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

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I’m fascinated by the impact Social Media has had on just about everything we do, including how we learn and how we share knowledge with our peers. Some people may call this Social Learning, or Informal Learning, I just call it Learning. There is one slide in particular that caught my eye, entitled ‘ The New Role in Education.’. Social Learning. Send to Kindle.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

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. Education is under pressure to change because of a number of factors. Recently, a United Nations task team led by UNESCO produced a  think piece on education and skills  beyond 2015 – key points listed below.

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. Lets educate accordingly. Tags: K-12 classroom education At  St.

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

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Wozniak will be speaking about “will discuss education, emerging technologies, and his vision for the future of technology and society.&# (American Banking & Market News, February 28, 2011). Industry Presentations Social Media Tools apple education Mobile Learning mobile learning in university steve wozniakIn 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc.

Social Media Smarts for New and Veteran Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

Many new teachers are shocked (and some even a bit horrified!) to hear that the parents of their students will be looking them up on the Internet, in particular in social media sites such as Facebook (or "mombook" as some teenagers are now calling it!). They are equally disturbed to hear that many school districts also use social media searching as part of their interview process.

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Upside Learning , March 23, 2011 Infographics for Social Media - Mobile Learning Edge , March 7, 2011 New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2 - mLearning Trends , March 27, 2011 iPad 2: whats in it for education? March 23, 2011.

Exploring Educational Technology

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Exploring Educational Technology Front Page About Multimedia Photos Files 2009 MLearning Projects Overview June 19, 2009 · Leave a Comment The projects are guided and supported by weekly “technology sessions” (Communities of Practice, or COP) facilitated by a ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., 2005) investigating the potential of mobile web 2.0 technologies.

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

We tend to focus on the 10% that we can easily relate to: formal learning in classrooms, print and online (essentially a lifelong hangover from our educational system) with a nod to the other 20% comprised of coaching, mentoring and learning from others. Tappestry is positioned as the first social network designed specifically for learning. A review by Jessica Knox.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

But, as Bill Tancer showed in his 2008 book  Click , the number of people visiting porn sites has gone down as the use of social media has gone up. Think of the educational uses for this app! Ten years ago internet innovation was led by the pornography industry, as they tried to figure out ways to entice you to sign up for their sites. Here are two examples, both involving mobile.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Prof says courses/learning was accelerated #slide2learn - uLearning Blog , May 3, 2011 Glossary III: Rise of the Smartphones - Float Mobile Learning , May 12, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals.

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. Yet there is a potential solution.

Feedback Goes Mobile

Mobile Learning Edge

As educators and L&D professionals face the challenge of waning attention spans yet an increased demand for knowledge and information acquisition; this article’s summary of the survey is a good highlight of our audiences interest and ability to freely give us their feedback on how good, bad or indifferent the learning was. Articles Learning Technologies Reviews Social Mediaconcerning censorship preferences by those surveyed.

Mobile Knowledge for Social Change

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A new site ShareIdeas.org : Mobile Knowledge for Social Change was just launched for NGOs with the support of Nokia and Vodaphone. Although not specifically for m-learning, there are case studies about civic engagement, economic empowerment, education, environment, health and safety and humanitarian relief. It definitely is a wiki site which I plan to follow. The about page says:ShareIdeas.org is an online community and a wiki for sharing ideas on how to use mobile communications for socia.

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post discussing instant feedback using a back-channel titled: The Back-Channel Effect: Are Educators Ready for Real-Time Feedback. In that blog post, I suggested that real-time feed-back is being utilized by presenters and industry to gauge the experience of their audiences or their customers.  I also suggested that using tools that provide real-time feedback can allow teachers to gauge the understanding of students during a lesson.  In that blog post, I suggested that social networking sites can be a tool to allow for that type of feedback. 

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. create complex learning activities (i.e. hashtags, lists). Twitter -  not your average bird.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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If you are new to this movement in Education, here’s how Ted-Ed describes the Flipped classroom: This refers to a method of instruction where classroom-based teaching time and traditional “homework” time are reversed (flipped). And please share with your Social Graph by ReTweeting this post. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. link]. link].

Get Mobile to Implement Mobile Learning

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In an article from Float Mobile Learning , an mLearning firm based in Illinois, Scott McCormick suggests that to really discover what your firm requires in terms of mobile education and support, you have to get mobile yourself. Equally important, McCormick stresses, is to ask your employees what educational support they’d like to have. You make some really important points.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Love this statement re: the #Post-PC world #slide2learn #iPadEd - uLearning Blog , April 4, 2011 Education users of the iPad – I present video mirroring! iear #slide2learn #edapp - uLearning Blog , April 27, 2011 Keyword Texting!

Global Mobile Awards

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The category for this year was expanded to Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning and drew further entries. This category was created “to highlight the rapidly increasing convergence of the mobile and education sectors, and to highlight some of the key areas of genuine innovation in learning initiatives, products, services or applications throughout the world today.”

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Mark Prensky , in 2001, published Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants where he wrote about the conflict between generations as “Education is the single largest problem facing the digital world as our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.

2014: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

The content is fully curriculum-aligned, levelled for difficulty and based on a solid theoretical framework, while the service includes leaderboards, badges and social network integration. Innovation Lab lead for the tablet implementation at CTI and MGI , two higher education institutions in South Africa owned by Pearson (the largest tablet rollout in the country). Head of mobile.

Shareideas.org - mobile communications for social benefits

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Shareideas.org is an online community and a wiki for sharing ideas on how to use mobile communications for social and environmental benefits. The education section of the site is gathering case study stories explaining how mobile tools have been used in education. MobilED case is already reported in there (thank you Kobus, for fixing it!). also wrote an small article to the site with the title: Mobile learning - what is it? think shareideas.org is very important channel for us to disseminate the results and the innovations made in the MobilED project.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Each week we will review existing tools for social change, cover techniques for mobile hacking, and piece together new experiments. hope that courses like this start popping up all over different fields of higher education. I just read an interesting post on MobileActive. Can Web2.0 end a war?

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Each week we will review existing tools for social change, cover techniques for mobile hacking, and piece together new experiments. hope that courses like this start popping up all over different fields of higher education. I just read an interesting post on MobileActive. Can Web2.0 end a war?

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). This is an excellent and easy to use tool. geograffiti

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

Cell Phones in Learning

However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). This is an excellent and easy to use tool.

mLearning-World.com: Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. | GoMo News

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, May 02, 2008 Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. GoMo News Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. Open Discussion- Is There an Educational Laffer Cu. In a Nokia press release they expand on their aims. learing+2.0 Training. iTunes 7.7

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

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In a few days, I get to present at a massive educational conference – Ulearn09 in Christchurch, New Zealand. This year there will be over 1700 educators present. I’m presenting the following paper. TIME between TIMES. : the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change. Former teacher, now trainer and education consultant. Enjoy! link]. link].

iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten?

The Mobile Learner

While it is true that it is better to have a child actively engaged with an iPod that passively watching TV (whether at home or in an automobile), and while it is also true that there are many apps available that can begin to teach children at an early age, what is also true is that the devices cannot provide the experiences necessary for socialization or teach gross motor skills that physical activity can. Tags: edushifts iPod in Education reflections have tended to venture away from discussing the use of mobile devices for learning for children of pre-school or Kindergarten age. 

Content and mobile: Four key considerations

Steve Vosloo

In education there are SO many apps, so many mobile learning services and products. Content is social. There were fears, and to an extent many of us in education are still cautious, about intruding into the social media lives of learners. However, I think that with the rise of social media, the door has opened. Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” Social media has grown beyond anyone’s expectation. From an education perspective, we must include socialness in learning experiences.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

Many of those same customers are also students or other education partners and shifting to a mobile strategy in education can help us connect with those students and partners.  Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort. iMovie for iPhone) or other available apps on a computer; Using social media (i.e. Google Calendar).

November Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning November 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Hot Topics Mlearn (8) Brandon Hall award for best in mLearning: gold medal! hotlist November

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New issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

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Medical English M-Learning: Positioning a New Paradigm in E-Education. The Importance of Social Media for Commerce. A new issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 6, Issue 1 (2012), is available. The journal is free but you have to register on the site. Table of Contents. Mobile Science Index for Development. (E. Canessa, M. Zennaro).

Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it Happens [#mLearning]

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The more I blog about different things, the more I realize that every time I talk about mobile, be it through statistics or Trends to watch, or educational apps I try, or even Interviews I do, I always get passionate about the topic. Over the weekend, I read this great article entitled 10 Social Media Tips for Bloggers and tip #2, specifically got me excited about launching a Facebook page for my Blog. I’ve been thinking about how to best use Facebook and then I read this article and thought what a great idea. One of those topics is this mobile thing we are witnessing.

Industry Forecast

Mobile Learning Edge

Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education. Embedded in the individual predictions is the continued tension between the economic value of mobile learning, along with negative perception of personal social media tools in play at work, and the value of immediate and quality support for an evolving workforce. On the horizon: alternate reality games and other social gaming. Yesterday, eLearn Magazine published its annual list of predictions for 2011. Roger C.

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Book: Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approaches

Steve Vosloo

At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, a short book Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approaches  was released. The book critically reviews existing and new ideas, perspectives and frameworks on education through relevant analyses and case studies. Uncategorized case studies Education and Skills return on investment wef world economic forum yoza

Research on Mobiles and Social Networking | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Research on Mobiles and Social Networking 7 09 2006 From the fantastic Mobile Life blog , a couple of reports on mobile phone use.  In particular, Nicky Shaw’s presentation on “ Mobile Phone Use – a Social Network Perspective &# may be of interest to educators: “This presentation describes an investigation of student networks in first year management and medical students for peer-learning and socialisation. Ubiquette.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Answers from mLearn experts , January 13, 2011 html5 is growing, and this looks like a good e/mLearning solution , January 28, 2011 Education (959) CCK11 #Connectivism and Connected #Knowledge, join it starts today! Get involved!

Instructional Design for Mediated Education | Blog | Location-Based Learning

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IDOS Blog IDT Roundtable Search Instructional Design for Mediated Education Blog Entry Location-Based Learning by Eruditio Loginquitas One comment 07 January 2010 In higher education, the uses of location-based learning seem to be limited to particular projects. One reads of digital installations as parts of student social spaces and libraries. The demand for learning contents in the mobile environment will be high, with top buyers being those from higher education and consumer segments. These ideas were strengthened in a recent webinar. Wiki Mania!

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Reflections on The First Ontario Educator Meetup

The Mobile Learner

On Monday December 29th at 6:00 pm EST, this first Ontario Educator Meetup session took place online in Adobe Connect.  Judging by the fact that 3 individuals sent me their regrets beforehand and expressed interest in participating in session #2, I’m encouraged that this humble attempt to connect Ontario educators with other educators from around the world will turn out to be a positive learning experience and environment for all involved. However, the conversation was fruitful and the interaction, for the most part, was vibrant. digital tools.