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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. 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 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.

Free online #webinar on The Impact of Open Education @Edtechie

Ignatia Webs

Martin Weller ( blogger Ed Techie ), who is professor of Educational Technology at The Open University in the UK will present a webinar on : The Impact of Open Education on Wednesday 30 September at 12.30 - 13.15 BST (British Summer Time). Martin has been an OER expert for years, this webinar will be wonderful for all of us interested in open education. civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=177

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.

Should #iPad be used as a major #mobile device in high schools? David Parson makes them compulsory for a pilot

Ignatia Webs

David Parsons from the Massey University of Auckland , New Zealand has lined up the advantages and possible pitfalls for using iPad in higher education. As such David Parsons will have a pilot project looking at the iPad as an educational tool in high schools. depending on the school different tools or mobile devices can be suggested. Why not through open source?

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

Upside Learning

With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. The students can learn just in time in their daily lives whenever they need to learn using mobile devices like Tablets and Smart Phones. In Saudi Arabia, the acceptance of new smart devices is growing exponentially. 23.8%.

Press Release: Float Mobile Learning Releases Quarterly “Environmental Scan,” Proves Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Education in the Healthcare Industry

Float Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning Releases Quarterly “Environmental Scan,” Proves Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Education in the Healthcare Industry. Quarterly research report reveals findings on the role of mobile devices in teaching [.]. Press Releases Research environmental scans mhealth mHealth Summit

Great free #book with 7 #mLearning scenario’s for adult education

Ignatia Webs

Today I found an interesting read (56 pages): a book on mobile learning covering some theoretical and practical considerations, but most interestingly: 7 mLearning scenario’s for adult education. mobile mLearning education booksThe book can be downloaded here [link] The book was written for the European supported Lifelong Learning strand.

Ken Robinson: Changing Educational Paradigms

The Mobile Learner

The video below is an animation and visualization of Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Changing Educational Paradigms.  His message is relevant here as the utilization of mobile devices for learning is only possible when we understand the current state of education and that change is in order.  Above and beyond the message provided by Mr. Robinson, the animated visualization is a great way to connect to the message in different way.  Enjoy!

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.

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.

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.

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

This is a really wonderful set of papers that encompass the latest mobile learning realities and implementations. 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.

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. His paper swooped me from one train of thought to another, adding new insights, challenging old ideas and reshuffling current mobile learning ''facts''. He starts off with a student showing his off the shelf hardware robot to his peers, while controlling the robot with his own adapted mobile device.

Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

Mobile learning (mLearning) is all the rage at the moment, but how do you get started and how do you maximize the mLearning plans you have? Simple, follow this free online course facilitated by 7 mobile experts and turn your mLearning knowledge into a practical project. Grab your mobile and optimize its use The MobiMOOC course will run for 6 weeks (2 April – 14 May).

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FutureLearn: pedagogical & mLearning MOOC platform - the approach

Ignatia Webs

Strong pedagogy and ubiquitous design at its core Start from ubiquity, mobile design: we live in a mobile age, immigration, brain drain, brain movement, hopping between cities, moving to where the work is … an increasing amount of people are becoming citizens of the world. This mobility is enabled in part by telecommunications, more specifically mobile devices.

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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.

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

Ignatia Webs

While the latest 190 page OECD report on students, computers and learning: making the connection , made a lot of educators tows curl. 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.

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!

Free #OER trend report with #MOOC and innovative learning foci

Ignatia Webs

The renowned SURF group that are situated in the Netherlands just published a wonderful, insightful and all over great read on the trend of Open Educational Resources (OER). This report gives a great overview of why OER are gaining interest and how they can strengthen and promote open learning (with education for all as the ultimate goal). OER mooc open education

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#AdaLovelaceDay in search of the extended learning body

Ignatia Webs

So I did the only thing I could do… stare and hope for my digital arms to reappear again. I had similar experiences when exploring mobile learning, or using mobiles for learning, in the past. Or building mobile apps to be able to connect with digital, cloud-or-file-based content. Most of the people who are passionate about computing know Ada Lovelace. But what did she do?

#eMOOCs2014 #FutureLearn new stats & findings #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

And after hearing Andrew Ng, Simon and others, I do believe there is a sincere willingness in some of the xMOOC drivers to embrace education for all, but work needs to be done to really change our society and lift everyone with education. quarter of the FutureLearn course visits comes from mobile devices. education futureLearn mooc online learning open education

#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.

#MobiMOOC free, online course on #mLearning runs 8 – 30 September 2012 choose your favorite topics

Ignatia Webs

Specifics: Course name and description: MobiMOOC is a Massive, Open Online Course (MOOC) with a focus on learning with mobile devices (mLearning). The course will look at specific fields where mobile devices can be used and are used to increase learning and training. In this case it is a MobiMOOC, a course with focusing on mobile learning topics. What is a MOOC?

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.

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

Ignatia Webs

Although a propagator of learning with mobile devices, in this seminar John Traxler takes a look at learning with mobile devices from another angle, a critical one while looking for answers from all of us. John Traxler lives and breathes mobility. Are learning projects based on mobile devices really helping Africa forward? Is it real progress?

Supporting Outstanding Young Persons by voting #jcinews

Ignatia Webs

Ronda inspires me, simply because I know the work she does (combining educational technology and gender) and above all the person she is. She grew up in a tough region of Tampa, Florida and is now traveling the world improving education for all. She uses mobile learning options to create durable educational support among young female peers. Every nation has its heroes.

20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

Well, here is a new set of useful strategies for mobile MOOCs, I hope you like it! In my latest research I focused on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The research was done to get my Master in Education at Athabasca University. Impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC. 2013). Digital skills 8.

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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. 

Successfully implementing #mobile 2.0 within institute using participatory action research

Ignatia Webs

The following paper provides insights and arguments on embedding, optimizing and collaboratively changing the institutional approach to mobile learning involving social media or mobile 2.0. To give an idea of this paper, here is a bit of the introduction: "This paper reflects upon how the integration and support of mobile Web 2.0 fabulous and insightful read. and pedagogy 2.0

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 […].

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.

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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Two days before free, open, online #mLearning course #MobiMOOC launches

Ignatia Webs

For those not registered for the free, open, online course on mobile learning, the so called MobiMOOC, join us by becoming a member in the MobiMOOC google group here ! Yes, three weeks of intense mobile knowledge exchange. More information on this subject can be found here (second week): [link] com/Mobile+Learning+ Curriculum+Framework Looking forward to seeing you all!

Paper on Continuing Medical Education through mobile devices for Health Care Workers in Developing Countries

Ignatia Webs

At the end of this month I will be attending IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. For this conference my colleagues and I have written a paper on Continuing Medical Education via mobile forhealth care workers in developing countries. Delivering mobile content to remote areas in low resource settings is a technical challenge.

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. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. books ebook mLearning mobile mobile learning

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.

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.

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.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

moblearn

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!