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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

While some may critique that BYOD shifts the financial burden of cost from school districts to already financially burdened families, I would argue that if families are already shouldering that burden, why not let students use the devices to support their own learning?  If families cannot afford to shoulder that burden, schools can still provide devices for students to use while in school.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

While some may critique that BYOD shifts the financial burden of cost from school districts to already financially burdened families, I would argue that if families are already shouldering that burden, why not let students use the devices to support their own learning?  If families cannot afford to shoulder that burden, schools can still provide devices for students to use while in school.

Youth, Work, Mobiles and Poverty: everything you need to know

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number of factors combine to make sustainable, decent employment an enormous challenge for youth the world over, including low levels of education and technical skills, slow job growth, lack of information about available jobs, and difficulties accessing financial capital to start small enterprises. Across the world, kids are our future. What type of programming has been implemented and how?

Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing

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Technology aimed at making consumers more financially savvy isn’t new – programs such as Mint.com are a popular choice for people who are trying to save more money. The SMS advantage for financial savings. While Digit is a first-of-its-kind program, text messaging for personal financial isn’t exactly a new concept. How Digit works to save you money. We’d love to hear from you!

This Week in mLearning Podcast – A Review of Articulate Storyline [Episode 5]

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Welcome episode #5 of our new podcast entitled “ This Week in mLearning. ” In case you missed previous episodes, you can find them HERE. Great news, our Podcast is now live on  iTunes and you can subscribe HERE. Please let us know your comments by leaving a comment here and thank you in advance for listening and for helping us spread the word about this Podcast on Mobile Learning. Below is a summary of topics we discussed this week. 1- Highlights of the week. a- Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) went live. Send to Kindle. eLearning Mobile Learning Podcast

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Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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These youths–whose financial hardship and lack of resources contribute to their difficulty establishing contact with their colleges–managed to overcome situational obstacles with the help of text messaging. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer. Texting is More Effective Than Email, Phone Calls, or Snail Mail.

Your Weekly Mobile News!

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SMS News OpenMarket Releases New Infographic Demonstrating Massive Opportunity for Financial Institutions to Engage with Target Consumers via SMS  – 35-55 percent of people prefer to receive SMS alerts for bank activity compared to 27 percent of the general US population. 30-35 percent prefer to receive fraud alerts through SMS versus 23 percent of the US population. Stick with SMS!

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Surface RT Costs Microsoft $900M

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billion and diluted earnings per share at $0.59, Microsoft said in a release that the “financial results include a $900 million charge, or a $0.07 per share impact, related to Surface RT inventory adjustments.” In other words, the company hasn’t sold as many as it had hoped. With quarterly revenue of $19.90 Just days before, Microsoft shaved $150 off the original price.

Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

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Here are a few great examples: Bowling Green State University uses live text-messaging chats to help answer questions from students and parents about the college admissions process, freshman orientation, financial aid, and other student concerns. The value of two-way text messaging. Offer immediate customer support and attention. Respond to incoming messages rapidly and easily. Agent View.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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suspect even more of the same in 2013 especially with the looming uncertainty the financial and general business markets and the effects these constraints will have on R&D budgets and resulting lack of innovation coming from hobbled teams. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. On Target But. Prediction #2 - Access Points Diversify.

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How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

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Bowling Green State University , for instance, uses text messaging in virtually all of their campus offices, from financial aid to housing to student life, to engage with their students. According to a new article by The New York Times , a light nudge can make a big impact in the lives of students. What is a behavioral nudge? The results? Why text messages are effective behavioral nudges.

Building your own apps? Try these top tips!

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The nice thing about building educational apps is that the financial models for them are different to normal consumer apps. Many thousands of people are developing apps. Many of those apps fail dismally to achieve what the original vision holders hoped for. How can you increase the odds that your app will be used by, and useful for many? The answer: learn from the gurus. Listen to those who have done it many times before. Success is judged by how useful they are, as opposed to the revenue generated by shifting millions of copies. What's the connection with our top tips?

Strategies for Engaging Baby Boomers with Mobile

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First of all, companies need to acknowledge that many baby boomers lost significant savings during the financial crash, and are therefore more likely to choose brands that they can trust. By 2015, people aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population. But companies who want to reach baby boomers should be aware that they are different than previous generations. Make it relevant.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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According to the report, examples of how to achieve this include: Female specific airtime tariffs; Culturally sensitive marketing; Gender based information services via text messaging and IVR for education, entrepreneurship, health and financial inclusion; and. Dallaire was at the screening and discussed his experiences afterwards during a Q&A session. This really struck me.

5 Little Known Features of Text Messaging Campaigns

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They have created several games to engage teens, from educating young people about financial awareness to raising awareness about teen bullying and more. Everyone knows how to send a text message from a mobile phone. But what about setting up and sending a large-scale text messaging campaign to thousands or millions of mobile users? Curious to learn more? Well guess what?

Asking for Donations Online: 7 Proven Strategies

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Many potential donors who may want to help you might be unable to support you financially but don’t know how else they can help. by Abby Jarvis We’ve all read the reports: online giving has surged in popularity in the past decade, and it’s getting more popular every year. We’ve collected eight of the best strategies and tips for asking for donations online. Let’s get started! 1.

Three Mobile Campaign Ideas for Giving Tuesday in 2015

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Not every one of your supporters will be in the financial position to donate to your nonprofit. Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and nonprofits everywhere are looking to current trends and new technology in order to stand out from the crowd. Idea #1: Announce your call to action during a live stream. Idea #2: Text out a mobile video to your subscribers.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

More significantly, our growing hosted customer base now includes financial services, pharma/healthcare, government and many of the world’s leading carriers and tech OEMs who are now confident to outsource their mlearning services “into our cloud” even though they often support 1,000s to 100K+ servers of their own. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! Validated (“Double”).

Content and mobile: Four key considerations

Steve Vosloo

Whether this is financial or not is another story. I recently participated in Mobile Web Africa 2014 , sitting on a panel about  Mobile content, users and consumption. Below are the four key points that I think are important when thinking about content and mobile today. Content is back. It used to be important, then it became cheap, throw-away. People created sites and services with bad content, flooded the mobile web. In education there are SO many apps, so many mobile learning services and products. Are they all good? People are coming back to the notion of quality content. What do to?

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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OpenMarket’s New Consumer Survey Reveals Massive Missed Customer Engagement Opportunity for Enterprises Not Leveraging SMS Chatbots The findings discovered that financial services is the top industry in which consumers would like to see better customer experiences and engagement opportunities via SMS (49 percent), followed by retail (27 percent) and travel and hospitality (24 percent). 3. 

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The New York Times Says Text Messages Can Help Underprivileged Students Enroll in College

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Unlike their well-off peers, cosseted by counselors and parents … they are understandably daunted by navigating the passage between high school and college — completing financial aid forms, submitting grades, picking courses and signing up for orientation.” A college education is increasingly important. That’s as high as 40% of the graduates in some urban districts. Deadline is 8/15.

One textbook policy = bad idea. Here’s why, from Jansen, Attwell and Spaull

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He believes that the one textbook policy is utter nonsense, a harmful form of reductionism that offers short terms financial gains to the Government. Recently the Franschhoek Literary Festival  hosted a session titled “We Won’t Get No Education”. Description Description from the programme: Government’s controversial proposal to limit textbooks to one per subject has raised alarms across disciplines. It was a stimulating discussion, and all agreed that one textbook is a BAD idea. But what is for sure is that it will happen. He agreed wholeheartedly with that approach. Nic Spaull.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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SMS: Powering communication in the financial services industry SMS messaging gives banks an unrivaled ability to reach every customer. Let KERA And Electionland Know About Your Early Voting Problems Electionland is a project that will cover access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election. 2.  ” 5. 

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Understanding the New Era of Mobile Messaging “Businesses across multiple vertical sectors like financial, retail and healthcare are increasingly turning to SMS.” Mobile Marketing Watch explores how, in a world of fragmenting OTT messaging apps, SMS remains the only ubiquitous global messaging platform. 2.  Email, push and SMS: Integrated or independent? Industry News News & Updates

Google’s App Inventor … liberation or stagnation?

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STEP, StarLogo TNG , StarLogo , Scratch , Logo etc) So – while saddened by the implication that there will be less Google financial investment in it, I cannot think of a better new home for what seems to be a powerful tool for learners. A year ago, Google released App Inventor – a fascinatingly visual, albeit rather buggy tool for developing android apps. Often a sign of a project’s demise.

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

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Furthermore, 4 in 10 adults do not have high speed broadband internet access at home, mainly because of financial or resource limitations. A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. The report, entitled Digital Differences, examines the “digital divide” in Internet usage among adults in the United States. Text messaging.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

With the help of text messaging, these youths–whose financial hardship and lack of resources contribute to their difficulty establishing contact with their colleges–managed to overcome situational obstacles with the help of text messaging. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer. College campuses nationwide are joining the mobile revolution as they realize that it is the best way to reach their students. Texting is More Effective Than Email, Phone Calls, or Snail Mail. Mail a letter? Texting Keeps Kids in School.

The Nature Conservancy Grew Its Mobile List 800% with One Simple Change

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Adding Mobile Numbers to Forms Makes Good Financial Sense Kearns knew  that requiring mobile numbers on opt-in forms would  dramatically increase the subscriber base. Sometimes the greatest successes are inspired by first coming up short. But by August of last year, they had already reached 20,000 people. And now, at the start of 2017, The Nature Conservancy has over 43,000 mobile numbers.

2010 Forecasts

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Already, several financial service firms such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo are exploring using mobile phones to deliver compliance training, product training and performance support/on-the-job aids. I intended to write a blog entry in late December with my predictions for mobile learning in 2010, but somehow never found the time. but "how?". Expect mobile learning to increase.

What You Can Do to Kick Off Your Summer Melt Prevention Program Right Now!

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Train the Enrollment and Financial Aid Teams to Respond in Real-Time. Its effort demonstrates that even with certain language preferences, text messaging is an ideal, low-barrier way to answer students’ financial aid questions. It’s only February, but that doesn’t mean universities and colleges should wait to prepare and launch their summer melt prevention programs.

Your Weekly OTT, Secure Messaging & Healthcare News

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AmEx Unveils Facebook Messenger Bot  – It’s the first financial services bot on the Messenger platform. This week, we had so much news to share we’re breaking it into multiple posts! Apple Developer Conference: A More Open Siri, and Other Upgrades  – Lots of messaging updates pertaining to iMessage and Siri… including  opening  both up both to third party developers.

Radio Show #5: Taking Advantage of Text Messaging on Student Cell Phones

Cell Phones in Learning

Peggy_G:students can become the experts-perfect angle for this site Liz Kolb:[link] Liz Kolb:Phonezoo.com Peggy_G:these suggestions are so valuable for districts facing the financial crunch of purchasing things like response systems (everyone is facing financial crunches) kcaise:thanks everyone kcaise:Thanks Liz Peggy_G:Wonderful show (again!) Thank you to all who listened to the broadcast. The next broadcast will be Wed Dec. 3rd at 3:00. The topic (as per PeggyG's great suggestion) will be: What can we do with one cell phone per classroom? We will begin shortly. Peggy_G:Hi Liz.

Radio Show #5: Taking Advantage of Text Messaging on Student Cell Phones

Cell Phones in Learning

Peggy_G:students can become the experts-perfect angle for this site Liz Kolb:[link] Liz Kolb:Phonezoo.com Peggy_G:these suggestions are so valuable for districts facing the financial crunch of purchasing things like response systems (everyone is facing financial crunches) kcaise:thanks everyone kcaise:Thanks Liz Peggy_G:Wonderful show (again!) Thank you to all who listened to the broadcast. The next broadcast will be Wed Dec. 3rd at 3:00. The topic (as per PeggyG's great suggestion) will be: What can we do with one cell phone per classroom? We will begin shortly. Peggy_G:Hi Liz.

Even More Secure Access to Accounts

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Enhanced Security Access is available to all Mobile Commons customers with highly sensitive data, such as Protected Health Information (PHI) or financial data.  Mobile Commons has numerous health care customers that demand the highest levels of security. We developed an option for them–and for you–to address this specific need. Enhanced Security Access provides an additional level of security, including: Strong Password Reinforcement. Password Expiration and Re-use. Automatic Logoff. Restricted Access for Customer Service. Our Products

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough! The staffers can immediately text message their media to the over 50,000 subscribers instantly. textmarks

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania. The youth movement called Mjaft! or Enough! The staffers can immediately text message their media to the over 50,000 subscribers instantly.

Listen to Your News Feeds on Mobile! Students and Current Events.Anywhere!

Cell Phones in Learning

Jott has a large list of news categories from political to financial to technology. Jott has just added a brand new resource called Jott Feeds. It allows you to call in to Jott and listen to your favorite news feeds on your cell phone! In addition, if you cannot find your favorite feed, you can add your own. This would also be helpful for visually impaired students and Internet readings.

Listen to Your News Feeds on Mobile! Students and Current Events.Anywhere!

Cell Phones in Learning

Jott has a large list of news categories from political to financial to technology. Jott has just added a brand new resource called Jott Feeds. It allows you to call in to Jott and listen to your favorite news feeds on your cell phone! In addition, if you cannot find your favorite feed, you can add your own. This would also be helpful for visually impaired students and Internet readings

Challenge Based Learning w’ Marco Torres

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Marco spoke about how the big challenge for the US in coming out of the financial crisis is to sove its problems in three areas: sustainability, health care, and education. I had the great pleasure this week of attending a colloqium with well-known ADE Marco Torres. At this event, we got to hear in a conversational atmosphere from Marco’s substantial international perspective on how technology can engage learners and transform learning. The man himself teachers at a large (5000+) highschool in California, where he has just been named Educator of the year. Solution? Authored by jnxyz.

BBC's education service Janala has delivered 1m lessons in three months | Media | guardian.co.uk

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Account Director, Integrated, Financial Services corporate-communications-recruitment. Digg it In mobile technology, it is often the developing world that leads the way – by using mobile phones to teach people a foreign language, for example. The BBC has also set up a website giving learners free access to content. The BBC said overall 39% of callers returned to Janala. Are you sure? london.