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. June was a good month for m4Lit.

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6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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” Mobile technologies bring efficiencies in businesses and are beginning to impact operational strategy. Effective leaders use technology, which includes IT, to strengthen the customer experience and eliminate costly internal distortions.

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 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.

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UNESCO report on mobiles for teacher support

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All viable options, including digital technologies, need to be leveraged to achieve this goal. The projects, implemented through a partnership between UNESCO and Nokia (now part of Microsoft), aimed to explore how mobile learning technologies can support teacher development.

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

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Wozniak will be speaking about “will discuss education, emerging technologies, and his vision for the future of technology and society.&# (American Banking & Market News, February 28, 2011).

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?


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? Reference - Weblog Case Study

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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.”

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.

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.

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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!

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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.

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

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Go to related article » Technology Teaching ideas based on New York Times content. See all in Technology » See all lesson plans » Overview | Can cellphones serve as effective instructional tools in the classroom? In such places, cellphones are becoming the truly universal technology.

June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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

Quick guide to low cost ICT devices for 3rd world


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.

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.

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?

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.&#.

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.”)

2010 Forecasts

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In fact, Tech Crunch 's Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010 , over half of them are mobile. I intended to write a blog entry in late December with my predictions for mobile learning in 2010, but somehow never found the time.

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.

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.

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.

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. This is my “brag pack&# for 2010. Read the one for 2009. What I did.

Mobile Learning

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It makes use of the fast growing technology of small gadgets doing big things (or more things anyway!). The devices used can include any small handheld technologies including; mobile phones, Sony PSPs, Nintendo DS, mp3/mp4 players, small electronic notebooks etc.

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.

Enhance Your Study with Mobile Learning |

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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. 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.

Mobile Learning

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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: [.]

Mobile Learning;Lessons learnt from the eLearning Africa 2010 -

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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. What Technology and Tools Help Change TCs?Join

My Top Ten Mobile Learning Tools 2009 | Mashed Articles

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog

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The mobile phone, however, has become the single most widespread information and communication technology tool today.

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.

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