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Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

The Mobile Learner

Throughout this blog, we have always looked at the application of mobile devices in learning. I, for one, have always had the belief that mobile devices can be used to help student achieve in their learning because of the flexibility and access to content and collaboration tools that mobile devices allow.

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

The Mobile Learner

Throughout this blog, we have always looked at the application of mobile devices in learning. I, for one, have always had the belief that mobile devices can be used to help student achieve in their learning because of the flexibility and access to content and collaboration tools that mobile devices allow. 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 post, we will consider the use of mobile devices within the Flipped Classroom method.

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 1 – Communication

The Mobile Learner

Back in 2007 when I began this blog, the main thrust was sharing ideas about why mobile devices can improve teaching and learning. Now in 2013, not only has the use of mobile devices become much more widespread both in schools and society at large, but the attitudes toward the use of mobile devices for learning has changed. They need to augment their ideas.

The best Presentation on Social Learning and the New Role for Educators

mLearning Revolution

It’s no exaggeration to say that we are now learning something new all the time, from just about anywhere there’s a connection, and through just about any mobile device. I can’t think of a better time in history to be alive than now. There is one slide in particular that caught my eye, entitled ‘ The New Role in Education.’. have embedded the entire presentation below.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. Why is this technological innovation different for education than previous moments (for example, the rise of television or the popularity of personal computers)? I don’t believe that technology is the single driver of education transformation, although it is certainly a key influencing factor. Mobile learning itself is a trend.

Mobile Devices in Education Survey

Cell Phones in Learning

If you have a few minutes please take the Mobile Devices in Education Survey (it is from Totem Brand Strategy). Teachers! They are drawing 10 winners randomly and each will win $100 USD. They plan to close it in 10 days (April 18). See Contest Rules at beginning of survey.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

The Mobile Learner

In the blog post, titled, “ Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning (Chime In) “, RJ Jazquez discusses his opinion on on the question of whether eLearning is really mobile learning after having the question posed to him in a comment on another blog post.  In the above linked blog post, Jazquez argues that eLearning on a tablet is not mobile learning as he feels that in order for learning to be considered mobile learning, a uniquely mobile experience must take place.  This is one of the reasons mobile learning is so powerful. Agreed. 

Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone.  While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone  into a musical device to create music as well.  This, however, is not the only way to use an iPhone as a musical device.  The video below profiles experiments being conducted at Stanford University in using a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPod Touch to create a mobile phone orchestra.

The Powerful Combination of Mobile Devices and Learning Apps

The Mobile Learner

In discussing the use of mobile devices, it is easy to forget that the educational and productive power of mobile devices comes through the integration of the devices with other tools. Mobile Devices and Literacy. Accessing digital texts on their mobile devices so that students can read wherever they find themselves.

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. Mobile Pair Share encourages wireless collaboration through storytelling.

Why eLearning On Tablets?

Upside Learning

Mobile is the future of workplace learning. That is far beyond a mere statement, mobile learning is transforming our societies, professional curriculums – even the education system. It is the intersection of mobile device consumption and eLearning that incorporates anytime, anywhere resources to deliver meaningful performance support for effective learning and performance improvement. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets Tablets are […].

5 Views of the Future of Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

Timo Ilomaki has collected 5 different presentations on the future of mobile learning in one post, to allow you to see the variety of results.  The first presentation by Rudy De Waele is pretty interesting as he gives us multiple views from 46 different “experts&# on mobile learning. Some are clearly pushing the envelope more than others.

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MLearning and a Global Workforce

Mobile Learning Edge

UpSide Learning blogger Aneesh Bhat suggested this week that to remain competitive, companies must increase their agility in the informational and educational support they provide their employees. Mobile Learning, Bhat suggests, can provide instant support as well as reinforce other learning formats as mobile devices have become so much a part of our business lives. Essentially, by omitting traditional or newer (mobile) forms of learning, a percentage of a workforce is potentially left unsupported. Bhat, 2011). Industry Learning Technologies

New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

ASTD last week released its new research report, titled ‘ Mobile Learning – Delivering Learning in a Connected World ‘, which we are very pleased to have sponsored. The key findings in the report are: Less than one third organizations deliver learning content via mobile device, despite its high correlation with both the Learning Education Index and Market Performance Index.

Latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies available

Mobile Learning Edge

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. Here is the Table of Contents: Mobile Tourist Guide – An Intelligent Wireless System to Improve Tourism, using Semantic Web. Using Mobile Devices and Gaming as a Means of Building Vocabulary.

Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. Adobe Flash and Mobile devices.

2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. The article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phonesby Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ).

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series.  I hope through this series of blog posts to provide practical ways teachers and students can use cell phones to help kids learn as a way to challenge the standard bias that cell phones are a useless distraction in the classroom.

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. 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. Very impressive!

When a Mobile Device Becomes a Digital Lifeline

The Mobile Learner

As of this writing, I have spent 2 weeks as and administrator and would like to reflect on how my mobile device has kept me connected to my digital spaces and my PLN. In this administrative role where direct micro-level support for students and teachers, budgetary considerations and dealing with facilities issues takes up a lot of my time, I am finding that consolidating my online connections and collaboration around my mobile device is becoming the most efficient way of juggling my responsibilities with my PLN. maintaining communication with my PLN through Twitter.

Beyond the basics of mobile device rollouts: ideas for the learning environment

uLearning Blog

So, you’ve decided to give these new-fangled mobile devices a place at your 21st century education (a term I use because I know so many can’t stand it) table. But in this post I’m talking specifically about the physical environment into which these devices will need to fit. Your students will thank you. If so, you have a wonderful challenge ahead. Enter the cable clip.

Update: Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?

The Mobile Learner

spoke a representitive of Turning Technologies at the most recent ECOO conference and while I can’t remember the exact costs of their service, I do remember it to be very reasonable.  In addition, I also recall their service being totally web based so that students without a compatible mobile device can still participate in a poll by inputing their responses from a computer. Tags: tools clicker iPod in Education Mobilelearner cell phone clickers Cell Phones in Education polling

Mobile Devices Changing the World: One Media Player Per Teacher Project

The Mobile Learner

Admitting, my focus has always been on the use of these devices in a western, mainly North American school setting.  For those trapped in poverty, the most valuable data on the Internet may not be Web pages, but rather sounds and images, because audio-visual files can educate even the illiterate.&#. After all, that is the central theme of this blog and those of many other educators

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

Here are two examples, both involving mobile. It works best using Google’s Chrome browser, but its connection to mobile is that it demonstrates some of the new possibilities of HTML5, a standard that will be supported by all new mobile devices, including Apple. Developers of both mobile and internet apps need to pay attention to the capabilities of HTML5.

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

The Mobile Learner

This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills. More and more Augmented Reality apps such as Wikitude connect GPS enabled and internet abled devices to Wikipedia so students can read up on the significance of a certain area, monument or exhibit while they are on location. By allowing students to use devices that they already have, we empower them to access the content and to demonstrate their learning in ways that work for them.

Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

mLearning World

Ignatia Webs gives us an interesting article on choosing a mobile device for learning. This article, however, is good if you are looking at starting from scratch on a mLearning project where you will be in charge of providing the devices. Read it at: Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning? A few notes of contention or commentary- * BlackBerry devices do not require the Enterprise Server software for mLearning (or even email). When considering a device that has Wifi, look for one that creates a mobile hotspot.

Learning a Language on a Mobile Device

mLearnopedia Blog

Much of the recent activity in mobile learning has been in language training. Just this week Nokia announced a large initiative in China to tap into English lessons, test-prep training, and other courses from New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a leading Chinese educational company. "The idea of mobile learning is that it will allow students of all ages to access course materials through a mobile phone, maximizing time by providing learning on the go," said Michael Yu, New O.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

In the case of teacher PD, Twitter can be used as: - a networking tool to link with other educators to discuss ideas and issues with like minded colleagues around the world. - an information gateway where teachers can stay current with the cutting edge as it happens and is discussed. Mobility also stems through the fact that tweets can be posted through an app or even through text messaging.

A view into the future of higher education with mobile devices

mLearnopedia Blog

"What might a university look like with a fully deployed program of converged devices like the iPhone? This fictional day-in-the-life account highlights some of the potential benefits in a higher education setting when every s. Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, has produced an interesting video of their campus with all students using the iPhone. The 17-minute "Connected: The Movie" video is available on iTunes U or from the ACU site."What Connected is one possible vision.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

While this does demonstrate that shifts in strategies do not occur without some growing pains, it is clear that there is huge growth potential for business to connect with their customers online through mobile devices. People always have their mobile devices with them and more and more, mobile devices are becoming the access gateway to information and other content.

Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn

Mobile Learning Edge

The past six months has seen the publication of three new books on mobile learning. First, there was Mobile Learning: structures, agency, practices by Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook, and Gunther Kress (Eds.) The volume edited by Norbert Pachler and his colleagues is a very academic book and is mostly about the use of mobile devices within the school system.

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?

What does the new #iOS5 mean for Educators? The device better fits to me. #slide2learn #edApp #iear #iPadEd #ADEANZ

uLearning Blog

There were a huge amount of new mobile operating system features announced today for the iOS iPad and iPhone platform, including the fact that there are over 200 million iOS devices out there, making it the leading mobile platform (44%). Its one that large amounts of educators are leveraging to enhance their teaching and learning – so here is a summary (based on the TUAW top ten [link] of what they mean for educators: 1. PC-free – you can now activate your new device and get uodates over the air. Also will have a built in image editor.

Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

Upside Learning

Will it help Mobile Learning? I see it making a big push in mobile learning because Microsoft Surface simply makes integration of mobile devices into an existing ecosystem much easier. Apple iPads have a significant head start in educational institutions so there may be a conflict as a result of adopting multiple ecosystems.

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Place-based Learning and Mobile Devices – Part I

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Much of the initial apps in this space have been tied to marketing, but educational examples are emerging. Learning is simply too broad (and too important) and technology has become too powerful for education to be constrained within traditional containers. Some of the recent examples of this are most apparent with augmented reality. UF Pest Identification. UC Davis Soil Survey.

iPods in Education Part 14: Enhanced Science Education

The Mobile Learner

True, mobile devices work well across the curriculum.  Much time as been spent in this “iPods in Education&# series on uses as they relate to Language Arts or geography instruction.  While I myself am not an expert in the field, I find the possibilities so exciting that I feel the need to add a bit to the conversation about using mobile devices in science instruction. Tags: apps differentiatedinstruction iPod in Education mlearning mobilelearning tools This time, I’d like to branch out and look at some uses in science.  notes app.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. Understanding how mobile devices are different from conventional computers used for elearning and the different avenues they open up is a great starting point to build a business case for mlearning in your organization. Growing Mobile Workforce. Rise of Mobile Computing.

The future of education in Africa is mobile (BBC article)

Steve Vosloo

The article I wrote for the BBC Future site (24 August 2012) is not available to users in the UK, so here it is below … The future of education in Africa is mobile. This week, United Nation’s mobile learning specialist Steve Vosloo argues phones could be the future of education on the continent. Education systems are under stress. The list goes on.