Trending Sources

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

I am a fan of the HowStuffWorks podcast “Stuff You Should Know” Recently, I listened to the episode titled, “What’s The Future of the Internet” and the discussion on net neutrality and the walled garden of devices got me thinking about how device and OS manufacturers are restricting our experience of the Internet and the implication this could have to learning in general and mobile learning in particular. There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. Let me provide a little context.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

I am a fan of the HowStuffWorks podcast “Stuff You Should Know” Recently, I listened to the episode titled, “What’s The Future of the Internet” and the discussion on net neutrality and the walled garden of devices got me thinking about how device and OS manufacturers are restricting our experience of the Internet and the implication this could have to learning in general and mobile learning in particular. There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. Let me provide a little context.

10 eBook/Audiobook Resources for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

Reading this article about how ebooks will change the way we read and write inspired me to share some ebook/audiobook resources that can be utilized with mobile devices for mobile learning. Here’s a list of 10 eBook/Audiobook resouses for mobile learning: 1) Project Gutenberg : over 28,000 free public domain ebooks. 2) iTunes: Purchase a wide variety of high quality audiobooks. 3) Librivox : A large database of audiobooks read by volunteers.  10) MobiPocket Reader : Free ebook reader for your PC, PDA and smart phone.

eBook 48

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

moblearn

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. See below to links to all the resources. To quote them: The Symposium allowed UNESCO to launch its most important mobile learning publication to date: The Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning. The joy of momentum!

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

mlearnopedia delicious

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. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. One of the travails of my paper writing (still continues) was that good web resources were quite hard to find, so be spared the ordeal, this is a good place to start. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle.

Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders

moblearn

Those nice folks at UNESCO continue to champion mobile learning. Earlier this year we praised their grass-roots style Mobile Learning Series , and now they have taken that one step further by developing a set of guidelines for policy makers and learning leaders to help them benefit from m-learning. As they say in their report: This year the number of connected mobile devices, the vast majority of which are mobile phones, will surpass the world’s population for the first time in history. This represents a missed opportunity. enjoy!

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. Having said that, I personally think that going the mobile web route is a better way to go for mLearning. eLearning Mobile Learning feature

RIM 103

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide

moblearn

How much gets paid for the books and resources? Open educational resources that an be used, modified and shared, for free. But a huge range of very good resources, and publications have already been freed up, and in some admirable cases teams of educators are working together to write their own, collaborative text books as open alternatives to commercial ones. What they are.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

Trawling through my feeds across various social media, I’ve been noticing a spurt in the number of discussions around the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement. Bring Your Own Device’ or BYOD, refers to an organizations employees using their personal devices (usually Smartphones/Tablets) at the workplace to access company resources for business use. Feel free to comment.

Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning? [Chime in]

mLearning Revolution

The easiest way to answer this question would be to say Yes, after all the iPad as well as any other tablet, are mobile devices and mLearning is mostly about mobile devices. Mobile and by extension mobile learning is about a new mindset, a new attitude, is almost about unlearning everything we know, and inventing new ways of doing things and having fun along the way.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

In the case of school communication, Twitter can be used: - as a communication gateway for teachers and school administrators looking to communicate with their parent community in a new and mobile way. - a place to provide parents with links to resources or supports for their children. What ideas can you share on the uses of Twitter as a mobile learning platform?

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

moblearn

The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. In the report, they deal head on with the challenges: The rapid growth in the use of social media and mobile devices has created both a crisis and an opportunity for school leaders. It's no wonder that school leaders responded by attempting to eliminate the use of mobile and social media in schools. learning in USA mobile in schools friday smiles why mobile top tipsVery impressive!

Mobile Devices Changing the World: One Media Player Per Teacher Project

The Mobile Learner

Admitting, my focus has always been on the use of these devices in a western, mainly North American school setting.  In this blog, I’ve often focused on the use of media players and cell phones to improve the teaching of teachers and to improve the learning of students.  As it states on the project’s website: “The information age has not arrived on a global scale.

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

The Mobile Learner

In the blog post, titled, “ Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning (Chime In) “, RJ Jazquez discusses his opinion on on the question of whether eLearning is really mobile learning after having the question posed to him in a comment on another blog post.  In the above linked blog post, Jazquez argues that eLearning on a tablet is not mobile learning as he feels that in order for learning to be considered mobile learning, a uniquely mobile experience must take place.  This is one of the reasons mobile learning is so powerful. Agreed. 

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

moblearn

They are also unemployed, under-resourced, and working hard to put things right If you are interested in youth workforce development, and the empowering opportunities of mobile, I''d encourage you to look at the brand new  Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development (mYWD) Landscape Review. Across the world, kids are our future. You can get the review here:  [link]    .

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile. The term ‘mobile learning’ is its own biggest enemy.

Models of Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

In incorporating mobile learning into everyday teaching and learning, one first must think of a workable model to frame the discussion and the implementation.  The title says it all. 4) Towards a Theory of Mobile Learning – A nine page paper (PDF) from the University of Birmingham looking at the design of mobile learning systems. mlearning mobilelearning mobile learning

Models of Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

In incorporating mobile learning into everyday teaching and learning, one first must think of a workable model to frame the discussion and the implementation.  The title says it all. 4) Towards a Theory of Mobile Learning – A nine page paper (PDF) from the University of Birmingham looking at the design of mobile learning systems. mlearning mobilelearning mobile learning

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time. Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips – Abhijit Kadle. ? Mobile Usability.

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

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. And we are one of the 30 exhibitors showcasing our entire range of innovative Mobile Learning Solutions at booth number 316. Also on display would be our newly launched revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning – Upside2Go. What Is Mobile Learning? But what exactly is mobile learning?

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways. During some time off earlier this month, I’ve been ruminating how a ‘mobile learning ecosystem’ evolves in an organization; here are ten questions I asked. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Ecosystem

Mobile Learning is where the Puck is Going to Be [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Now that this workshop is up-and-running, I’m back with more thoughts on the mobile learning revolution. Everyone was eager to learn more about how to design learning experiences that are optimized for touch on mobile devices. What are your mobile epiphanies? find this exercise to be helpful for developing the right mindset for mobile learning design.

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

moblearn

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. Mobile phones have become part of our lives. Discuss mobile learning with them. Ubuntu.

Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning 10 07 2006 Marg O’Connell, our department’s resident Educational Design guru, has just posted some of her fantastic thoughts on the use of mobile devices to facilitate and support situated and networked learning on her Educational Design blog.  learning device for $60. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

ADL Mobile Learning Handbook now available

Mobile Learning Edge

The new ADL Mobile Learning Handbook is an excellent collection of resources, available from the ADL Mobile Learning Team, led by mobile learning veteran Judy Brown. It is available in mobile editions for various operating systems, ePub format for e-readers, and as a set of webpages. The handbook is broken up into the following sections: 1.Basics – What mobile learning (or mLearning) means, its capabilities and use opportunities, potential benefits and common concerns. 5.Learning Content – Tips and best practices for mobile learning.

New Pew Study Shows that Two Thirds of Americans Check their Phones Even When They’re Not Buzzing

Mobile Commons

A new Pew fact sheet shows just how addicted Americans are to their mobile phones. 67% of people check their devices for incoming messages “even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.”. The startling statistic shows just how much mobile messaging has become the default way our society communicates. 98% of 18-49 Year Olds Have a Mobile Phone.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

Mobile Learning Edge

In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. Since that time, I have become more aware of other mobile learning initiatives in Canada, especially being part of the “Taking Ontario Mobile” (TOM) project at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). Being Being a Canadian, I am interested in how the mobile learning is progressing in my home country. Here The Mobile Learner – Rob de Lorenzo’s blog about mobile learning in the school system. Rob is a vice-principal in Toronto.

RIM 26

Strategy for Mobile Devices | Learning is Change.

mlearnopedia delicious

Company Info Bens Bio The Blog and Podcast Important Posts Services and Contact Speaking Consulting Contact and Calendar Professional Development For Teachers For Schools For Business Strategy for Mobile Devices Image via Wikipedia Our district is starting to consider using student smart phones as a part of our overall device strategy. Let me know what other resources you are looking at in order to ensure that we can leverage these devices more in the future. Tags: education resources tools Learning is Change. What is LiC?

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

The Guild continues to put on a great show although the focus on mobile learning at this show is somewhat muted given their upcoming mLearnCon event in San Jose is being held in less than 3 months; the next show will certainly be “all mobile all the time” and a better bet for both the experienced and the curious as it relates to enterprise mobile learning. Check it out here.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Prediction #2. Bullseye!

RIM 25

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. In all of these instances, mobile learning is well suited to supporting these changes. Mobiles provide a new, and sometimes only, access channel to the internet for many people. core feature of mobiles is that they support ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning. Mobile has a role to play in bridging the formal and informal learning spaces.

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning.  Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List. Below is the 6th list in this series of lists.  edushifts mlearning mobilelearning

m-learning is good » Mobile Design Book Gives Great Perspective

mLearning is Good

Mobile Learning in Canada

Mobile Learning Edge

This post is a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. This is my first pass, so please send any mobile learning resources that I missed to gwoodill [at] gmail.com. MobileLearning Canada – resources on mobile learning in Canada and beyond. Mobile Syrup - mobile news and reviews for Canadians. Hardware Vendors. Consultants.

RIM 21

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

What is mLearning? A: mLearning or Mobile Learning is designed specifically for mobile devices, mostly for learners who are constantly on the move or do not have regular access to traditional learning methodologies. What are the limitations of mobile learning? A: None, if you do it for the right reasons and in the right way. Can mobile learning be applied for agents.

Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

For the last three weeks I have been Tweeting loads on Evernote, the popular and pretty awesome technology that allows you to capture anything and access it from virtually anywhere and from any mobile device. Mobile Learning One thing I love doing on Social Media networks is to observe how other people and Brands approach conversations with their customers. Nothing, zero, nada.

SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

Recently, the first mLearnCon covering the A-Z in mobile learning was held in San Diego. Amit had summarized about it in his posts on How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I and Part II and Interesting Mobile Statistic. While going through the session list, I noticed one session on SCORM Implementation Strategies for Mobile. Number of devices supported.

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

mlearnopedia delicious

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 leave a response , or trackback from your own site.

dougbelshaw.com/blog » Blog Archive » Looking to the future of education: learning spaces and mobile devices

mlearnopedia delicious

Sun streaming through tree outside my window & can hear the birds singing. :-D Looking to the future of education: learning spaces and mobile devices April 28th, 2009 | Comments | Posted in Education , Technology Hi! In terms of learning spaces and mobile devices, I believe the following Futurelab reports to be most useful: Transforming schools for the future?

Mobile phones as cultural resources for learning | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

mlearnopedia delicious

However, we are aware that such a perspective provides a challenge to our conceptions of where the boundaries of formal education are positioned.&# The paper is based around two cases studies, one of “Cyrill’ in Germany, a young man who causes controversy by using his mobile phone to video the homeless at a train station and post the video online. Theme: Ocean Mist by Ed Merritt.