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Location-Based Mobile Learning On The Way

Float Mobile Learning

Three-quarters of smartphone owners get real-time location-based information, says a new report from Pew. Location-based mobile learning apps like Float''s Wayfiler help you get what you need. Industry News Mobile Apps Uncategorized geolocation location research Pew Wayfiler

Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement

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The jurors got a daily text for three days before their reporting date and a final text on the morning of this date. The great thing about SMS in this situation is it’s efficiency: the court could send messages to all jurors on a case or a personalized communication to particular jurors, allowing it to provide real-time updates on room locations and other relevant information.

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Yesterday a new UNICEF report  Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges was officially launched. Dorothea Kleine , one of the authors, presented the key findings at Harvard’s Digitally Connected Symposium. I was one of the interviewees for the report. ICTs on their own cannot offer quick wins for child-focused development objectives. Equity.

Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

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One of the biggest problems with bullying is how uncomfortable it is for victims or witnesses to report it. Feelings of shame or fear often hinder young adults from reporting bullying to the proper authorities. That’s why a Baltimore-based program called Text 2 Stop It allows students to anonymously report bullying through a simple text message. How Text 2 Stop It works.

Free booklet on #Teaching with #Technology

Ignatia Webs

The 35 page report (or booklet) on Teaching with Technology was just released by the Inside Higher Ed magazine and written with support from Blackboard (the LMS). This means that a certain LMS-focus can be felt, nevertheless, the report does highlight some ideas and EdTech initiatives in a transparent way. higher education LMS report technology 17 at 2 p.m.

Three Brilliant Consumer Text Messaging Campaigns

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According to a recent report by eMarket, mobile marketing spending is expected to jump 83% this year. The combination of location-based technology and well-timed text messages allowed Quirky to direct their promotional efforts not only to the right population, but also at the right time. The Montana Bureau of Tourism – Combining Consumer Behavior with Location-Based Targeting.

M-Learning Game Report

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Costabile, Rosa Lanzilotti, Thomas Pederson, and Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy. "M-learning—the combination of e-learning with mobile technologies—captures the very nature of e-learning by providing users with independence from the constraints of time and location. The full 5 page report is available here. The Explore!

Location Blogging for Free without Software!

Cell Phones in Learning

application that couples with cell phones for location blogging. Here are the Steps: 1) Login to Flagr.com and create a new account, by clicking on Sign Up. 2) Click on Create A New Map in your account. 3) Select the type of map you want to create (Public, Semi-Private, or Private) 4) Give your map a topic, name, web location, and icon 5) Now your map is ready for posting. Finally!

Location Blogging for Free without Software!

Cell Phones in Learning

application that couples with cell phones for location blogging. Here are the Steps: 1) Login to Flagr.com and create a new account, by clicking on Sign Up. 2) Click on Create A New Map in your account. 3) Select the type of map you want to create (Public, Semi-Private, or Private) 4) Give your map a topic, name, web location, and icon 5) Now your map is ready for posting. Finally!

27 Benefits Listed for Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

While there may be a few items missing, this is about as complete a list as you get: Convenience (learning location). Convenience (assessment location). There are lots of stats in this report, so read it for the details. A recent review of research on mobile learning by Dr. Naomi Norman surveyed benefits for mobile learning as perceived by members of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. Convenience (timely learning). Reassurance. Flexibility. Relevance. Control of learning. Quick and easy access to information. Quick and easy communication. Easy knowledge sharing.

2009 Horizon Report Focus on Mobile Learning

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Yesterday the New Media Center (NMC), along with EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), released their 2009 Horizon Report. This 36-page annual report identifies Mobiles now with a time-to adoption of one year or less, from the two to three years identified in 2008. The executive report states: “Already considered as another component of the network on many campuses, mobiles continue to evolve rapidly.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Search for everything we need just in time, - finding locations/directions instantly, - news, ebooks, sports updates, - social networking, facebook, twitter, - banking & shopping, - face time / video calls. report by Morgan Keegan estimates, the mobile computing ecosystem will become bigger than PC market in about 5 years (from 2011). Doing More With Less.

Flickr for Location-based Learning | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Flickr for Location-based Learning 29 09 2006 The recent addition of geotagging (the ability to add geographic location data to each photo you upload) in Flickr may enable Flickr to be used for situated, location-based, socially connected mobile learning approaches. Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop Video Recording and Streaming on ALL iPhones Google Goggles will rock m-learning. Ubiquette. learning device for $60.

Call for papers and proposals #eLearning, #MOOC, #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

Conference location : hotel Intercontinental in Berlin, Germany Conference date : 2 - 4 December 2015 Deadline for proposals : 1 June 2015 (today, but worth writing it up) Submission page here. Workshop location: Teachers College, Colombia University, New York, USA Conference date : 2 - 3 October 2015 Deadline for proposals : 20 July 2015 Submission page here More information : [link].

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

Some of the ideas are drawn from the NMC Horizon Report 2013: K-12 Edition , for which I was on the advisory board. The NMC Horizon Report 2013: K-12 Edition report highlights this as a significant challenge. Learning that is time-dependent and location-dependent is not an option for everyone anymore. It is on the one-year horizon for the NMC Horizon Report (along with cloud computing). The NMC Horizon Report says that “Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” More work is needed here.

The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning is being loosely attributed to any learning activity that is not location bound, which is very surprising! Upside Learning has supported research bodies like ASTD (Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning In A Connected World) and Towards Maturity ( Mobile Learning at Work ) to bring out independent research reports on mobile learning. But largely in the wrong context!

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time. That’s a huge market whose needs we can hardly afford to ignore. Limitations. Additional Resources.

Free book on Open Educational Resources #OER

Ignatia Webs

While writing up a first workable draft for my probation report (to pass from MPhil to PhD student. Unless OER are consistently and adequately described, they cannot easily be located in online searches. like a first exam, with a defence in front of a small jury), I came across this wonderful free book on Open Educational Resources. Where I must say I would love to see more local OER.

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

Mobile Commons

At the core is a mobile app that allows prospective sellers to input information, receive a quote, and schedule a runner to haul away the item, reports TechCrunch. Cloe provides personalized recommendations based on the user’s preferences, location and other people’s reviews. So, what has been propping up the popularity of text messaging? It’s familiar and efficient.

Free #mobile research papers from #mLearn Qatar

Ignatia Webs

total of 32 high school learners and their teacher from a South African school participated in the study, and though semi–structured interviews and questionnaires learners reported on their experiences. The mobile learning process however gave learners an opportunity to create their learning content in their own languages at any location at any time, and use the content later for revision.

1st #Moodle research conference and Dutch MoodleMoot

Ignatia Webs

Alice Jesmont pointed me towards the upcoming alledgetly first Moodle research conference that will take place from 14 - 15 September 2012 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece (what a great location!). The conference venue is a beautiful location in the historic island of Crete, Greece. Moodle is still going steady and leading the community based LMS world. More Info URL: [link].

Moblogging with Location Tagging | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Moblogging with Location Tagging 20 07 2006 An interesting innovation – only available in the USA on selected Nokia handsets at the moment, but with potential educational applications if it’s made more widely available. Zonetag , a research product being dveloped by Yahoo, allows the user to upload photos to their Flickr account with automatic location-specific tagging, based on their current cellphone tower. Ubiquette. learning device for $60.

Text IRENE to 877877 to report hurricane damages

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By texting IRENE to 877877 , residents can report on damage in their area and, thanks to Ushahidi’s mapping capabilities, the reports will be plotted on a map of the city here. This will allow people to track the locations of downed trees, power outages, flooding and other damages as the storm progresses. Irene Damages Map. Company News

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

mLearning

There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  Amongst the many ideas for content delivery we have been investigating iTunesU and the use of iPod Touch and iPhone devices for accessing content on-campus (or at home) for later review and reflection.  Nick demos adding an image to an iPhone app.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

mLearning

There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  Amongst the many ideas for content delivery we have been investigating iTunesU and the use of iPod Touch and iPhone devices for accessing content on-campus (or at home) for later review and reflection.  Nick demos adding an image to an iPhone app.

5 Call for #papers on #mLearning, #MOOC and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

EdMedia 2013 – World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Deadline for submissions : 12 December 2012 Conference dates : 24 – 28 June 2013 Location: Victoria, British Colombia, Canada. There is a well of studies reporting on how these principles can be best applied in the field. Here are some of the calls that got into my mailbox. No late submissions will be accepted! 2007).

The Daily News Reports Bus Time’s Expansion into Manhattan

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” Bus Time uses GPS technology to let commuters text to find the location of the closest bus. Bus Time is expanding into Manhattan – and the Daily News has the story. The New York periodical interviewed MTA officials and excited commuters who are eagerly anticipating a more streamlined daily routine. “MTA Bus Time is a game changer and a service that greatly enhances our customers’ experience with bus travel,” MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast said. Meet your bus, don’t wait for it.” ” Bus Time has been in the Bronx and Staten Island since 2012.

Future of Ed #AI DeepMind computer teaches itself to play Atari 2600 games

Ignatia Webs

DeepMind is used in DeepFace in the form of DeepLearning (earlier blogpost on it here ), and now DeepMind cracked the teaching/learning code to get better at simple video games (yes, this does relate to the tech teenage movie WarGames , the movie from 1983) as The New Scientist (and others) reported today. What about game-based learning ? Will Art be the last job standing?

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#mHealth projects and examples from David Metcalf

Ignatia Webs

David Metcalf has a longstanding expertise in mobile projects. In the last years he has been involved in mobile health projects varying from nutrition to full-blown medical simulations. In this recorded seminar he shares some of his expertise on mHealth. 4G and 3D giving improved learner outcomes for future doctors, and in other fields. mobile mLearning mobile learning health mooc mobimooc mhealt

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

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Most of us love our phones, so much so that 89% of people report using their phone in a social setting. And yet, a reported 82% of adults say that using a cell phone in front of other people can hurt the conversation and atmosphere of the gathering. Your date simply texts in your current location to automatically receive a text detailing the nearest movie theaters.

denCity: location-specific QR-Code project | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact denCity: location-specific QR-Code project 21 08 2006 denCIty is a student project originating in Germany, which is intended to create “virtual networks of real places&#. Using a mobile phone, users can take a picture of any QR-Code tag, which provides information on the location on the user’s mobile phone. And the “guestbook&# attached to each location makes for a more interactive and communicative learning experience… Arrrr!

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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Location-Aware Computing. 2009 Horizon Report. Things You Should Know About Location-Aware Applications. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. Again, as with the links I posted about Games and Simulation, these aren’t categorized in any way nor does the order assume any significance. Apple Education. Marc Prensky Blog. Learning Org. Futures of Learning.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Overall interest in enterprise mobile learning definitely accelerated in 2012 with various surveys reporting that more than a simple majority of Learning and Development teams are committed to identifying ways to implement mobile learning for their workers and perhaps even customers as soon as practical in their organizations. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But.

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#ICT4d Using #mHealth to improve access to family planning and child health services in #Malawi by Limbanazo Kapindula

Ignatia Webs

How this mHealth project was set-up A networkbetween central computers that are connected via USB modems for data transfer,connected with Frontline Medic sms (enables bulk message interactions between acentral location and people across any region, setting up forms, connect topatient database). This is a short synopsis of his presentation. So how canthe access to care be increased?

Text Message Appointment Reminders Improve Bottom Line for Healthcare Providers

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Texts, the company reports, have a 30 percent response rate compared to a 23 percent response rate for phone calls and 12 percent for emails. Apptoto reports that the best time to send a message to patients is at 6 p.m. As Mobile Marketer has reported , that’s the hour when people look at their phones and it’s close enough to the appointment that patients will remember.

5 Ways “Green Thumbs” Can Text for the Environment

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For their recent “Retree the District” campaign, subscribers were asked to text in suggestions for planting locations for 1,000 trees. Subscribers also received updates on volunteer opportunities, could opt to receive reminders to water and prune their own trees, and could report a damaged or dead tree over SMS. They are intimately linked.”.

iSpot a global #mobile enabled environmental #crowdsourcing initiative

Ignatia Webs

By this crowdsourcing effect, the iSpot database is becoming a source of interest on where species were located, how their population is doing, how they migrate. For those interested in the development logic behind an ever growing, durable mobile project, the iSpot growth will be of interest. Especially as they share the choices they made and whether those were good or bad. science2.0

mLearning-World.com: Gartner Names Hot Technologies With Greatest Potential Impact

mLearning World

on Wednesday identified the technologies it believes will have the greatest impact on businesses over the next 10 years, naming such hot areas as social-network analysis, collective intelligence, location-aware applications and event-driven architectures. The list was divided under three themes: Web 2.0, Real World Web and Application Architecture. Under Web 2.0, Training. iTunes 7.7

IBM Study Shows Consumers Want More Mobile Interaction While Shopping

Mobile Commons

After analyzing survey data from over 100,000 consumers from 19 different countries, the report concluded that people heavily favored the use of mobile for consumer outreach: 42% of people said they would be willing to share their mobile phone number in exchange for text messages. How do consumers feel about mobile marketing? What this consumer research means for mobile marketing.

How to Sound like an SMS Pro

Mobile Commons

Mobile marketing is becoming an integral part of every marketing effort these days. A new report by Salesforce found that 58% of marketers plan to substantially increase their budget for text messaging within the next year. The report also found that 35% of marketers already use SMS to welcome their customers, and 84% of them claim it to be highly effective. Step 1: Know the lingo.

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