Where are we at on the road to Ubiquitous Computing & uLearning? – an update

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Future uLearning bluetooth kinect leap network perceptualRecently I’ve re-visited the topic that was the very founding-theme of this here education and technology blog – that being, what does the dawning of a ubiquitous computing era mean for learning?

These are the Worlds 1st iBeacon Schools

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Connectivism Future mlearn mlearning bluetooth ibeacon (Reblogged from my Beaconsforeducation.com site).

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Two new ubiquitous technologies for Education

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Google Glass – this falls into the current trend of ‘wearable’ technology – where a supplementary device like a watch or glasses communicate with your smartphone by bluetooth.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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digital compass, gyroscope, audio, dual cameras, bluetooth, proximity, etc), we will actually create better learning experiences on mobile, as compared to what we have today through desktop eLearning. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

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Kids, Mobiles and the what it all means

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I know at my school, up to a third of upper students have them - even if only a percentage have camera's or bluetooth capability, there still may be 100 or more mobile devices in my school every day - certainly swamps the 5 PDA's I have access to.

Response to a PC-era’s review of the XO Tablet

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At OLPC News there are a few good articles overviewing the XO Tablet and what it means for learners and well as One Laptop per Child’s overall program.

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

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Despite minimum technical knowledge, urban youth in India hungry for entertainment content traversed as many as 19 steps to Bluetooth music, videos and comedy clips between phones and PCs. We know that the first step to good human-centered design is understanding your user.

Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead

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We placed small Bluetooth LE beacons (similar to iBeacon) around the museum, and developed an app that allows visitors to get extra information on their phones as they walk around the exhibits. What''s the future of mobile learning? Which trends should we be watching, and which ones are nonsense? What about NFC / iBeacons / Geofencing? How to get started with m-learning?

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My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

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The Playbook comes with the BlackBerry Bridge app, which allows you to connect over Bluetooth to your BlackBerry smartphone to gain access to e-mail, calendars and messenger.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

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For example if you find a web page in the browser that you’d like to share on the Xoom, just tap the "Share page" option and you are presented with all apps that are capable of sharing, for example Twitter, TweetDeck, Facebook, Evernote, Gmail, etc, even Bluetooth is there as a sharing option. For the last 3 weeks, I have been Tweeting and Blogging about my experience with the new Motorola Xoom Tablet, which is the very first Tablet sporting Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb.

What the iPhone OS 3.0 could mean for mobile learning

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On Apple’s website the 6 new main features are the ability to make purchases within an app, the Apple push notification service, peer to peer connectivity, embedded maps, remote access or remote control via Bluetooth or the 30-pin dock connector. The peer to peer connectivity enables users of iPhones to communicate with each other via Bluetooth. You will be able to remote-control other devices via Bluetooth or the 30-pin connection.

What we can learn from “mobile cheaters”

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Sometimes small Bluetooth ear pieces, sometimes sophisticated mobile phones with internet access and sometimes simply regular mobile phones and text messages. The last few weeks I kept reading news messages about Chinese students who were cheating on exams in school. They would use all sorts of mobile technology to get the information they needed.

In Praise of “The New iPad 4G HD 3”

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million pixels) Faster A5X processor & quad core graphics support Standard Wi-Fi and optional 4G/LTE high-speed modem Improved cameras (front & back) with image stabilization Content capture at true 1080p HD Bluetooth 4.0 Yesterday was a banner day in the tech biz as Apple unveiled their third generation tablet device to an eager audience and overall market.

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GPS Mission: For once a free, fun and working GPS game

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The mobiles obviously do need GPS or an external GPS device (via Bluetooth). Today I reviewed GPS Mission on the iPhone, which is a GPS-based user-powered mobile game. Once registered the user can access or create missions around his locations. For instance, I saw that someone created a photo safari around my town. The goal of that particular mission was to find certain objects of interest, make photos and put them online.

iPhone 4 – not much for educators? (updated)

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bluetooth keyboard support – now this might be a big one for students – what does everyone think? While I wait for a decent Android tablet to ship (be it iPod touch or iPad sized), I’ll instead post here about the just released info on the iPhone 4 and its OS (iOS4).

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So what are these super popular tablet computers capable of anyway?

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iBrainstorm allows other devices (iPhones or iPod touches as you’d expect from this platform) to connect via bluetooth and create their own sticky-notes which can be passed to the main iPad with a flick of the finger.

Students share their experiences of m-learning

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Dean relates that not only did the students handle these tough questions, but they were even able to facilitate a hands-on learning experience, demonstrating to these educators how they shared files via Bluetooth.

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

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Many cell phones that kids are carrying around have bluetooth and cameras as well. As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series.

mLearning-World.com: Christmas Wish List - The Ultimate mLearning Package

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VAIO® UX Bluetooth® GPS Receiver Hit the open road for your next mission and leave your maps at home. Using this Bluetooth® GPS receiver*, you can turn your UX Micro PC into a portable navigation assistant. Hi, here’s some more info on the HOLUX GPSlim240 Wireless Bluetooth GPS receiver The compact size and practical design of the GPSlim240 makes it both easy to carry and also wearable across the chest, making the style-conscious user look even more stylish.

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Radio Show #3: Cell Phone Cameras for Curriculum-Based Learning

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what with the bluetooth and picture messaging Liz Kolb:iReport@cnn.com Liz Kolb:politics@cbseyemobile.com Liz Kolb:[link] Peggy_G:excellent response about ways to redefine the assignments to make them more open-ended to encourage conversation Liz Kolb:[link] Peggy_G:Oh I love the addition of Geek of Week for Mobile :-) Peggy_G:what a fun, motivating vocabulary activity with jumblr.tv!

Radio Show #3: Cell Phone Cameras for Curriculum-Based Learning

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what with the bluetooth and picture messaging Liz Kolb:iReport@cnn.com Liz Kolb:politics@cbseyemobile.com Liz Kolb:[link] Peggy_G:excellent response about ways to redefine the assignments to make them more open-ended to encourage conversation Liz Kolb:[link] Peggy_G:Oh I love the addition of Geek of Week for Mobile :-) Peggy_G:what a fun, motivating vocabulary activity with jumblr.tv!

Inspiration! Bravo to Craik School in Craik, SK.

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2) The teacher, Carla, enjoyed learning about student cell phone culture and embraced the new knowledge by using it in her assignments (such as the bluetooth function that her students taught her). Yesturday, Dean Shareski invited me to watch the 13-14 year old students from Craik School in Craik, SK. present about their experiences using cell phones in their language arts classroom.

Inspiration! Bravo to Craik School in Craik, SK.

Cell Phones in Learning

2) The teacher, Carla, enjoyed learning about student cell phone culture and embraced the new knowledge by using it in her assignments (such as the bluetooth function that her students taught her). Yesturday, Dean Shareski invited me to watch the 13-14 year old students from Craik School in Craik, SK. present about their experiences using cell phones in their language arts classroom.

The other great mobile education movement

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Automatic collaboration – while there are a growing number of iPod touch apps that can use wifi or bluetooth to do some basic screen-sharing or sending of files etc, another of the distinguishing features of the XO laptop is that sharing and collaboration is built in automatically to practically every activity, even the camera.

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

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Locoblog is a great example of a blog that documents people and their locations (along with images), but you need Bluetooth and a Smartphone in order to use the service (I know many students will not have a fancy smartphone or Bluetooth). From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!), 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.

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

Cell Phones in Learning

Locoblog is a great example of a blog that documents people and their locations (along with images), but you need Bluetooth and a Smartphone in order to use the service (I know many students will not have a fancy smartphone or Bluetooth). From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!), 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.

mLearning-World.com: How Can Mobile Help Teachers?

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I have bought my wife many PDAs but the difference in the Zire Z22 is that it is SIMPLE- no games to distract her, no Bluetooth, no Internet browser.

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mLearning-World.com: 20 Ideas: Getting students to use their mobile phones as learning tools- by Doug Belshaw

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Sharing files via Bluetooth Read the entire article @ teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk

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mLearning-World.com: From Tracy and Matts Blog - Apple iPhone

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inches Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi Input method Multi-touch Operating system OS X Storage 4GB or 8GB GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900) Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0

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Day 3 of Go Mobile! mlearning summit in Zambia

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I didn’t know that I could blue-something [bluetooth] a picture to a friend.&#. The last day of the Go Mobile! Using Mobile Learning to Teach 21st Century Skills summit in Lusaka was about reflecting on what had been learned, what is wanted, what are the challenges and the way forward in Zambia. What have you learned? On the first day the delegates did not think much of mlearning: they basically saw cellphones as a nuisance to education.

Mobile phones in the MFL classroom - Box of Tricks

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The finished work can then be sent to my laptop via Bluetooth and shared with the group. Sending files via Bluetooth For the last couple of years the students have recorded their Presentations for their GCSE speaking exams using Audacity.

mLearning-World.com: Top 10 Freeware Apps for M-Learning- from mLearning @edublogs

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BUZZeeBee (formerly ProximityMail ) for Windows Mobile PDAs: allows spontaneous, ad-hoc creation of wirelessly connected, proximal messaging groups, using free Bluetooth technology.

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Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Full-Size Mobile Keyboard | Mobile Learning

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The tiny, mobile black box projects an image of a full-size keyboard onto any flat surface, and communicates via a Bluetooth connection to your phone or PDA. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Full-Size Mobile Keyboard 3 07 2006 Full-Size Mobile Keyboard I first saw this concept least year – an infra-red “projection&# keyboard.

The big issue: mobile phones in class | CompareMobiles.com

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Most people get bullied by text using Bluetooth and no one notices but teachers could trace the Bluetooth in the class and help stop it. CompareMobiles.com Impartial Mobile Phone Reviews, News, Deals, Info & Consumer Comments. Discuss, Socialise, Share & Enjoy!

Total Control! Mwahaha… | Mobile Learning

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As it works with both Bluetooth and Wireless LAN, it has the potential to be used on the widest range of mobile wireless devices. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Total Control! Mwahaha… 18 09 2006 I don’t usually blog commercial mobile applications, but this one stands out from the usual offerings.

Choosing a PDA for Teaching and Learning | Mobile Learning

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Bluetooth is a “personal” wireless technology based on radio waves, and does not require line-of-sight alignment. Exchange of information over Bluetooth is free of any cost. Bluetooth is commonly found in mobile phones as well as PDAs, enabling a mobile phone to function as an “extension” of a PDA – for example to take photos, video, send and receive messages, or even connect a PDA to the Internet.

The Mobile Learner

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Many cell phones that kids are carrying around have bluetooth and cameras as well.

Faster Wi-Fi coming to cell phones, thanks to Broadcom - OCRegister.com

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Besides the faster Wi-Fi, Broadcom’s latest chip, the BCM4329, includes Bluetooth and an FM radio. Q: Is this the first time Wi-Fi (n), Bluetooth and FM have been on one chip?

Mobile Teaching with LED Projector and QR Codes | Mobile Learning

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Quite apart from group situations, a projector like this could also liberate an individual user from the frustrations of the tiny PDA or mobile-phone screen to something as large and viewable as a desktop screen – for example, how about a folding Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, interfacing with a PDA, throwing up a nice, big, desktop-screen sized image?

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Cheap and Easy M-Learning Ideas | Mobile Learning

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Ideas include learning slideshows for mobile phones and iPods, educational blogging, podcasting and audio, and file sharing using Bluetooth.

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Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities | Mobile Learning

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Relate: The learner as part of a social context and a network of knowledge Ad-hoc networking: Programs such as “ Proximity Mail ” enable PDAs within Bluetooth range (approx 10 metres) to form an ad-hoc networks allowing instant messaging.

Mobile Learning 2.0? | Mobile Learning

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bluetooth or 802.11) to discover other users in the local area and enable free text and voice-based chat, information sharing and file exchange. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile Learning 2.0? 5 07 2006 Last night, at the “Tomorrow’s World&# Conference in London, Jane Knight of Learning Light posited that mobile learning encompasses and complements the concepts of Web 2.0

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