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

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Mobile Devices mobile shopping mobile technology sales enablement 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.

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

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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. The symposium was called Clean Green and Mobile – Making Technology Work for the Poor. Uncategorized bbc kontax m4Lit world bankJune was a good month for m4Lit.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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” Mobile technologies bring efficiencies in businesses and are beginning to impact operational strategy. It says – “CIOs concentrating on IT as a force of operational automation, integration and control are losing ground to executives who see technology as a business amplifier and source of innovation. They are using technology to ‘amplify’ the enterprise.”

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

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Technology aimed at making consumers more financially savvy isn’t new – programs such as Mint.com are a popular choice for people who are trying to save more money. But a new program called Digit is changing that intersection of money and technology. Digit is a proactive banking tool that uses text messaging to help users save money, rather than just tracking their spending habits.

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

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Gone is a San Francisco-based startup backed by $1 million in venture funding from the likes of MasterCard and Silicon Valley Bank. Likewise, services such as banking tool Digit and a digital personal assistant called Cloe use text messaging as their primary interface to communicate with customers. So, what has been propping up the popularity of text messaging?

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

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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. by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ). I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phones

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? Those nice folks at icrossing have updated their infographic summarising mobile operating systems all over the world. I use it often.

mLearning-World.com: Reference - Weblog Case Study

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by Dresdner Kleinwort investment bank in Germany. 12:33 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Education for the iPod Generation The world of personalized, on demand educational technology. mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0 learing+2.0 Thanks for the nice post! New Le. Training. iTunes 7.7

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

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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. Prof Mike Sharples (Open University) put forward the single, strongest point on mobile learning: that it needs to be led by pedagogy and not technology. Period.

The UNESCO years: A brief review

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The goal of the mobile learning team, which I led, was to provide insight and expert guidance to Member States on how to practically leverage mobile technologies to help achieve the Education for All goals. A World Bank review noted “this series of papers is highly recommended reading.” Learning “on the ground”: Practical projects. Spreading the word: Advocacy.

How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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As Ken Banks, a lead mobile technologist who has lived and worked with mobile technology in Africa since the 1990’s, points out, “Every mobile phone can do text messaging. Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone.

SMS Nation: August Edition

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And while the generation has experienced some pushback for letting their fast flying fingers do the talking, the use of technology has not mitigated the generation’s social skills. Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! Summer is now in full swing – and while the weather continues to delivers warm days, we’re serving up what’s hottest in the press in terms of text messaging news.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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Smartphone technology and wireless mobile applications migrated to the only necessary computing device–the human brain. MobileBeyond The Future of Mobile Communications Home About MobileBeyond Contact MB Subscribe The Day Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merged February 23, 2010 Neural Net The day started like any other, sun rising, Earth spinning, Moon in orbit.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School By SANDHYA NANKANI AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO George Osodi/Associated Press At an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, cellphones appear in great profusion, as they do throughout poorer lands. What are the drawbacks?

New Study Shows that Planned Parenthood’s Live Text Chat Program Relieves Teen Anxiety

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The study, titled “Using Chat and Text Technologies to Answer Sexual and Reproductive Health Questions: Planned Parenthood Pilot Study,” shows that the program is particularly useful in relieving the anxiety of the most vulnerable populations: young and minority teens. And a live, anonymous expert? All Posts Blog Customer News health Nonprofit npo Press Text Messages Use Cases

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.

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.

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

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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? 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

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

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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.&#. As discussed in prior research, Apple remains the primary beneficiary of this technology transition which is increasingly coming at the expense of PC vendors (Acer, HPQ, etc).&#. - uLearning

Déjà Vu

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I have been involved in learning using technology since 1979 and heard that microcomputers were a fad, the Internet was nothing but porn, and now how terrible cell phones are. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”) All the current controversy about mobile learning in schools seems very familiar. Students use these devices and throw them away.

2010 Forecasts

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In fact, Tech Crunch 's Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010 , over half of them are mobile. 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. Bottom line today is that the questions are no longer "why?" but "how?".

Mobile learning at the Nigeria Summit

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It has fundamentally changed the way that people communicate, socialise, do business, bank and farm. My particular focus at UNESCO is mobile learning : how mobile technology can be used to improve teaching, learning and effective administration. I was honored to sit on a panel at The Economist’s Nigeria Summit 2013 in Lagos. Below are my speaking notes. Education challenges.

James' Blog: Mobile Learning for the Working World

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The bank teller, for example, spends the majority of their day at their teller window. They may be working to move up the career ladder in their bank or they may be simply trying to keep up the ongoing changes with the banks services. Banks have typically met this need with a combination of classroom and technology-delivered learning events. Additionally, a mobile device that will get thousands of hours of use over four years seems cost justified. But what about the world of work? First, how mobile is the worker? I doesnt appear to me that they do.

The promise of Mobile Learning is real…but it may not be what you thought it was. |

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December 10, 2009 By David Milliken Let’s start with two very different perspectives: 1) Mobile learning leverages today’s smart phone technologies to deliver a unique experience to the user. A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to explore Mobile Learning concepts and application with some of the definitive experts in the space, including researchers at ADL Co-Labs and practitioners from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. The bank has benefitted by significantly reducing the time to completion and certification for about 20% of the 60,000 employees that it targeted.

2010: A year in review

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I have presented on m4Lit at TEDx Soweto ( watch video ) and Tech4Africa , eLearning Africa in Zambia, and twice at the World Bank in Washington. I recently gave a thematic keynote at the Open Innovation Africa Summit in Kenya, and at the International Seminar on Mobile Technologies for Learning and Development in Barcelona. This is my “brag pack&# for 2010. What I did.

Mobile Learning

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Freelance Writing Jobs | Todays Articles | Sign In Browse Sections Home Technology Mobile Technology Mobile Learning Jan 17, 2011 Antonia Sidgwick mobile phone - Niklas Bildhauer A brief look into the positives and negatives of mobile learning and how this technology could advance learning techniques. What is it? What are its benefits? What are the Issues? suite101.fr

Methods & Practices

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Although technology exists to do almost anything in this regard there are several factors that we normally try to identify. The optimum way to employ any technology based learning program is to define the optimum point in the “cost-utility” curve. There are numerous ways to run a program and many opportunities to implement m-learning without breaking the bank. Here are some basic ideas that we normally raise when we have this discussion: If the program is for a defined platform (i.e. Keep the app simple so there is minimal user inertia. Emantras Inc.

Enhance Your Study with Mobile Learning | tusaw.com

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It contains ubiquitous handheld technologies, together with wireless and mobile phone networks, to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of learning. Mobile learning is based on new technology while the traditional courseware can also be shared with the help of some other easy-to-use tools. out of 5) The Enduring Style, Quality, and Technology of Grohe Faucets (0.00

eLearning Roadtrip: Mobile learning at last?

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Location-based services that can ride on the same technology infrastructures are making it possible to “smart-find” the ATM, restaurant, or service provider of choice, just as one can get directions while driving across town. » March 04, 2009 Mobile learning at last? Portable, relatively inexpensive personal GPS (global position services) devices continue to proliferate. Which.I

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In preparing for my presentation, I listed several ways in which clicker technology often enhances teaching practices. which has received attention sciencegeekgirl » Classroom Clickers and the Cost of Technology: [.] Those sciencegeekgirl » Classroom Clickers and the Cost of Technology: [.] I thought I would share some of my thoughts here on the blog.

Mobile Learning;Lessons learnt from the eLearning Africa 2010 - telecentre.org

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John Traxler ,Learning Lab ,UK gave the first presentation entitled Learning with ‘Appropriate ‘Technology : PC Labs or Mobile Phones. In his presentation, the speaker stated that It is important and urgent to debate and discuss the issue of ‘development’ in relation to e-learning and the issue of ‘appropriate’ technology in relation to e-learning, and especially to debate and discuss these issues in relation to each other. The speaker stated that Computers, multimedia and mobile technologies are at the forefront of the education environment. Join the Discussion!

My Top Ten Mobile Learning Tools 2009 | Mashed Articles

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Home Policy RSS Mashed Articles When articles speak for themselves « Howto Read CHM (compiled HTML) file in Ubuntu / debian Linux My Top Ten Mobile Learning Tools 2009 admin, 19 August 2009, No comments Categories: Information Technology , Learning (No Ratings Yet) Loading. Earlier this year I ditched my Nokia N73 for an iPhone. Anyone who knows me, knows I have ‘issues’ with the iPhone. Probably because I was a power user of my Nokia N73. I had a great data plan, my google maps and mail, Opera browser and my slovoed French dictionary. Sorted.

How CLOs Can Use Mobile Learning | Talent Management Playbook | Fast Company

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Open a 12-month CD from GMAC Bank. See how NECs cutting-edge technology is being applied to solve todays challenges. RSS Email: * Password: * Sign In Using Facebook Password? Sign Up ); document.write( ); Print FC Expert Blog How CLOs Can Use Mobile Learning BY FC Expert Blogger Jeanne Meister Wed Mar 4, 2009 at 5:44 PM This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that experts views alone. By all accounts, mobile learning, termed “m-learning”, is on fire as anew method of accessing learning. More content will be available via mobile learning.

Five Types of Mobile Learning

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However, assessing the impact of smart phones on student learning is a bit like assessing the impact of chalkboards on student learning–it all depends on how the technology is used. Jones asking, “ What would it take to demonstrate the academic value of handheld computing? “ My answer: Research on the impact of smart phones on student engagement and student learning.

Mobile learning gaining traction

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Students tend to be out and about for a reason and the free time they have occurs in short bursts such as sitting on a bus, waiting for a friend or queuing in bank. A first step, as always has been the picking of low lying fruit. The prime use of VLEs initially was as (still is?) a repository of course documents and administrative information and such a trend is now being replicated in the mobile space. A more difficult job is implementing projects that change the way students learn and thus require faculty to teach in a different manner. The use of podcasts is becoming widespread.

Building an ICT-Rich Environment | ICT and TLC

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If you are unfamiliar with the concept of QR Codes, click here to read a previous post about this technology. With all your expertise with mobile technologies, this sounds like a magnificent opportunity for your students. ICT and TLC A blog designed to document new discoveries in ICT, share resources and reflect on the most important part of ICT - the people behind it!

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The mobile phone, however, has become the single most widespread information and communication technology tool today. ” Lessons learned from this experiment will contribute to AKU-IED, EA’s ongoing research in information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education, conducted in partnership with the universities of Calgary and Cambridge. per cent in Canada and 61.7

Relevant Science: "Mobile Learning: Trends and Challenges"

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Prior to starting Project K-Nect,, I held a variety of positions in the education technology sector from a number of firms including with Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. My name is Mark Hess and I currently serve as the principal of Sarah Banks Middle School. Banks is a suburban Detroit, 6-8 school, with 900 students. Please start submitting them now. Eastern. my 6 yr.

Mobile Learning: Cellular Phones as Learning Tools « Compassion in Politics: Christian Social Entrepreneurship, Education Innovation, & Base of the Pyramid/BOP Solutions

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Mobile Phones, Mobile Minds The Mobile Learning Dilemma (and a few cool tools) Reminder – International data on your mobile phone is a bad idea Categories: e-learning Tagged: e-learning technology , mobile learning 0 responses so far ↓ There are no comments yet.Kick things off by filling out the form below. The world of mLearning and mEducation is certainly growing.

ACU's iPhone initiative: a year later

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It wasnt a blind move, or a gimmick; it was the result of much research, planning, and even a faculty contest to submit ideas for implementing technology -- namely, the iPhone -- into the curriculum in ways which would be beneficial, non-distracting and begin to chip away at the age-old paradigms of the lecture hall. While I was there, I was impressed with the rapid expansion of computer labs, online education, student tech support, distance learning, and other education-related technological developments. Second, nothing was mandated. Were certainly seeing some of that happen."