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St. Jude Uses Text Messages to Boost Event Turnout and Participation

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital is modernizing their events for the digital era, using text messaging to streamline event sign-in and keep engagement high. They’ve found that by letting event participants text as a means to check-in at events, they not only can immediately see who shows up, but also open a direct communication channel with their attendees. Jude team.

iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?

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Today’s event in New York is the first education-only launch from Apple in a long time. Early pictures from the event, here: [link] And who else is making the new eBooks? resources mobile in schools iPad App Stores iBooks Author text books free resources eBooks authoringHas Steve added to his legacy? Or is this announcement just hype? The background: Textbooks are big business.

6 Ways that Mobile Can Make your Event Bigger, Better, and Easier to Run

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Planning an event, a conference, or a convention can be an overwhelming task. That’s why Mobile Commons has created a suite of products that use the magic of SMS technology to make your event easier to organize, smoother to run, and more successful. 1) Incorporate a Text Call to Action to Generate More Leads. When you’re doing media outreach around your event, ask people to text in to reserve their spot. Once someone has texted in, you can begin a text conversation with them that goes through the event, and onward into the future.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School By SANDHYA NANKANI AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO George Osodi/Associated Press At an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, cellphones appear in great profusion, as they do throughout poorer lands. What are the drawbacks?

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

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But as champions for "out of school learning" we felt that there was a large, and gaping hole. What about "out of school / adult / working learners"? The focus was too much towards school age learners. A lot of thought had gone into how to impact government policy, and improve access to IT in schools. The joy of momentum! See below to links to all the resources.

First thoughts on #iPhone4S and #iOS5 Apple event -from an Educator #Slide2learn #ADEANZ #ADEuc8ors

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iOS 5 however has many great new free features – like wireless syncing and the notifications upgrade – more than enough to be totally thrilled by I should point out to those who were banking on the iPhone five rumours. I do wonder how schools outside my jurisdiction will handle iCloud though – is it just my area, or do other schools have legal restrictions on what student work and data can be stored in the cloud? No updated iPod touch, and seemingly no price drop either to compensate. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

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Geoff Stead presents mobile learning as a tool for empowerment at TEDxLondon – a TED event dedicated to shaking up education Original slides available on slideshare Presentations by the other (amazing!) co-presenters on the TEDxLondon site Transcript: I’d like to introduce you to a word. It can happen anytime: in or out of school. People for whom traditional school didn’t work out.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

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search for current events or search for links to other websites offering information to topics that they are researching. It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform. Since then, and resulting from a series of key improvements to the service, we have a tool that can be shaped and molded to whatever the need may be.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy.  Schools can help families plan around school events by using mobile apps to maintain an online school calendar (i.e. We are in the midst of another change in the world of business.  Google Calendar).

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

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The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. It was a truly rich and lively event, with every guest clearly impassioned by the power that mobile learning has to enable education in new ways, yet also cognisant of the obstacles to realising those benefits.

MobilED initiative » The second pilot in Irene Middle School in pictures

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Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

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Just as there are growing pains for business, there will also be growing pains for school in shifting cultural practices to include a mobile strategy.  Twitter) to encourage students to collaborate; Teacher can publish relevant pieces of classroom events and other information to keep students focused and parents informed  through mobiles apps such as WordPress (blogging), Twitter (microblogging), etc.; Schools can help families plan around school events by using mobile apps to maintain an online school calendar (i.e. Google Calendar).

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

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The aim was to support schools in preparing children ‘for life in a society in which devices and systems based on microelectronics are commonplace and pervasive’. To complement this work, the Department of Industry made £16 million available to help local education authorities purchase computers for schools. The focus is also on design-based research.

Globalisation, solidarity, collaboration, and violence #brussels

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And maybe that is what is going on during those events. Personalisation, collaboration and solidarity : people organised themselves and others, those left to their own devices in Brussels, got word out to people in their communities to pick-up children after school. And of course I do realize that being in an attack is by no means to be compared to learning. brussels airlines).

Improving Student Life with Text Messaging

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Students often ignore posters and flyers and don’t read school emails. Even if students do catch wind of an event, they’re so busy that it’s hard for them to keep track of what’s going on around campus. Text messaging is a great way for student life offices to promote events to the student body. Spread the word about campus events and boost attendance with SMS.

Using Mobile Devices to Increase Community Engagement

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After blogging about the use of mobile devices from the perspective of classroom instruction and student learning for over five years, I now find myself considering how these same tools that can be used to help students learn can also be used to strengthen the home-school connection. The other consideration is that this type of use of a social media tool is still really new for schools.

Ubiquette.

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Over the last week or so, I’ve been keeping up with the story of the US school that activated the webcam on a student’s Macbook while the student was at home, and took photographs to allege that the student was handling drugs (which the student asserts were actually candies ). Events Mobile NetbookStudents at work on their laptops. That would be a terrible shame.  

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide

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So conversations about mobile learning "at school", are likely to be massively different from "at university", and different again from "at work". This is extremely cool (since a poor student at an under-resourced school can now access the same content as a MIT graduate), but has caused all sorts of uncomfortable knock on effects. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are.

m-learning in Australia

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We spent 4 days working with schools and colleges, talking about our mobile learning authoring tools, as well as showcasing some of our more recent project work, like Bloom (. Tags: work-based mobile events MyLearning publicity on the road Australia New South Wales, to be specific) It was a real honour to be sent there.

The World’s First M-School? | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact The World’s First M-School? “Students will come online and enter into a dialogue with their tutors,&# said Greg Whitby, executive director of schools in the Parramatta diocese. The school will be referred to as a “learning community&# and teachers will be known as “learning advisers&# , Mr Whitby said. Technology would be a major focus of the school that will boast a “meshed wireless environment&# , he said.

Call for #papers on #elearning: 4 calls 4 continents

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How do they describe the event: HICSS-46 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion." It was an event, which, again, received rave reviews for the quality of its programme and its organisation.??

Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

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Two days of inspiring keynotes , workshops and evening social events : only 100 Euros ! Workshop leaders attend free of charge - submit your proposal here in January 2016! A not-for-profit event at the International School of Toulouse , November 3rd/4th 2016. high-impact, grass-roots training conference for classroom teachers by classroom teachers. Dr. Prof. 2007).

The UNESCO years: A brief review

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My role was to help establish and lead the organisation’s mobile learning programmes, publications and events, largely as part of a multi-year partnership with Nokia. directly managed the Nigeria pilot, in which primary school teachers of English were supported by daily messages to reinforce content knowledge, improve pedagogical practice, share resources and help motivate them.

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

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Emergency responders are notified in the event of a life-threatening condition or criminal activity. Indeed, as Text-A-Tip’s operation expands from Lake County to adjacent McHenry County, officials are enthused about the prospects among school students. Text messaging is the go-to means of communication for teenagers. local effort to help youths in distress.

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Stephen Downes – School 2.0 | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Stephen Downes – School 2.0 16 10 2006 Stephen Downes’ sketch of mobile, connected, situated, contextualised learning: Click here for larger image(s). One response to “Stephen Downes – School 2.0&# 18 10 2006 Alex Hayes (22:01:23) : Nice one. Create a free edublog to get your own comment avatar (and more!) Stephen always somehow synthesises things so nicely… if not somewhat radically. Ubiquette. learning device for $60.

3 Ways to Use Text Messaging for College Students

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Gain feedback on campus events with surveys by text message. Colleges work hard to host events that make students happy. But it can be difficult to receive feedback on campus events. Text messaging allows students to receive information on campus events and give feedback within a matter of seconds. So ask yourself: what do you think text messaging can do for your school?

The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009)

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In the first instance, a school or institution may provide, sell, or direct students to purchase a particular mobile device, for example, an Apple iPhone, for the purpose of study.  In cases where devices are loaned to students on a temporary basis, students generally have very little time to develop proficiency or fluency in the use of the device.  TBC… Tags: Events Pedagogy Leonard Low. University of Canberra, November 2009. Author’s Notes. Why aren’t students already using their mobile devices for personal and lifelong learning?

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

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know my first generation iPad does get heavy even for my adult arms after 15mins or so – for primary school students especially, the weight drop might be just enough to allow for extended mobile use of iPads without as much hand/arm strain. 3. Despite being a consumer device, it has seen massive adoption by professionals in business, medicine, and education.

How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important. Schools can use text messaging to keep parents informed of academic schedules. Text messaging can be used to remind parents of school holidays, parent teacher meetings, field trips, and more so that parents can plan accordingly. Want to learn more?

Are the robots taking over? Augment your reality, don't lose it!

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our choice is how to deal with it - your mission: how to use it for good! [16 minutes] So what should we be doing differently at school to prepare for this? thinking about the skills you need for future life, rather than narrow focus on a few subjects [18:30] If you have to measure schools, maybe you should be looking 10 years down the line. How many of their graduates end up doing awesome, new jobs that weren't even invented when they were at school! That's enlightened schooling [21 mins] Singing the praises of the MAKR / maker movement. Voice control. Google glass.

MobilED initiative » Why mobile phones?

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University Business Magazines Ranks Mobile Commons as a Top Product

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Mobile Commons accesses user data—such as email and addresses—from a school’s CRM so administrators can run far-ranging text messaging campaigns from one dashboard. Text-message alerts for events and breaking news can be sent to an entire community or to specified groups. University Business Magazine has named Mobile Commons as one of their Readers’ Choice Top Products in 2013 , alongside the iPad. The magazine, which covers news and advances in higher education management, draws their annual ranking from nominations that come directly from educators and administrators.

Call for papers: Digital Futures: learning in a connected world

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John has worked extensively with teachers in schools in UK, USA, China and Africa and he is committed to leveling the playing field regarding access to new learning opportunities. He has recently developed The Learning Score www.learningscore.org a visual tool that lets teachers map out and share learning intentions as a graphical event - rather like a music score. Web 2.0:

How Media Consumption is Changing

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have found that while solutions are available, cutting the cord on cable is not a seamless feat yet for one major reason: limited access to live feeds or live video events. What is currently problematic is live sports or other live events broadcast on TV. Before the dawn of the Internet, who would have ever dreamed that the supremacy of network television would ever be challenged?

Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning » Blog Archive » Using mobile devices in schools

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Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning Pontydysgu.org Home Blogs Wales Wide Web I-Europe My Learning Journey WordPress and more Using mobile devices in schools Very cool video from a blog post by Leon Cych « Going mobile This entry was posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 18:01 and is filed under Multimedia. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

1:1 Educational Computing Initiatives — Lessons learned and confirmed at the Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2014

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presented on 2 Case Studies at National Level: 1:1 Educational Computing Initiatives in South Africa – namely the large-scale tablet implementation at CTI and MGI higher education institutions, and the ICT4RED school tablet rollout in the rural Eastern Cape district of Cofimvaba. All presentations are here.

Erik Duval’s Weblog

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At the event, I started by pointing out that mobile learning is really about ‘always connected’ learning, connected to content, connected to people, connected to the physical environment… However, for me, the essence of mobile learning is not so much that you can learn anywhere, anytime - though that is nice. and beyond school education, IMHO! Tags: events

Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior | Mobile Learning Blog

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In an article published by The Guardian, “ Mobile learning for schools – a class without walls ”, teachers at the Parkwood Academy have observed how four years ago, the school recorded 77 pupil suspensions. Wilsden Primary School, in the UK shows how handheld computers have helped students read books they normally would never touch, improving literacy and confidence. No, these aren’t wishful headlines from educationists, but actual behavioral changes made by the implementation of mobile learning in classrooms today. See the video here. No related posts.

ICT lessons learned from Rwanda

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At the recent  Africa – Continent of Opportunities: Bridging the Digital Divide   event in Berlin (see my notes here ),   Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Rwanda, shared some lessons from 15 year of ICT adoption in his country: Vision 2020   is a Government development program in  Rwanda , launched in 2000 by Rwandan president  Paul Kagame. Keeping focus and momentum.

A Mobile Scavenger Hunt with Goose Chase!

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They can create scavenger hunts around the school, even in class during class (eg.hunting the Internet and submitting answers), or outside of school! This could be a school gmail address (if a GAFE school) or for younger children, parents could participate with their children. Being able to go on an i-search to learn about local events, history, personal stories.etc.