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Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

Ignatia Webs

The Beyond Prototypes report provides a UK-based in-depth examination of the processes of innovation in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) with a special emphasis on building online learning solutions that are durable. It uses eye-tracking technology to enable coaches to analyse drivers’ performance and assess their control during the simulation.

A bit of #mobile phone history 1922 and onward

Ignatia Webs

A couple of days ago I got hooked on the British Pathé news reels , and here are three wonderful mobile phone related bits of movie. As an adapt mobile learning enthusiast and researcher, I just got so enthusiastic about these bits of moving history. And when looking at them I think: the same ideas are in all of our minds, whether the technology enables them or not.

#Mobile phones to help women empower themselves #gender

Ignatia Webs

In the last years my focus was moving more towards mobile content then mobile design. But indeed as Ronda Zelezny-Green mentioned in her blogpost , the user design can make the difference in getting people, and specifically women increasingly into mobile use for learning. But indeed, there are other groups that might benefit from simplified, design specific mobile phones.

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#DigiWriMo technology, robotics, and a galloping horse

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Technology reinventing nature Technology does something to humans, multiple things, but most of all we seem to use technology to enlarge what already exists. Mobile phones offer ways to talk at a distance, planes bring us somewhere faster, computers help us calculate more accurately, … and robotics mimic natural motion. Can we ever outgrow our own world?

Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

Five social networking and social media infographics that have application to mobile learning: both within an organization and between a company and it’s clients from CreativeFan’s list of 60 great infographics for social media. Presentations Social Media executives infographic mobile phones mobile technology SFNCR social mediaelliance.com. intac.net.

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

The 2016 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week kicked off on Monday with a webinar entitled Innovation and quality: Two sides of the same coin? The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. Pedagogy, not technology, must lead. Period.

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

uLearning Blog

Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. In Queensland, Optus reported that by October 2011, 55% of regional phone owners (traditionally a sector that lags behind in gadget adoption) had a smartphone ([link]. phone? Future mlearn Australia iPad mobile phone OLPC queensland XO

Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 makes improvements

Mobile Learning Edge

The company has a mobile learning program that links the LMS with mobile phones, called Blackboard Mobile Learn , which is a mini version of the Blackboard platform. Journal , version 2.0 of Blackboard Mobile Learn has significant improvements. Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 Learning Technologies Angel Blackboard Colleges Mobile Learn 2.0

How Teachers Are Using Mobile Technology Classrooms and Outside of School

Cell Phones in Learning

PEW Internet and American Life Project has just published the results of their study on how teachers in grades 6-12 are using technology. A few highlights of the study include. Just 18% feel they know more than their students

mLearning-World.com: XM on Mobile Phones

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, August 11, 2006 XM on Mobile Phones The other day, I mentioned that Alltel had made a huge leap by providing podcasting service for mobile phones. As if this wasnt good enough, Alltel jumps ahead of the competition again offering XM on mobile phones.

Mobile Phones vs. Computers

The Mobile Learner

I have been reading through a number of articles on the Educational Technology Debate (ETD) website.  The articles have been focusing on a debate over which form of ICT technology will provide the best and most cost-effective impact on the education of children in underdeveloped or developing countries.  Some articles argue in favour of computers while others argue in favour of mobile phones. First it was the massive mainframe computer, then the personal computer, then the laptop and now the netbook/mobile phone

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. What can you opt for in a high-end phone, tablet or mobile device?

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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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. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! Cell Phones in Learning. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle.

Mobile Usage Among The Youth

Upside Learning

The Neilsen Company, the well-known advertising and market research company published an interesting report recently about mobile phone usage amongst youth in certain countries. Some critical insights from the report: Young adults choose their own devices ; only 16% of the sample reported that parents selected the phones for them. You can download the report here.

What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options.

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

Steve Vosloo

At the recent mEducation Alliance Symposium in Washington, D.C., I presented, on behalf of my colleague, Diane Boulay, Advancing Literacy through Mobile Technologies: Empowering Women and Girls – Phase II: From Insight to Action. 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. For this project we are looking for partners for funding, technology support, content provision, and more.

Blogphilosophy: Microsoft's #Hololens, the #augmented journey

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metaio ) becomes possible through the use of mobile phones with apps. Mobility as a driver The roll out of mobile technology and mobile devices was crucial for sending augmented reality out into the real, mainstream world. And those same mobile devices had something that would increase augmented options: the mobile device sensors.

Changing the #twitterheart to X via simple coding

Ignatia Webs

went for a mobile phone. coding social interaction social media technology tools twitterWhen twitter first changed the star into heart, I could not be bothered. Although I must admit I did follow some of the discussions (one from Kate Bowles here ). Software is always biased and represents the cultural and philosophical background of the developer/s (nice overview paper from Friedman and Nissenbaum, 1996 , but also a lot articles, latest one from Gizmodo on job application software ). This is also true for the symbols socmed companies use, in this case the #twitterheart.

Upside2Go – Changing The Game

Upside Learning

At Upside Learning, we believe that this is the right time to leverage mobile learning at the workplace. Upside2Go – our mobile learning solution, is the culmination of our innovation process. Upside2Go is a novel platform for mobile learning. “There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo.

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2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

The article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phonesI was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ).

mLearning-World.com: 20 Ideas: Getting students to use their mobile phones as learning tools- by Doug Belshaw

mLearning World

Eleven years later, of course, my mobile phone has a processor at least three times as fast as that. One thing you can almost guarantee is that pretty much every student you come across will have a mobile phone. Over the last few months I’ve covered quite a few ways in which mobile phone can be used in the classroom. QR: what’s that? 3.

Mobile Telemedicine: turn your camera equipped mobile phone into a microscope and heal the world

Ignatia Webs

Now with the frequent and easy use of mobile phones throughout developing countries, a nifty little invention is bound to change this dramatically. While using the camera on a mobile phone, a holographic image can be made from the blood sample and be sent to any place where they can analyze the image of the blood sample. photo credit Christopher Harting).

Mobile Phone now Most Vital Device According to Pew

mLearning is Good

The predictions finally came true, the mobile phone is the device most Americans say they can’t live without. Most of us use our mobiles more often than any other piece of electronics that we own. The mobile device is the most personal device we own and it connects us to our many social networks (both traditional face to face through voice and our online social networks). This article gives the results from a new Pew Research Poll that asks Americans which device they can’t live without.

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. Understanding how mobile devices are different from conventional computers used for elearning and the different avenues they open up is a great starting point to build a business case for mlearning in your organization. They are using technology to ‘amplify’ the enterprise.”

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

mLearning Revolution

If you are a Learning Professional, who needs to convince stakeholders about the importance of mobile learning, one way is to bombard them with mobile statistics, and there’s no better source than the annual Internet Trends Report presented by Mary Meeker. The Mobile Revolution Momentum Continues. The lesson here is that we must begin mobilizing learning now!

Going Mobile: Transforming Metrix Group

Mobile Learning Edge

We have been working on individual professional development projects that have transformed our knowledge base in order to prepare for the increasing demand that we have from our clients for mobile learning projects. Developing Collective Intelligence with Mobile Technologies. Responsive Design for Multiple Mobile Device Form Factors. Mobile Application Management/Mobile Device Management. Learning Through Mobile Games. Blogging from Your Mobile Phone. Primer on Digital Learning. The Future of Learning.

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E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog

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Directory Technology Channel Science Channel Stores « Why were we born in the now human history, not in the past or in the future? » E-learning on Mobile Phones by Cyprien E-learning on Mobile Phones The main advantage of E-learning is independence of both location and time. Video Rating: 5 / 5 Elearning , mobile , phones Share this post!

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

Cell Phones in Learning

John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. They studied children ages 9-18 in Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, and China.

New Study on Student Mobile Phone Usage in Other Countries

Cell Phones in Learning

John Evans , a wonderful technology educator from Canada, sent me the study Children's Use of Mobile Phones: An International Comparison. Published by GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO in February 2009. They studied children ages 9-18 in Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, and China.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS! Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

BBC NEWS | Technology | Controlling the hi-tech helpers

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Most weeks I am fortunate to hear about interesting and innovative developments in technology around the world as the in-house commentator for Digital Planet, the World Service radio show presented by Gareth Mitchell. Bill Thompson Test case But having a worldwide audience doesnt stop us being interested in developments closer to home, and last week reporter Anna Lacey went to Park House school in Newbury, where they have been experimenting with the use of mobile phones in school. Help Skip to content Skip to bbc.co.uk The conclusions were hardly surprising.

Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?

Upside Learning

IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 75% of North America’s workforce will be mobile by 2010. A few months ago Mashable posted this interesting infographic on the mobile workforce. think this adoption of mobile technologies by the workforce  will have a profound impact on the skills needed by the employees and employers. Mobile Learning mLearning

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. Call for Action (CfA) is an intensive studio seminar on contemporary technologies and activism.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. Call for Action (CfA) is an intensive studio seminar on contemporary technologies and activism.

The Mobile Internet Explosion In India

Upside Learning

Came across this really interesting presentation about the growth of mobile internet in India by Mashable here – Mostly Mobile: How the Internet Is Consumed in India [INFOGRAPHIC]. 71% of India’s population uses mobile phones – that is 858,370,000 individuals! 2. While there are so many mobile phones, internet penetration is still very low – as low as 8%. 3.

What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. Mobile Learning mLearningAgree?

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. 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. Understanding Mobile.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. A  2012 survey  done by the University of Colorado, revealed that 14% of instructors and 60% of foreign students use mobile phones for language-learning purposes. Voice Recognition Technology. Smarphone Widgets.

new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

Ignatia Webs

Just sharing two new free options (one journal and one newsletter) that are filled with interesting articles on mobile learning (including a focus on lab experiments) and learning analytics (including a regional viewpoint). data eLearning learning analytics mobile learning online learning researchBillaud, M. Pic, D. Kim - the [link] site.

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. His paper swooped me from one train of thought to another, adding new insights, challenging old ideas and reshuffling current mobile learning ''facts''. He starts off with a student showing his off the shelf hardware robot to his peers, while controlling the robot with his own adapted mobile device. from mLearning.