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From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

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However unlike some people who think that things like the price tag of a mobile device or its battery are holding mobile learning back from full adoption, I’m convinced technology has little to do with what’s holding us back from crossing the chasm. Here are 5 things I think are more difficult to overcome than technology, on our way to the promise mLearning land: 1.

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

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However, empirical findings show that educators are not integrating technology effectively into the curriculum. The mobile learning (mlearning) integration framework is comprised of four main parts: beliefs, resources, methods, and purpose. These four areas are elucidated to reveal the many sub-components that determine how technology is integrated.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

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Understand the mobile learning landscape, technologies and tools. Making a business case for mLearning. Hands-on workshop exercises. *  mLearning Opportunities and Challenges. mLearning lessons from mobile apps. Hands-on workshop exercises. *  The Current State of mLearning Design Tools. Pros and Cons of native apps vs. mobile web for mLearning.

New Horizon report on #mLearning and latest #eLearning technologies

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The nice thing about this 42 page publication is that it looks at probable implementation of new and upcoming learning technologies (games, augmented reality, gesture based computing.). This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. This Short List helped the advisory board narrow down the 12 technologies to six for the full publication. How cool is that?!

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

However, HTML5, by itself, doesn't really get the job done, as far as mLearning goes, because HTML5 by itself is largely a static, one-way presentation-capable kind of. different technologies. technologies are: HTML. Combined, these three technologies make interactive e-learning. In Rapid Intake’s mLearning Studio™, HTML affords animation and interactivity that.

great paid eBook on #mLearning field work

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This is a paid book (10 dollars), which is understandable as Michael is currently an experienced eLearning and mLearning expert, but gone back to University to become a PhD student (and that is an expensive moment in anyone''s life, so extra income is always welcome). mobile mLearning education research mobile learning books ebook eLearning Really imaginative illustrations!

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8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. Clearly there’s a strong technology shift happening now. To fully realize the potential of mLearning, though, we need to think outside the eLearning box and question many of our traditional practices. Learn everything you can about mLearning.

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6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

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. These will help you make the business case for mLearning. 1. ” Mobile technologies bring efficiencies in businesses and are beginning to impact operational strategy.

MLearning and a Global Workforce

Mobile Learning Edge

The need of the hour is —technology that enables organizations to distribute “just-in-time” updates that are both targeted and tracked. Industry Learning TechnologiesUpSide Learning blogger Aneesh Bhat suggested this week that to remain competitive, companies must increase their agility in the informational and educational support they provide their employees. Access to information at all times is now necessary to sustain momentum and provide employees with the tools and reinforcement they require. Bhat, 2011).

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

Coming to this article, we have rallied the best of our mLearning posts. For all of you who are testing the waters or have already implemented a mLearning strategy, this post, we assure you, is manna from heaven. 1. Get your mLearning basics cleared here. 2. Learn about the 4 components of a good PSS and how you can leverage mLearning platforms as PSSs. 6. See you there.

Linking #k12 to #mLearning, networked learning, cloud computing

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As the New Media Consortium report is out looking at the upcoming trends for k12 and online learning , I was pleasantly surprised by the emerging combinations which clearly embrace new educational technologies and student-centered focus. Rapid Acceleration of Intuitive Technology. ! Important Developments in Technology for K-12 Education Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less !

Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Technology Workplace LearningIn an earlier blog post , Abhijit Kadle had written about a gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them. Today I came across a news article which strengthened that belief even further. There’s no doubt about it – The future is mobile.

unesco: opportunities, threats & challenges of #mLearning #mlw2013

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At the second day of the UNESCO's mLearning week , where Agnes Kukulska-Hulme from the Open University in the UK started the day with a very enlightening presentation bringing together the latest on mLearning pedagogies and focusing on a gender related project. The idea of the project is to understand how new mobile technologies can be used for furthering social inclusion.

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

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It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The iPhone is above all an incredibly easy phone to use (very intuitive in its user interface), so for those not that comfortable with technology, the iPhone is the way to go (although it is expensive). mobile tools mLearning technology howto mobile learning

Free #mobile toolkit and link to the FRAME mLearning model

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would love to get a framework out on self-directed learning with mobile technology, influences, strategies, getting into the learning zone. mobile mLearning research mobile learning eLearning The University of Leicester has been looking at a framework for mobile learning to fit their learning with iPads in university project called PLACES. 2011). 1-65). 2009). Ally (Ed.), 25-47).

Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks

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As she mentioned that it was linked to Open Educational Resources (OER) of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) textbooks, I got intrigued. But I can see how this type of technology has the potential to go beyond its original start. Overall a nice addition for mLearning. mobile tools mLearning OER collaborative learning mobile learning ebook

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Durable, rural #mLearning with the Cofimvaba project

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One of my close friends, Adele Botha , has been engaging in a successful mLearning project that is the starting point for a nationwide roll out of mLearning to reach all rural schools in South Africa, the so called Cofimvaba projec t. and all the opportunities offered by the new, connected technology that is part of a complete community approach. they will do it!

Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique

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He moves away from the main trend of depicting mLearning as successful simply because it brings education to people that did not use technology for education before and of the main narrative that mLearning is a sure benefit. John starts of the seminar with putting question marks on widely promoted mLearning projects like Nokia Maths project. Is it real progress?

Free #mLearning papers from IJIM, an open access journal

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There is a new free edition of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). mobile mLearning journals research paper mobile learning eLearningGreat news! iJIM has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. learning's, in Particular the iPad’s Potentials in Education (György Molnár Dr.) [link] jim/article/view/2398 [link] ijim.v7i1.2398.

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

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Moreover, more of these cases still need to be defined to help researchers, scholars, and institutional policy makers exploit the affordances of MOOC technologies, pedagogies, and formats to enhance on-campus education. conferences education eLearning mLearning mobile learning mooc online learning workshopspages) as PDF via EasyChair and design samples of own work (e.g.

Two new ubiquitous technologies for Education

uLearning Blog

Wanted to post about two new technologies I am exploring for their ubiquitous impact on technology that I wanted to share… Both are currently being deployed, but as it is very early days, especially for Education, the ultimate uses of them in a learning context are yet to be defined. 1. Future mlearn mlearning mobile/miniaturisation uLearning glass Google ibeacon iPad

Converting eLearning to mLearning (Presentation)

Upside Learning

“We are interested in moving to mLearning, but don’t know how.” With a dynamically evolving technology as the base, Mobile Learning involves careful consideration and […]. Mobile Learning Converting eLearning to mLearning e-Learning to m-Learning eLearning to mLearning” As an eLearning vendor, how often have you heard your clients say this, or as an organisation, have had this thought cross your mind? Quite often than not, I bet!

South African #mLearning projects and calls for collaboration

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They are wonderful mLearning experts and … open to collaboration. The University of Pretoria invited me to exchange some notes on mobile learning and innovative educational technologies and the meet up was simply amazing. El-Marie Mostert and Linda Venter are experts in eLearning and using new technologies in a University setting. Quite a challenge as we all know.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 7 – Project Tin Can

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What this project can do for an organizational mLearning strategy? 5- Will mLearning experiences be trackable? 6- Project´s capabilities: simplicity and flexibility. 7- Building up a great community for implementation and support. 8- A new approach: learning experiences are not initiated in a LMS. How can this bring into play informal learning experiences? 9- ADL has recognized the need for a SCORM that matches today’s technological challenges. Have mLearning vendors recognized that too? eLearning Interviews Mobile Learning Podcast mLearning TinCan

The Promise of True mLearning is a Tough Sell

mLearning Revolution

For the last few weeks, I have been busy delivering webinars and workshops on the topic of mobile learning, and throughout, the one question I hear constantly has to do with people asking me for mLearning examples. In other words, I was thinking about what most people really expect to see as mLearning examples? eLearning Mobile Learning featured Learning mindset mLearning mobile

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

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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 are also always new technologies being implemented in the context of mobile learning for example, ‘smarter’ phones, e-readers, tablet and augmented reality applications. 2007).

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

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In a previous post I linked to a presentation by John Traxler , focusing on the discrepancy between current mLearning projects constructed by the mLearning research community that are often lacking rigorous evaluation and sustainable options, and the mobile corporate world pushing for scalable, sustainable mobile projects that are based on pragmatic, transparent facts. and so on.

Join #MobiMOOC for an #ethical debate on #mLearning #philosophy

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For all of you interested in discussing technologies and its impact, get involved in the John Traxler's week on the impact of mobile devices on the world. When the North is providing technology for the South, is this empowering for the South, or only opening up a profit for the North? What is your opinion on these random questions? continents. Only Antarctica is missing.

Using Technology to Support Struggling Readers

The Mobile Learner

This brief post provides a link to an article I found informative on the role technology can play to support struggling readers. While not a post about mobile leaning per say, it does provide food for thought on how technology in general can support teachers support struggling readers. Article: Five Reasons Readers Need Technology. Uncategorized mlearning

Using Technology to Support Struggling Readers

The Mobile Learner

This brief post provides a link to an article I found informative on the role technology can play to support struggling readers. While not a post about mobile leaning per say, it does provide food for thought on how technology in general can support teachers support struggling readers. Article: Five Reasons Readers Need Technology. Uncategorized mlearning

Setting up a #mLearning Curriculum Framework for any institution

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The framework gives an overview of what nuggets of knowledge, technology and information you need to take into account when you want to roll out a mobile curriculum in your own institute or organization. mobile mLearning education mobile learning ICT4DIn the past months I have had the pleasure to work on the idea of getting a generic Mobile Curriculum Framework structure built.

#call for cases on #mLearning and #STEM

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Anyone having a case or project involving mobile learning (mlearning) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in K12 or other, use this wonderful opportunity to reach a wider audience by sending in your case for the upcoming publication edited by the inspiring Helen Crompton and John Traxler. call for papers k12 mLearning mobile mobile learning research

Read the #mobile education report and join @gsma for #mlearning projects

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For those interested, there is also a report on the mLearning landscape, focusing on mLearning in Japan, France, Spain and UK, with examples from these areas. mobile mLearning education lifelong learning mobile learning informal learningIt also describes the assets and expertise the mobile ecosystem (i.e. That report can be viewed here. So get your bid in!

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

There’s so much to like about this book on the mobile-first movement, but here are 10 lessons I personally found applicable to all of us in mLearning: Lesson 1: The Future is Mobile and Mobile Learning  — Hopefully you aren’t too surprised by this truth but it’s worth mentioning it. And this precisely how we should think about mLearning as compared to eLearning.

Are MOOCs the technology to break the Education Cartel?

uLearning Blog

But that’s where technology turned. He quotes Chris Dixon’s  remarkable idea  that just as in the previous four technological revolutions, we are at the stage where new tech is replacing traditional jobs before new digital industries that will appear have had a chance to create new ones. Education is the cartel that technology is going to break next”  Heppell, 2011. Part 1.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. However for a while now, I have been thinking that in some strange way this move by Apple turned out to be a great thing for all of us in eLearning and more specifically as we transition to mLearning. Can we make a successful transition from eLearning to mLearning without Adobe Flash? Let me explain. Absolutely we can.

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#MobiMOOC free, online course on #mLearning runs 8 – 30 September 2012 choose your favorite topics

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Specifics: Course name and description: MobiMOOC is a Massive, Open Online Course (MOOC) with a focus on learning with mobile devices (mLearning). Can’t wait to choose your favorite mLearning topics? In 2011 the first MobiMOOC ran from April - May 2011. Now it is time for the second course, feel free to put it in your agenda! This is the first mail to get the word of mouth going.

Add your knowledge to the #mLearning toolkit from #JISC

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JISC, the UK agency for leadership in digital technology and learning (and also the host of the IAmLearn mail list) launched a new guide: Emerging Practice in a Digital Age: A guide to technology-enhanced institutional innovation. mobile tools mLearning iamlearn mobile learning

New #gender & #mlearning news mobiles to end violence

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In the aftermath of each of these, mobile technology solutions and internet-based advocacy campaigns surged. It’s almost like clockwork: violence happens, a technology response follows. gender ICT4D mLearning mobile mobile learning social change The Gender and Mobile Learning Newsletter is a great read and is now available. And 2013 has seen an explosion of new efforts.

mLearning Demand Is Growing

Upside Learning

We have been interacting with a number of clients, understanding their requirements and discussing possible learning solutions, and one thing that stands out in these discussions is the surge in the demand for mLearning solutions. have always believed that mLearning will be the future of eLearning and have also written about it here. We see exciting times for mlearning ahead.