Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools

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Because traditional e-learning has mostly been about presentations and activities designed by expert instructors, distributed to learners via desktop and laptop screens, we tend to forget the power of the

Podcasting Activities | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Podcasting Activities 12 09 2006 When is a podcast not just a podcast? That’s not a riddle… podcasts can be used as a medium for a number of research and learning activities. The Moving at the Speed of Creativity blog just published this great list of some podcasting activity ideas and suggestions.

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Infographics for Social Media

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… busy executives want to keep up with their staff, but simply don’t have time for in-person meetings, calls, and other time-consuming activities.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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It publishes interactive eLearning content as HTML5 so you can run them on iPads and also features a ‘HTML5 tracker’ that highlights activities that are not supported on tablets. You can choose to either replace the activity with something your table supports or else you will need to drop it.

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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. Call for Action (CfA) is an intensive studio seminar on contemporary technologies and activism. I just read an interesting post on MobileActive.

New Research on Student's and Cell Phone Use

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Active mobile video users grew by 57% from 2008 to 2009, from 11.2 Tags: research The annual Speak Up Report (Download Speak Up Press Release 2009 ) has emerged with some interesting data sourrounding mobile devices. The results are excellent news for teachers and schools considering mobile devices in learning! Below are a few of the findings from the report.

Mobile Learning Research Workshop

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I’ve been kindly invited a mobile learning research workshop at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in a couple of weeks, facilitated by Laurel Dyson and Andrew Litchfield, members of the Technology and Education Design and Development (TEDD) Research Group at UTS. Laurel and Andrew have been involved with quite a bit of recent research into mobile learning, with a summary of their research contained in this ASCILITE paper: [link].

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

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create complex learning activities (i.e. search for current events or search for links to other websites offering information to topics that they are researching. It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform.

The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

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Mobile Learning is being loosely attributed to any learning activity that is not location bound, which is very surprising! Their research suggests that while the uptake of mLearning has been low (between 30% and 40% in the US and Europe); the good news is that it is growing.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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While the millenials lap up technology faster than others, the ‘older’ generations are also beginning to use mobile technology for daily activities like. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.

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

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A gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them, is anything but inevitable. However that might change very soon if we are to believe research conducted by McKinsey & Company.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

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In healthcare, text messaging interventions, which have been widely reviewed in the literature, have been used successfully to address everything from diabetes management, weight loss, and physical activity to smoking cessation and medication adherence.

5 Tips for a Successful Mobile Relationship

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Plan Activities Together: Schedule activities in people’s zip codes. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research NewsletterValentine’s Day is near and romance is in the air.

Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning - Educational Research

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Mobile, Scholarly Research | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile, Scholarly Research 7 09 2006 Thanks to my colleague Marg, who pointed me in the direction of this peer-reviewed paper, “The new mobile scholar and effective use of ICT&# (Bills, Holliman et al. A number of mobile learning activities can be extrapolated from this detailed and interesting article on scholarly mobility.

Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning - Educational Research

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Use Cases for a Work based Mobile Learning Environment These use cases have been developed as both as part of our research into designing a WoMbLE and in pursuit of funding possibilities.

Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

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Knowing the advantages that mobile technology brings to the field, researchers in Australia set out to determine if text messaging could help heart disease patients manage their condition. Mobile Research Studies Text Messaging

SMS Nation: July Edition

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A new text messaging program called “Tip 411” allows Texas residents to anonymously report illicit drug activity to the D.E.A. Industry News Live SMS Chat Mobile Research News & Updates Reports Text Messaging

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MobiMOOC 2011 - a summary

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This one was the first ever focussed on mobile learning, initiated by the endlessly energetic Inge De Waal ( @ignatia) , for the uninitiated) is The aim was: ‘Getting you up-to-date with mobile learning and providing the tools to plan, develop and implement a mobile learning solution in different environments via collaboratively discussing and exchanging knowledge through a variety of learning activities.’

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

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It follows that a focus on children and on greater equity leads to an active and reflective engagement with the potential and challenges of ICT for development, targeting in particular marginalized children.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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Harvard researchers published a 2013 study illustrating how texting increases enrollment. Additional research suggests that texting can help students focus academically. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer.

Location Blogging for Free without Software!

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After much research I have found a great and free web2.0 Finally! application that couples with cell phones for location blogging. It is called Flagr. Flagr allows anyone to create an account.

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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Google research from September 2011 showed not only that Australia is number two in the world for smartphone ownership (behind only Singapore), but that Australians also download more apps than users in the US and UK ([link]. What has the impact been of all of this activity?

eModeration Station

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But in a recent fit of (late) spring cleaning, I decided to sort out my mobile learning bookmarks in delicious, in preparation for some research I’m doing on the topic. It´s important to explore learners´ perceptions of the activity, and to debrief.

Open Standards for m-learning?

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We have been working with researchers and techies in UK, USA and Europe trying to understand the options, and build them into real apps which have been deployed across over 20 nations, via iTunes and Play app stores.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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And like it or not, maybe that is the reason for women finally being included in economic activities. Below is the presentation that I gave at the Girl Geek Dinner in Cape Town , 4 May, about women, mobiles ( mwomen ) and exciting possibilities.

Location Moblogging.Resources? I've exhausted my search.

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I got the idea to start researching "loco mobloging" or location mobile blogging, where you can use your cell phone to immediately pinpoint your location on a map and post to the internet. Health students could document their athletic activities and see the results online. From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!),

Literacy, gender and mobiles

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Cultural norms can make it difficult for girls to leave home in order to attend literacy trainings or participate in outreach activities. Research and case studies can change this – in fact this perception is already changing. At the 2015 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, I sat on a panel about literacy. Below are my speaking notes. Thank you to Ms Saniye Gülser Corat, Director for Gender Equality at UNESCO, for moderating the panel.

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

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Data from the Pew Research Center indicates that going online is no longer about using a desktop or laptop. Pew’s research also shows that: Other than their phones, 15% of Americans have limited options for accessing online services.

5 Tips to Launch Your Mobile Campaign

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Use text messages to activate and remind people. It’s important to be thinking about activating supporters with mobile during the planning stages of the campaign. Blog Mobile Resources and ResearchMichael Sabat is the VP of Account Management and Business Development here at Mobile Commons. In this post, he discusses 5 practical steps that non-profits can use to launch their own mobile campaigns.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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Harvard researchers published a 2013 study illustrating how texting increases enrollment. Additional research suggests that texting can help students focus academically. Consider the range of activities that a text message campaign can be used for—textbook rentals and returns, last-minute schedule changes, and even student rallies—and you can see why the mobile revolution is not just here to stay, it’s changing the face of higher education for the better.

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The use of iTouches as a research tool is seamlessly integrated into the curriculum in this project. The kids hardly seem aware of the technology, and instantly recognise its use as a research tool and learning aid. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This!

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

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Almost three-quarters of teens have access to a smartphone, and 80 percent of them say a phone number for texting is the first thing they share with new friends, according to the Pew Research Center Teens Relationships Survey. Text messaging is the go-to means of communication for teenagers.

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Erik Duval’s Weblog

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The aim of this track is to document the state-of-the-art in content for digital libraries and to discuss the main open research issues, so that more effective progress can be made in this area. Erik Duval’s Weblog Learning Objects, Metadata, Interoperability and … me!

Research & Instruction Services » Blog Archive » “Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility,” the 2010 ELI Online Spring Focus Session

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Using SMS to Aid Pre-Surgery Compliance and Post-Surgery Recovery

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Text messaging can help patients become an active participant in the surgery process by acting as a checklist, a personal nurse, and a gateway to professionals all at the same time. The long lists of dos and don’ts prior to a surgery can sometimes cause patients to neglect a crucial step.

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Contextual Content: How to Adapt Your Mobile Marketing Strategy for Text Messaging

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As Sheryl Kingstone, research director at Yankee Group, points out, “It takes 90 minutes for the average person to respond to an email. If your brand is using text messaging to reach out to consumers, there are two basic premises to be aware of.

Get People to Do What You Want Them To by Turning Your Everyday Outreach into a Game

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But last summer, when DoSomething.org wanted to catalyze an especially intense outpouring of activism in a short period of time, they decided to ramp up their SMS campaign. Visitors who sign in and become active on Samsung National tend to explore our Web site much more, learning about our company, our products, and our content,” Samsung’s social media marketing manager, Esteban Contreras, is quoted in the article as saying.

My New Book: Help Your Child Learn with Cell Phones Coming in JUNE!

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The book is an easy read with many examples of activities. Some ideas in the book include documenting learning on family trips, everyday activities where learning can occur via cell phone, using parent's own phones for learning activities, and safety.