Time to Teach Students How to Bank via Cell Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

Well, ready or not mobile banking is here! Sites such as Obopay allow anyone to sign up and create a mobile banking account. The mobile banking allows anyone to send or accept money by sending a text message on a cell phone. R U Ready???

Time to Teach Students How to Bank via Cell Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

Well, ready or not mobile banking is here! Sites such as Obopay allow anyone to sign up and create a mobile banking account. The mobile banking allows anyone to send or accept money by sending a text message on a cell phone. R U Ready???

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m4Lit on the BBC (again!) and at the World Bank

Steve Vosloo

The World Bank’s infoDev programme held it’s annual symposium in Washington DC and I was invited to sit on a panel to discuss the m4Lit project. Uncategorized bbc kontax m4Lit world bankJune was a good month for m4Lit.

How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

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One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. How Sweden’s blood banks use text messaging to engage donors.

Mobile Ordering And Payments: Will The Large Banks Miss The Boat?

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile payment methods have not made as much progress as expected, but research suggests paying with cash and credit cards will soon be a thing of the past. Mobile Devices mobile shopping mobile technology sales enablement

Most Innovative Companies in the Mobile Space

Mobile Learning Edge

08 / JPMorgan Chase – For integrating novel mobile apps into consumer banking. Fast Company has produced their list of the “world’s most innovative companies&# for 2011. At the top of the list are Apple, Twitter and Facebook.

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

Steve Vosloo

Look to M-Novels is a guest blog post that I wrote for the World Bank’s Educational Technology Debate. Book-Poor, but Mobile Phone-Rich?

The Challenges of Being a Sustainable Edtech Venture – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

Payment can be made by credit card, airtime or bank transfer. Image: CC by Trevor Samson / World Bank. Earlier this month I attended FUTUR.E.S in Africa in Casablanca, the first event to connect French, Moroccan and African digital ecosystems.

Quick guide to low cost ICT devices for 3rd world

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For several years, those nice people at infoDev / World Bank have been keeping a (slowly aging) list of excellent, low cost technology cheap and robust enough to be used in the developing world. Great list – but almost impossible to keep uptodate. Especially when it comes to Mobile. Growth of mobile phones, and connectivity via mobile networks has massively leapfrogged the non-mobile.

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June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Here is the monthly top ten list for cc.mlearnopedia.com from June. Enjoy. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

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1:1 Educational Computing Initiatives — Lessons learned and confirmed at the Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2014

Steve Vosloo

The event was hosted by the Korean Ministry of Education and the World Bank, along with KERIS, UNESCO Bangkok and Intel.

Creating Killer ICT4D Content – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

The Nutrition Knowledge Bank is an open access library of free to use nutrituion content. Creating killer content is critical to ICT4D success. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of incentives to go online because of a lack of relevant or attractive content.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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A2P SMS Market: Rising Adoption in Banking and Finance Sector as Mobile Subscribers Soar Drives Market Growth Across the Globe This new industry report concludes that A2P SMS “is in high demand in several end-use industries” – including retail, banking, travel, healthcare, entertainment, and media.

Algorithmic Accountability is Possible in ICT4D

Steve Vosloo

During recent discussions on AI at the World Bank the point was raised that because some big data analysis methods are opaque, policymakers may need a lot of convincing to use them. In education Michael Trucano of the World Bank asks : “What is the net impact on transparency within an education system when we advocate for open data but then analyze these data (and make related decisions) with the aid of ‘closed’ algorithms?”

Personalized learning: Hype or Help?

Steve Vosloo

Image: © CC-BY-NC-ND Charlotte Kesl / World Bank. The promise of digitally-enabled personalized learning dates back to the 1960s. As with many early predictions, it took decades before the potential began to be realized.

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Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing

Mobile Commons

Digit is a proactive banking tool that uses text messaging to help users save money, rather than just tracking their spending habits. Digit creates a new savings account for users that has access to their existing bank account.

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

Steve Vosloo

by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ). I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. 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 phones

Six Practices for Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

It’s a really cool project, basically what happens when a UX company – UX Information Technologies – teams up with city government – the Maputo Municipal Council – and gets support from the World Bank.

Five Traits of Low-literate Users: Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

McCourtie / World Bank. We know that the first step to good human-centered design is understanding your user. IDEO calls this having an empathy mindset, the “capacity to step into other people’s shoes, to understand their lives, and start to solve problems from their perspectives.”

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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SMS: Powering communication in the financial services industry SMS messaging gives banks an unrivaled ability to reach every customer.

UNESCO report on mobiles for teacher support

Steve Vosloo

This, in itself, is noteworthy (as reported in the World Bank’s World Development Report 2018 ), as teacher digital literacy is crucial for mobile learning.

Tech in Africa – your weekend long reads

Steve Vosloo

Image: © CC-BY-NC-ND Arne Hoel / World Bank. The rapid uptake of mobile technology in Africa has, for some time, been the source of much excitement. In less than twenty years the continent “leapfrogged” landline telecommunications to enlist half a billion mobile subscribers.

Your Weekly Mobile News

Mobile Commons

Here’s how Facebook Messenger will change banking – Chat bots will help banks automate tasks further by making it seamless for the users to submit inquiries.

First thoughts on #iPhone4S and #iOS5 Apple event -from an Educator #Slide2learn #ADEANZ #ADEuc8ors

uLearning Blog

iOS 5 however has many great new free features – like wireless syncing and the notifications upgrade – more than enough to be totally thrilled by I should point out to those who were banking on the iPhone five rumours. Just reading thru some of the details about the announcements overnight – now 500,000 apps – oops, I mean 500,000 potential learning resources. I’ve been thinking what’s in it for educators – not much this time.

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India And The Mobile Internet Revolution

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Already, telecom providers in India bank hugely on selling content in varied forms to their users. While doing some research, I came across this interesting article ‘Can India lead the mobile-internet revolution?’ registration required) that McKinsey published in February of this year.

Evidence of #Post-PC transition: iPad cannibalisation of PCs predicted to be over 30% already #slide2learn #Edutechebate

uLearning Blog

Under the heading ‘ Bleak outlook for tablets outside of iPad’ , this article quotes Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore who has “ announced slashed PC growth estimates, from initial 9 percent year-over-year growth in 2011 to just 4 percent, primarily due to weakness in the consumer market due to cannibalization by smartphones and iPads.&#.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

A fact supported by the recent news that Barclays, one of the world’s largest banks, has just bought 8,500 iPads for use by their branch staff!

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Déjà Vu

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”) All the current controversy about mobile learning in schools seems very familiar.

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

As part of the recent launch of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (8 million hits from mobile devices in the first 24 hours proved demand for learning on-the-go), the government there is focusing heavily on training to ensure teachers get the most out of the resource ( @t_shawki ).

2010 Forecasts

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Already, several financial service firms such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo are exploring using mobile phones to deliver compliance training, product training and performance support/on-the-job aids.

Your Weekly OTT, Secure Messaging & Healthcare News

Mobile Commons

Chat app Line makes over $270 million a year from selling stickers – Line is banking more than $20M per month selling sticker packs, which typically trade for $1-2 for sets of 12-18, according to data from the company.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Search for everything we need just in time, - finding locations/directions instantly, - news, ebooks, sports updates, - social networking, facebook, twitter, - banking & shopping, - face time / video calls.

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How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

Mobile Commons

Gone is a San Francisco-based startup backed by $1 million in venture funding from the likes of MasterCard and Silicon Valley Bank. Digit is set up to help users save money by establishing a new savings account linked to an existing bank account.

Mobile market share 2011 – really?

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Further exceptions: statcounter doesn’t track WAP sites, yet most of the huge rise in mobile banking and mobile data use in Africa and India is driven by this technology. Fascinating overview of mobile operating system market share - but is it real?

Mobile learning at the Nigeria Summit

Steve Vosloo

It has fundamentally changed the way that people communicate, socialise, do business, bank and farm. I was honored to sit on a panel at The Economist’s Nigeria Summit 2013 in Lagos. The panel was titled SKILLS AND EDUCATION – DEVELOPING NIGERIA’S PEOPLE POWER.

A Mobile Scavenger Hunt with Goose Chase!

Cell Phones in Learning

The games consist of many missions can include GPS location (go to the local bank!), I recently came across a new app called Goose Chase that allows teachers to set up a mobile scavenger hunt! There is a wonderful no-cost plan that teachers can take full advantage of.

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Why Capital One Is Using SMS Instead of Facebook: “We Want to Go Where the People Are”

Mobile Commons

A bank sending personalized account information could conflict with US privacy laws. When Capital One wanted to create a new chatbot, they chose an unusual way to do it. Rather than launch over an app like Facebook Messenger or Skype, Capital One launched their new bot using SMS.

Pew Study Shows that Texting Outpaces All Other Cell Phone Functions

Mobile Commons

Today’s cell phones allow people do everything on the go: check their bank account, send emails, take photos, look up their favorite restaurants. But a recent Pew Report shows that when it comes to a phone’s various functions, users in almost every age category overwhelmingly prefer to use their phones for text messaging. 80% of cell phone owners use the text message function on their phone, compared to 56% who use it to access the internet and 50% who use it to check their email.

Perpetual motion

mLearning World

Over time, Teachers can record training videos of sessions & techniques to create a bank of personalised learning resources that they can access in and out of the kitchens to enhance course content and delivery.