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Global Mobile Awards

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An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. The programme aims to give kids – particularly the underprivileged and the digitally disconnected – access to e-learning tools and smart connected devices in order to help close the digital divide and ensure equality of education opportunity. The device also has phone functionality. GSMA 2012 vendor award

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

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Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically. The global workforce today is confronted with a demanding environment in which to perform. vast majority of the global workforce is very busy and has very little time to focus on learning. Effective mobile learning solutions can help you manage learning for your workforce that’s constantly on the move.

Top m-learning reports of 2012

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With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! It is about helping network operators (GSMA) understand the commercial opportunities. Teachers may find the other reports (Case Studies) more helpful. resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to! Links to our top m-learning reports for 2012: You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened. Enjoy!

edWeb Webinar: Global Efforts to Understand the Potential of Mobile Learning: UNESCO Shares Its Insight

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In a recent webinar for the edWeb.net Mobile Learning Explorations community , I provided attendees with a global perspective from UNESCO, while Jennifer Fritschi, Director of Strategic Partnerships at SETDA and Mary Ann Wolf, CEO of Wolf ED, shared the United States’ perspective. The potential of mobile learning continues to expand in the U.S. and around the world. View the webinar.

Yet Another Global K-12 Success Story

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Students are currently using cellphones to help learn English and current events, but are also moving to use them for math and Chinese. Tags: education global language English Elliot Soloway and Cathie Norris recently blogged Hong Kong School Leads the World in Cellphone Computer Use after visiting Pui Ching Middle School in Hong Kong. Pictures are available here.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least! An engineer working on servers in data centre accessing help via a tablet device. – Jack Welch. Knowledge Retention. Rings a bell? Informative Audiocasts.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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These will help you make the business case for mLearning. 1. billion or a staggering 37.2% of global workforce. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. In some organizations, L&D staff is struggling to build a business case for mlearning. Doing More With Less. They are using technology to ‘amplify’ the enterprise.”

Mobile stats for 2010 and 2011

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I can’t help but be bowled over when I try to get my head around exactly how many people are doing useful tasks on their phones. like the stats, above, as they are a pretty accurate, global summary. Many of the stats are by their nature skewed. good rule of thumb is that “the more financially viable, the more accurate the stats”.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Global issues on mLearning. The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Inge De Waard ( @ignatia ), the organizer of MobiMOOC started this fantastic event last year which was quite successful. Learn More. TOPIC.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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If you’re a new to the m-learning space, this post will help you get started with mobile learning. What services will help learners be more productive? In this context you’ll find these posts interesting too: Mobile Learning – What it Can Do For a Global Workforce? The other two do provide some help on planning a strategy. Mobile learning is in the air.

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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This made the local press, which caught the eye of the South African wikipedia team, who passed on the message to their global team. This in turn, helped generate huge online interest. Wikipedia Zero  - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s  first deal in India. South Africa doesn''t have Wikipedia Zero.

2014: A year in review

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Strategic advisor to Project Literacy , Pearson’s 5-year global social impact campaign, launched in Sept 2014, that aims to support literacy develop in a mobile age. Halfway through my Pearson contract, and following on from a tradition started at the Shuttleworth Foundation , I have created a “brag pack” for 2014. See previous years here. Head of mobile. Writings. Core idea.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

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Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad. with HTML5 Converter and Lectora Inspire can also help you to quickly convert your eLearning to HTML5 for mobile delivery, as well as create dynamic video and Flash content. Watch this amazing video.

WWF Uses Text Messaging to Help Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Hour

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Earth Hour – a global movement organized by World Wildlife Fund – encourages people around the world to do something simple: turn off their lights. The post WWF Uses Text Messaging to Help Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Hour appeared first on Mobile Commons. This year’s Earth Hour, held on March 19, marked the event’s tenth anniversary.

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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Over the past year, Fission Strategy has been working with the Global Teacher Prize , dubbed as the “Nobel Prize of teaching,” to build their online infrastructure and reach out to teachers and communities around the world. Please do nominate an exceptional teacher for the Global Teacher Prize. The following post was written by our friends at Fission Strategy. Of course you do!

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Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

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is working with the University of British Columbia on a Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Content Management System “for audio and voicemail based learning” It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. Being a Canadian, I am interested in how the mobile learning is progressing in my home country. Here Here is an updated version of my previous post: Blogs and Websites. Hardware Vendors.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. 5. We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on new Nokia handsets or tablet device, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. 8. It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on upcoming Nokia handsets or tablet devices, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. On the Target – But Barely. Prediction #2. Robert

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

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The flagship UNESCO publication … helps fill this void.  It was a great honour to be one of the speakers at the symposium, a gathering together and sharing of experiences between many of the global leaders in mobile learning. The joy of momentum! UNESCO has come out firmly in favour of mobile learning, and published a series of very well researched guidelines on how to make use of it.

Why Patients Want Their Doctors to Embrace Digital Communication

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The same survey, conducted by Kelton Global and commissioned by Surescripts, showed that patients would like the option of communicating with their providers via email or text instead of phone only. The bottom line is that digital tools like text messaging improve healthcare access, boost patient satisfaction, and help facilitate care coordination. There has to be a better way.

Mobile Learning in Canada

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It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. This post is a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario. Here is what I have found: Blogs and Websites. Mobile Syrup - mobile news and reviews for Canadians.

Possibly the coolest dev job in m-learning?

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I have recently joined Qualcomm to set up our Mobile Learning Lab - an awesome opportunity to help shape the future of mobile learning, together with the global reach to make a difference to many learners across the world. Our Mobile Learning Lab will be in both Cambridge, UK, and San Diego, California. In San Diego we work closely with the Learning Technology team. Join us!

You + students + free entrepreneur courses = seed $

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I’m super pleased to announce that my E20 group (‘make education better’ – E20.net.au) has been chosen by the New Media Consortium (of Horizon reports fame) as one of only 10 NGO’s worldwide to help bring global-life.org free entrepreneur short courses to school! Its a win-win for everyone – your students can learn vital work-force skills AND receive some seed funding to start a pilot with what they learn, while E20 receives gets support to continue its mission.  Would love your support please!  Only 20 places are available at the moment.  .

Social, mobile and hackathons…converging or diverging ideation?

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”) The MIX community recently piloted a “Hackathon” – an experiment in open collaboration and global ideation that they hope will help shape the future of the MIX and lead to genuine progress when it comes to crafting the “source code” for Management 2.0. In this webinar, Michele Zanini, co-founder of the MIX and Chris Grams, the MIX’s Community Guide and lead for the MiX Hackathon, will share 5 best practices to structuring or phasing aHackathon or a global ideation effort, to achieve tangible results. Happy curating! Tips for Social Networking. link].

SMS: The Missing Link in Customer Engagement?

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Research from SAP Global shows that across the globe, 64 percent of people think companies should use SMS more often to interact with customers, and 70 percent of people consider SMS a great way to get their attention. As the Multichannel Marketing article points out, the use of SMS in an omnichannel approach can help drive engagement on other channels. Push vs. SMS: The Stats.

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Advancing Literacy through Mobile Technologies: Empowering Women and Girls – Phase II: From Insight to Action

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The proposed project builds on a global study headed up by Diane on how mobile phones are being used to empower women and girls by helping to improve their literacy skills. Building upon the findings of a concluding UNESCO global study analyzing initiatives aimed at empowering women and girls through literacy via innovative mobile technology-based programs, this project focuses on concrete action to reach more illiterate and neo-literate women and girls faster, better and with broader impact. Uncategorized empowerment gender girls literacy mobile learning UNESCO women

Literacy, gender and mobiles

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Brief for the panel: Due to a history of educational inequity, many more women than men are illiterate: globally, 64 per cent of illiterate people are women. How can mobile technology help develop essential literacies beyond reading and writing, such as media and technology literacy? Last year Pearson launched Project Literacy , a five-year campaign to help ensure that by 2030, every child around the world has the support they need to become a literate adult. At the 2015 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, I sat on a panel about literacy. Below are my speaking notes.

5 Ways “Green Thumbs” Can Text for the Environment

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The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo consulted their community to help plant 1,000 trees. Avaaz , a global civic organization, used SMS to help organize supporters in NYC during the climate march. As environmental awareness campaigns gain attention in mainstream media, more nonprofits use text messaging to rally supporters. They are intimately linked.”.

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Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages

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The CDC has written  a guide that can help you craft better texts. It turns out the CDC’s not only experts on global health. Messages should be around 140 characters to leave room for help messaging and links. Include Opt-Out and Help Instructions: Make sure your subscribers can opt out of your campaign by replying STOP or QUIT. General Rules for Social Outreach.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

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There will certainly be 30+ tablet devices to choose from by mid 2011 and all will help to grow the market and a select few will actually succeed as products. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! On balance, it was an interesting year and there were far more expected outcomes than there were actual surprises. Validated (“Double”). Validated (“Triple”). Validated (“Single”).

Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

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Can simple text messages help heart disease patients manage their condition and improve their health? It’s customizable, giving patients a flexible tool to help them stay on track for their individual goals. How text messaging can change the global face of healthcare. How text messaging helps relieve pain in chronic patients. Mobile Research Studies Text Messagin

Empowering Change with Text Messaging: The 2014 People’s Climate March

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Individuals and organizations alike – including Mobile Commons’ own employees and clients – came out to show solidarity for environmental awareness and to send the message that climate change needed to be addressed as an important and urgent global issue. Citizens from all around the world gathered to show their support and call on world leaders to tackle the climate change crisis.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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But while mobile phones have been  blamed for an increase in exam cheating ,  SMS has been praised for helping students learn to spell. marys Stacy You guys should probably check a new Technology advancement in education with MObl21(www.mobl21.com)- This helps in creating, publishing and sharing content. What better solution than to ban cellphones altogether? At  St. Alongside St.

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

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Approximately one week ago, I activated and began using an iPhone 3G S and feel that while not yet an expert, I can now begin discussing intelligently how such interactive mobile devices can be used to help students learn. With Wi-Fi enabled devices such as the iPod Touch, communication can now be global. Now with the possibility of using apps to customize learning, teachers now have a tool that can allow them to help all their students learn in ways that leverage their strengths and using technology to support their needs. That is, until now.

Nimbuzz: Connecting Mobile and Web users for free? | Mobile Learning

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″ connective technologies, reports a new product that promises to connect the global community of 1.1 Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Nimbuzz: Connecting Mobile and Web users for free? 23 08 2006 Mobilecrunch , a blog on “Mobile 2.0″ billion Internet users with 2.2 billion mobile communication device users, in real time (synchronously), for “free&# : I’ve had the good fortune to have been given access to Nimbuzz for the last few weeks. love the idea of Nimbuzz. thanks.

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

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And because it reaches so many people, because it is always with you, because it is cheap and sharable and easily repaired, the cellphone has opened a new frontier of global innovation. Why is the cellphone seen as a “new frontier of global innovation”? Understands global development and environmental issues Life Work 2. Politics Education Bay Area Chicago N.Y. If so, how?

UNESCO report: A mobile reading revolution

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Given that 64% of illiterate people worldwide are female, interventions to facilitate mobile reading among women could help alleviate the global literacy crisis. Mobile phones offer a new channel to literature and an opportunity to improve literacy that is revolutionary. Such is the conclusion of the recently released report by UNESCO titled Reading in the Mobile Era  ( infographic ).

Mobile Learning Blog » What makes mobile learning ubiquitous?

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This post will help us understand more about this term and why it has become so relevant in the field of mobile learning. With mobile learning expanding globally, more and more people have begun to experience ubiquitous learning (learning that can happen whenever you need it, however you want it) using their mobile devices. 2002; Curtis et al.,

The Mobile Learner

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Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. Chris Webb’s blog post with links to resources that can be used on an iPod Touch to help students learn. Socially, western societies are becoming more global.  envy those who can cut the MS cord.

Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support

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It is also important in the war against global warming. How Mapping Can Help Your Organization. A map of people’s opinions is a great way to gauge support for policy ideas. After the speech was over, the Sierra Club sent out a text broadcast to their members asking for their zip code, and their opinions about this new plan “to cut carbon emissions & boost clean energy.” President.