive!

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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Wikipedia Zero  - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s  first deal in India. This is great news for the 60 million subscribers of Aircel (India''s 7th largest network provider), who now get free access to all wikipedia information via the Wikipedia Zero. This This is also great news for the developing world at large.

Open Standards for m-learning?

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The first step is to clarify exactly where you want to sit on the "native app, one device" "simple media, all devices" spectrum. I'll try to explain this a little more clearly, below We package our learning content into small, zipped packages of html5, ensuring all media files are formatted to play on all targeted devices. If I build for an iPhone, what about Android?

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

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We've already recorded and published our first episode and I welcome the readers of this blog to subscribe to this series where we hope to share leading news stories and happenings across the world of mobile devices and apps in general and Training and Development initiatives in particular. It should prove to be fun, engaging and hopefully beneficial to all who invest their time to listen.

Mobile Learning in India

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Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. Viewed simply; phones are capable of : 1.

The Mobile Learner

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Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. Doctors are using mobile devices to search for reference information or to prescribe medications.  Paper agendas are static devices that don’t actively work with individuals to remember to get things done. 

E-Learning Queen: Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

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Smartphones and other handheld devices are much more powerful and more flexible than ever. ► Apr 14 (1) Teacher Roundtable: Good Deeds Societies ► Apr 07 (1) The Energy Farm Concept for Small and Medium Produ. The edublog emphasizes real-world e-learning issues and appropriate uses of emerging technologies. Who is the Queen? You are, dear reader. in Geology, M.A. and Ph.D.

The Cloud and the power cut

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The latter was true, the former distinctly not. I’ve got an energy monitor that displays your current (badum tish) energy consumption, my normal evening power draw is circa 200-300 watts, when the surge hit it spiked to well over 1.4kw, it continued to spike in this manner for over 20 minutes. However with no power I couldn’t check to see if anything was broken, so I went to bed.

The touchscreen XO – a (p)review & update on OLPC Australia

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Once hyped as the ‘$100 laptop’ at at time when such machines cost many hundreds more, the final manufacturing price of the XO-1 was closer to $200 plus – but even so the impact of the XO’s development was enough to shock traditional computer companies such as Intel and Microsoft into helping birth the netbook and focusing on emerging markers with new energy. An upgraded XO-1.5

E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog

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Using technological devices such as Mobile phones can solve these types of problems. Mobile Phone are Replacing the Computers about 16 hours ago - 25 comments by jyri Mobile Phone are Replacing the Computers   Mobile phones are now becoming an increasingly convergent device. Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About MoSo Tech! For more details on NPTEL visit nptel.iitm.ac.in

Addressing Some Critiques of Mobile Learning

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Throughout the many posts on this blog, I have mainly focused on trends and ideas in how mobile devices can be integrated into teaching and learning.  I’ve stayed away from the whole discussion on the social side of mobile learning because it is so emotionally charged.  I figured that by posting ideas on how mobile devices can help students learn, it would encourage, rather than discourage, readers that the mobile devices we use everyday in our mobile lives have a place in classrooms too. Fact: Students bully other students with and or without a cell phone.

Cloud Computing: money and mobilty

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Now imagine that computing power and the software it runs could be available not from your own expensive and energy sucking tower, but from the air. This is where mobile devices come in. The next part of this article will examine just which mobile devices are leading this change, and what it means for mobile learning. by Jonathan Nalder mLearnxyz.net So what does mobile learning have to do with ‘cloud computing’? And just what is ‘cloud computing’? Anyone who has been into tech for even 10 years will remember the big step it was to buy that first PC. What’s with that?

Some Thoughts on Future Cell Phone Technologies

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The amount of business conducted by mobile devices is only going to grow, for example Unwiredbuyer ( [link] ) allows you to conduct ebay auctions entirely through a cell phone. Green" science teachers may appreciate that companies are starting to create solar powered cell phones, thus using up less energy and not having to worry about power! 10) Storage Devices and Radios. The iPhone ( [link] ) has 8GB of storage space.maybe this means that we can alleviate the need for flash drives and other external storage devices, with a cell phone you will have a built-in hard drive!

Some Thoughts on Future Cell Phone Technologies

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The amount of business conducted by mobile devices is only going to grow, for example Unwiredbuyer ( [link] ) allows you to conduct ebay auctions entirely through a cell phone. Green" science teachers may appreciate that companies are starting to create solar powered cell phones, thus using up less energy and not having to worry about power! 10) Storage Devices and Radios. The iPhone ( [link] ) has 8GB of storage space.maybe this means that we can alleviate the need for flash drives and other external storage devices, with a cell phone you will have a built-in hard drive!

TIME between TIMES: the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

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There were no laptops or mobile devices; no instant access to trillions of web pages; no networks of millions of people; nor free access to thousands of new tools.   The range of devices available is also transforming ideas about teaching and learning, and the processes that distribute this teaching and learning. Enjoy! Our network is always down so I’ve just given up trying.”. link].

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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Amongst the many ideas for content delivery we have been investigating iTunesU and the use of iPod Touch and iPhone devices for accessing content on-campus (or at home) for later review and reflection.  There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  See the AUC website for more details.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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Amongst the many ideas for content delivery we have been investigating iTunesU and the use of iPod Touch and iPhone devices for accessing content on-campus (or at home) for later review and reflection.  There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  See the AUC website for more details.

Enhance Your Study with Mobile Learning | tusaw.com

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Learning through mobile devices, professionally known as mobile learning , or mLearning is a good choice to improve your learning efficiency. Enjoy rich sources of knowledge The mobile devices support more and more forms of knowledge: videos, audios, Flash, etc. Obviously, this kind of learning is based on mobile devices which flourish in the market.

Profs on Speed Dial

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Turns out much of the “outside-of-class communication with students can be handled via the mobile devices, allowing faculty to deploy their energies on other things,&# said a college spokesperson. So what did they do to tip the odds in favor of student success? They gave the profs smartphones and encouraged students to text and call their teachers on demand. Me too. Cyber pop!

The Future of Mobile Learning? « Online Blogucation

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What’s most important is reaching every student possible using whatever devices they choose to use. At the same time, to develop separate apps for every existing and emerging mobile platform would be a tremendous waste of time and energy. Online Blogucation Subscribe via RSS Home About 28 Jul/10 1 The Future of Mobile Learning? First, the obvious: the iPhone and iPad. Simple! Bonus!

"The students don't think of it as learning" | Education IT | ZDNet.com

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They are having fun.&# I’m not against using innovative devices to get kids online, nor am I against encouraging the use of non-traditional learning tools. Here’s the part of the article that absolutely rings true with me, though: “When they first got to school, we would tell kids to turn off all their mobile devices. and then the first thing they would do when they left our building was turn on those devices,&# said [Robbie] Grimes, the school’s technology trainer. On MovieTome: Megan Fox undresses for TRANSFORMERS! Follow Chris Dawson on Twitter !

A New Way Of Learning Through Mobile Computing

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Great Products – Info Great Products – Info RSS Feed Comments Home Info Sites A New Way Of Learning Through Mobile Computing December 29, 2009 by admin Filed under: Articles Tags: Aspect Computing , Bringing Education , Capability , Counselors , Distant Learning , Encyclopedias , Hindrance , Information Gathering , Institutions , Introduction Of Mobile Computing , Journals , Libraries , Limitless Opportunity , Mobile Computing Device , Reference Books , Schools And Universities , Stu , Traditional Approach , Web Students , World Wide Web Comments Tell me what youre thinking.

Learning as Reflexive; Reality as a Series of Filters « The Ddeok is Always Greener on the Other Side ?? ?? ? ? ???

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That being said, I do maintain a hefty dose of social media channels , dabble in Second Life (which has a lot more utility than I initially thought), love my podcasting /video tools, but I am most excited (academically giddy) with the possibility of mobile learning, of using mobile devices to achieve that desired goal of lifelong learning. Michael Sean Gallagher ?? ?? ? ? ??? Immediately.

Fear of Mobile Learning - Taking Teaching Further

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Mobile Phone Breakdown Mobile devices are growing at an astronomical pace.  Corporations have caught on to this trend and are capitalizing.  By providing mobile resources for their employees to access from laptops on the road or their mobile devices.  Mobile devices are the next domino to fall. But should we as educators fear them? Roughly 1.6 But about 4.3 It’s the how. 2009).

Relevant Science: "Mobile Learning: Trends and Challenges"

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Tuesday March 23, 2010 10:21 Edweek Producer: Jennifer 2:00 Moderator: Katie Ash: Hello everyone, and welcome to todays chat about mobile learning devices. Heres another question about implementing mobile devices. Imaged-based simply means the textbook is part of the network image and is pushed down to all devices. Please start submitting them now. Eastern. Infrastrucuture, 4.