10 eBook/Audiobook Resources for Mobile Learning

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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.

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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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

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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. 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! The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle. 3D Animation for Mobile.

Mobile iEducator | the world of mobile learning

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The topic of using iTouches for instruction, and mobile learning and online learning were the “HOT&# topics at ISTE this July. Time will tell – I am just excited that there is action and at least Apple is moving and making inroads to mobile learning.

CES 2009

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Last week I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas seeking mobile learning related tools and announcements. The biggest mobile news in my opinion was that of the Palm Pre. We are really enjoying the mobile lifestyle, but are experiencing varying levels of connectivity

The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle

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One recent interesting development in mobile learning has been the creation of mobile interfaces for Online Learning Environments. MLE provides a mobile interface to Moodle in two different ways.

The Powerful Combination of Mobile Devices and Learning Apps

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In discussing the use of mobile devices, it is easy to forget that the educational and productive power of mobile devices comes through the integration of the devices with other tools. Mobile Devices and Literacy. Mobile Devices and Numeracy.

Update: Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?

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Thanks to my Twitter network, in particular @dougpete , I was made aware of a recent announcement made by Turning Technologies that they are making available a free iPhone/iPod Touch app that will allow users to install their clicker software to a student’s iPhone/iPod Touch, thus incorporating the ability to poll students using their response system software on a mobile device that students already possess.

Workers Favoring Mobile Devices Over Laptops

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52% of the 1400 respondents said they could see themselves using their smart phone as their only computing device (if manufacturers continue to improve those devices). This evidence is relevant because it demonstrates the acceptance and reliance on mobile devices for productivity tasks beyond voice calls and basic email. What I see here is that mobile workers are building trust in their devices to do a lot of the things they once thought possible only with a PC.

The Mobile Learner

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Most common words include nation, America & change Blogroll CanuckHistory Cell Phones in Learning Mobile Learning Moving At The Speed of Creativity Portable PD PortableRadio.ca Enabling Mobile Learning: An article about enabling mobile learning on the Educase Connect website.

M-Learning Goes Corporate and Succeeds

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As an advocate for corporate mobile learning, I’m always encouraged when I hear about a company that takes it seriously. However, there are a few exceptions, companies that have taken the plunge and they are realizing the benefits of their investment in mobile learning.

2009 Horizon Report Focus on Mobile Learning

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Yesterday the New Media Center (NMC), along with EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), released their 2009 Horizon Report. This 36-page annual report identifies Mobiles now with a time-to adoption of one year or less, from the two to three years identified in 2008. The executive report states: “Already considered as another component of the network on many campuses, mobiles continue to evolve rapidly.

When a Mobile Device Becomes a Digital Lifeline

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As of this writing, I have spent 2 weeks as and administrator and would like to reflect on how my mobile device has kept me connected to my digital spaces and my PLN. So, how do I find myself using my mobile device these days? Using Google Maps for Mobile for directions or to find local establishments.

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

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Admitting, my focus has always been on the use of these devices in a western, mainly North American school setting. However, the use of mobile devices to improve learning is beginning to spread to poor and remote areas of the world as well.

Another article on the advantages of mobile devices with classroom students

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Anyway, this article is another one that explains the results of a pilot project with mobile devices in the classroom. It’s interesting to note the ways in which learners use their devices to access content and communicate with each other. Wow, I finally wrote another post. Sorry it’s been sooooo long. Look for more posts again soon, my hiatus is over.

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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

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

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Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Read the rest at: From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Mobile Learning in India

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Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. The increasing ubiquity of the mobile phone begs for it to be used as a learning tool.

Basic mLearning with BlackBerries

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I’ll assume you… Have done up-front analysis and determined your organization has a need that can be addressed by mobile learning (mLearning). Go to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Device Simulators. The device simulator would start fine, but I was unable to use the web browser to browse web sites (ex. Open the device simulator.

The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009)

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University of Canberra, November 2009. ABSTRACT: Since July 2007 there have been more mobile phones in operation in Australia than there are people ; and when you add in the other mobile, digital devices that ordinary Australians own – such as media players, digital cameras, and portable computing devices – it is apparent that there are tremendous tools for personal and lifelong learning in the pockets of our students. Leonard Low.

Mobile Innovation – Using the Device as a Microscope

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Innovative thinkers are always finding new ways to leverage the power of the mobile device. We’ve seen the screen used for a flashlight, the device used as a compass and lots of other novelty oriented uses (just take a look at the iPhone’s app store).

A Model for Mobile Learning

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Thanks to Judy Brown for her Hotlist where I found a new book titled, “ Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training &# edited by Mohamed Ally - Athabasca University in Canada.

Learning Mobile Devices Are Not Quite New

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Mobility though, contrary to what people thought, is not something we just got with mobile electronic devices. This was when reading became "mobile." The need to move from place to place created a demand for a mobile "device" to transport the written word.

Austrian University studies Augmented Reality on mobile devices

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Daniel holds a Master in computer science and has been working on mobile augmented reality projects. One example was a tour through a campus in which users of a mobile phone could look through their mobile’s camera and actually see the buildings or rooms with certain tags on them. Another application was a museum tour in which a virtual cartoon guide would explain them certain items whenever they looked through their mobile.

September Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. September 18, 2009 Mobile Phones - So Much More Than a Phone | New Learning Playbook , September 6, 2009.

M-Learning… How do Netbooks Fit In?

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My fiance just purchased a netbook and before she even got it, I started thinking about how netbooks fit into our ongoing discussions on mobile learning. Traditionally, I’ve kept notebook computers out of my personal definition of mobile learning because they don’t really fit into the mobile culture. I think the way people behave with mobile devices and how they interact with others is really what defines mobile.

Mobile Augmented Reality – A Brief Overview

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The combination of the real physical world and the virtual world offers many possibilities for mobile learning. Students can now use their mobile device as an interface to the virtual world while walking through the real world. A new “Mobile Augmented Reality Browser” called Layar captures the real world through the mobile device’s video capture capability and provides information about the objects through real-time searches and connections to social networks.

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

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This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills. More and more Augmented Reality apps such as Wikitude connect GPS enabled and internet abled devices to Wikipedia so students can read up on the significance of a certain area, monument or exhibit while they are on location.

November Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning November 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Strategy for Mobile Devices | Learning is Change.

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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.

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.

Panlibus » Blog Archive » The past present and future of mobile learning

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Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org License « Mobile learning: What exactly is it? He spoke about a recent project at University of Glasgow, evaluating students’ use of mobile devices through automatic logging.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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The Mobile Learner , May 24, 2009 Task.fm: Text and voice reminders for students and teachers EASY! Here is the monthly top ten list for cc.mlearnopedia.com from May. Enjoy.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Top Items: Network platform integration for the new education - Golden Swamp, April 13, 2009 Create Oral Quizzes & Speech to Text Transcripts with Google Voice - Cell Phones in Learning, April 6, 2009 Solar power for your small and big mobile devices!

Reviewing 2009: Reflecting on this Blog, on PLN’s & on Using Web Tools

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Therefore, when it comes to this blog, before I can think about where the discussion will go, I want to take a look at the key themes discussed in 2009. In November 2007, using mobile devices such as cell phones or iPods for learning was considered difficult and unorthodox.

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

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Twitter Going mobile: Some twelve years or so ago I was at a conference iN hong Kong. FeedJit Sounds of the Bazaar Audioboo Recent Posts Using mobile devices in schools Going mobile Open seminar on Open Content Thoughts on Alt-C The VLE is dead (or is it?)

Panlibus » Blog Archive » Mobile learning: What exactly is it?

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Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org License « Remember OPAC Suckiness The past present and future of mobile learning » Mobile learning: What exactly is it? For a start, as Mike elaborated, mobile learning is a lot older than you think.

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

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D Looking to the future of education: learning spaces and mobile devices April 28th, 2009 | Comments | Posted in Education , Technology Hi! January 18, 2009 BETT 2009, TeachMeet & and iPhone misfortunes January 17, 2009 What if….?

Children and Mobile Learning

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Most of my attention has gone to corporate and adult mobile learning over the years, but looking through this report I can see a lot of similarities with k-12 mobile learning. Based on this report, it seems that those future adult learners will be much more acclimated to mobility and m-learning than the current generation of corporate learners (i.e. All of these factors will lead to adoption and an increased comfort level with mobile learning and mobile access in general.

Mobile Learning Part 6

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Teaching with Classroom Response Systems Resources for engaging and assessing students with clickers Home About the Blog About My Book Mobile Learning Part 6 Author: derekbruff 11 Mar Okay, one more post in the series, then it’s back to some discussion of “old-fashioned&# clickers.