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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.

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

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

How Teachers Are Using Mobile Technology Classrooms and Outside of School

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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

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.

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 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

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.

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 ).

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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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.”

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!

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 Phone now Most Vital Device According to Pew

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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.

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

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!

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

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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!

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.

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?

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

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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.

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

Upside Learning

Given that the iPad is intended to be a mobile device it is easy to call any learning happening on it to be mlearning. Of late there have been some interesting conversations on the web discussing categorization of tablet learning. R J Jacquez questioned whether elearning on tablets was mobile learning or not. There’s no doubt the iPad has been a phenomenal success. He says.

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.

TIME between TIMES: the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

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TIME between TIMES. : the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change. All mobile phones in schools should be banned.”. “I’m just a digital immigrant, so can’t be expected to learn that!”. “I’m retiring in 5 years, so I’m not going bother with technology.”. Its no secret that Education has been slow to respond to rise of these technologies. Enjoy!

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

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Saturday, September 30, 2006 Gartner Names Hot Technologies With Greatest Potential Impact Researcher Gartner Inc. In its 2006 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle report, Gartner assessed the maturity, impact and adoption speed of three dozen technologies and trends. Training.

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Here’s a quote that resonated well with me, especially because of the many devices I own and the way they impact my daily life, and I completely agree that our relationship with technology becomes more and more promiscuous every day. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. And it’s not just about reaching for the nearest device, but I believe the mobile users’ expectations are such that we are expecting to find the same content on all of our devices and continue were we left off from the previous device.

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

Industry Forecast

Mobile Learning Edge

Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education. Embedded in the individual predictions is the continued tension between the economic value of mobile learning, along with negative perception of personal social media tools in play at work, and the value of immediate and quality support for an evolving workforce. Personal videoconferencing, telepresence technologies, tablets, and integration with existing systems will drive innovation in this area. Roger C.

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ramblings: Learning with ‘Appropriate’ Technology in Africa: PC Labs or Mobile Phones

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One specific reason for this debate and discussion is that we need much greater clarity about the perceived tension between those e-learning strategies based on near-universal ownership of mobile devices amongst potential learners on the one hand and those e-learning strategies based expensive large-scale installations of static institutional networked desktop computers on the other.

Mobile Learning in India

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They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. The increasing ubiquity of the mobile phone begs for it to be used as a learning tool. Like all communication and computing devices, mobile phones can be used to learn.

Book-Poor, but Mobile Phone-Rich? Look to M-Novels

Steve Vosloo

Book-Poor, but Mobile Phone-Rich? Look to M-Novels is a guest blog post that I wrote for the World Bank’s Educational Technology Debate. It is part of a broader debate around The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nick Carr, but seen within a developing country context. The m4Lit project is discussed

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!

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ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. Manager, Learning Technology at Qualcomm). Kevin believes it’s the tablets that have really got mobile learning started. Is mobile learning really happening? Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Research

mLearning-World.com: M-Learning in India

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Saturday, August 12, 2006 M-Learning in India It seems the developing world is embracing m-learning at a far greater pace than the US and other technological countries. ► 07/04 - 07/11 (3) eLearning Kindle eBook From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak U. Training.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. 1. Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning. mLearning Engagements Expand. examples the industry has waited for over the past many years.

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Instructional Design for Mobile Learning – Webinar and Slides from David Metcalf

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David Metcalf, one of the pioneers of mobile learning, and Director of the METIL Lab at the University of Central Florida, recently presented a webinar on instructional design for mobile learning. The video embedded here requires Flash – sorry mobile users!) The acronym METIL stands for Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, and signals the next move in mobile learning technologies – from mobile phones to a wide variety of devices with multiple form factors, operating systems and development platforms that all work together.

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By the Numbers: 10% of Presidential Campaign Donors Gave with their Mobile Phones

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A new study from Pew shows that cell phone donations are quickly becoming a significant factor in the presidential campaigns. The study found that 10% of all campaign donations to a presidential candidate have used text messaging or a cell phone app. 10% donated by sending a text message from their cell phone or using a cell phone app. The study also showed that Democrats are more than twice as likely to donate using their mobile phones than Republicans. All Posts Blog government Mobile Resources and Research50% donated online or via email.