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UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

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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.

UNESCO report: A mobile reading revolution

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Such is the conclusion of the recently released report by UNESCO titled Reading in the Mobile Era  ( infographic ). When asked why respondents read on their mobile phones, convenience was the clear winner: The report has received excellent coverage, including from  The Guardian ,  Time Magazine ,  Forbes  and the Wall Street Journal. The Mobiles for reading is a passion of mine.

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide

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So conversations about mobile learning "at school", are likely to be massively different from "at university", and different again from "at work". They have been around for quite a few years, but suddenly hit the big-time, thanks to recent backing from some big universities, and some high profile start-ups. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are. What they mean.

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!

Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives

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’” Researchers at John Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester are already working with the data, while several other universities—including the University of California at Berkeley, Princeton, and Stanford—are queuing up to receive access to the data as well. That’s right. Since CTL’s inception, over 3.3

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New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support

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I just read an article titled, “Smartphones Make IBM Smarter, But Not As Expected&# about IBM and Columbia University’s recent study on the behavior and effects of mobile learning within IBM. The study was very insightful, and the findings support the notion that m-Learning is currently best consumed in the form of performance support material. Employees in the study used mobile content that helped them find information about clients and other employees at the point of need before communicating with clients. It was $10 to download.

Research around using and selecting apps for literacy learning

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Over the past couple of years there has been a few very robust reports and research around apps and websites for literacy learning. Zosh (Penn State University, Brandywine), Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (University of Delaware), James H. Gray (Sesame Workshop), Michael B. Thus, it is risky to assume something is educational just by the arbitrary label in app stores.

Report says classroom walls and industrial-age schooling can go

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As reported at eSchool News recently, a new white paper from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) says that while changing the curriculum, using digital pedagogies and training teachers are all important, it is the physical environment in which learning takes place that also needs urgent adjustment if the full advantages of the digital age are to be harnessed by schools. How far along the path to this kind of physically changing learning spaces is your school/ classroom/ campus? READ THE REST: [link]. Posted via email from Jonathan’s posterous. Authored by jnxyz.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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The recently released Towards Maturity report ‘Mobile Learning at Work’ indicates that only 30% of organisations are incorporating mobile learning. Interestingly, these statistics are only marginally better than those reported by ASTD for the US market in May 2012. This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. Understanding Mobile.

EDUCAUSE Report on Undergraduate Student use of Technology

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This report provides insights into the ways in which students use, and would like to use, various technologies in their own lives and in their learning. Tags: General Pedagogy Technical ecar educause higher education learning m-learning mlearning Mobile mobilelearning teaching technology university The latest edition of “ The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 &# has just been released by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. 46.8%), and course or learning management system (45.7%).&# (pg 11).

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning.  With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted.

Panlibus » Blog Archive » Oxford University 2.0

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Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org License « Mobile learning: The bigger picture University of the West of Scotland talks with Talis » Oxford University 2.0 The title, in fact, came from this brief excerpt from the Demos Edgeless University report, which I blogged about here. Library 2.0 Web 3.0

Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations

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According to a report by the Government Accountability Office , approximately 5 percent of Medicaid patients account for almost 50 percent of the program’s spending. That’s why Sense Health researchers at Montefiore Medical Center’s University Behavioral Associates conducted a clinical trial to see if text messaging could increase medication adherence among high-cost Medicaid patients.

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

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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. Concurrent with the resurgent recognition of SMS as a universal platform for connecting with people, other tech developers are working to make text messaging even better. When text messaging complements existing offerings.

Text Messaging for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes

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According to a report done by the American Diabetes Association , around 29.1 What’s more, 95% of the participants who received text messages reported liking the study. Healthcare providers can send texts to encourage patients to self-report their weight and glucose levels as well as offer around-the-clock assistance. Just consider these statistics: Hispanics text 1.56

How Text Messaging Helps Relieve Pain in Chronic Patients

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Ten researchers from around the nation – including Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco, and Weill Cornell University – collaborated on a four-week study titled “Piloting a Text Message-based Social Support Intervention for Patients with Chronic Pain: Establishing Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy.” That’s why text messaging is so helpful.

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Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

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The study, titled Precision and Disclosure in Text and Voice Interviews on Smartphones , was a joint collaboration with several researchers from the New School in New York, The University Of Maryland, the University of Michigan and other institutions. Comparing survey responses from text messages and phone calls. How text messaging surveys can contribute to the healthcare industry.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Structure Tone and Content for Text Message Intervention Programs

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The first study, run by Dr. Beth Brock of Brown University, compared general motivational text messages on curbing alcohol consumption with messages composed by peers that contained safety tips about drinking, driving, and social situations. Both studies showed that the tone and content of messages had a significant impact on reported negative consequences of drinking. Enjoy!

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Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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2009 Horizon Report. Duke University: Mobile Devices in Education. 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. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Apple Education.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: Text Messaging Strategies for Behavior Change

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The  study  consisted of a 12-week randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention led by Brian Suffoletto, MD and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. While individuals ages 65 and older are the most frequent binge drinkers, binge drinking’s prevalence and intensity are highest among young adults, the CDC reports.

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Are students ready for QR Codes? Findings from a student survey at the University of Bath [mobile-learning.blog-city.com]

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Findings from a student survey at the University of Bath « H E » email posted Wednesday, 18 February 2009 Student awareness and interactions with QR Codes. Abstract - "This document is part of a series of reports commissioned by JISC under the Users and Innovations Programme on the potential for using QR codes in learning and teaching. John left.

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

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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]. In Australia it could be said Queensland is one of the epicenters of this change.

CommLab University Blog » Blog Archive » Is m-learning a better platform for effective learning?

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CommLab University Blog « How effective is eLearning in imparting Product Training? Executive – Business Development Online Training Course: Business Writing Learn more about business writing skills and know how to write effective letters, memos, business reports and emails. Tony Post Comment CommLab Global Online University Blog The CommLab Global Online University blog is all about the latest, most useful and most talked about topics under Self Assessment, Career Growth and Success Tips. Launching of CommLab University Do we need to learn ‘Business Writing’?

mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa

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We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. Championed by the excellent Steve, Ana & Marion at the University of Cape Town m-Ubuntu – Helping transform teaching in impoverished classrooms, and empower resource-poor teachers. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA! Young people writing mobile stories. You can here the recording here: Well done the the m-uBuntu team!

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that mobile technology will be mainstream by the end of this year. This Guardian Weekly article , for example, reports on the massive rise of mobile phone use in Africa. 2 The language learning picture. David Read’s blog Mobile ESL about the ongoing mobile learning experiment he is carrying out with language students at a UK university.

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

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CTL has been in operation for just over two years but has already handled more than 8 million messages with individuals in distress,  reported the New York Times. Young people have been reluctant to use crisis services,” Anthony Pisani, a suicide prevention researcher at the University of Rochester, told the Times. local effort to help youths in distress.

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Horizon 2009 Report « Electric Archaeology: Digital Media for Learning and Research

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The Horizon Reports describe the continuing work of the New Media Consortium (NMC)’s Horizon Project, a long-running qualitative research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. The report includes numerous links and examples of emerging projects that really push the boundaries.  The Mapas Project [link] The fledgling Mapas Project at the University of Oregon is dedicated to the study of Colonial Mexican pictorial manuscripts.

SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates

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The Washington Times covered a new report by Informate Mobile Intelligence that claims Americans text the most compared to other countries. The report found that the average American sends and receives 321 text messages per day, and spends 26 minutes per day on SMS. Alerts & Reminders Mobile Research Reports Text MessagingAmericans spend 26 minutes a day texting.

Text Message Reminders Increase Vaccination Rates Among Low-Income Populations

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recent study by researchers at Columbia University builds on several earlier investigations (see here , here , and here ) that found text message reminders to be an effective means for increasing vaccination rates in low-income populations. According to a report by the Pew Institute , more than 90 percent of U.S. report by the U.S. So is there a better way? Until then?

Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace

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According to a survey released by Project Tomorrow in October, 48% of high school students and 34% of middle school students reported that they use their profiles on Facebook and other social networking sites to collaborate with classmates on projects. About Evergreen Education Group Contact Us January 12, 2011 Mobile learning: Ready or not! Dr. Joan E. How can it expand the school sday?

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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Some called it the “university of the sky&# ; others, the “artificial intelligence Internet.&# And there was consensus by the 8 billion people sharing the planet about the simplicity of MAS. Mobile Internet Research Report Reveals Massive Mobile Internet Growth Mobile’s Future Celebrated at MLOVE ConFestival in Berlin Are Smartphones Really Smart? All became real.

Erik Duval’s Weblog

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Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments » Snowflakes at Time Magazine 25 March 2009 by erikduval As reported by the IHT , Time is experimenting with snowflaking their magazines: I expect much more experimentation in this space. Erik Duval’s Weblog Learning Objects, Metadata, Interoperability and … me! Yes, the room was great (the view, the coffee, the fruit, …). And for you?

Parent's Fears about Cell Phones and their Children are Exaggerated According to Duke Study, Yet both Parents and Children are Distracted by Devices

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A study conducted by Duke University , found that the many fears parents have about their children losing face-to-face social abilities is unfounded. In a recent report by CommonSenseMedia , parents were just as guilty as their children when it came to texting often and being distracted by their cell phones. Parent modeling is key. research

Four Ways to Build Healthier Communities with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to low-income families with tips on healthier food choices and how to maximize their use of food resources. Over the past three years, more than 250,000 teens have used the program and users report lower levels of anxiety in post chat surveys. When you hear the words ‘text messaging’, you probably think about personal conversations you have with friends and family. But when used on a larger scale, text messaging has the potential to connect and impact entire communities.

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eModeration Station

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This website includes not only experiences and reports on the St Mary’s projects, but also links to other case studies, and news articles on topic. Now teachers are complaining about the amount of time and effort they spend punishing the kids, confiscating their devices, and reporting them to their parents. Get them to report back regularly to the class. And voila! Web 2.0

New Studies Show that SMS Helps You Stop Smoking

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Scientists at the University of Oregon and UCLA used fMRI on 27 smokers to map the areas of the brain where they control their impulses. The studies found that real-time texting dramatically increases the accuracy of people’s reporting, and can serve as an effective tool for helping them quit altogether. According to the report: Text messaging may be an ideal delivery mechanism for tailored interventions because it is low-cost, most people already possess the existing hardware and the messages can be delivered near-instantaneously into real world situations. All Posts

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Cameraphones are put to use during Math Geometry Hunt to find and capture a variety of geometric figures to then report back to class. Marys, many in higher education are jumping on board; Columbia Universitys Teacher College  sees cell phones as the next great learning tool.  What better solution than to ban cellphones altogether? The solution lies in perspective. At  St.

WNYC Wins Major Award for Crowdsourced Snow Map Using Mobile Commons Platform

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WNYC collaborated with Mobile Commons to report on the massive snowstorm that hit New York City late last year. Thirty-four judges from a diverse range of media organizations and universities selected the winners at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. This elite group, composed of creative minds in the new media industry, included representatives of Storify, NPR, Facebook, CNN International and universities such as the University of North Carolina and the College of Staten Island. ONA’s press release. More about the snow map.

Straight Talk only? Owning more than 1 cell phone

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gadgets in 2012, as per NPD Group’s Connected Intelligence/Connected Home Report. ” Regardless of every one of their endeavors, two-telephone individuals might have their home and work universes impact. Numerous individuals utilize a second cell phone to keep photographs and instant messages private. During a period when work and home lives are more interlaced than any time in recent memory, there’s a cut of the populace selecting to keep up the gap via conveying two telephones. Straight Talk wireless says that most of their customers have one phone only.